Celebrating Spring Festival with winter sports
2018-02-18 11:36:00

Winter sports are becoming increasingly popular in northeast China for the New Year celebration, at a time when millions of Chinese head home for a reunion with their families and friends.

There is always a long list of things to do during the Spring Festival holiday. In China's frozen northeast, the holiday begins with a full range of festivities, including skiing, ice skating, hot spring bathing, and winter swimming.

With the temperature dropping and ski areas opening all over China's frozen northeast, it is the time to ski at the mountain resorts for the day and then soak your tired muscles in the Hot Springs Pool. Convenience, affordability and fun are the three elements which make this the best reason to join the excellent winter sport during the Spring Festival holiday.

There are multiple snow-covered ski resorts for professionals as well as for beginners. Besides, there are also many activities like sledding, ice hockey and ice-cycling.

As the Chinese capital Beijing prepares to host 2022 Winter Olympics, the total size of the national winter sports industry by 2020 will reportedly reach 600 billion yuan, skyrocketing to one trillion yuan by 2022.

The Winter Olympics has also generated public interest in the winter sports, which are also gaining government support.

Source:CGTN Editor:Hiram