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Sunday, 6 November 2016
Genting ski facilities in China's Zhangjia kou 云顶中国张家口滑雪场
Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed saidMalaysia’s Genting Resort Secret Garden in Zhangjiakou, had been investing in building ski facilities to meet growing demand from the Chinese.
This follows Beijing’s successful bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, and Genting Resort Secret Garden’s snow park has been chosen for the freestyle venue.
It is reported that the Chinese ski market has been accelerating and the population of skiers exceeded 12 million in 2016, with an annual growth rate reaching 25 per cent.
Genting Resort Secret Garden on its website reported that the resort’s entire project spanned 100 square kilometers, with a planned investment of US$3bil (RM12.55bil).
It plans to expand the resort into a comprehensive all season tourist resort by 2022, with 88 ski runs offering a total length of about 70km, in addition to 22 cablelifts extending about 30km.
Currently, the resort has 35 ski runs and three high-speed cablelifts, with a 265-room five-star hotel and suites as well as 83 apartments.
The resort plans to build 2,400 holiday apartments as well as the whole freestyle infrastructure in line with the Winter Olympics specifications to hosting major international sports events.