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Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Situated north of LiJiang Old Town. The highest point in the mountain reaches a height of 5596 meters. This prominent wonder is made up of thirteen peaks and the highest one is named as "Fan Peak". This "Fan peak" is still a virigin peak and has yet to be conquered by mountaineering enthusiasts. Above the height of 4500 meters, you can find 19 marine glaciers extending to a width of 30 meters and approximately 100 meters in length. There are cable cars available in this resort that will bring you to a height of 4506 meters above sea level. You can also enjoy skiing on the northeast range of the Fan Peak. This is the one and only skiing place located in the South of China

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park is located in Hakuba Valley cascading down the apron of the Northern Japan Alps, the hottest skiing mecca of Japan which has more than 10 ski resorts nearby and over 200 runs. So that the alpine scenery from our resort and Hakuba Village is truly spectacular with huge rugged peaks towering to the sky, especially, Goryu Mountain and the Big three Hakuba Mountains, Hakuba Yarigatake, Hakuba Syakushidake, Shiroumadake. Shiroumadake, which means white horse, is the resort's signature peak rising to a lofty 2,932m (9,770 feet).
Hakuba 47 is interlinked with two other mountains, Hakuba Goryu and Iimori, and offer the ski able area of XXX hectars with 23 named runs together to delight skiers and snowboarders. It has one of the resorts' most notable intermediate cruising run, the longest season in Hakuba Village, some comfortable north-facing beginner slopes from which the wide-open landscape and other ski resorts in Hakuba Village can be seen, a huge moguls course, and a well-maintained half-pipe and snow park which has a variety of rails, jumps and waves. Hakuba Goryu and Iimori on the South side of the mountain can also be reached from Hakuba47, offering beginners, intermediates and experts an even wider selection of runs to choose from.
In 1998 the Winter Olympic Games returned to Japan after 26 years. Snowboarding and curling debuted as official disciplines and women’s ice hockey was introduced to the Olympic programme. For the first time, the men's ice hockey tournament was opened to all professionals. The inspired team from the Czech Republic scored a surprise victory. Björn Dählie won three gold medals in Nordic skiing to become the first winter athlete to earn eight career olympic gold medals and twelve total medals. Tara Lipinski won the women’s figure skating title to become, at 15, the youngest champion in an individual event in the history of the Winter Olympics. The spirit of the Games was exemplified by Alpine skier Hermann Maier. Maier survived a spectacular fall in the downhill, recovered and earned gold medals in both the super-G and the giant slalom. http://www.olympic.org


Anonymous matt said...

why not carry X- games info

12:47 PM, November 29, 2005


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