Embracing the Winter: Where to Go Skiing In and Around Tianjin

Embracing the Winter: Where to Go Skiing In and Around Tianjin

Just when you thought it was safe to bed down and hibernate through Tianjin's long winter months, we go and give you a reason not to: skiing! Skiing is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise and fend off your perennial seasonal-affective disorder. Here we offer four recommendations for ski resorts outside, around, and even inside the city of Tianjin.

1) Yulong Ski ResortView In Map
Yulong is Tianjin's first large-scale ski resort, featuring slopes for all ages and skill levels. They've also hired ski instructors from the famous Yabuli Ski Resort in Harbin so you can brush up on your skills, or learn a new one. And if you can't ski, or just want to take a load off, rent an inner tube and fly down the slopes in style. Come on a weekday for the best savings.

Add: Yulong Ski Resort, next to Jinwei Gong Lu, Hongshuizhuang Village, Luozhuang Township, Ji County, Tianjin
地址:天津市近郊蓟县罗庄镇洪水庄村津围公路旁, 玉龙滑雪场
Tel: 022 2272 8166
Opening hours: Dec 1-Mar 10 (weather permitting), 9:00-16:00
Price: 20 RMB (entrance fee), 80 RMB (4 hours, weekday), 110 RMB (full day, weekdays, 110 RMB (4 hours, weekends and holidays), 140 RMB (full day, weekends and holidays)
Getting there: take a bus from Tianjin Hebei Coach Station (天津河北客运站) leaving every 15 minutes from 6:00-19:00 to Ji County Coach Station (蓟县客运站) then taxi to Yulong Ski Resort (玉龙滑雪场)

2) Jizhou International Ski ResortView In Map
The only ski resort in Tianjin to include beginner, intermediate, advanced, and circular ski slopes, Jizhou is equipped to meet the needs of almost any skier. However, the skill level of skiers is generally higher here than Yulong, so if you're a complete beginner you may want to learn the ropes elsewhere before coming here.

Add: Jizhou International Ski Resort, next to Jinwei Gong Lu, Hongshuizhuang Village, Luozhuang Township, Ji County, Tianjin
地址:天津市近郊蓟县罗庄镇洪水庄村津围公路旁, 蓟洲国际滑雪场
Tel: 022 2272 7555; 2272 7666
Opening hours: Nov/Dec-Mar, 8:00-16:00
Price: 60 RMB/day (Nov 24-30 only), 148 RMB/day (weekdays), 188 RMB/day (weekends and holidays)
Clothing rental: 30 RMB
a bus from Tianjin Hebei Coach Station (天津河北客运站) leaving every 15 minutes from 6:00-19:00 to Ji County Coach Station (蓟县客运站) then taxi to Jizhou International Ski Resort (蓟洲国际滑雪场)

3) Panshan Ski ResortView In Map
Located very close to Jizhou, Panshan is also equipped for a wide range of skill levels. However, beginners will appreciate their careful separation of bunny slopes and advanced courses, so you won't have to worry about slowing anyone down (or being slowed down). There's also a designated ski lesson area for absolute beginners plus a play area for children.

Add: Panshan Ski Resort, 500m west of Guanzhuang Township, Ji County, Tianjin
地址:天津市近郊蓟县城西8公里处官庄镇西500米, 盘山滑雪场
Tel: 159 2223 7057
Operating hours: beginning in Dec, 9:00-16:00
Price: 60 RMB/day (Nov 24-30 only), 148 RMB/day (weekdays), 188 RMB/day (weekends and holidays)
Clothing rental: 30 RMB (used), 40 RMB (new)
Tube rental: 60 RMB
Getting there: take a bus from Tianjin Hebei Coach Station (天津河北客运站) leaving every 15 minutes from 6:00-19:00 to Ji County Coach Station (蓟县客运站) then take a bus or taxi to Panshan (盘山)

4) Shuidi Ski CenterView In Map
Located in the Olympic Center inside the city limits, Shuidi is easily the most convenient place to ski in Tianjin. Because these slopes are completely manmade, you won't find too many of them here. For that reason Shuidi is perhaps best suited to children and beginner skiers. Last year they invited a pack of penguins to draw in guests, so keep your eyes out for cute animals.

Add: Shuidi Ski Center, Olympic Center (near Lingbin Lu), Binshui Xi Dao, Nankai District, Tianjin
地址:天津市南开区宾水西道奥体中心(近凌宾路), 水滴滑雪场
Tel: 022 2382 0533; 2382 0483
Operating hours: beginning at the end of Dec, 9:00-17:00
Price: 150 RMB/day, 68 RMB/day (group buying price, visit http://t.dianping.com/)
Tube Rental: 125 RMB/hour (group buying price, visit http://t.dianping.com/)
Getting there: take bus No. 8, 301, 302, 306, 快速1, 快速2 to Sport Center (体育中心站)

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