After pickup from your central Beijing hotel, set off by private, climate-controlled car or minivan for the Beijing Nanshan Ski Resort, located in mountains northeast of the city.
As you travel, take in Beijing’s buzzing streets and suburbs before traveling through countryside to the resort, the largest and one of the best-equipped ski zones in northern China. Home to 21 well-groomed trails for all levels of skier, plus chairlifts and T-bars, Nanshan also incorporates the Nanshan Mellow Park snowboard park and a 4,324-foot (1,318-meter) seasonal toboggan run.
On arrival, visit the rental stations to hire and pay deposits for your ski equipment (own expense), including your skiwear and a locker.
Then, enjoy 3-hour access to the slopes: enjoying the beautiful pistes for advanced, intermediate, and novice skiers. Tackle the runs as you wish, and take breaks (own expense) at the restaurants and cafes below the pistes.
After your skiing, refuel with a Chinese lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to the nearby Chunhuiyuan Hot Springs Resort. This stylish complex sits above a natural hot springs source believed to have been favored by China’s Qing emperors, and boasts beautiful outdoor and indoor pools whose waters range from 84 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (29 to 60 degrees Celsius).
Check into the springs zone and enjoy ample time to soak in the warm pools, letting the mineral-rich waters work their soothing magic — they’re reputed to help relieve rheumatism and other ailments.
Dip into the delightful garden pools, where the waters are enhanced with floral, rose, and even milk infusions, relax on the hot stone benches, and enjoy the large indoor pool — the choice is yours.
After two hours at the resort, relax on your ride back to Beijing and finish your trip with a hotel drop-off.