Tibet develops sports on ice and snow

Global climate change and melting glaciers are becoming worldwide concerns. With that, the cost of traveling to and visiting glacier attractions is also increasing. With an average elevation of at least 4000 meters, Tibet is known as the “Roof of the World” with the greatest glacier mass in the country, thus, Tibet has the ideal conditions for developing winter sports and boosting the economy via ice and snow related tourism.

Between 2020 and 2021, athletes from the Tibet Autonomous Region took home 13 gold medals, 4 silver medals, and 9 bronze medals in the National Cross-Country Skiing Championships. In April, 2021, the grand opening of No. 1 Lhasa River Valley Glacier (Kuoqionggangri Glacier) attracted many snow enthusiasts and tourists.