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MagazineFeb 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.
An ancient painting in a cave show rows of figures standing on what look like skis (top L), with herds of animals running below them, on the outskirts of Altay, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, January 25, 2018. JASON LEE/REUTERS