Weekend Getaway | Skiing in Miyun, feasting on fish, and relaxing in private hot springs


Just as the New Year's holiday has passed, we're swiftly approaching the first weekend of 2024. Embark on a "secretive" journey—skiing, relishing a fish feast, and indulging in private hot springs. Revel in this tranquility, experiencing the beauty and warmth of winter.

Snowy Adventures

Nanshan Ski Resort

Nanshan Ski Resort is a winter getaway in North China that offers a variety of dynamic and leisurely winter sports activities, including skiing and snowboarding. Currently, all 26 ski slopes and entertainment areas at Nanshan Ski Resort are open for visitors. Additionally, there are various chairlifts available, such as the four-person chairlifts for intermediate and advanced skiers, providing access to different slopes. The resort's mountaintop provides stunning panoramic views and is a popular spot for capturing moments, with the iconic Bell Tower in the backdrop. At the entrance below, visitors can enjoy spectacular sunset views over the southern mountains. The resort has also opened night skiing sessions, allowing guests to revel in the icy thrill while experiencing the romantic ambiance of sunset hues. Nanshan Ski Resort hosts various events like the Nanshan Parent-Child Skiing Fashion Festival, Ice and Snow Carnival, and Skiing Championships.

Location: Shengshuitou Village, Henanzhai Town, Miyun District, Beijing

Yunfoshan Ski Resort

Situated in Xiwengzhuang Town, Miyun District, Yunfoshan Ski Resort is a large comprehensive skiing destination spanning 450,000 square meters, offering skiing, dining, entertainment, fitness, and more. It's a well-equipped green ski resort in North China. The resort has day and night skiing sessions as well as winter camps open for visitors, presenting a splendid opportunity for an extraordinary ice and snow experience with friends and family. Additionally, guests can camp in the snowy wilderness and savor distinctive hot pot delicacies, relishing the unique pleasures of winter amidst the ice-covered landscape.

Location: Southwest of Qiaomaiyu, South Line of Xiwengzhuang Town, Miyun District, Beijing

Heilongtan Ice Falls

Located in Shicheng Town, west of Miyun District, adjacent to Miyun Reservoir, Heilongtan Scenic Area boasts distinct features, showcasing "Three Falls and Eighteen Pools." With a focus on ice and snow experiences, culture, landscapes, and blessings, it stands as a must-visit ice and snow tourism destination. As visitors venture into the canyon, they encounter ice falls towering over 30 meters high, an array of exquisite ice flowers, icicles, and frozen streams, along with vividly colored wind chimes, embellishing this chilly winter with a myriad of vibrant hues.

Location: No. 8 Reservoir West Road, Miyun District, Beijing

Manor Activities

Beijing Chateau Changyu AFIP Global

Beijing Chateau Changyu AFIP Global is a French-style town composed of a French manor and numerous European-style buildings. At the wine-themed restaurant, visitors can immerse themselves in the wine culture. Additionally, they can wander through the European-style town built in the image of a French town. The town features a cigar bar, wine spa, ultra-five-star club, and various leisure and entertainment facilities. Come and experience an exotic journey here.

Address: No. 1 Dongbaiyan Village, Jugelizhuang Town, Miyun District, Beijing (near Jingcheng 17 Exit)

Chateau Yishi

Chateau Yishi comprises extensive vineyards, lawns, underground wine cellars, a children's playground, and a restaurant. Visitors can explore the wine cellar and a small-scale wine museum, gaining insights into wine classifications. They can also purchase wines crafted on the estate, exploring the serene cellars of the Wine Caves, containing the wisdom and spirit of winemakers. Capture moments at the Yishi Castle, an austere and mysterious European-style fortress. From the castle, you can overlook the wintry beauty of the reservoir.

Address: Liuheyu Village, Taishitun Town, Miyun District, Beijing

Beijing WTown

In this charming town exuding an immersive ambiance, visitors can marvel at dragon lanterns, experience sugar figurine making, admire ice lanterns, and indulge in culinary delights. Unlock the wonders of fairy tales and explore endless surprises. Ascend to the Yuantong Tower to behold the thousands of Buddha statues in the grottoes and experience the local life at the local square. During the night, head to Wangjing Street to witness the water show and then proceed to the local square for the light show. Revel in the visual extravaganza created by the combination of fountains and dazzling lights.

Address: Simatai Village, Gubeikou Town, Miyun District, Beijing

Food Recommendations

Miyun Fisherman's Wharf

Skiing paired with gastronomy is a delightful affair not to be missed this winter. Visit the renowned Miyun Xiwengzhuang Fisherman's Wharf to savor the authentic and flavorful tastes of "the beauty of the world on the tongue." Indulge in the aromatic delicacies of the reservoir fish, tantalizing the taste buds with a table brimming with warmth and exquisite flavors. The tender, succulent fish with its unique texture warms the body. Come to the Fisherman's Wharf and experience the fusion of Miyun's distinctive cuisine and culture.

Address: South Line of Xiwengzhuang Town, Miyun District, Beijing

A New 42-acre Leisure Park in Shunyi

According to the Shunyi District Integrated Media Center, a former demolition site in Pai Lou Village, Lisui Town, will be transformed into a leisure park covering 42 acres. Once completed, it aims to further meet the daily leisure needs of the surrounding villagers and enhance their sense of well-being.

The leisure park project in Pai Lou Village is situated to the east of the village, north of Shunping South Road, and is being developed in two phases. The first phase, occupying 9.5 acres, includes landscaping, road paving, installation of fitness equipment, and relaxation seating. The initial phase has already been completed, encompassing the planting of large trees such as phoenix trees, Koelreuteria paniculata, and ginkgo, along with shrubs like lilacs, forsythias, and winter jasmines. Additionally, a 1300-square-meter healthy walking trail and a small-scale leisure plaza have been constructed.

"Previously, this area was messy, but now being turned into a park, we're really looking forward to it. It's not only a place for us to walk, but also for kids to play and exercise. It's a win-win," expressed local villager Liu Yuanchang. "This is our village's first leisure park. Now we can also enjoy strolling in the park right at our doorstep," added villager Fu Lili.

This new leisure park is part of Shunyi District's efforts to create more green spaces, further enhancing the town's environment and expanding recreational areas. It aims to provide nearby villagers with a great place for leisure and fitness activities. Zhang Junjie, in charge of the Lisui Collective Forest Farm, remarked, "Lisui Town will continue to expand its green ecological spaces, promote ecological awareness among the masses, and create excellent recreational areas for villagers."