The XIII Winter Paralympics took place from 4 – 13 March 2022 in Beijing/China. A maximum of 564 athletes competed in 6 sports in Beijing 2022 and competed for Paralympic medals in 78 events. The athletes contended in the following sports in Beijing: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, snowboarding and wheelchair curling.
There were also two innovations to the Paralympics in Pyeongchang 2018. In ice hockey there was for the first time the possibility to call up an athlete into the squad. In wheelchair curling, it was mandatory to have at least one athlete in the team. The Paralympic Team Austria consisted of 16 Austrian athletes + 6 guides (8 women and 14 men), who were able to take 13 medals (5 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze) to Austria.
Due to Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine, the Russian and Belarusian athletes were excluded from the Paralympic Games by the International Paralympic Committee.
The Paralympic sports of para-skiing, para-cross-country skiing and para-snowboarding were included in the International Ski Federation/FIS as of July 2022, biathlon in the International Biathlon Federation/IBU.