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Hitting The Slopes Around Beijing

Resorts throughout the area welcome skiers of all skill levels

With winter in full swing, ski resorts dotting China’s northeastern region are open for business. Beijing’s surrounding slopes have something to offer skiers from all skill levels and backgrounds. Now lets be honest, it’s not the Rockies or the Alps, but with resorts as close as 34k from the city center and equipment and apparel rentals available at each resort, Beijing is a perfect place to indulge in one of the world’s favorite winter pastimes.

 

If you are in search of a quick day trip from the city, Jundshan Ski Village offers and array of beginner and intermediate slopes, as well as great views of the city beyond. The slopes are also open to snowboarders, sledders, and tubers, and offers night skiing. If you plan to stay the night, many hotels and resorts offer unique and comfortable accommodations.

 

Day Passes (Monday – Friday): 140RMB (Half Day), 160RMB (Full Day)

Weekend Passes:  200RMB (Half Day), 240RMB (Full Day)

Equipment rentals available

 

Established in 2000, Huaibei International Ski Resort remains the largest facility in the area. Ideal for beginners, advanced skiers, and snowboarders, Huaibei Offers four lifts servicing 2 advanced, 2 intermediate, and 4 beginner slopes. Perhaps the best perks about skiing at Huaibei are the stunning views of the Great Wall.

 

Day Passes (Monday – Friday): 240RMB (120RMB with reservation)

Weekend Passes: 380RMB (180RMB with reservation)

Prices include ski rental

 

Nanshan Ski Village, about 60k from Beijing, not only offers 21 trails, but also is home to the world-class Burton Learn to Ride snowboarding school. One of the country’s most advanced snowboard parks, Nanshan offers two kickers, a half pipe, and six rails. More than 100 certified instructors are onhand for both skiers and snowboarders looking to sharpen their skills. Sledding and toboggan rides are also available within the park.

 

Day Passes (Monday – Friday):  120RMB

Weekends and Public Holidays:  180RMB

Equipment rentals available

 

If it’s a European style experience you’re after, look no further than Duolemedi Ski Resort. Situated in Hebei Province about 220km from Beijing, the resort caters to skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The staff at Duolemedi includes skilled Chinese instructors as well as former coaches of the Italian national ski team. Lessons with one of the pros are available at 2,000RMB a day and must be booked in advance. When you’ve had enough of the cold, warm up in one of the resort’s restaurants offering a variety of Chinese and western specialties including fine Italian coffees and pizzas.

 

Day passes (Monday – Friday):  140RMB (3hrs)

Weekends and Public Holidays:  160RMB – 220RMB

Equipment rentals available

 

Wanlong Ski Resort stands above the rest, en elevation that is at least. At 2,000m above sea level, Wanlong is the highest resort around, with longer and more challenging runs than other resorts in the area. Because of its height, Wanlong usually has more snow and a longer season than most.

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