According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, skiing has indeed replaced golf as the new obsession for the wealthy Chinese.
Resorts in China have just had their best ski season ever. Attendance at Wanda Changbaishan Resort in northern Jilin province jumped to 240,000 this year from 150,000 last year for the season. During the peak Lunar New Year holiday week, demand was so high that ski rentals were limited to only half a day so others could have a chance to rent the gear.
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