Last weekend I went skiing. My housemate had invited me to go with his friends. We went to a place called Chongli by a city called Zhangjiakou, which will host some of the 2022 Winter Olympics. On Friday evening we took the bus to Chongli. At around midnight we arrived and went straight to collect our rented ski clothes and equipment, before heading to the hotel to sleep.
On Saturday morning we ate breakfast at 7 in the morning and then started the first day of skiing. As I’d only been skiing once before and that was more than ten years ago, I first went to the beginner slope to practice my skiing. After around half a day, I was surprised to find that I was able to ski at the level I had reached before, so I went and joined my friends for the rest of the day. That afternoon was a great afternoon of skiing. In the evening, the whole group of around 20 people went out for dinner. Everyone was very friendly and made me feel very welcome. It was a great evening and an excellent chance to practice my spoken Chinese.
On Sunday morning we again had breakfast at 7 before heading to the slopes. We spent most of that day on the black slopes. By the end of the day we’d almost skied down all the blacks at Chongli. After the skiing ended I felt exhausted, especially because earlier on I crashed and hit my head hard on the ground. But it was a great day, I felt very satisfied with my skiing and I was already thinking of returning to Chongli when I have another opportunity.