Tibet to build China’s highest ski resort
China’s highest ski resort has been earmarked for Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region, as part of its 13th FiveYear Plan (2016-20).
Surrounded by snowcapped mountains and glaciers, Tibet has many natural advantages for developing a skiing and mountaineering industry.
It has five mountains higher than 8,000 meters, more than 70 mountains higher than 7,000 meters, and no fewer than 1,000 mountains higher than 6,000 meters.
“With an average altitude of 4,500 meters above sea level, Tibet is rich in unique natura resources for ice and snow sports,” said Nyima Tsering, deputy director of the region’s sports bureau.