Plans for the next Olympic Downhill ski centre for the 2022 Winter Olympics centred on Beijing have been published.
As with the past two Olympics in Russia and South Korea the Alpine venue will be largely built from scratch, and as with the past two games, most, if not all, of the lifts will be built by Austrian firm, Doppelmayr.
The new Alpine venue for the 2022 Winter Games will be built at Yanqing, 74 kilometres northwest of central Beijing and one of three venues that will host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
It is also the location of the Alpine Centre, where the alpine skiing, bobsleigh, luge and skeleton events are to take place.
Doppelmayr has signed agreements top build nine lifts at the venue so far and by autumn 2019, the company will build nine state-of-the-art lifts in Yanqing: five detachable 8-passenger gondola lifts, two detachable 6-seater chairlifts with bubbles and two fixed-grip quad chairlifts.
The contract was signed in Beijing last month in the presence of Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.
Other projects scheduled for the Winter Olympics in Yanqing include a direct high-speed rail link to Beijing as well as numerous amenities such as the Olympic Village and the Media Centre. Beijing itself will also be hosting Olympic competitions and celebrations.