Established in 1994, Ceramic Solutions has excelled at the supply and installation of swimming pool tiles and equipment for the pool and leisure industry, with a focus on the needs of end-users. …read more
World’s largest indoor snow park opening in Chinese city of Harbin
Due to open in June, the Harbin Wanda Snow Amusement Park in north eastern China is set to the world’s biggest indoor snow park based on snow surface area.
The new development from China’s entertainment and real estate giant the Dalian Wanda Group will offer six runs, the longest of which is half-a-kilometre.
The main intermediate run is 60 metres wide and has a 20° pitch. At 500 metres in length, it is the fourth longest indoor run in the world, beaten by slopes in France, Germany and the Netherlands. However, its width is greater than those at the European centres, giving the new Chinese facility ultimate bragging rights.
Harbin Wanda Snow Amusement Park also features a 380 metre long black run that is 40 metres wide with a 25° degree pitch. A second shorter black run descends into the main park, where a large snow play area is promised.
Other runs include two 40 metre long easy slopes in a separate area. As well as chairlifts there will be conveyor lifts with moving handrails.
Harbin has traditionally been China’s leading winter sports destination, although with the 2022 Winter Olympics being staged in Beijing and Zhangjiakou focus has shifted further south.
The region features over 50 outdoor ski centres, however temperatures in Harbin can reach -20 to -30°C in winter. The new indoor facility is therefore expected to come into its own once the seasons change.
Harbin Wanda Snow Amusement Park is part of the wider US2.9 billion Harbin Wanda Cultural Tourism City.
Spanning 80 hectares in Harbin’s Songbei New District of the city, the ongong development is set to include a shopping mall, movie park, outdoor theme park, numerous hotels and a stage show.
18th November 2016 - WANDA GROUP SELECTS PREMIER RIDES TO DEVELOP ‘WORLD FIRST’ THEME PARK ATTRACTION
11th August 2016 - BEIJING TO REUSE 2008 OLYMPIC VENUES FOR 2022 WINTER GAMES
9th August 2015 - BEIJING WINTER OLYMPICS TO MIX VENUE RE-USE AND EXTRAVAGANT SPENDING
1st August 2015 - BEIJING CHOSEN TO HOST 2022 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES
19th November 2014 - IOC LOOKS TO FUTURE OLYMPIC GAMES CO-HOSTING UNDER AGENDA 2020 REFORMS
6th November 2013 - BEIJING AND ZHANGJIAKOU LAUNCH JOINT BID TO HOST THE 2022 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…read more
Over the past 10 years Debitsuccess has been providing expert billing services to businesses across Australia. Debitsuccess is now the largest full service direct debit provider in Australasia,…read more
Les Mills Asia Pacific Les Mills Asia Pacific (LMAP) have been setting the benchmark for providing professional fitness solutions across Australia and South East Asia since 1996. Our world renowned…read more
PulseTec Solutions is a leading provider of software systems and solutions to the health and fitness industry for more than a decade. Our key products and services include ClientConnect studio and…read more
Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…read more
Centaman has been a market leader in Enterprise Software Solutions for the leisure and recreation industry and both profit and not-for-profit attractions since 1991. It offers a wide range of software…read more
Rhinoplay offers playground equipment in Australia that is safe, durable, and most importantly fun! We specialise in creating unique indoor playgrounds for play centres and outdoor playgrounds for…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!