Despite doubts about and growing criticism one of the milestones of this season is of course the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
So, because we are in an Olympic Winter, Ski Paradise wants to bring you some of the best moments in the history of Alpine Skiing at the Winter Games.
We want to start this series today, to celebrate 100 days until the start of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.
A week after the Ski World Cup has started in the Rettenbach Glacier in Sölden, we bring you a spectacular video of the top 5 of the most courageous Alpine Skiiers in Olympic History: Lindsey Vonn (USA), Peter Fill (ITA) Kjetil Aamodt (NOR), Patrik Jaerbyn (SWE), and Hermann Maier (AUT).
Having won the bid for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games on 31 July 2015, Beijing is set to become the first city in the world to have hosted both the summer and winter editions of the Olympic Games.
The 2022 Winter Olympics, officially the XXIV Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Beijing 2022, will take place from February 4 to 20, followed by the Paralympic Games, in Beijing and towns in the neighboring Hebei province in the People's Republic of China.
The 2022 Winter Olympics are scheduled to include a record 109 events over 15 disciplines: Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice hockey, Luge, Nordic Combined, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Speed Skating, and Snowboard).
The venues for the Winter Games in 2022 have been divided into three zones, or clusters: Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou.
Located 75 kilometers northwest of Beijing's city center, Yanqing is a mountainous suburb of China's capital filled with hot springs, national parks, ski resorts, and the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China. Yanqing's Olympic venues will stage the Alpine Skiing events as well as the sliding events: Bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton.
Beijing 2022 National Alpine Ski Center is situated in the Xiaohaituo Mountain Area in northwest Yanqing. Located at an altitude of 2,198 meters, the National Alpine Ski Centre is made up of seven courses, with the largest vertical drop reaching 900 meters.