No snow, but there they go

By SUN XIAOCHEN | China Daily | 2017-07-19 06:47

No snow, but there they go

A girl tries out the new snowless ski slopes at the Olympic Forest Park during a recent test run of the facility. WANG JIE/FOR CHINA DAILY

In 2015, the company piloted the technology at a smaller resort in Chengdu, Sichuan province, in a warmer climate and received positive feedback.

Wang Lei, one of China's first-generation snowboarders, praised the surface's beginner-friendly nature. "It's slower but more stable, without many ups and downs compared with real snow slopes," said Wang, 39, who tried the Chengdu resort in 2015.

The dry ski resort in Beijing, which occupies 20,000 square meters over five areas, is expected to attract 300,000 visitors year-round. In the winter, its slopes will be covered by man-made snow, the operators said.

Mu Delin, general manager of the park's management company, did not say on Tuesday when the resort will officially open to the public.

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