Tourists visit the Beidahu Ski Resort in Jilin city, Northeast China's Jilin province. [Photo provided to gojilin.gov.cn]
Ice and snow are becoming a new engine for local rural revitalization and a new way for farmers to get rich in winter in Northeast China's Jilin province.
Local villagers take the opportunities to teach skiing or open agri-entertainment to make money, turning idle time of the year for famers into busy time with diligence and innovation.
Some have even left their jobs in the city and returned home to aid their hometown's economic development.
Wang Shuang is one of them who quit her job in the city and chose to work at a ski resort. "The ice and snow industry has great prospects and it can encourage us to stay at home", Wang said.
Wang Shuang, a desk clerk, serves a visitor at the Lake Songhua Resort in Jilin province on Nov 20. Three years ago, she resigned from her job in urban area to work in the ski resort here only seven kilometers away from her home. "The ice and snow industry is promising, which encourages us to stay," said Wang. [Photo provided to gojilin.gov.cn]