After the success of the Beijing summer Olympics in 2008, China is setting its sights on hosting a future winter games.
As part of that plan, huge developments are underway in the north of the country, building new ski resorts and runs.
Unlike this year's games in Vancouver, resort owners say northern China never has a problem with a lack of snow.
Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from the fast-growing resort of Duolemeidi.
Source: Al Jazeera