2018 Pyeongchang

Pyeongchang & Gangneung

Pyeongchang & Gangneung

Pyeongchang,

Is located approximately 180km (110mi) east of Seoul and is one of the 11 counties of Gangwon province in the Taebaek Mountains region.

The Alpensia Resort is a ski resort, open all year around, approximately 2.5h from Seoul or Incheon Airport by car, predominantly all motorways. Alpensia has 6 slopes for skiing and , with runs up to 1.4km (0.87mi) long, for beginners and advanced skiers, and an area reserved for snowboarders. The resort is open year-round. Alpensia is only a 5-10 minute car ride to Yongpyong Ski Resort.

Alpensia will be also the focus of the 2018 Cultural Olympiad, with a new, purpose-built concert hall within the resort.

In 2013, Alpensia Resort was one of the venues of the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

In addition, Alpensia will be the location of an Olympic Village and the nearby Yongpyong Ski Resort will be the venue for alpine skiing technical events (slalom and giant slalom). The speed events of downhill, super-G, and combined will be held at Jeongseon Alpine Centre, currently under development.

After the Olympics, Alpensia Resort will also host the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

Yongpyong Resort is found at the eastern edge of Asia, about 200km from Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. With an annual snowfall average of 250cm, the surrounding area possesses a beautiful environment, which allows for the enjoyment of a wide array of winter sports including skiing from mid-November to early April. On its 4,300 acres, you will find a 45-hole golf course, 31 ski slopes, premium hotels, European-style condominiums and many other leisure facilities that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The Yongpyong Resort was born in 1975 as the first ever modern facility of its kind in South Korea. Now it is introducing a new leisure culture known as “Korea’s Ski Mecca” with a growing reputation as an internationally-renowned resort.

Both Alpensia and Yongpyong resorts are in Daegwallyeong-myeon (myeon means township) in Pyeongchang County.

Bokwang Phoenix Park is also a ski resort and is where the popular Korean drama “Autumn in my heart” was shot. It is located in the township of Bongpyeong-myeon, at the north-western part of the Pyeongchang County.

Jeongseon Alpine Centre is located in Bukpyeong-myeon (myeon means township) in Jeongseon County.

 

Gangneung,

is the largest coastal city in Gangwon Province, third largest overall. It is nestled at the east side of South Korea's longest mountain range, the Taebaek Mountains, facing the crystal clear waters of the East Sea. Geologically is isolated from most parts of the country keeping a rather distinct local culture.

 

Climate data for Daegwallyeong, Pyeongchang (1981–2010)

Month

Feb

Average high °C (°F)

−0.4
(31.3)

Daily mean °C (°F)

−5.5 (22.1)

Average low °C (°F)

−10.5 (13.1)

Precipitation mm (inches)

53.6 (2.11)

Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)

10.5

Average humidity (%)

67.0

Mean monthly sunshine hours

185.2