The Beijing 2022 competition venues and Athletes' Village in Zhangjiakou will be converted into an Olympic Park in a bid to ensure the facilities are utilised after the Winter Games, officials have announced.
Located some 200 kilometres northwest of Beijing, Zhangjiakou will host snowboarding, freestyle skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined and biathlon competitions in 2022.
"The venues include the Nordic Centre ski jumping and cross-country skiing resorts and the biathlon centre," said Li Li, deputy director of Zhangjiakou-based operations for the Games' Organising Committee, to China.org.
"Zhangjiakou plans to use these facilities as the basis for construction of a world-class tourist destination.
Young alpine skiers from around China competed in the 2nd National Youth #AlpineSkiing Tournament in #Beijing2022's Zhangjiakou zone over the weekend. Great opportunity for them to hone skills and gain experience. Maybe there's a future Olympian or two among them? @fisalpine 💪🏻⛷ pic.twitter.com/WRwQH6UF25— Beijing 2022 (@Beijing2022) March 5, 2019
"The ski jumping resort will focus on business tourism, with suitable conference facilities to be built, while the ski course will remain in use for skiing competitions and training in the winter months.
"The cross-country skiing resort will be converted into a facility for equestrian and outdoor camping, with a mountain park and an outdoor ice entertainment centre to be constructed.
"The biathlon centre is set to host ski instruction for children and various ice and snow experience activities in the winter, while equestrian, mountain biking and mountain rollerskating activities will take place in the summer months.
"The Beijing Winter Olympics has brought a series of positive changes to Zhangjiakou, in terms of transportation, ecological environment, green industry, winter sports and people's income."