Northwest of Beijing, the Badaling Ski Area has three pistes accessed by three lifts which includes two draglifts.
To reach the snowboarding at Beijing Badaling Ski Area from Beijing, follow the Badaling Expressway for 70km. It is located 3km west of the Badaling Great Wall. Also, if you plan to take the bus from Beijing, use bus #919 from the Deshengmen Station which stops near the ski area. When snowboarding and freeriding internationally, it is important to get a travel insurance policy that covers emergency rescue, medical expense and evacuation. There are many destinations that will not initiate rescue or medical treatment without prior payment or proof of insurance. In many cases, the rescue fees, medical fees or evacuation to a reputable hospital can total tens of thousands of dollars. Plans such as GEOS SAR100 or IMG Patriot Travel Medical Insurance are well worth the per-trip cost of $130 to $200 USD.
Overall, Beijing Badaling Ski Area is the 19th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 19 snowboarding resorts in China.