Pinggu Liyuan Ski Resort

Pinggu (Ping Valley) Liyuan Ski Resort, or Pinggu Ski Resort for short, is located in the village of Lishu Gou, Huang Song Yu Town, about 90 kilometers northeast of the center of Beijing. More precisely, Pinggu Ski Resort is located in the vicinity of Feilong Gu (Feilong Valley) Scenic Area, and more generally (viewed from a broader perspective), Pinggu Ski Resort lies near the boundary that separates the northern part of Tianjin Municipality (its northwestern border) from Beijing Municipality, just northeast of the small plot of "no man's land" that separates the two municipalities and which in fact is under the jurisdiction of Hebei Province.

Pinggu Ski Resort is a natural ski resort in the sense that the pre-existing terrain required little in the way of slope construction in order to render it suitable as a ski resort. From the upper pistes, skiers have an enthralling view of the snow-covered valley below as well as glimpses of a large lake that lies on the perimeter between the forested mountainside and the valley. Feilong Valley is surrounded by mountains on three sides – north, east and south – which offers a certain amount of protection from the wind, as well as providing a stunningly beautiful backdrop to the ski resort.

The pistes at Pinggu Ski Resort fall into two categories: beginner and intermediate level. The resort's intermediate-level pistes are 700 meters long by 40 meters wide, while the pistes for beginners are 160 meters long by 50 meters wide. There are up to a dozen or so professional ski tutors at any given time, depending on the demand, associated with Pinggu Ski Resort.

In addition to a restaurant, a bar and a ski equipment rental facility, as well as housing facilities for the staff – including lodgings for the professional ski instructors – the resort's building complex includes some 30-odd family-style rental units in the form of ski huts, with a maximum occupancy level of 300 individuals. See China Highlights ski tours to ski in Pinggu Ski Resort.

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