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Beijing Ski Resorts Review

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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If you make a Beijing Travel in winter, skiing is highly recommended on your Beijing Travel plan no matter you are an experienced skier or you never have had any experience of skiing.

Beijing is a metropolitan enclave that requires only 1-4 hour’s drive to reach the ski slopes. Several ski hills sit right on the edge of the city.

A dry and less snow city, most of the Ski Resorts in Beijing produce some of the best man-made snow in the world with hi-tech snow making equipment and groomers to make sure that the runs are always in perfect condition.

There are dozens of ski resorts around Beijing within the range of one hour – 4 hours’ drive. The following 4 ski fields are mostly welcome due to its featuring market positioning catering for different groups of skiers.

Nanshan Ski Resort – most suitable for the energetic and skilful young people

Nanshan Ski Resort is the most successful ski resort in Beijing. Each year it receives over twenty hundred thousand skiers.

One and half hour drive puts you in Nanshan Ski Resort located in Miyun County in the northeast of Beijing. Majority of the skiers coming to Nanshan are young people who are energetic and skilful in skiing and snowboarding.

Transportation
1 Jingcheng Highway – Exit 15, Shunmi Road – Nanshan Ski Resort
2 Airport Highway – Airport North Line – Exit Pinggu – turn lift after Chaobai River – Shunmi Road – Nanshan Ski Resort
3 Jingshu Road – Kulijshu Traffic Circle – Kaifang Traffic Circle – Jingmi Fast Lane – Turn right at West Bridge – Nanshan Ski Resort
4 Take Bus No.980, the Dongmi Special Railway line, stop at West Bridge, take taxi to Nanshan Ski Resort

Jundushan Ski Resort – the hangout for the elegant and high-end gentlemen

Jundushan Ski Resort is favored by the people with the age bwtween 40-55. It is located in the famous Xiaotangshan Landscape Resort Area in Changping District, about over 50 kms from the center of Beijing. Extending your trip to one hour finds you in Junshan Ski Resort.

 

1. Exit 13C at Badaling Highway – Xiguan Traffic Circle – Dongguan Traffic Circle – Jundu Ski Resort
2.Exit 11 (Xiaotangshan) at Badaling Highway – Jingmi Yinshuiqu – northward after seeing the guidepost – Jundu Ski Resort
3.Jingcheng Highway – Heading Changping – Exit in Xiaotangshan – Xingshou – Jundu Ski Resrort
4. Take Bus No. 345 (branch), or No. 918 at Deshengmen, stop at Dongguan Traffic circle, then take small bus No. 12 until Jundu Ski Resort
 

Snow-world Ski Resort  –  the paradise for the beginners and family friendly

Snow-world ski resort is most family friendly, only 40 minites’drive from downtown Beijing, the nearest to Beijing city center.

Beside normal skiing activities, Beijing Snow World Ski Resort offers snow flying disc, romantic sleigh drawn by dogs or houses, Ice garden, and Snow garden. Most parents would come to Snow-world to play ice and snow with their kids.

 

Transportation
1. Go out from 13A at Badaling Highway, northward 6kms at Ming Tomb, on Changping Traffic circle, then turn left about 800 meters at Tailing Park
2. Take Bus 345 (lateral) at Deshengmen, then get off at Zhengfa University, then take Bus 3 (Huancheng), get off at the Snow World Ski Resort.
 

Wanlong Ski Resort – a place for two “high”: high salary and high-level skiers

Wanlong Ski Resort is situated at Honghualiang, 12km in the east of Chongli County in Zhangjiakou City, about 260km northwest of Beijing.

It is the largest mountain ski resort in Northeast China. At the time writing, there are totally 22 trails in Wanlong Ski Resort, including advanced, intermediate and primary levels, occupying over 700,000 square meters. Every trail is equipped with a perfect snow–made system.

In comparison with the three resorts above, Wanlong Ski Resort is mainly targeted at high-end and high-level skiers. Each year, it takes over fifteen hundred thousand skiers from all over the world.

Normally you have two options of going from Beijing to Wanlong Ski Resort – either by driving along Jingzhang Expressway and directly getting to Wanlong or first taking a fast train from Beijing to Zhangjiakou, then connecting a local van or bus from Zhangjiakou to Wanlong Ski Resort.

Some photos of the trails in Wanlong Ski Resort:

Wanlong Ski Resort A

Wanlong Ski Resort B

Wanlong Ski Resort C

Wanlong Ski Resort D

Wanlong Ski Resort E

Wanlong Ski Resort F

Wanlong Ski Resort G

Wanlong Ski Resort H

wanlong Ski Resort I

06611Tip:  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 winter tours to Beijing:

Mutianyu Great Wall + Beijing Huaibei International Ski Resort Day Tour.
Badaling Great Wall + Snow World Ski Resort Day Tour.
Beijing Nanshan Ski Day Tour.
Beijing Snow World Ski Resort & Jiuhua Hot Spring Spa Day Tour.
Huaibei Ski Resort and Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour .

 

Further Readings


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

Any questions, just drop a line.

 

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

Monday, November 5th, 2018
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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 February. 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 Mid-Dec 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 various 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.

An ice rink on the man-made snow field.

An 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 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

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

Any questions, just drop a line.

Wanlong Ski Resort Photos

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
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Plan your Beijing winter tour?  Going to a ski resort is something interesting both to skiers or non-skiers.  Entertain or challenge yourself skiing on a snow trail in defiance of numbling cold or just sit for a cup of coffee in a cozy house in a ski resort.

There are over a dozen of ski resorts in the outskirts of Beijing. Most of them are only 1-2 hours away from your downtown hotel in Beijing,  a delight for  daytripers to visit his or her favoritte ski resort.  For more information on Beijing ski resort, you may check the top 1o Beijing Ski Resorts.

If you have more leisure time for Beijing winter tour,  you may consider going to Wanlong Ski Resort, especially you are a skiing lover.  Wanlong Ski Resort is located 260km northwest of Beijing. It is within Chongli County in Zhangjiakou City.  To get to Wanlong Ski Resort, you may take the train from Beijing West Railway Station to Zhangjiakou South Railway Station, where you hire a local van or car for your final destination. Or you may hire a varn or car going directly to a ski resort from your hotel downtown Beijing.  For private transfer, please check Wanlong Ski Resort Transfer.

For your glimps of Wanlong Ski Resort, we offer some of the photos taken on the Wanlong Ski Resort.

Service Building

Service Building Photo

The service hall seen from the high cableway

The service hall seen from the high cableway

Enjoy leisure time at the service building

Enjoy leisure time at the service building Photo

 

Salomon ski shoes

Salomon ski shoes

Going up

Going up

Mor chairlifts

Mor chairlifts

 

Iron poles for the cable car

Iron poles for the cable car

back from skiing

back from skiing

a brave young skier

a brave young skier

Fall down and stand up

Fall down and stand up

Going down the snow trail

Going down the snow trail

Wanlong Ski Resort is now equipped with 5 chairlifts

Wanlong Ski Resort is now equipped with 5 chairlifts

Two iron poles supporting the cable car service

Two iron poles supporting the cable car service

Is the dog going to ski

Is the dog going to ski Photo

 

the wooden house on the top of the mountain

the wooden house on the top of the mountain  Photo

 

a cone-shaped solid tower of stons atop the hill

a cone-shaped solid tower of stons atop the hill Photo

Any questions, just drop a line.