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Pyeongchang Olympics October 2017 Update

The Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic halfpipe at Phoenix Park

The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics are now only 4 months away, but many would-be visitors are still in two minds about coming due to uncertainties over accommodation and transportation. It does look like a majority of visitors will be staying in Seoul and travelling on the new KTX bullet train to the Olympic venues,

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Pyeongchang 2018 Accommodation: where to stay for the Winter Olympics

If you’re visiting Korea specifically for the Winter Olympics and are trying to work out the Pyeongchang 2018 accommodation situation right now, chances are you’re bouncing all over the internet and not having much luck. On this page I’ll try to provide an overview of the situation as it stands,

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The Biggest Ski Resort in Korea

If you’re wondering what the biggest ski resort in Korea is, by most measurements it’s Yongpyong – though if you’re talking about vertical drop, Muju Deogyusan is the top dog (not including the Olympic courses at Jeongseon Alpine Centre, which will be dismantled after the games). High1 isn’t far behind,

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Gangneung KTX (Pyeongchang bullet train)

The newly-built Gangneung KTX bullet train line links Seoul to the port city of Gangneung, crossing the north of the country and connecting Seoul to the Winter Olympic venues in Pyeongchang. The line started service in December 2017, and you can search trains & book tickets online here.

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The Best Ski Resorts in Korea

I’m often asked which is the best ski resort in Korea, and I always answer that it depends what you’re looking for. So here’s the lowdown on the best resorts in Korea, presented in top-3s:

Best All-Round Korean Ski Resorts

=1. High1 & Yongpyong

For all-mountain riding,

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Top 5 Korean Ski Resorts During the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics

If you’re visiting Korea during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic season and want to do some skiing yourself, be aware that the four resorts involved in hosting the games will be partially or entirely closed to the general public i.e. much of the country’s best skiing will be off-limits.

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