China’s wild and untamed peaks are the perfect setting for epic ski touring adventures. Although it is clearly not the first country that comes to mind when you think about backcountry skiing, China’s Altai and Pamir ranges are home to breathtaking mountains and untouched slopes, offering a thrilling experience to adventurous skiers.
Whether you’re an explorer, hiker, urban traveller, cyclist, history-lover or foodie, China’s diversity will make your trip a fascinating experience. China is a vast territory, so if you are an outdoors enthusiast, there is no shortage of options in this magic land. Take your pick from the desserts of Mongolia, the spectacular lakes or impressive mountains of Tibet, or go cycling among beautiful rice fields or hiking along green forests of bamboo. You could also visit some of the the main tourist highlights, the spectacular Great Wall, the Terracotta Army, the Forbidden City and the Yangzi gorges.
China is a huge country with a great variety of climates. Winter is mild in the south, but freezing cold in the north, in the mountains and plateaus. Summer is hot everywhere, except the high mountains and highlands.
Shangai, Beijing and Hong Kong are China’s main interational air gateways.
The best time for a skiing trip is between December and March. From June to September you will find the best conditions for ski mountaineering and climbing.
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