Ski Resorts in Zhangjiakou
|Ski Map of Genting Resort Secret Garden|
|Duration||Jan 1st to 3rd; Jan 1st to 7th in Chinese Calendar||Weekdays or Weekends|
|Trails + Chairlifts||Skis +Trails + Chairlifts||Trails + Chairlifts||Skis + Trails + Chairlifts|
|2 Hours||/||/||CNY 280||CNY 430|
|4 Hours||/||/||CNY 370||CNY 540|
|1 Day||CNY 610||CNY 980||CNY 530||CNY 790|
|1.5 Days||CNY 850||CNY 1,300||CNY 720||CNY 1,060|
|2 Days||CNY 980||CNY 1,520||CNY 810||CNY 1,220|
|Sightseeing Ticket: CNY 100|
In addition, there are some special tickets available for skiing lovers.
|Types of Tickets||Fare|
|Season Tickets||Weekday Season Ticket||CNY 4,580|
|Weekend Season Ticket||CNY 7,580|
|Full Season Ticket||CNY 12,800|
|Children Season Ticket (less than 12 years old)||CNY 3,300, valid for 60 days once activated|
|Youth Season Ticket (12 to 20 years old)||CNY 3900, valid for 60 days once activated|
|Individual Tickets||Five-Time Ticket (Twelve Hours Every Time)||CNY 1,250|
|Ten-Time Ticket (Four Hours Every Time)||CNY 3,600|
|Ten-Time Ticket (Eight Hours Every Time)||CNY 4,880|
|Ten-Time Ticket (Twelve Hours Every Time)||CNY 6,380|
|Family Tickets||Twenty-Time Ticket (Eight Hours Every Time)||CNY 9,880|
|Twenty-Time Ticket (Twelve Hours Every Time)||CNY 12,880|
|Map of Changchengling Skiing Field|
It is located within the Heping Forest Park at Chongli County, Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, with a gross area of 6 square miles (15 square kilometers). Its altitude ranges between 5,906 feet (1,800 meters) and 6,890 feet (2,100 meters). The annual average temperature is 38 F (3.3 C ). It has the best skiing conditions in north China and its snow quality, quantity and duration can rival those of the Yabuli International Ski Resort in northeast Heilongjiang Province. In addition, it is far cheaper than other ski resorts in Zhangjiakou.
There are five trails, with a daily capacity of 5,000 people. The primary trail has a gross length of 492 yards (450 meters), with a slope of 6 degrees. The intermediate trail measures 1,094 yards (1,000 meters) in length, with a gradient of 14 degrees. The first advanced trial has a length of 1,531 yards (1,400 meters), and a slope of 20 degrees. The second advanced run is 1,640 yards (1,500 meters) in length and 23 degrees in gradient. The third advanced trail measures 601 yards (550 meters) in length and 23 degrees in gradient. This resort is being served by five cable lines to transfer skiers and sightseers up and down the mountains, including one four-rider chairlift, two double-rider chairlifts, one magic carpet and one drag lift.
200 pairs of competition skis, 1,000 pairs of advanced ones, and 300 pairs of ordinary ones are availble for rental. Furthermore, people can rent suits, glasses, wardrobes, shoes and other skiing equipment here. Opening hours are from 8:30 to 16:30, and ticket prices are as follows.
|Duration||Skis||Cableways||Skis + Cableways|
|Weekday||2 Hours||CNY 60||CNY 70||CNY 120|
|4 Hours||CNY 80||CNY 100||CNY 140|
|1 Day||CNY 120||CNY 120||CNY 190|
|Weekend; January 1st to 3rd||2 Hours||CNY 60||CNY 100||CNY 140|
|4 Hours||CNY 80||CNY 130||CNY 180|
|1 Day||CNY 120||CNY 180||CNY 210|
|January 1st to 7th in Chinese calendar||2 Hours||CNY 100||CNY 120||CNY 190|
|4 Hours||CNY 130||CNY 200||CNY 260|
|1 Day||CNY 180||CNY 290||CNY 330|
The eight trails were named after famous Italian cities. The Rome Trail is designed for beginners to delight themselves in the snow world. The Torino Trail, the Parma Trail, the Milan Trail, the Bologna Trail, the Pisa Trail, and the Naples Trail are for intermediate skiers who can enjoy themselves with the rises and falls of slopes. Advanced skiers may enjoy themselves on the Florence Trail, which has an exciting length of 1,072 yards (980 meters), a width of 38 yards (35 meters), and an average slope of 27 degrees.
The resort opens from 9:00 to 16:30 on weekdays and from 8:30 to 17:00 on weekends and public holidays. Ticket prices are listed below.
|4 hours||1 day||1.5 days||2 days|
|Ski Equipment||Weekdays||CNY 120||CNY 170||CNY 230||CNY 290|
|Weekends||CNY 170||CNY 240||CNY 330||CNY 400|
|Holidays||CNY 200||CNY 300||CNY 360||CNY 480|
|Chairlift||Weekdays||CNY 168||CNY 258||CNY 358||CNY 450|
|Weekends||CNY 248||CNY 378||CNY 535||CNY 650|
|Holidays||CNY 338||CNY 538||CNY 736||CNY 850|
|Ski Equipment+ Chairlift ||Weekdays||/||CNY 342||CNY 470||CNY 592|
|Weekends||/||CNY 494||CNY 692||CNY 840|
|Holidays||/||CNY 670||CNY 877||CNY 1,044|
|Drag Lift+ Magic Carpet||Weekdays||CNY 80||CNY 100||/||/|
|Weekends||CNY 120||CNY 150||/||/|
|Holidays||CNY 180||CNY 225||/||/|
|Ski Equipment+ Drag Lift+ Magic Carpet||Weekdays||CNY 160||CNY 216||/||/|
|Weekends||CNY 232||CNY 312||/||/|
|Holidays||CNY 304||CNY 420||/||/|
|Children less than 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) can enjoy half skis rental fee and travel on cableway free. |
The cableway is in operation from 8:30 to 16:30.
One needs to pay CNY 600 as a deposit when renting skis.
The rental fee for each piece of skiing equipment is listed below.
|Helmet||CNY 10||CNY 200|
|Ski Sticks||CNY 10||CNY 100|
|Gloves||CNY 10||CNY 100|
|Small Cabinet||CNY 15||CNY 100|
|Large Cabinet||CNY 30||CNY 100|
|Snow Glasses||CNY 30||CNY 200|
|Snow Coat||CNY 30||CNY 200|
|Snow Suit||CNY 40||CNY 200|
|Snow Tubing||Weekdays: CNY 40/ half a day; CNY 60/ day |
Weekends: CNY 50/ half a day; CNY 80/ day
Holidays: CNY 80/ half a day; CNY 120/ day
|Types of Tickets||Fare|
|Weekday Season Ticket||CNY 2,280|
|Full Season Ticket||CNY 3,980|
|Children Season Ticket (shorter than 4.6 feet)||CNY 1,680|
|Beginner's Season Ticket||CNY 1,680|
|Family Season Ticket for an adult and a child shorter than 4.6 feet (1.4 meters)||CNY 4,520|
How to get to Chongli Ski Resorts in Zhangjiakou
Board bus at Lianhuachi Long-distance Bus Station for Chongli County. Take a taxi to your destination upon arrival at the terminal.
The long-distance bus departs at 7:30, 9:00, 13:00 and 14:30 daily. It costs CNY 80 per person and takes about 3 hours to arrive at Chongli.
Catch a train at either Beijing Railway Station, or Beijing North Railway Station, or Beijing West Railway Station to Zhangjiakou South Train Station. Upon arrival, either take a taxi to your destination directly or bus line 10 to Xishahe Long-distance Bus Station and then change to the long-distance bus to Chongli County; then take a taxi to your destination.
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By the way, I was told there is a shuttle bus from Gongzhufen station of metro line 1 and line 10 to Wanlong Ski Resort, which costs CNY120 for a single trip!