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Feb 15, 2018

For much of the year, skiing is the only way to get around Khom, a village of wooden cabins heated by earthen stoves, five hours' drive from the nearest major town in the northern Altay region of Xinjiang.

Skiing’s origins in China’s remote west
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A cave containing ancient paintings that show rows of figures standing on what look like skis, with herds of animals running below them, is seen on the outskirts of Altay, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, January 25, 2018. JASON LEE/REUTERS

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