PGI at China for the Olympics 2022 preparation
We are proud to announce that PGI Management was selected to provide a team of snow making professionals for the preparation for the Beijing Olympic Games 2022 at Yanqing Competition zone.
It is located in northwest Beijing, 93 km away from the downtown Beijing with a 65-minutes driving distance, and about 25 km away from Yanqing District center. The world-famous Badaling Great Wall is also located here. The National Alpine Ski Center where the Alpine Skiing events for Beijing 2022 will be held is located at Xiaohaituo mountain with an altitude of 2198 meters in the northwest of Yanqing.
The Yanqing Zone has a total of 5 competition and non-competition venues with a total of 4 kinds of sports (Alpine Skiing, Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Luge), and 20 out of all events will be held here. The development of Yanqing Zone should improve local transport and infrastructure facilities of surrounding area and create favorable conditions for the regional development. The construction of the venues uses local terrain as much as possible, minimizing the environmental impact, reducing cut and fill, and saving investments. The Olympic Village in Yanqing Zone will accommodate 1,430 athletes and team officials.
In order to ensure the ski resort’s good performance at the event, the Olympic committee has put up a team of professionals to manage different key aspects of the ski resort. For the purpose of helping the Olympic committee to manage the snow production for the resort, PGI has provided a team of 5 top professionals in snow production with a wide experience in World Cup events. Together with other international and national teams, the PGI team coordinated to provide the best snow conditions for the World Cup events.
The PGI team managed a total of 200 snowguns, all Technoalpin TF10, 165 towers and 35 mobiles. With this infrastructure the team produced snow of a specific competition quality for the 3km main course and 2,5km training course and commercial quality snow for 7,5 km of slopes.
But before the Olympics, the slopes should be homologated by the FIS (International Ski Federation). That means that the slopes must host another international event to prove that the terrain and organization meet the Olympic requirements.
During the 2019-2020 season, the Yanqing zone was supposed to host Men Super G and Downhill World Cup from the 12th to 16th February. Unfortunately, both events will not take place due to unexpected Coronavirus, which created a lot of concerns in China and all around the world and led to cancelation of all planned competitions.
However, Pas Grau International is extremely proud of our team in China, of their hard work and achievements in this challenging project. We also would like to thank Grandvalira for bringing such professionals to our team in the Olympic 2022 project.
We wish the very best luck to everyone involved and keep our fingers crossed for the next year winter competitions in China!