Hong Kong’s lack of snow doesn’t mean all winter sports are out of the question. Here’s where you can get a taste of some of the events that will feature in the forthcoming Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.
Skiing and snowboarding
While the slopes of Aspen or Niseko are off-limits to most this year due to travel difficulties, there are several centres in Hong Kong that offer a simulated skiing or snowboarding experience, meaning skiers can maintain their muscle memory, technique, strength and fitness for when real snow-capped peaks beckon once more. Slope Infinity in Fortress Hill uses a large revolving carpet, or deck, to emulate slopes, while SkiTech in Wong Chuk Hang employs a virtual reality-linked machine to imitate the feel and sights of a slalom.