Jackson Hole and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

March 2018, Yanqing, China

 

"It was very eye opening and a great opportunity to see the China Winter Olympics start gearing up.  We identified some great opportunities to collaborate with Yanqing on shared goals in the build-up to that event. I’m looking forward to seeing what JHCGA and others can put together in the follow up, particularly related to winter sports exchanges and concepts that can improve sustainability. Working with China to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is a goal that can help all people.” - Jackson Mayor Pete Muldoon

Jackson Hole Delegation: 

 

With the conclusion of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, attention now turns to Beijing, location of the 2022 Winter Olympics.  Yanqing, a mountainous area outside of Beijing, will host the alpine skiing events and in the Fall of 2017, representatives from the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries approached Jackson Hole through the Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs to explore partnership opportunities in the build-up to Beijing 2022.   China has never hosted a Winter Olympics before and the ski industry is in its infancy and there is strong interest in Jackson Hole ski expertise and building a ski culture in China.

 

In response, JHCGA organized a Jackson Hole fact-finding delegation. Led by Pete Muldoon, Jackson mayor, the delegation was in Yanqing and Beijing from February 27 – March 2nd. 

 

During the weeklong trip, the delegation discussed opportunities around the Beijing Olympics and agreed to continue a cooperative dialogue, particularly related to winter sports exchanges and sustainability.  As an initial step, JHCGA and partners will:

 

  • Explore the potential to send ski instructors, ski facilities operators, and young people to Yanqing, and creating ski training opportunities for Yanqing’s young skiers in Jackson Hole.
     

  • Work with partners such as NREL to explore developing an energy efficient - carbon free, “demonstration village”. 

 

Other opportunities identified included the need for a broader U.S.-China dialogue about best practices in conservation, specifically related to visiting and developing National Parks, and sustainable destination management planning , a space where JHCGA has developed local planning alongside the Riverwind Foundation.

 

随着平昌冬奥会的结束,现在关注的是北京,即2022年冬季奥运会的举办地。北京以外的山区延庆将举办高山滑雪活动,2017年秋季,中国人民对外友好协会的代表通过杰克逊霍尔全球事务中心与杰克逊霍尔接触,探索合作机会。积累到北京2022年。中国从未主办过冬季奥运会,滑雪产业尚处于起步阶段,对杰克逊霍尔滑雪技术有着浓厚的兴趣,并在中国建立滑雪文化。

 

作为回应,杰克逊霍尔全球事务中心(JHCGA) - 一个在美中倡议背景下的两党智库 - 组织了杰克逊霍尔事实调查团。由杰克逊市市长皮特马尔登率领,代表团于2月27日至3月2日在延庆和北京。 在为期一周的访问中,代表团讨论了围绕北京奥运会的机遇,并同意继续开展合作性对话,特别是与冬季体育交流和可持续性相关的对话。作为第一步,JHCGA和合作伙伴将:

 

探索派遣滑雪教练员,滑雪场设施操作员和年轻人到延庆的潜力,并为延庆杰克逊洞穴的年轻滑雪者提供滑雪训练机会。

 

与NREL等合作伙伴共同探索开发节能,无碳“示范村”。

确定的其他机会包括需要更广泛的美中对话关于保护最佳做法,特别是与访问和发展国家公园有关的问题,以及设法教育游客了解美国国家公园的规范。