Naked Pig ski festivals say farewell to winter

By LIU MINGTAI in Changchun and ZHOU HUIYING in Harbin | | Updated: 2023-03-28 16:49
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The Sixth Yabuli Naked Pig Skiing Festival was held at Yabuli Sun Mountain Ski Resort in Heilongjiang province on Sunday. [Photo provided to]

Skiing enthusiasts have created a unique way of bidding farewell to the snow season and welcoming spring — stripping off their clothes.

On Sunday, "Naked Pig" skiing festivals were held at Yabuli Sun Mountain Ski Resort in Heilongjiang province and at Beidahu Ski Resort in Jilin city, Jilin province.

The name refers to snowboarders, who are known colloquially as "board pigs". Both events attracted hundreds of skiers and tourists.

The festival originated at Colorado's Crested Butte Mountain Resort in the United States. It provides a lighthearted way for people to get close to nature as the weather warms.

Skiers in bizarre costumes — and various degrees of undress — took part. Their antics included a competition called "Dragon Crossed the River" in which skiers descend from a snowy peak and their momentum carries them into a pool of water at the bottom.

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