Third official visit to PyeongChang 2018 complete

Representatives from IPC Alpine Skiing and Snowboard visited the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games host city from 16-19 June. 29 Jun 2016
Man in a sit ski passing a gate

Japan's Takeshi Suzuki competes on the slopes of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games during the 2016 Asia Cup.


IPC Alpine Skiing Sport Technical Committee Chairperson Markus Walser and Head of IPC Snow Sports Dimitrije Lazarovski carried out a successful third visit to the site of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games from 16-19 June.

After visiting the Jeongseon Alpine Centre and meeting with the Korean Paralympic Committee and the Korean Adaptive Skiing Association (KASA), Walser and Lazarovski assessed progress with preparations for the Games.

Speaking after the visit, Walser said: “The site visit for alpine skiing and snowboard went very well.

“Concerning alpine skiing, and after reviewing the slopes and observing the men’s speed events at the FIS World Cup in February 2016, we could confirm that they provide good challenges for the athletes.

Walser and Lazarovski also reviewed the newly proposed slopes for the snowboard events at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre.

“The initial impressions we had are that it will be a good venue for the snowboard event,” said Walser.

“We are working closely with the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Organising Committee to ensure the delivery of great events in 2018.”