Winter sports light up China’s Great Wall

BEIJING: To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Badaling Great Wall in Beijing was illumined when the night fell during the Spring Festival holiday, which echoed the busy skiing and skating venues near the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
About two kilometers from the Great Wall, the Badaling ski resort attracted tourists for fun winter activities.
“Under the guidance of instructors, skiers are allowed to enter the track after passing the corresponding level of tests to ensure the safety as much as possible,” said Yao Yu, general manager of Badaling ski resort.
“Now, Badaling is not only known for the Great Wall, but also for winter sports,” said a skier Wang Da. “It feels good to practice during the Spring Festival holiday. As an increasing number of ski resorts in Beijing have been upgraded in recent years, more people will get involved in skiing.”
On the last day of 2022, Beijing’s northwest Yanqing district launched four tour lines, starting from the city’s downtown and heading for the Yanqing Olympic Zone, Badaling Great Wall, Badaling ski resort, and Shijinglong ski resort respectively, which provided much convenience for tourists.
The National Alpine Skiing Center, venue of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, was open to the public early December 2022. The impressive mountain scenery along the different levels of tracks brought skiers much enjoyable experience.
–The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item