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This year, the charming Ivy Wang was looking after our sI stand – the magazines quickly ran out.

2019 Alpitec China

The great boom has not come!

The Chinese ski market is growing constantly but there are no big growth curves to record. In a new location, the 2019 ALPITEC China trade fair was once again showcased as a good platform.

 

For the first time, ALPITeC ChINA took place at the International exhibition Centre in beijing. For the 67 exhibitors and brands from twelve countries, this meant a large floor area of 4,500 square metres as well as short distances from and to the airport. In total, the trade fair recorded 30,000 visitors together with IsPo beijing on the four days of the trade fair.

 

The presentation of the White book 2018 attracted a particularly high level of interest. In his report, Wu Bin presented the latest figures for the Chinese winter sports industry in comparison with 2017. The number of skiers (21.13 million; +14%) grew by more than the number of ski resorts (742, +5.5%).

 

 

Nevertheless, most of the ski resorts are very small (65% with only one lift) and open only for a short period (36% for under 80 days/ season). The low precipitation also ne- cessitates snow-making facilities (7410; +12%) and according to Wu bin, this makes it “especially difficult to operate profitably”. by contrast, indoor ski cen- tres (26; +23%) and ski simulators (145; +110%) are veritably booming.

 

 

Here, the factor comes into play that many Chinese people often want to ski only “once in a lifetime” – at present, they generally do not have the money, motivation and time for regular sport. However, for regular skiers, a good infrastructure is becoming more and more important, which is why detachable cable cars (54; +12%) and snowcats (541; +11%) are increasingly being purchased.

 

“We still have a long road ahead of us to achieve european values and standards in the Chinese winter sports industry,” study author Wu Bin concluded regarding the present situation in China. ts

Nevertheless, most of the ski resorts are very small (65% with only one lift) and open only for a short period (36% for under 80 days/ season). The low precipitation also ne- cessitates snow-making facilities (7410; +12%) and according to Wu bin, this makes it “especially difficult to operate profitably”. by contrast, indoor ski cen- tres (26; +23%) and ski simulators (145; +110%) are veritably booming.

 

Here, the factor comes into play that many Chinese people often want to ski only “once in a lifetime” – at present, they generally do not have the money, motivation and time for regular sport. however, for regular skiers, a good infrastructure is becoming more and more important, which is why detachable cable cars (54; +12%) and snowcats (541; +11%) are increasingly being purchased.

 

“We still have a long road ahead of us to achieve European values and standards in the Chinese winter sports industry,” study author Wu Bin concluded regarding the present situation in China. ts

At the Asia Pacific snow Conference, Laurent Vanat provided an overview of the global ski market (top); in contrast, Bruno Felicetti from Madonna di Campiglio went into greater detail. Photos: SI/surrer

Cheng Wu, Stefan Puchner and Willi Chang (from the left) promoted TEUFELBERGER-REDAELLI, the only cable car cable brand in China.

Company group MND was represented at ALPITEC CHINA by Xavier Gallot-Lavallée, Martin Francou and emanuel Morin (from the left).

DOPPELMAYR China can complete up to five cableways per year. The team comprises (from the left): Victor Reng, Ray Tang, Chae Chen, a catering assistant, Ceo Yanh Li, Sissi Wu & Bowen Qu.

DOPPELMAYR China Ceo Yanh Li is pleased to explain the technology with models.

SI editor Thomas surrer (right) in conversation with Zhang Hongjun (left), Erika Brunello (centre) and Mirco Demetz from DEMACLENKO.

LONGRIDE from Chile supplies elements for snow parks (from the left): Miguel and Paula Brzovic Cordero with their Chinese assistant.

Pleased at the award of the 2022 olympics for PRINOTH (from the left): Wang Lei from POMA China and John Calverley from PRINOTH.

Hans Hall from HANS HALL Gmbh (left) appeared together with Abe sun from Chinese snowcat manufacturer slope Tech.

The French CLUSTER-MONTAGNE collaboration was represented with eight companies at ALPITEC China. Photo: Cluster Montagne