If you do not have access to snow in the place you reside at, indoor ski resorts can be a great way to invest in practicing the technique of snowboarding or skiing. Scaling the heights is the latest and largest ski resort in the world that is located in the country of China. Surpassing the indoor ski resort in Dubai, Harbin Wanda Indoor Ski and Winter Sports Resort has bagged the Guinness Book Record with its gigantic size. Visiting this ski resort essentially eliminates the need to hike a mountain to invest some time in snow sports.
The slope of the Harbin Wanda Indoor Ski and Winter Sports Resort isn’t one of the longest. However, it is largest when it comes to sheer size along with area that covers about 80,000 square meters. The resort houses 6 different runs which is suitable for different types of abilities. Main intermediate run for the resort is around 60m wide with a length of 500m that makes it the 4th longest in-house run in the globe.
The entire area ski resort comes along with 2 black runs, 1 blue run along with an area for snow play which includes snow castle, 2 beginner slopes of 40m each. All of these inclusions are accessible via a chairlift operating inside the resort as well as a magic carpet. The slopes inside the Harbin Wanda Indoor Ski and Winter Sports Resort hold the capacity to accommodate a maximum of 3000 people in a single go.
The ski resort was developed by China’s richest businessman named Wang Jianlin who is also the founder of a $30.4 billion company named Dalian Wanda Group. This ski resort has been constructed as a part of another project that has been named “Harbin Wanda City”. Harbin is a city located near the northern border of China close to Russia. The winters here last for more than 6 months and the temperatures go below -36 degree Celsius.
Harbin is host to the annual Ice and Snow Festival held in an international level featuring some amazing and largest ice made sculptures. Harbin has been named as “The City of Ice” and the same theme has been adapted for the resort as well. The Harbin Wanda Indoor Ski and Winter Sports Resort provide access to winter sports all through the year.
Harbin Wanda Indoor Ski and Winter Sports Resort isn’t the first in China. The northeastern periphery of China already houses an array of ski resorts of the traditional variety that includes Yabuli and Changbaishan. The total expenditure to build the entire project of Harbin Wanda City was close to £4.56 billion with a total of 4 years to complete the construction. The average entry fee for the indoor ski resort is around £7 that includes a 2-hour tour of the snow castle. For a full scale, unlimited access with use of ski slopes and snowboarding can cost around £56. With a record holding ski resort to practice at, China has increased its chances to bag some medals for the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics set to be held in Beijing.