The Alpensia Precinct will be home to three venues: biathlon, cross country skiing and ski jumping. The biathlon venue was remodelled in 2007 and hosted the 2009 Biathlon World Championships, and the existing cross-country skiing venue was upgraded in 2009 to meet Olympic standards. The ski jumping venue was newly constructed in 2009 with the National Government and Gangwon Provincial Government’s full-scale financial support, and it has successfully hosted the FIS Ski Jumping Continental Cup in September 2009.
YongPyong Resort will be the venue for the alpine skiing (technical) competition. It has a solid reputation for offering skiers top-notch conditions, evidenced by its being elected host of the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup four times in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006.
The Alpensia Sliding Centre, to be purpose-built for the 2018 Games, will be home to Luge, Bobsleigh and Skeleton competitions.
Located in the eastern coastal area of PyeongChang, the Coastal Cluster will be home to all ice events. The Gangneung Indoor Ice Rink will be the venue for the curling competition. The rink has held a variety of winter sporting events to great success including the 2005 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the 2008 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, and the 2009 WCF World Women’s Curling Championship.
Additionally, four purpose-built stadiums will be built in this Cluster, including: the 400 m double track for speed skating competition, built in Gangneung Science Park; a new ice rink for Ice Hockey II, to be built at Gangneung Youngdong College; a newly built Figure Skating and Short Track arena; and a 10,000-seat temporary stadium to host Ice Hockey I competition.
Bokwang Phoenix Park, located 30 minutes (44 km) from Olympic Stadium, will be the venue for freestyle skiing and snowboard events. The freestyle skiing venue was remodeled in 2005 and homologated by the FIS. The slope course in the snowboard venue will be improved to meet Olympic standards.
The alpine skiing (speed) venue will be located in Jungbong, 30 minutes (45 km) from the Olympic Stadium. The venue was designed in close consultation with FIS experts to ensure world-class conditions.