Jeongseon Alpine Center, the venue for the 2016 Audi FIS Ski World Cup men's races, is ready for competition, as FIS technical expert Guenter Hujara inspected the course on Jan. 20 and expressed satisfaction on its readiness. Hujara checked the quality and quantity of snow and safety preparations, taking a ride on the gondola up to the top of the course.
The races are scheduled to be held on the new Jeongseon course on Feb. 6-7, as the first of a series of 28 test events for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games.
“The slope is ready and snow conditions on hill are great with enough snow prepared up to very high standards. I highly respect the tremendous efforts of the organizers over the past two months. Achievements for the period have been remarkable and I have no doubt that athletes will enjoy the excellent course here at Jeongseon,” said Hujara after completing the snow control inspection.
With the positive appraisal of snow control for the World Cup races, the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) will use the remaining days to make sure all operational aspects are ready.
POCOG President Cho Yang-ho noted, “I am extremely happy to hear the positive snow control results. We were able to overcome challenges through teamwork within POCOG and with our partners, and I appreciate the dedication of everyone. We will concentrate on successful World Cup competitions next month and preparations for the Games in 2018.”