10 Fast Facts About China's Emerging Ski Industry | "China's Skiing Boom"

10 Fast Facts About China's Emerging Ski Industry | "China's Skiing Boom"

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10 Fast Facts About China's Emerging Ski Industry | "China's Skiing Boom"

China is under going a skiing boom. Official forecasts are predicting hundreds of new ski resorts across china and millions of new Chinese skiers by 2030. Here is a look at the current state of the Chinese ski industry as well as where it is headed.

  • China is home to just under 600 ski resorts. In 2015 alone, 108 new ski areas were opened.
  • Less than 200 Chinese ski areas have ski lifts. The rest are serviced by magic carpets or by just walking up.
  • China is home to the world’s biggest indoor ski slope, which spans 800,000 square metres.
  • China has 1.2 million skiers and snowboarders.
  • Chinese ski market is currently an eighth of the size of the US’s, and one sixteenth of Europe’s.
  • The 2014/2015 winter season saw a 21% increase in the number of visitors to China’s ski resorts from the previous year. Chinese ski areas received 12.5 million skier visits that year.
  • One quarter of all skier visits in China are to indoor ski areas.
  • The growth of skiing in China in the past two years has soared, which is attributed partly to the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics.
  • More than a half a million Chinese skiers head overseas to Japan and Canada. Japan is by far the most favored destination for Chinese skiers, ahead of Switzerland, Italy and Canada.
  • China aims to have 1,000 ski resorts by 2030.
 

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