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Skiing in China
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A new ski area is to open in China near its border with North Korea. Skiing and snowboarding is becoming increasingly popular in the area but is aimed at the emerging rich.

Two ski areas in the Changbai Mountains will be branded by the hotel names Sheraton and Westin.

The Westin Changbaishan and Sheraton Changbaishan resorts are set to open in August in what is said by the company to be an area of exceptionally natural beauty.

It has good road connections and is 10km from Changbaishan Airport.

It will be aimed primarily at domestic Chinese skiers.

The ski area here will have three six-seater chairlifts that will access 40 runs.

"We look forward to introducing both Westin and Sheraton to Changbai Mountains with this spectacular, new ski resort complex where guests will enjoy world-class amenities set against the backdrop of one of China's most visually stunning mountain ranges," said Stephen Ho, Starwood's Senior Vice President of Development for Asia Pacific.

The 257 room, ski-in/ski-out, Westin Changbaishan Resort will include a Westin Kids Club, a spa and an indoor swimming pool. The 296 rooms at the Sheraton Changbaishan Resort will each be equipped with an oversized work desk, custom-designed ergonomic chair, high-speed Internet, LCD flat panel television and MP3 docking station.

Skiing in China is becoming increasingly popular as the growing middle classes show their interest.

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We have reported on skiing in China in this earlier PlanetSKI story.

It contains information on a Club Med development and a great video.

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