Badaling Ski Resort
If you are looking for a ski resort within an
hour's driving distance from Beijing that has interesting scenic
sites, Badaling Ski Resort is a good pick because it is near the
Great Wall of China. It is only three kilometers away from the Wall.
There are hot springs nearby for enjoyment also, and an American
style restaurant. This ski park is one of the newest in the Beijing
area. It is about 2.5 square kilometers in size. It's in Yanqing
County and is about 75 kilometers north of downtown Beijing. Unlike
in other resorts, basic instruction is free. More personal instruction
is available from foreign and Chinese coaches.
The resort features two 800 meter elementary
ski runs. There are also two 600 meter intermediate ski runs
and one 800 meter high-level ski run. There is also a 2300
meter motor run. However, the intermediate and advanced slopes
have low difficulty. The park isn't meant for
advanced skiers. It is more of a ski park meant for easy fun.
There is an American style restaurant called Grandma's
Kitchen offers fast food. There are also various kinds of sandwiches,
milk shakes, and pies, as well as heavier fare such as fried chicken,
steak, and mashed potatoes, etc.
¡¤Other activities include
ice skating and going to the nearby hotsprings. Longmai Hot
Spring Resort and Tianlongyuan Hot Spring Resort are both
¡¤There are ski lodges for
accommodation, stores and a gym.