Korea Gears Up for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

The upcoming 2016/17 winter season in Korea will be a great time for visitors to enjoy a preview of venues and events at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.  For Australians who enjoy skiing and snowboarding there is a great opportunity to ski and snowboard Korea whilst enjoying winter in Korea before the rest of the  world arrives for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.

With less than 500 days to go till the opening ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games on February, 9, 2018 Korea is gearing up to host test events for the Winter Olympic Games from November to March next year.   A total of twenty-nine test events are scheduled to take place to ensure the readiness of all venues for the Games.

587117_num1182265_600x600Of the twenty-nine test events taking place twenty-one events  will offer free tickets to spectators who  wish to attend.  To apply for free or paid tickets to test events join as a member online at the official website and get your confirmation to pick up tickets on arrival at venues.  Paid tickets will be available at venue ticket offices two hours prior to the event and free tickets can be picked up also at venue ticket offices with confirmation number and proof of identity.

To apply for tickets for the test events online visit: http://www.hellopyeongchang.com/en/index

Test events of possible interest to Australians which take place from the end of this month until next March include the following:

FIS Snowboard World Cup 2016/17(23-26 Nov,2016)

2016/17 ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating (16-18 Dec,2016)

FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup 2016(10-18 Feb,2017) the

FIS Snowboard World Cup 2017(12-19 Feb, 2017) the

ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017(16-19Feb, 2017)the

2017 IPC Snowboard World Cup Finals(10-13 Mar, 2017) and the 2017 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals(11-18 Mar, 2017).

Korea Tourism Organization Sydney office have a brand new brochure titled ‘All That Skiing in Korea’ which includes information about the sports and venues for the Games as well as tour courses surrounding Pyeongchang, winter food treats in Korea as well as transportation etc.  The brochure also includes introduction of all the major ski resorts in the country detailing slopes, accommodation and other facilities.   To receive your free copy request by email:  visitkorea@knto.org.au


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