Taking to the slopes

By Xu Lin | China Daily | Updated: 2017-10-30 07:26

Taking to the slopes

In recent years, China has witnessed an increase in the number of ski resorts, drawing more people to take up the winter sport. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Based in France, Club Med currently operates two ski resorts in China at Yabuli in Heilongjiang province and Beidahu in Jilin province. With snow resorts in 22 destinations around the world, Club Med is famous for its all-inclusive holiday packages.

During the recent World Winter Sports (Beijing) Expo, Club Med and travel website TripAdvisor co-released the 2017 Chinese Ski Insights Survey, to raise awareness of skiing and snowboarding in China and look into the latest trends and habits in winter sports.

Among the 3,357 respondents to the survey, 62 percent had previously skied, while 60 percent said they were willing to do so again within the next three years. For respondent's most recent ski experience, 37 percent said they had visited another city to ski, while 18 percent said they had traveled to overseas destinations such as Japan, South Korea or Switzerland to do so.

While first time skiers were most concerned about safety when choosing a venue, those who had skied more than 10 times cared most about the size of the ski slopes and their steepness and difficulty.

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