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Pyeongchang Olympics: Week 1

View of Yongpyong & Alpensia resorts

I spent most of week 1 watching on TV (in between working and snowboarding), but did get over to Pyeongchang for the day to see some halfpipe action. Chloe Kim absolutely killed it, and it was worth dealing with the brutal cold to be there!

I went to Phoenix Park from Seoul by KTX to watch the pipe,

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Pyeongchang Olympics February 2018 Update

Visiting for the Paralympics? See here for accommodation & transportation

The Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic halfpipe at Phoenix Park

The Pyeongchang 2018 opening ceremony is now just a week away, but plenty of tickets are available and it’s still possible to put a last-minute plan together to come to the Olympics. Reasonable accommodation is pretty booked up in Pyeongchang,

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Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympics: accommodation & updates

The setup for the Pyeongchang Paralympics is similar to the Olympics, with events split between the Coastal Cluster and the Mountain Cluster. However, the smaller number of events means things are more compact, and the Mountain Cluster events are in two places (rather than 4), namely Alpensia and Jeongseon Alpine Centre.

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Pyeongchang Olympics January 2018 Update

If you’re still struggling for train reservations, free shuttles have been announced from Seoul for event ticket holders (reservations open Friday 26th). See here (update: unfortunately this won’t actually be much use to most people making plans from overseas,

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Pyeongchang Olympics December 2017 Update

The Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic halfpipe at Phoenix Park
Season Opening Dates

The 2017/8 season is now almost in full swing with most resorts having opened in the second half of November and the last few hills near Seoul & in the south opening in early December.

Visiting Seoul in Winter

Check out the Snow Guide Korea guide to visiting Seoul in winter!

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Seoul Winter Guide

If you’re visiting Korea for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, chances are you’ll be staying in Seoul for part of your stay (see here for the latest on the Pyeongchang 2018 accommodation situation, or here for the Paralympics); once you’re done at the Olympics in Pyeongchang/Gangneung,

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Pyeongchang Olympics November 2017 Update

Top station at Yongpyong ski resort
Opening Dates

The 2017/8 season is finally underway, with Yongpyong, High1, and Phoenix Park all having opened on November 17th/18th.

Welli Hilli Park, Elysian Gangchon, Jisan Forest, and Vivaldi Park are all aiming to open on the 24th/25th, with Oak Valley scheduled for the 29th and the remaining Seoul area hills in early December.

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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

Visiting for the Paralympics? See here for accommodation & transportation updates

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.

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Gangneung KTX (Pyeongchang bullet train)

Visiting for the Paralympics? Click here for latest on accomodation & transportation

The newly-built Gangneung KTX bullet train line (officially called the Gyeonggang Line) links Incheon Airport to the port city of Gangneung, crossing the north of the country from coast to coast and connecting Seoul to the Winter Olympic venues in Pyeongchang.

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