China has seen an explosion in the number of ski areas opening in the past decade and there are now several hundred operating. The latest of these is World Snow Day organiser Thaiwoo Resort. Located 16 kilometres east of the City of Chongli in Heibei Province, the resort provides a lot of opportunities for snow sport enthusiasts in Beijing.
During the up coming summer period the resort is making major expansions to accommodate its growing customer base. A two-section, 8-passenger gondola, a 6-passenger detachable grip chairlift, a detachable grip quadruple chairlift and several beginner moving carpet lifts are set to accommodate 4,770 skiers and snowboarder in a day on 71 hectares of ski trails. A further three development phases are planned to ultimately increase capacity to 33,235 skiers utilizing 46 ski lifts and 436 hectares of ski trails.
Looking ahead expansions like these are set to continue. With 20 World Snow Day events and the Olympics in 2022, snow sports in China continues to grow.
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