As a cold front grips northern China, bringing temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees Celsius in many regions, skiing enthusiasts are rejoicing over the resulting snowfall, eagerly preparing to hit the slopes.
Yabuli, the renowned ski resort in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, has experienced a surge in visitors since its official opening on November 9, with over 11,000 people already enjoying the slopes.
Keketuohai International Ski Resort in Altay, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, was the first ski resort in the country to kick off the new ski season this year. Since October, it has welcomed over 86,000 ski and snowboarding enthusiasts from across the nation, generating revenue of approximately 23.6 million yuan (3.27 million U.S. dollars).
Jiangjun Mountain Ski Resort, also located in Altay, has attracted thousands of visitors since introducing night sessions this year.
According to a white paper on China's ski industry, the number of ski resorts in China has grown from 200 to over 700 in the span of a decade. In 2014, there were only five indoor ski resorts in China; by 2023, that number exceeded 50.
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