North China city to build large-scale ski hill
( 2003-07-01 14:49) (Xinhua)
Zhangjiakou City in north China's Hebei Province plans to build
a large-scale ski hill which will include ski instruction at a total estimated cost
of 94.12 million yuan (US$11.33 million).
The large-scale ski hill will be built on the mountain range of
Changchengling, 17 kilometers from Chongli County and under the jurisdiction of
The ski hill will occupy an area of 1,533 hectares, about 1,800- 2,100 meters
above sea level, with an annual average temperature of 3.3 degrees C.
Temperatures do not exceed 20 degrees C in summer and remain above 23 degrees C
below zero in winter.
In addition, the site, with its abundant snowfall and low winds, has been
labeled the "most ideal place for skiing in north China" by the State General
Administration of Sports and the China Skiing Association.