The 24th Winter Olympics are taking place in Beijing from February 4 to 20, 2022. A total of 14 ropeways from Doppelmayr are in operation at the venues in Yanqing and Zhangjiakou. The Wolfurt-based company has built nine new ropeway installations for the Alpine Center in Yanqing. Five Doppelmayr ropeways are in operation at the Genting Resort Secret Garden. During the Games, a team of technicians will be on site to provide operational support.


At the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, more than 2,800 athletes will be competing in 109 events and a total of 15 disciplines. As part of the Olympic infrastructure, 14 ropeways from Doppelmayr provide an important means of transport. They take the athletes and their teams to the slopes and ensure efficient mobility in the Olympic region.


Nine new ropeways in Yanqing
Yanqing, about 74 kilometers northwest of Beijing, is the venue for the alpine skiing competitions. All the new ropeways – nine in total – were planned, manufactured and built by leading ropeway supplier Doppelmayr: five detachable 8-passenger gondola lifts, two detachable 6-seater chairlifts with bubbles and two fixed-grip quad chairlifts.


A large proportion of the ropeway technology was produced by Doppelmayr in Wolfurt (AUT). The subsidiary in Sanhe (CHN) manufactured the tower elements. On-site management and implementation were an international team effort delivered by highly experienced installation supervisors, commissioning engineers and project managers from Austria, China and many other countries. "We are very proud to have been entrusted with the implementation of the ropeway infrastructure for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. We received the order for the nine installations in Yanqing in 2018, and our teams had already completed the first installations in 2019," reports Thomas Pichler, Managing Director of Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH.


Proven ropeway technology at the Genting Resort Secret Garden
Zhangjiakou is a well-known and highly regarded ski region, which will mainly host the Nordic competitions during the 2022 Olympic Games. Genting Resort Secret Garden, one of the most famous ski resorts in Zhangjiakou, is equipped with five high-speed ropeways from Doppelmayr. These will be used for the Olympic freestyle skiing and snowboarding competitions.


Support team during the Olympic Games
A 12-strong Doppelmayr team is on site for the Olympics to support the customer and their operating team. It consists of experienced technicians in the fields of electrical engineering, hydraulics, mechanics, software and operations management. They are the backup to support the Olympic operations team.


Long-standing Olympic partnership
Doppelmayr has a long-shared history with the Olympic brand. Numerous Doppelmayr ropeway installations have already transported Olympic athletes – in Vancouver, London and Sochi. Doppelmayr also enjoys a long partnership with the Austrian Olympic Committee (ÖOC). This represents a clear commitment to the common wish to support young people who are dedicated to sport. The Olympic Games provide an important international platform where Doppelmayr and the ÖOC jointly represent Austrian winter sports expertise.




Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH

Mag. Julia Schwärzler
Marketing and Public Relations
Konrad-Doppelmayr-Straße 1, Postfach 20
6922 Wolfurt / Austria
Tel: +43 5574 604 227