Locals snowboard down mountain park after heavy snow in China


Excited locals went snowboarding down a mountain after heavy snowfall in northeastern China.

Residents flocked to the Martyrs Mountain Park in Anshan City, Liaoning province on November 8 to slide down the snowy slope on their snowboards. Ice had covered the park’s steep stairway and formed a ‘natural ski resort’ for the tourists to enjoy.

Outside of winter, people visit the monument to pay tribute to Chinese revolutionary figures.

Parts of northern China were hit by record snowfall this week, disrupting public transportation and sparking concerns over an unreliable power supply throughout winter.

A cold front moving from west to east across the country caused temperatures to plummet by as much as 14 degrees. Meteorological departments in China’s northeastern regions, where more than 20 inches of snow was reported, have raised a red snowstorm alert – the highest level in China’s four-tiered warning system.

State media said at least one person has died in Tongliao City, Inner Mongolia.

The Beijing Meteorological Bureau said the winter weather struck around a month earlier than usual. Temperatures on Sunday fell to some of their lowest for the period in the past decade.

Local news magazine China News Weekly said the snowfall was the worst to hit northern China since 1951. Meanwhile, the national weather bureau forecasted the chill to abate over the weekend as the cold front weakens.