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Top 6 Ski Resorts Around Beijing [Full Guide of Skiing in Beijing]

Top 6 Ski Resorts Around Beijing [Full Guide of Skiing in Beijing]

Written by Sunny XieUpdated Nov. 1, 2022

Beijing has become a popular place for skiing enthusiasts, due to the number of high-quality ski resorts around it, especially after Beijing was selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

From more than 20 ski resorts around Beijing, here we cover the top 6 that will meet your needs, no matter whether you’re beginners skiers, intermediate skiers, advanced skiers, or traveling with teenagers. Two are in Beijing Municipality, and four are located in Chongli in Zhangjiakou Prefecture of neighboring Hebei Province.

The resorts in Zhangjiakou take more time to reach, but the snow quality and facilities are better, meeting international standards. Thaiwoo Ski Resort, Genting Ski Resort, and Wanlong Ski Resort in Zhangjiakou were venues for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.  

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1–1½ hours’ driving from Beijing (good for day trips or a one-night weekend getaway):

3–3½ hours’ driving from Beijing (good for a long weekend of 3–4 days):

  • Thaiwoo Ski Resort — family-friendly, holiday village atmosphere
  • Genting Ski Resort — family-friendly, more choices of intermediate and advanced trails
  • Wanlong Ski Resort — great choice for advanced skiers, concentrating on providing a pro-level skiing experience
  • Fulong Snow Park — focusing on family-friendly skiing, comparatively shorter routes for intermediate and advanced level

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1. Nanshan Ski Resort (Nanshan Ski Village)

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Location: Miyun County, 1½ hours' drive from Beijing

Trails: 26

Features:
  The largest ski resort of its kind in northern China
Various skiing activities: different mogul ski tracks, X-chute, German toboggan run, off-piste tree run, wave slope, Canadian sledding, snowmobile tracks for children, China's first snow football field, and more.
√  Snowboarding specialized: Nanshan Mellow Park with halfpipe and freestyle jumping trail
×  Intermediate and advanced level routes are comparatively narrow

Facilities: 3 quadruple chair lifts, 13 drag lifts, and 9 magic carpets

Family-friendly: mini park with kids' ski learning and practice trail plus a children's playground

Accommodation: 3 wooden villas and 2 Norwegian villas

Dining: Nanshan Alps Coffee Corner, The Terrace Restaurant & Pub, and Nanshan Chalet Plaza all offer both Western and Chinese meals

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2. Huaibei Ski Resort (Huaibei International Ski)

Ski Sites

Location: Huairou District, 1 hour's drive from Beijing

Trails: 11

Features
√  The ski resort is surrounded by the Great Wall  
  Ski slopes meet international standards with lengths of 3,800 meters
  The cost for skiing and equipment rental is comparatively cheap
×  Speed of the chair lifts is slow

Facilities: 3 chair lifts, 1 drag lift, and 5 magic carpets

Family-friendly: Snowmobiling and snow climbing

Accommodation: 11 brand new wooden houses and villas imported from Finland and the United States, which you can slide in and out of like in a European ski resort

Dining: Chinese cuisine, Western food, and Korean cuisine

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Nearby Attractions
Both Nanshan Ski Resort and Huaibei Ski Resort are quite close to our most-recommended Mutianyu Great Wall section, take our Essence of Beijing and Nanshan Ski Resort tour to see the best of Beijing with a skiing experience (Nanshan Ski Resort can be substituted for Huaibei Ski Resort plus any other custom changes you'd like).

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3. Thaiwoo Ski Resort (崇礼太舞滑雪小镇)

Zhangjiakou Thaiwoo Ski ResortZhangjiakou Thaiwoo Ski Resort

Location: Chongli County, Zhangjiakou — 3 hours' drive from Beijing

Trails: 31

Features
A golden zone for alpine sports 
Various skiing activities: freestyle ski moguls, Rave Terrain Park, Extreme Ski Zone, and more
A fully-functioning “ski town” with entrainment, spa, shopping, dining, and accommodation
International skiing coaches to get over any language barriers

Facilities: 6 chairlifts/gondolas, 13 magic carpets

Family-friendly: Ski school, snow park, and snow tubing for kids

Accommodation: Thaiwoo Hotel, Hyatt Place Chongli, Element by Westin, Eagles Nest Youth Hostel, and Hyatt Regency (soon to be opened)

Dining: Chinese, Western, Japanese, and Korean restaurants, bars, kids' restaurant, and ballroom

As the main region hosting snow sport venues for the 2022 Winter Olympics, Zhangjiakou hosts a selection of high-quality ski resorts, with Thaiwoo being a notch above the following three.

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4. Genting Resort Secret Garden (云顶滑雪场)

Ski Sites

Location: Chongli County, Zhangjiakou — 3 hours' drive from Beijing

Trails: 41

Features
  One of the venues for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games 
  World-class snow parks, luxury experience
√  Get close to and view the daily training of China's national team

Facilities: 5 world-class high-speed cable cars with heated seats, 3 magic carpets

Family-friendly: kids' skiing area

Accommodation: Genting Grand

Dining: Chinese and Western buffet, Sichuan cuisine, Old Beijing Restaurant, Japanese food, KFC, AI Restaurant

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5. Wanlong Ski Resort (万龙滑雪场)

Location: Chongli County, Zhangjiakou — 3½ hours' drive from Beijing

Trails: 32

Features
√  A paradise of powder snow
√  Various skiing activities: freestyle ski moguls, Rave Terrain Park, and Extreme Ski Zone, and more
√  6 of the trails have been accredited by the International Ski Federation
×  Fewer beginner and intermediate trails

Facilities: 7 chair lifts, and 3 magic carpets

Family-friendly: children's palace, kids' skiing trail

Accommodation: 5 hotels with 600 rooms of different styles

Dining: Sichuan hotpot, Cantonese cuisine, BBQ, Xinjiang food, Chinese and Western buffet, and a children's themed restaurant

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6. Fulong Snow Park (富龙滑雪场)

Ski Sites

Location: Chongli County, Zhangjiakou — 3½ hours' drive from Beijing

Trails: 25

Features
  Currently the only available resort for night skiing in Chongli County 
√  Warm and sheltered from strong winds, it focuses on family-friendly skiing
×  Intermediate and advanced level routes are comparatively short

Facilities: 6 chair lifts, and 9 magic carpets

Family-friendly: BrickLive Centre (Lego fun), training area with childcare, parent-child playground area

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Resort Zhangjiakou, Tang Inn Hot Spring Holiday Hotel

Dining: Southeast Asian themed restaurant, Chinese restaurant, and café

How to Budget for Skiing around Beijing

Prices in ski resorts around Beijing vary according to location and day. Prices for weekends and holidays are higher than for normal days. Below is a brief idea of the average costs of skiing around Beijing:

  • Ski lifts: CN¥250-500 per full day (CN¥800-1,000 for some luxury resorts like Thaiwoo and Genting)
  • Equipment rental: CN¥100-150 per suit
  • Snowmobile: CN¥150 per hour per vehicle
  • VIP room for resting: around CN¥150-300 per hour per room
  • Accommodation: from CN¥400-1,200 per room per night
  • Meals: average CN¥50-100 per person

Note: These costs are just previous figures for your reference. Please double-check with the resort. Or contact us for a tailored skiing tour — only pay for what you want to be included.

How to Avoid the Crowds when Skiing around Beijing

Skiing is in its boom time in China. You may find the beginner trails are exceptionally crowded, especially during weekends or the holidays (New Year holidays, particularly the Spring Festival). Try to get to the ski resort early or ski during lunchtime for less busy slopes.

However, if you are an intermediate or advanced skier, the trails are usually yours alone! It's a great time to fully enjoy skiing/snowboarding in China.

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What Are the Climate and Snow Conditions Like around Beijing?

It is very cold and dry around Beijing in winter. Average temperatures in the ski resorts are around -10°C (14°F), and they frequently drop below -20°C (-4°F). Weather conditions normally remain stable, and snowstorms are unlikely to affect your skiing plans.

Because of the dry weather, you can rarely find a thick layer of powder snow in the natural ski resorts, and the snow depth is normally less than 1 meter. Most Beijing ski resorts use snow cannons to keep the snow cover through the season.

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