A number of ski resorts in East China’s Zhejiang province are scheduled to reopen this week, according to local media reports.
Among them is the Shanglianggang resort in the city’s Fenghua district, which is expected to welcome visitors on a trial basis on Friday.
A person in charge of the resort revealed that the opening time is much earlier than previous years due to the early arrival of winter this year.
Ningbo recently welcomed its first snowfall this year, though the amount of snow present is still not suitable for skiing.
Presently, the Shanglianggang resort has activated its 15 snowmaking machines to prepare for the ski season. Its ski field will cover an area of 12,000 square meters, and have a gradient of 18 degrees.
Located at an altitude of over 900 meters, the Zhedong Diyijian ski resort is slated to open this Saturday. Visitors can reserve tickets on Ctrip, a domestic online travel agent.
Meanwhile, an exhibition featuring hundreds of ice sculptures crafted by international artists will be staged in the Daren village scenic spot. The event will also feature the longest ice slide in East China.
A spokesman from Ctrip.com said about 200 out of 700-plus ski fields across the nation have opened ticket reservation services on the platform. Bookings for ski trips have also increased by more than 350 percent since November.
Orders for ski resorts in places such as Zhangjiakou, Changbai Mountain, Yabuli and Songhua Lake have skyrocketed this year as international travel has been hampered by the pandemic.
Visitors are suggested to make a reservation at least a day ahead of schedule to prevent crowding issues.
SOURCE: China Daily