China to host 2021 Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships

Cancun, Mexico -- On June 9, the International Ski Federation (FIS) Council announced the 2021 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships will be hosted at Zhangjiakou/Genting Resort, located 110 miles outside of Beijing, China.

The FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships was first held in 1996 and is now held every two years. It comes next in importance to the Winter Olympic Games.

"I can't think of a more appropriate host for the 2021 Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding World Championships," said FIS President Gian Franco Kasper in a press release. "Ideally, the World Championships will serve as the final test event for the Olympics, giving the organizers the best possible experience to prepare for the Games. It is also one of the key developing regions for freestyle and snowboard, making it a perfect fit to develop and promote the sports strongly over the next five years."

The development planning of the Genting resort is ongoing, the ski resorts will be carried out in accordance with the Olympic standards, the project will be competed in 2019. By then there will be 22 cableways, 88 ski tracks in the resort, with a total length of about 70 kilometers and a total area of 3 million sqm.