The first stage of the 2017 China Tour de Ski (CTDS) will take place in Luneng Shengdi Scenic Area of Changbai Mountain in Jilin province on new year’s day, 1 January 2017. It is a return to the area that held ski competitions in the early years of China Tour de Ski.
CTDS has become a key event of the International Ski Federation in Asian cross-country skiing. The annual multi-day competition for professional skiers has become an important communication platform for cross-country skiing talents in China and foreign countries. The 2017 edition is likely to feature even a few more novelties alongside the traditional races in Changchun, including Vasaloppet China, which will have its 15th edition on 4 January.
The success of China’s Winter Olympics bid for 2022 will accelerate the winter sports development around China. With the concept of ecology, health, sports and entertainment close to heart, Luneng Shengdi Scenic Area of Changbai Mountain is devoted to increasing the popularity of winter sports. Luneng increases funding in the sports infrastructure and sports tourism to make winter sports well-known among China’s citizens. Changbai Mountain, a tourism destination in its own right at every time of the year, has already proven several times to have the capacity to hold professional winter events, thanks also to its long snow period and perfect snow quality.
In 2017 CTDS, we expect over 80 top-class foreign and Chinese athletes out of the FIS ranking to come to Changbai Mountain to compete for the victory. Luneng and Nordic Ways are ready as always to provide professional services for all athletes. Welcome to celebrate new year’s at Changbai Mountain next January!