Snow and Ice at Bird’s Nest (National Stadium)

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Plan your Beijing winter tour? Are you coming from a hot country with little concrete concept of snow? If you are eager to play snow in Beijing, now you don’t have to bother yourself to go to the ski resorts dotted around the suburbs of Beijing ( See the Top 10 Ski Resorts in Beijing ).

You are able to enjoy various snow activities inside Beijing National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) during January and Febuary.

The two-week Olympic feast has left Beijing the two world famous Olympic sites nicknamed Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Beijing National Stadium faces almost the same problem as other post Olympic games countries in how to keep the their stadiums in the black. So an albatross or a fortune for Bird’s Nest? The fake fluff produced inside Beijing National Stadium since 2009 has shown that it wants a positive result.

The Happy Snow and Ice Season held by National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) generally lasts from Dec 17,  to Feb. As usual the basic snow activities include an artificial snow playground (or so-called ski resort), bumper cars, sled runs, snow castle featuring cartoon characters an ice rink.

Beijing National Stadium’s 80% of the annual income comes from the entrance tickets paid by visitors during their maiden Beijing tour, Making the good use of Bird’s Nest in winter is aimed at keeping its profit generating momentum. People have to shell out over RMB 50 apiece just to enter the stadium, plus RMB 40 for the snow playing inside, added up to RMB 90 per person.

The Third Happy Snow and Ice Season at Bird’s Nest
Opening Time
9:00 – 17:30
Entrance ticket: RMB 50 + RMB 40
Transport:  about bus lines or the Metro Line 8
Hotline:010-84373008
Please check How to visit Bird’s Nest for more transport information.

There are varous entrances leading to the compound where the Bird’s Nest is located. We enter the complex buildings from its northeast entrance. I take a whole picture of the huge Bird’s Nest thanks for Canon.

We enter the complex buildings from its northeast entrance

 

We are on the first floor of National Stadium with a fairly clear picture of the ski resort.

We are on the first floor of National Stadium with a fairly clear picture of the ski resort.

The snow castle featuring cartoon characters on the snow.

The snow castle featuring cartoon characters on the snow.

A ice rink on the man-made snow field.

A ice rink on the man-made snow field.

Walking up to the fifth floor step by step.

Walking up to the fifth floor step by step.

 

On the fifth floor and about to see the whole playground.

On the fifth floor and about to see the whole playground.

 

Now we have a panoramic of the whole ski resort at Bird’s Nest.

Now we have a panoramic of the whole ski resort at Bird’s Nest

Play a transparent ball in a the snow park.
Very few people on the snow playground.

Very few people on the snow playground.

Tip : Hassle-free Beijing Guided Winter Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing in winter:
Mutianyu Great Wall + Beijing Huaibei International Ski Resort Day Tour  from US$79 p/p
Beijing Winter Downtown Day Tour  from US$65 p/p
Beijing Nanshan Ski Day Tour  from US$89 p/p
Beijing 4 Day Winter Tour Package  from US$275 p/p
Beijing 5 Day Winter Tour Package  from US$369 p/p

Further Readings


Top Things to Do in Beijing in the Winter

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

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4 Responses to “Snow and Ice at Bird’s Nest (National Stadium)”

  1. Joanne Young says:

    Hi, can we go ice skating in April at the stadium? Do they hire the ice skates?

  2. Daniel says:

    Hello Joanne Young,

    As far as I know, Snow and Ice at Bird’s Nest (National Stadium) is only available in winter.

  3. sayali yogendra kulkarni says:

    hi guys
    Is the stadium opened today ?

  4. Daniel says:

    Hi sayali yogendra kulkarni,

    Yes, it is. Have a fun!

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