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Secret Garden Skiing Resort Beijing China December 2015

Secret Garden Skiing Resort Beijing China December 2015

Located in close proximity to Wanlong and Duolemeidi ski resorts, Genting Secret Garden Resort (密苑云顶乐园) also boasts a stunning backdrop of snow-covered mountains with nicely groomed slopes. The slopes range from easy green runs to double black diamonds and plenty in between to satisfy the range of skill and comfort levels of its riders. But what sets Genting apart from the rest is that they are the first to really raise the bar with fancy seat-heated gondolas that run on the same line as their chair lifts, which also come equipped with pull-down cover shields to block the biting winds. Chair lifts begin as soon as you step outside of the hotel lobby, cutting down the time it takes to leave the breakfast room to the top of the mountain just a few minutes away. We were impressed with the slopes and the resort itself is also among the nicest we’ve seen in China. There are pool tables, foosball tables, an island cocktail bar with a lounge area that features a stage that shows either x-treme snowboarding/ski videos or live music performers in the afternoon during buy-one-get-one-free happy hour (ends 8PM). Aside from the included breakfast buffet, we also had dinner in one of their in-house restaurants called Green Dragon. The menu had everything from burgers and pizzas to Hainan Chicken Rice, curries and wonton noodles.  
 
In July 2015, the International Olympic Committee voted 44-40 to award the 2022 Winter Games to Beijing, in a joint bid with Zhangjiakou. Its sole rival was the remote Central Asian city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, and the decision makes Beijing the first city to host both the winter and summer competitions, following the 2008 Olympics. To meet the IOC’s goal of a more affordable games, Beijing is reusing or converting six venues from 2008 and building six new ones, all but one of them in the far suburbs of Yanqing or at Zhangjiakou, where the skiing and sledding events will be held. The combined operating and capital budget for the games is a projected $3.9 billion, compared with $4.6 billion in 2008.  
 
From the Genting Secret Garden Resort Website - “Located in Taizi Village (Prince Village) on the outskirts of Zhangjiakou City, Secret Garden is a 6.5 billion yuan investment on 99 sq km of land with 87 ski routes (totalling 70km in length) and complemented by 22 ski lifts (totalling 30km in length). In the 2011-2012 snow season, Genting Resort Secret Garden completed and opened more than 400 000 sqm of land containing 11 ski trails and one large ski slope serviced by two high-speed cable chairlift systems. As China’s foremost tourist resort project, it is the largest in terms of size, investments and variety of attractions. Genting Resort Secret Garden with its panorama of majestic woodland heights, cloud-shrouded peaks and clear mountain air is just a short hop away.”

Secret Garden Skiing Resort Beijing China December 2015

Located in close proximity to Wanlong and Duolemeidi ski resorts, Genting Secret Garden Resort (密苑云顶乐园) also boasts a stunning backdrop of snow-covered mountains with nicely groomed slopes. The slopes range from easy green runs to double black diamonds and plenty in between to satisfy the range of skill and comfort levels of its riders. But what sets Genting apart from the rest is that they are the first to really raise the bar with fancy seat-heated gondolas that run on the same line as their chair lifts, which also come equipped with pull-down cover shields to block the biting winds. Chair lifts begin as soon as you step outside of the hotel lobby, cutting down the time it takes to leave the breakfast room to the top of the mountain just a few minutes away. We were impressed with the slopes and the resort itself is also among the nicest we’ve seen in China. There are pool tables, foosball tables, an island cocktail bar with a lounge area that features a stage that shows either x-treme snowboarding/ski videos or live music performers in the afternoon during buy-one-get-one-free happy hour (ends 8PM). Aside from the included breakfast buffet, we also had dinner in one of their in-house restaurants called Green Dragon. The menu had everything from burgers and pizzas to Hainan Chicken Rice, curries and wonton noodles.  
 
In July 2015, the International Olympic Committee voted 44-40 to award the 2022 Winter Games to Beijing, in a joint bid with Zhangjiakou. Its sole rival was the remote Central Asian city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, and the decision makes Beijing the first city to host both the winter and summer competitions, following the 2008 Olympics. To meet the IOC’s goal of a more affordable games, Beijing is reusing or converting six venues from 2008 and building six new ones, all but one of them in the far suburbs of Yanqing or at Zhangjiakou, where the skiing and sledding events will be held. The combined operating and capital budget for the games is a projected $3.9 billion, compared with $4.6 billion in 2008.  
 
From the Genting Secret Garden Resort Website - “Located in Taizi Village (Prince Village) on the outskirts of Zhangjiakou City, Secret Garden is a 6.5 billion yuan investment on 99 sq km of land with 87 ski routes (totalling 70km in length) and complemented by 22 ski lifts (totalling 30km in length). In the 2011-2012 snow season, Genting Resort Secret Garden completed and opened more than 400 000 sqm of land containing 11 ski trails and one large ski slope serviced by two high-speed cable chairlift systems. As China’s foremost tourist resort project, it is the largest in terms of size, investments and variety of attractions. Genting Resort Secret Garden with its panorama of majestic woodland heights, cloud-shrouded peaks and clear mountain air is just a short hop away.”