Five years ago Yue “Max” Liang hated winter. He wasn’t too keen on his chosen profession either. But today he’s in love with snow and preparing for a career connected to China’s fast-growing ski industry. Selkirk College’s Ski Resort Operations & Management Program (SROAM) is helping him get there.

Liang remembers the lousy winters growing up in Beijing

“It is too cold to stay outside, it is grey, and snow is rare,” says the 26-year-old. “People didn’t do much outside the in winter. I just hated the cold.”