The world’s largest indoor ski centre is set to open next month in Harbin, China. The Wanda Ski Park will have six slopes and can host up to 3,000 skiers. The center will be more than double the size (in surface snow area) of the previous record holder, SnowWorld Landgraaf in The Netherlands. It has been under construction for four years in a region of China that already hosts 50 ski resorts.
The developers hope to ride the wave of interest in skiing and snowboarding ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
China is building new ski resorts at a astonishing rate. Over the next ten years, China will have more indoor ski areas coming online than any other country.
“Ski News from China- some footage from Wanda Ski Park located at Harbin of Hei Long Jiang province, the very north-eastern part of China, ready to open next month, if you want to know more data about it, you are welcome to check out my previous threads Wanda Ski Park-万逹娯雪楽園” – Maolin Gu
The slopes will by served by both chairlifts and the world’s first conveyor belt with a motorized handrail, developed by the Austrian company, Sunkid.
Location: Harbin, China which is originally a Manchu word meaning “a place for drying fishing nets”, grew from a small rural settlement on the Songhua River to become one of the largest cities in the northeast. It is known for its bitterly cold winters and is often called the “Ice City.” Harbin is notable for its beautiful ice sculptures in winter.
The Wanda Group already operates several conventional ski resorts, including the Changbaishan International Resort in Jilin Province.