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Domestic grass-roots orienteering ski race to kick off in December
Published: Oct 13, 2021 04:44 PM
Children practice skiing at a ski resort in Luquan District in Shijiazhuang, north China's Hebei Province, Feb. 17, 2021. (Photo by Xu Jianyuan/Xinhua)

Children practice skiing at a ski resort in Luquan District in Shijiazhuang, north China's Hebei Province, Feb. 17, 2021. (Photo by Xu Jianyuan/Xinhua)

 

The annual Super Orienteering Ski Open will kick off on December 4 at the Silk Road ski resort in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, organizers have announced, adding that they hope the series can continue to cultivate more winter sports enthusiasts. 

This will mark the first time that the regionally renowned Silk Road ski resort has hosted the series, which is expected to bring more skiing fans from southern China to the northern part of the country where snow is more often seen.

After the race in Xinjiang, the series will travel to Chongli in Beijing's neighboring Hebei Province on December 18, followed by a trip to Aoshan in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province on January 8, 2022, and then on to Yabuli in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.

China has vowed to have 300 million people taking part in winter sports by 2022, when Beijing hosts the Winter Olympic Games, which will take place from February 4 to 20, 2022.

After the Winter Games end, the series will resume for a finale on February 26 in Beidahu in Northeast China's Jilin Province.


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