On March 24th, the Changbai Mountain Management Committee, the Jilin Provincial Sports Bureau, the Jilin Provincial Department of Education and the Global Development Research Institute of Tsinghua University jointly hosted the “Winter Olympics in Beijing, Experience in Jilin – Sino-US Students Meet Changbai Mountain” Ski Exchange The event was held at the Changbai Mountain Plateau Snow Sports Training Base.
At the ceremony, Wang Ku, secretary of the Party Committee of Changbai Mountain and director of the management committee, presented the letter of appointment for the “China-US Youth (China Changbai Mountain) Winter Sports Center” for the US Dublin High School Principal. The US Dublin High School Principal Bates and China Changbai Mountain Peace All Seasons Terrain Park Manager Mao Dechang awarded and exchanged flags.
Li Yiyang, deputy director of Changbai Mountain Management Committee, said that Dublin High School is a famous skiing school in the United States, and Changbai Mountain also has significant advantages in ice and snow resources. The gathering of Chinese and American students in Changbai Mountain to experience and exchange the infinite fun brought by the snow and ice sports is a rare opportunity for Changbai Mountain to show its own charm and development achievements.
It is understood that this activity aims to promote the friendly exchanges between Chinese and American young students, including the internship of General Secretary Jin Ping, "Ice is also Jinshan Yinshan", "300 million people on the ice and snow" and "promoting the development of cold and snow economy". Promote exchanges and cooperation between Jilin Province and international skiing famous brand schools. After friendly consultations between the Dublin High School and the Changbai Mountain All-terrain Terrain Park, a consensus was reached: a platform for winter sports will be established for the youths of the two places, and a youth winter sports center will be established in Changbai Mountain and New England respectively.
"This is my first time to come to Changbai Mountain. The scenery here is beautiful and the infrastructure is perfect. It is a pleasure to come here for skiing." Rogers, a teacher at Dublin School in the United States, said that although the snow road is different from the United States, this time She also left a deep impression on her skiing experience in Changbai Mountain.
After the opening ceremony, a total of 68 Chinese and American students from Dublin High School, Cosley Education Foundation, Jilin Province Second Youth League, Jilin Foreign Language University and Changbai Mountain Management Committee held a ski race on the 10km cross-country track.
“I started skiing when I was 5 years old. This is my first time to come to Changbai Mountain for skiing. The skiing experience here is very similar to that of my hometown, but the beautiful scenery here makes the skiing trip more fun.” Quinn, a high school participant from Dublin, USA.
Changbai Mountain is located in the “World Ice and Snow Gold Latitude Belt” and is “the world's three largest powder snow bases”. Its snow quality, snow volume and snow period are all at the top level in the world. “Changbai Mountain will use abundant natural resources to build a high-quality Winter Olympics athlete training base and volunteer training base to help the Beijing Olympics in 2022.” Li Yiyang said.