Badaling Ski Resort has a special 3,000 square meter ski course for coaching. Basic instruction is free, unlike other resorts. Badaling also provides coaching services for skiers of different levels. Foreign coaches charge a little more than Chinese coaches.
Badaling also is open on Friday and Saturday nights from 6PM to 10 PM charging RMB 40 per person. Any group of 40 or above may also order night skiing.
Guests at the Badaling Ski Resort can eat at Grandma's Kitchen, a western food restaurant which offers fast food starting at just RMB 25.
Longmai Hot Spring Resort and Tianlongyuan Hot Spring Resort are both nearby. Skiers choosing the Badaling Ski Resort also have another bonus -- the Yanqing Longqingxia Ice Lanterns Exhibition.
Entrance: RMB 20 per person; RMB 30 on holidays.
Lift tickets: RMB 80 per person for two hours, RMB 140 for four hours, RMB 170 for the whole day on weekdays; RMB 100 per person for two hours, RMB 180 for four hours, RMB 240 for the whole day on weekends.
Location: 3 km west of the Badaling Great Wall
How to get there: Take the Badaling Highway and get off at Exit No.11. Make a right turn at the first crossroad and continue following the road east until you get to Xiaotangshan Township.