Teaching Chinese To Ski
Part of China's economic success story has developed with the country now on the cusp of what developers hope will be a boom in the sport of snow skiing.
The country's largest operation is just 160 kilometers northwest of Beijing in Zhangjiakou. With nearly 90 runs and over 20 lifts the project investor is Genting Bhd. from Malaysia.
Another massive project is near the North Korea border in Changbaishan. Here Chinese group Wanda is betting big on the residential market and tourism as key demand generator.
Expect China's new ski boom to challenge Japan's establish industry. Meanwhile in South East Asia, the northern end of Myanmar is being touted as a possible ski development area.