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Pyeongchang, South Korea

Host City of 2018 Olympic Winter Games

Known as the ‘Alps of Korea,’ Pyeongchang is at the center of Korea’s ski industry and a compelling factor in the popularization of the sport nationwide. Pyeongchang is also home to Yongpyong Resort, Korea’s first ski resort, which introduced the international sport of skiing to the Korean public.

Located about 2.5 hours from Seoul by bus, Pyeongchang becomes a hub of activity from November to April as winter sports lovers flock to the snow-covered mountains and area’s ski resorts. Among the major resorts in Pyeongchang is the Alpensia Resort Complex, which will serve as the main venue for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games. Though the resort is already well-known for its slopes and facilities, preparations are already underway to bring the world-class resort to an even higher level of excellence in preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympics. 

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