PyeongChang Alpensia ski resort opened
SEOUL, KOREA, November 27, 2009 – PyeongChang Alpensia ski resort complex opened 27 November.
Alpensia ski resort, which will be transformed into PyeongChang’s Winter Olympic Park if PyeongChang win the bid for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, has 7 slopes in total including a snowboard dedicated one and another snow sledding dedicate one. Alpensia is 10th ski resort in Gangwon Province and its downhill course slipping down from the top, 700 meters above sea level, where provides the optimal living conditions for human health and bio-rhythms, is an impressive feature.
Alpensia resort’s total slope length is 5,535m and slope area is 206,000㎡. Maximum 3,000 people can accommodated with facilities such as one 4-person ski lift and two 6-person ski lifts. It consists of various courses according to relative difficulties designed evenly, for example, a beginner course Alpha, intermediate courses Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, together with an advance course Fox-trot.
Co-Chairmen of the Bid Committee, Kim Jin-sun (Governor of Gangwon Province) said “Alpensia is fully equipped with international standard facilities and venues for Ski jump, Biathlon and Cross country. I will continuously endeavor to increase the facilities through which more and more athletes can improve their athletic skills for development of winter sports.”
“Winter sports will be reinvigorated thanks to the excellent facilities of Alpensia.” Byun Tak, President of Korea Ski Association added.
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