Back on the FIS Freestyle World Cup calendar in 2016/17 for the first time since 2013, Beida Lake will once again see the strong Chinese team host aerials competition on home soil.
Beida Lake resort opened in 2005 to become the 3rd largest ski resort in the country, with a top elevation of 1359m, a 537m base elevation, and a vertical drop of 822m.
Designed by the world-renowned Ecosign company based out of Whistler, CAN, Beida Lake features world-class aerials, moguls, slopestyle, and halfpipe venues. The mountain has hosted World Cup aerials and moguls competition since the 2006-2007 season, making it the first Chinese resort to host FIS World Cup competition and making Freestyle the first FIS discipline to hold World Cup competition in the most populous country on Earth.
For the fourth straight season the aerials World Cup opener has taken place in China with Beida Lake resort serving as a stage for this weekend's action. In the individual competition it was Mengtao Xu (CHN) and Anton Kushinir (BLR) who finished the day on top of the podium and earned the first 100 points in the aerials World Cup ranking.
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