Instead of hiding away from the cold inside, why not embrace the chill outside by indulging in a weekend of winter sports? Shijiazhuang boasts a number of popular ski slopes such as the Qingliang Mountain Ski Resort on the outskirts or the Xibaipo Hot Springs which now also has a newly opened slope. For true adventurers there’s the Wanlong Ski Resort at nearby city Zhangjiakou where more experienced skiers are put to the test with its steep slopes. But no matter which resort you choose, Shijiazhuang offers plenty of choice for skiers of all levels.
1) Qingliang Mountain Ski ResortView In Map
Around 48 kilometers from the city, Qingliang Mountain Resort features 100 meter slopes for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers, and has a capacity of around 3,000 people. Aside from skiing, visitors can also have fun cycling or motorcycling, relaxing in a horse-drawn sleigh ride, or try their hand at ice-skating.
Add: Liangjing Mountain Ski Resort, Jingxingkuang District, Shijiazhaung
Opening hours: 8:00-17:00
Price: 20 RMB (admission), 200 RMB (ski pass, weekday, full day), 300 RMB (ski pass, weekend, full day, 340 RMB (ski pass, New Year and Spring Festival, full day)
Tel: 0311 8207 0518/8207 0111
Getting there: There’s a daily bus that departs from Shijiazhuang Kaixuanjinyue Hotel (石家庄凯旋金悦大酒店) at 7:30 to the resort; for ticket reservations call 0311 8537 8808. Bus 203 also directly runs to the resort
2) Nangaoji Park Ski ResortView In Map
Located in the city, the Nangaoji Ski Resort is a more convenient getaway for those looking for a quick run on the slopes. Amid an area of over 20,000 square meters lie slopes for children and adults of all levels. The resort also boasts a mysterious magic carpet ride, as well as dog-powered sledges and other fun activities.
Add: Nangaoji Park, Yueya Lu, Shijiazhuang
Opening hours: 8:00-17:00
Price: 100 RMB (full day)
Tel: 0311 8927 8972/8927 8973
Getting there: Take the number 10 tourist bus and get off at Nangaoji Ski Resort station (南高基滑雪场)
3) Xibaipo Hot Spring Ski ResortView In Map
The newly opened, tri-sloped Xibaopo Hot Spring Ski Resort not only caters for skiers of all abilities, there are also, of course, hot springs nearby to warm up in either pre or post ski. Guests can also enjoy the on-site facilities as well as handy cable-cars to lift advanced skiers up to the lofty slopes. For beginner and intermediate skiers respectively, there are useful ski equipment bags available that make carrying gear much more convenient.
Add: North-west district of Mazhong Village, north Wentang Town, Pingshan County, Shijiazhuang
Opening hours: 8.30-17:00
Price: 118 RMB (full day)
Tel: 0311 8281 5555
Getting there: Take a direct bus from Shijiazhuang North Bus Station (石家庄汽车北站) to Mazhong Village North (北马冢车), and get off at the last stop
4) Wanlong Ski ResortView In Map
Although actually positioned in nearby Zhangjiakou’s Chongli County, the pricier Wanlong Ski Resort features a comprehensive total of 22 different slopes for all abilities with the longest slope, Jinlong (金龙需道), being an impressive 2,110.3 meters in total. Already recognized by the International Ski Federation (FIS) as a top resort, Wanlong holds the correct qualifications to hold Alpine skiing competitions. The resort also features cable cars that can also be used to take in the local scenery if you don’t want to ski.
Add: Honghualiang, Chongli County, Zhangjiakou
Opening Hours: 8:30-17:00
Price: 530 RMB (ski pass, weekday, full day), 790 RMB (ski pass, weekend, full day), 980 RMB (ski pass, New Year and Spring Festival, full day)
Tel: 400 6822 999/0313 4785 111
Getting there: First either take a train or bus from Shijiazhuang train or bus station (家庄汽车站/火车站) to Zhangjiakou (张家口) and then take a bus
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