NE China province to double ski resorts by 2025

2021-01-05 12:03:42

A snowboarder practices at Wanda White Mountain Resort in Baishan city, Jilin province. [Photo provided to China Daily] Northeast China's Jilin province plans to double the number of its ski resorts to 100 by 2025, according to a recently-released local government plan for ski resort construction. Jilin, with rich ice and snow resources, has become one of the most popular skiing destinations due to the rising skiing boom in the country in recent years. The province will develop the ice and snow industry in the next five years, seeking to build a world-class destination for skiing sports and tourism, an international ice and snow industry cooperation and exchange center and a national ice and snow talent training base. It currently has 46 ski resorts. The province plans to have 60 ski resorts by 2022 and 100 by 2025, including 30 for competitive skiing and 70 for mass skiing. As the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics approaches, the general public will continue to unleash their enthusiasm for ice and snow sports. In 2025, the country is expected to have 500 million ice and snow tourists with tourism revenue of over 1.1 trillion yuan (about $169 billion), according to a report released by the China Tourism Academy early last year.