Genting Resort Secret Garden

Located in Chongli County, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, the Genting Resort Secret Garden is an ideal place for snow and mountain sports. The average temperature is 38 F (3.3 C), and the snow period is as long as 150 days, running from late November to late March of the next year.  

Beijing and Zhangjiakou will host the 2022 Winter Olympics from February 4th to 20th. By then, the Genting Resort Secret Garden will be transformed into the Genting Snow Park A and Genting Snow Park B to stage the freestyle skiing and snowboard skiing respectively.


Ski Map of Genting Resort Secret Garden
Ski Map of Genting Resort Secret Garden
The construction of the ski resort is sponsored by Malaysia's Genting Group and China's Excellence Group. When completed, it will be the largest snow tourist spot in China. By then, there will be 87 ski trails, with a total length of 43 miles (70 kilometers) and a total area of 647 acres (262 hectares). The ski resort will be able to accommodate 19,610 skiers at one time. Additionally, 22 cable lines will be installed, with a combined length of 19 miles (30 kilometers).

So far, 35 ski trails have been opened in the ski resort for beginners, intermediate skiers, and advanced skiers. Advanced Italian snow-making and grooming machines provide sufficient snow for skiers. The ski resort is equipped with a snowboard entertainment zone for snowboard skiers. Moreover, three cable lines and two magic carpets are already in use. Skiers and sightseers can be carried up and down the mountains easily by cable cars, chairlifts, or magic carpets.

With a length of 1,985 yards (1,815 meters) and a vertical drop of 1,296 feet (395 feet), Cable Line 1 provides people with both cable cars and chairlifts. It can transport as many as 2,400 people per hour. In contrast with Cable Line 1, Cable Line 5 and Cable Line 6 provide four-rider chairlifts to shuttle people up and down the mountains. Cable Line 5 can transport 2,025 people per hour, with a length of 615 yards (562 meters) and a vertical drop of 230 feet (70 meters). With a gross capacity of 2,220 people per hour, Cable Line 6 has a gross length of 1,264 yards (1,156 meters) and a drop of 925 feet (282 meters). Additionally, the two magic carpets can carry 1,500 people and 1,420 people per hour respectively.

 Warm Reminders
1. Pregnant women and people who suffer from heart disease or high blood pressure are forbidden to ski.
2. Never ski after drinking alcohol.
3. Select an appropriate ski trail according to one's skiing ability.
4. Control your speed and gesture so as to stop easily and avoid collisions. 
5. Pay attention to the signs along the trails and avoid closed trails and areas.
6. Mind your safety when taking the cable cars, chairlifts, or magic carpets.

 Skiing Price (2019)
Time (Mar. 1 - 31) Duration Ski Ski+Ski Equipment Rent Sightseeing Cable Car
Weekdays  Four Hours CNY 400 CNY 700 CNY 100 for a single trip
One Day CNY 570 CNY 870
Two Days CNY 850 CNY 1150
Weekends Four Hours CNY 400 CNY 700
One Day CNY 570 CNY 870
Two Days CNY 850 CNY 1150
Full Season Ticket is CNY 6,580 for adults, and CNY 3,180 for children no more than 14 years old.
Weekday Season Ticket is CNY 4,180, excluding weekends and holidays.
Sightseing cable car is operated from 08:45 to 16:30.
Children between 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) and 4.9 feet (1.5 meters) can enjoy half price.
Children less than 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) are admitted free of charge.

 Other Rental Prices
Items Price per day Deposit
Helmet CNY 25 CNY 200
Suits CNY 50 CNY 500
Jacket CNY 25 CNY 250
Pants CNY 25 CNY 250
Gloves CNY 10 CNY 100
Large Cabinet CNY 50 CNY 200
Small Cabinet CNY 25 CNY 200
Protective Clothing CNY 50 CNY 200
Snow Goggles CNY 20 CNY 100

Mountain Sports

The Genting Resort Secret Garden is an ideal place for mountain sports, including mountain bike riding, mountain climbing, and camping.

The Mountain Bike Park is the most professional and advanced in China. There are three professional trails. The Marmot Trail is a primary cross country trail, with a total length of 4,046 yards (3,700 meters). The Cloud Crossing Trail is the most professional downhill trail in China, measuring 4,593 yards (4,200 meters) long. The Deer Hunting Trail is a professional cross country trail, with a length of 12,030 yards (11,000 meters).

Mountain climbing is beneficial to people's eyesight, hearts, lungs, arms, and legs. There are three paths for mountain climbing in the ski resort, including the Youtian Path, the Cantian Path, and the Xiaotian Path.

Apart from mountain bike riding and mountain climbing, camping is very popular. There are three different camps, including the Golden Flower Pavilion Camp, the Watchtower Camp, and the Valley Camp. Camping lovers can have a great time here!

Opening Hours

The Genting Resort Secret Garden is open from 8:30 to 16:30. 


How to get to Genting Resort Secret Garden from Beijing

Genting Resort Secret Garden is about 220km (137mi) north to Beijing.

 Shuttle bus: 4h, CNY100

From Beijing ↓ From Genting Resort ↑ Pick-up Site
07:00 21:00 Exit F of Guomao subway station on line 1 & line 10
07:30 20:30 Exit A of Huixinxijie Nankou subway station on line 5 & line 10
08:00 20:00 Exit C of Jiandemen subway station, on line 10
12:20 16:00 Parking lot no. 2 of Genting Resort Secret Garden

 Long-distance Bus:
→ Take a long-distance bus to Chongli County at Beijing Lianhuachi Long-distance Bus Station: 3 hours, CNY80/person.
Schedule: 07:00, 07:30, 09:00, 13:00, 14:30
→ A. Hail a taxi to the ski resort for a distance of 24km (15mi): 15min, CNY50-60.
    B. Go to Chongli Hornesy Hotel or Rongchen International Holiday Hotel to take the shuttle bus to the ski resort: 40min, CNY20. The bus departs from Hornesy Hotel at 08:00, picks up passengers at Rongchen International Holiday Hotel at 08:10, and arrives at the ski resort at 08:45. It returns at 16:00.

→ Take a train from Beijing Railway Station or West Railway Station to Shalingzi West Railway Station: 3-4h, CNY20–30 for a hard seat & CNY45–50 for a soft seat.
→ Transfer to city bus special line 1 or 10 to Zhangjiakou Long-distance Bus Station: 50min, CNY1; or take a taxi to the coach station: 15min, CNY30.
→ Board a coach to Chongli: 60-70min, CNY20.
→ Take a taxi to the ski resort.

Note: Zhangjiakou South Railway Station is now closed due to the construction of Beijing – Zhangjiakou high speed rail road.

 Further Reading:
Tips on Skiing   
Ski Resorts in Zhangjiakou  
Ski Resorts in China

- Last modified on Aug. 11, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Genting Resort Secret Garden
Asked by B from GERMANY | Jan. 04, 2018 16:29Reply
Where does the shuttle bus to Genting Secret Garden depart?
Answers (1)
Answered by Olivia from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 04, 2018 19:43

You can find it in the No.2 Parking lot.
Asked by Joe from USA | Dec. 06, 2017 03:46Reply
Cultural Tourism Close to Genting Secret Garden
Are their any cultural destinations that would be interesting for someone to visit that are in close proximity to the Ski Resort. That is to say, are their any temples or something of that sort that would be interesting to visit while spending time at the Resort. I would appreciate any help or advice. Kind Regards...
Answers (1)
Answered by Liela from USA | Dec. 06, 2017 20:43

Sorry, but no such a place is nearby.
To visit temples, you can take a regular bus to Zhangjiakou South Railway Station and then take a taxi to Huguo Temple.
Asked by Maggie from AUDTRALIA | Aug. 24, 2017 07:15Reply
how can I get back to Bejiiing after a day of skiing at Genting Resort Secret Garden?
Answers (3)
Answered by Tom from FRANCE | Aug. 24, 2017 21:38

Well, you can take the direct long distance bus, which returns to Beijing at 16:00. You may find it at the Lobby of Genting Resort Hotel.
Answered by Maggie from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 25, 2017 03:00

Thanks so much but I need to leave after 9.00 following an aerial skiing competition in December. Any ideas re this problem really appreciated.
Answered by Linda | Aug. 25, 2017 03:23

As I know, shuttle buses are available from the resort to Zhangjiakou and the first leaves at 09:20. You may catch. Then go to Zhangjiakou North Bus Station to take a long-distance bus to Beijing.
Asked by cai | Aug. 06, 2017 20:02Reply
How to go to Genting Resort Secret Garden from airport and is Beijing Airport the nearest airport?

How much is it accommodation plus,airport transfer from Beijing Airport?

Answers (2)
Answered by Lexi from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 06, 2017 21:37

Well, the capital airport should be closest one from the resort. If your time is fine, near the Guomao metro station, a direct bus is arranged for the resort and it leaves at 07:00. The fare for the whole transfer is CNY110 or so.

Suppose you cannot catch the bus, you may go to Beijing Lianhuachi Long-distance Bus Station (by taxi, it costs CNY120-130; by public bus, CNY30 is enough). Buses to Chongli are scheduled at 07:30, 08:30, 14:30 and 15:30. It takes around 3h 40min and the fare is CNY80. Upon getting to Chongli, take a taxi to the resort.

If you wanna stay at the resort, the Genting Grand Hotel is the best choice and it costs CNY1000 for a standard room on weekdays. The rate for deluxe rooms is higher and it also climbs on weekends.
Answered by Jackie from HONG KONG | Mar. 11, 2019 20:28

There is a small Airport and Train Station in Zhangjiakou, which is about an hour drive away from the Ski Resort.
For more info, check with the ski resort reservations department directly regarding the airlines and flight schedule that fly to Zhangjiakou airport.
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