China will be hosting the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in the mountains to the northwest of Beijing. A research activity is underway in the Chinese Meteorological Administration to develop capability in forecasting the relevant weather parameters in this area. The project has six research themes. It is planned to mount an annual field programme, the first of which was held in winter 2017. LES modelling experiments are being conducted with nested grids from 1km down to 37m. The project has an International Advisory Committee, the chair of which is Prof Joe Fernando.