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Yongpyong (Dragon Valley) Ski Resort is a ski resort in South Korea, located in Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do.
In addition to skiing, the resort offers
golf in the summer months. It is the largest ski and snowboard resort in Korea. The resort is owned by the [1 ] Unification Church (the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity), a new religious movement founded by Sun Myung Moon, through the Tongil Group. [2 ] Yongpyeong-myeon, a nearby township ( myeon), is not related to the resort.
The ski season runs from November to early April. It has 31 slopes, 15 different lift facilities, including one cable car lift at a length of 3.7 km (2.3 mi), and Korea's largest ski house (Dragon Plaza).
Yongpyong Resort was one of the three main sites of the
1999 Asian Winter Games which were hosted by Gangwon. It has hosted men's World Cup slalom and giant slalom events in four seasons ( 1998, 2000, 2003, and 2006) and also the IPC Disabled Alpine World Cup. The resort hosted the 2009 Biathlon World Championships, although the event was marred by lack of snow due to an unseasonable warmth, and criticized for poor spectator attendance.
Yongpyong will host the technical alpine skiing events of slalom and giant slalom for the
2018 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang. It was also involved in the bids for 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics (missing out to Vancouver and Sochi, respectively). Nearby Jeongseon Alpine Centre is being developed to host the alpine speed events of Downhill, Super-G, and Combined.
In media [ edit ]
Some scenes of the 2002
Korean Broadcasting System drama were filmed at the resort. Winter Sonata
The resort was also used as a filming location for 2013
Seoul Broadcasting System drama . The filming, during a two nights and three days film shoot at the Resort, was featured in a pictorial in Issue 97 March 2013 edition of fashion magazine, That Winter, the Wind Blows High Cut, with lead actors Jo In-sung and Song Hye-kyo featured on the cover. [4 ]
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1936: Gudiberg, Kreuzjoch, Kreuzeck
1948: Piz Nair
1952: Norefjell, Rødkleiva
1956: Mount Faloria, Mount Tofana
1960: Squaw Valley Ski Resort
1964: Axamer Lizum, Patscherkofel
1968: Chamrousse, Recoin de Chamrousse
1972: Mount Eniwa Downhill Course, Mt. Teine Alpine Skiing courses
1976: Axamer Lizum, Patscherkofel
1980: Whiteface Mountain
1984: Bjelašnica, Jahorina
1992: Les Menuires, Méribel, Val-d'Isère
1994: Lillehammer Olympic Alpine Centre Hafjell, Lillehammer Olympic Alpine Centre Kvitfjell
1998: Hakuba Happoone Winter Resort, Mount Higashidate, Mount Yakebitai
2002: Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, Snowbasin
2006: San Sicario Fraiteve, Sestiere Borgata, Sestiere Colle
2010: Whistler Creekside
2014: Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort
2018: Jeongseon Alpine Centre, Yongpyong Resort
2022: Xiaohaituo Alpine Skiing Field
Coordinates: 37°38′42″N 128°40′52″E / 37.645°N 128.681°E