Mountain Cluster

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Jeongseon Alpine Centre

Under construction from March 2014 to December 2017, the Jeongseon Alpine Centre will host the speed events – downhill, super-G, alpine combined – for men’s and women’s alpine skiing. It is located approximately 40km from the main cluster of mountain venues in Alpensia.

Jeongseon Alpine Centre - PyeongChang 2018 Venue

The venue held its first test event in February 2016, featuring the men’s downhill, won by Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud, and super-G, won by Switzerland’s Carlo Janka, as part of the FIS World Cup. Women’s World Cup downhill and super-G events were scheduled for March 2017.

The men’s downhill course has a length of 2852m with an altitude drop of 825m.

The women’s downhill course has a length of 2388m with an altitude drop of 748m.

The super-G course has a length of 2217m with an altitude drop of 630m.

At Games-time there will be capacity for 6500 spectators (3600 sitting and 2900 standing).

Yongpyong Alpine Centre

The Yongpyong Alpine Centre was built in 1998 and will host the technical events – slalom, giant slalom – for men’s and women’s alpine skiing as well as the team event. It is located approximately six kilometres from the main cluster of mountain venues in Alpensia.

Yongpyong Alpine Centre - PyeongChang 2018 Venue

The venue’s test event, as part of the FIS Far East Cup, was scheduled for mid-January 2016. Yongpyong hosted the FIS Far East Cup for the first time in 1995, also the first time the circuit had gone to Korea. It was also a venue for the 1999 Winter Asian Games and hosted four FIS World Cup stops between 1998 and 2006.

The slalom and giant slalom courses have a length of 1191m with an altitude drop of 410m.

At Games-time there will be capacity for 6000 spectators (2500 sitting and 3500 standing).

Alpensia Biathlon Centre

Originally built in 1998, the Alpensia Biathlon Centre underwent additional construction in November 2007 and again from April 2015 to December 2017 in preparation to be the home of all 11 Olympic biathlon events.

Alpensia Biathlon Centre - PyeongChang 2018 Venue

An IBU Biathlon World Cup in March 2017 was scheduled as the venue’s test event. It previously hosted an IBU Biathlon World Cup in 2008 and the IBU Biathlon World Championships in 2009.

There are six different course lengths (4km, 3.3km, 3km, 2.5km, 2km, 1.5km) with a total altitude drop of 47m. The shooting range measures 82.5m x 50m.

At Games-time there will be capacity for 7500 spectators (4500 sitting and 3000 standing).

As part of the Alpensia Sports Park, the Alpensia Biathlon Centre is nestled next to the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre and Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre at the heart of the mountain cluster.

Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre

Originally built in 1998, the Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre underwent additional construction in June 2009 and again from April 2015 to December 2017 in preparation to be the home of all 12 Olympic cross-country skiing events as well as the cross-country portions of the Nordic combined competitions.

Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre - PyeongChang 2018 Venue

A FIS Cross-Country World Cup in February 2017 was scheduled as the venue’s test event. The most notable competitions it previously played host to were multiple editions of South Korea’s national championships as well as several FIS Far East Cups.

There are two different racing lines, each with four varying course lengths (3.75km, 3.3km, 2.5km, 2km), and a total altitude drop of 54m.

At Games-time there will be capacity for 7500 spectators (4500 sitting and 3000 standing).

As part of the Alpensia Sports Park, the Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre is nestled next to the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre and Alpensia Biathlon Centre at the heart of the mountain cluster.

Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre

Originally built in June 2009, the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre underwent additional construction from April 2015 to December 2017 in preparation to be the home of all four Olympic ski jumping events as well as the jumping portions of the Nordic combined competitions. The ramp for the snowboard big air events will be constructed opposite the jumping hills and share the landing area.

Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre - PyeongChang 2018 Venue

The first test event was held in November 2016 for the snowboard big air. Canada’s Mark McMorris, Max Parrot, and Tyler Nicholson finished first, second, and fourth in the men’s event while Austria’s Anna Gasser got the win in the women’s event.

World Cups for Nordic combined and ski jumping were scheduled as test events in February 2017. The venue previously hosted ski jumping Continental Cup events in 2009 and 2011.

At Games-time there will be capacity for 13,500 spectators (11,000 sitting and 2500 standing).

As part of the Alpensia Sports Park, the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre is nestled next to the Alpensia Biathlon Centre and Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre at the heart of the mountain cluster.

Alpensia Sliding Centre

Under construction from December 2013 to December 2017, the Alpensia Sliding Centre will host the bobsleigh, skeleton and luge events. It is the first sliding track to be built in Korea.

Alpensia Sliding Centre - PyeongChang 2018 Venue

The lugers will be the first to test out the new venue, with their International Training Week and FIL World Cup in February 2017. The bobsledders and skeleton racers follow in March for their International Training Week and IBSF World Cup.

Bobsleigh and skeleton will feature the longest courses, with sliders navigating 16 turns over 1376m as they drop 116m in altitude. In luge, the men’s singles racers will cover 1344m with an altitude drop of 117m. The remaining luge events (women’s singles, doubles, team relay) will all start from a lower point on the track for a distance of 1202m and an altitude drop of 95m.

At Games-time there will be capacity for 7000 spectators (1000 sitting and 6000 standing).

The Alpensia Sliding Centre is in the heart of the mountain cluster, close to the Alpensia Sports Park.

Bokwang Snow Park

Originally built in 1995, the Bokwang Snow Park underwent additional construction from March 2015 to December 2017 in preparation to be the home for all freestyle skiing events and four of the five snowboard disciplines.

Bokwang Snow park - PyeongChang 2018 Venue

Several test events were held in February 2016. In ski slopestyle, Canada’s Alex Bellemarre won the men’s event while Norway’s Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen was the top woman as Dara Howell and Yuki Tsubota finished fourth and fifth. In snowboard slopestyle, the gold medals went to Americans Brock Crouch and Jamie Anderson. Tyler Nicholson was the top Canadian with his fifth place finish. In snowboard cross, American Nate Holland won the men’s event while France’s Chloe Trespeuch won the women’s event. In ski cross, Frenchman Bastien Midol was the men’s victor as Canadian Kevin Drury finished fourth. Austrian Andrea Limbacher was the women’s winner, one spot ahead of Canadian Kelsey Serwa while Marielle Thompson finished fourth.

The remaining freestyle (aerials, moguls, halfpipe) and snowboard (parallel giant slalom, halfpipe) were scheduled for February 2017. The venue has previously hosted national championships and international FIS events in both freestyle skiing and snowboard.

The moguls course will be approximately 235m long with an altitude drop of about 110m and an average slope of 28 degrees. In snowboard, the parallel giant slalom course will be 400-700m long on an average slope of 16 degrees.

Ski cross and snowboard cross will share a course that is about 1050m long. Ski slopestyle and snowboard slopestyle will also share a course. The 22m halfpipe will also be used by both skiers and snowboarders.

At Games-time there will be capacity for 18,000 spectators (10,200 sitting and 7800 standing).

The Bokwang Snow Park is located approximately 40km from the main cluster of mountain venues in Alpensia.

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