Located in the northwest of Hebei province and about 180 kilometres from Beijing, the Zhangjiakou Zone will be host to two Olympic winter sports, skiing and biathlon, at four venues. As part of the vision to get 300 million Chinese people familiar with winter sport, this area will offer many opportunities for local residents to benefit from the snow venues available for use post-Games.
Ski jumping and Nordic combined events will take place at the new National Ski Jumping Centre. Designed with post-Games use in mind, the venue will be used for training and competitions year-round, and will also be open to the public for fun sports activities after the Games.
The new National Cross Country Centre will host cross country and Nordic combined events. After the Games, the area will be rebuilt into a park area and outdoor ice centre to host camping, sports and events.
The new National Biathlon Centre, located three kilometres from the Olympic Village, will be home to biathlon events. After the Games, the venue will continue to host sports competitions and also be used for training year-round.
The Genting Snow Park is an existing ski resort, and will be the home of freestyle skiing and snowboard events. Facilities used for the Games are temporary, and the venue will be handed back to the owner post-Games.
The Yanqing Zone is located 74 kilometres northwest of Beijing, and will be host to three sports, alpine skiing, bobsleigh/skeleton and luge.
The National Alpine Ski Centre, home to alpine skiing events, will be the only venue in China that meets international requirements. As the number of skiers in China continues to grow, this Olympic venue will complement the many other existing ski resorts in the area after the Games.
Bobsleigh, skeleton and luge athletes will enjoy the speed of sliding events at the National Sliding Centre. The organisers plan to open the track to the public after the Games for use year-round.