Jilin to build China's first world-class ski resort complex
Baishan city in northeast China's Jilin province, relying on its unique snow-ice resources, aims to become a global high-end snow-ice tourism destination by building a world-class ski resort complex.
Changbai Mountains are home to numerous starred hotels and professional skiing facilities. Currently, two world-class ski resorts are growing into industry clusters with their respective major hotels. The 23-billion-yuan Changbai Mountains International Holiday Resort has received one million skiing tourists since 2012, with biggest daily reception exceeding 6,000 people. Changbaishan Luneng Resort, with an investment of 11.2 billion yuan, received 30,000 tourists during the first snow season after its opening in December 2016. This year, Baishan city government has invested over 60 billion yuan in 44 tourist projects, 15 of which over one billion yuan.
In addition to snow and ice, Baishan also features hot springs, rime, border tourism and unique folk customs.
Based on snow-ice tourism, sports and culture, Baishan city government plans to increase its number of ski resorts to more than 20, and to build one snow pack with over 100-hectare in area, one indoor skating center, about 50 outdoor skating rinks of various levels, 12 snow-ice tourist towns and 10 featured tourism villages with over 50,000 beds, in the next three years. It aims to attract three million tourists every year.
The city also actively promotes transportation infrastructure construction involving five expressways, two high-speed rail lines and three airports.
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