Media Information Report

Facility Description

 

ALPENSIA SKI JUMPING CENTRE

 

Location:

Alpensia Olympic Park/PyeongChang Mountain Cluster

Address:

Sooha-ri, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gwangwon-do, Republic of Korea

Events:

Four medal events

Men’s

  • Normal hill individual
  • Large hill individual
  • Team

Ladies’

  • Normal hill individual

 

 

Year opened:

2009

History:

Built in June 2009

Additional construction from April 2015 to December 2016

 

 

Distance from:

PyeongChang Olympic Village: 4.7km

 

  • Major international events:

 

 

  • 2009 FIS Ski Jumping Continental Cup
  • 2011 Ski Jumping Continental Cup
  • 2016 FIS Snowboard Big Air World Cup
  • 2017 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup
  • 2017 FIS Nordic Combined World Cup

 

 

 

How to get there:

 

T3 TRANSPORT MALL – ALPENSIA OLYMPIC PARK

TM Route

TM 2

Service Period

7 February - 25 February 2018

Service Time

VMC Opening – 15 min after VMC Closing

Estimated Travel Distance

9.3km

Estimated Travel Time

17 min

Frequency

Peak : 10 min / Off-peak : 20 min

 

 

  • Peak hours start from three hours before the competition to two hours after the competition
  • Travel distances and times are estimates
  • For detailed information, please see Media Transport Guide

 

Gross capacity:

13,500 (Seats 11,000 + Standing 2500)

Media capacity:

  • Venue media centre: 450
  • Mixed zone: 150
  • Press tribune: 64 non-tabled seats
  • Press conference room: 100
  • Photo positions: 90

 

 

 

 

 

Field of play information:

Ski jumping uses the normal hill (hill size 109) and the large hill (hill size 140).

HILL

START ALTITUDE

FINISH ALTITUDE

HS 109 (NH)

834.8m

757m

HS 140 (LH)

872.5m

757m

 

 

Lighting levels:

Flood lights at all venues will comply with the IOC official lighting levels and in most cases will exceed this level.

 

 

Generic facilities available

at the competition venue:

Media services:

Venue media centre, photo workroom, press conference room,

mixed zone, commentary booths, non-tabled tribunes.

 

Athletes services:

Each team is assigned a wax cabin depending on the team size and is entitled to use of the athlete lounge, which provides foods services and an information desk.

 

Spectator services:

Cafeteria, souvenir shop.

 

 

Location of training venues:

Training will also take place at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre beginning on 11 February 2018. There are three hills for practice: K60, K35, K15.

 

 

Other sports at this venue:

  • Nordic combined uses the normal hill (hill size 109) and the large hill (hill size 140)
  • Snowboard big air

 

 

General information:

  • Located at the Alpensia Olympic Park, the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre was originally  planned to be the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
  • The Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre is an eye-catching venue and has been used as the symbolic venue for PyeongChang 2018 since Korea launched a bid to host the Games. 
  • The venue consists of two ski jumps, a judge tower, a monorail for athletes and other facilities for media.
  • This is the only ski jumping venue in Korea.

Weather records:

Mountain Cluster (Daegwallyeong*)

 

ELEMENT

OLYMPIC PERIOD (9-25 Feb)

VALUE

DATE

Average temperature (ºC)

High

10.5

13-02-2009

Low

-18.1

23-02-1991

Max temperature (ºC)

High

16.5

20-02-2004

Low

-13.4

16-02-1977

Min temperature (ºC)

High

3.6

13-02-2009

Low

-27.6

15-02-1978

Sea level pressure (hPa)

High

1044.5

18-02-2008

Low

989.1

13-02-2009

Relative humidity (%)

Low

10

19-02-2004

Wind speed (m/s)

High

22.7

20-02-1990

Gust wind speed (m/s)

High

34.2

21-02-1991

Day precipitation (mm)

High

68.3

25-02-1989

Day snowfall (cm)

High

87.0

25-02-1989

 

 

 

 

*Note: The climate features of the mountain cluster is based on the synoptic station, Daegwallyeong (47100), located in an open area, so weather at the alpine skiing, freestyle skiing and snowboard competition venues can be very different from those, and accordingly weather extremes can vary dramatically in venue.

 

 

Related articles:

Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre – Aiming high through technological innovation

By far the most eye-catching of the venues in Alpensia Sports Park is the ski jumping tower, reaching high into the sky. Consisting of two ski jumps with varying difficulty levels, a judge tower, a monorail for athletes and other facilities such as flood lights, this is the only ski jumping venue across Korea. CHOI Gyeong-chun, Manager of Mountain Venue Development Team of the PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), says the ski jumping tower has no equal anywhere in the world.

“The International Olympic Committee (IOC) sets the highest criteria for the venues of the Olympic Games. We are proud to say that we have exceeded those criteria. The optimal wind velocity for ski jumping events is three meters or less per second, but the winds that blow in PyeongChang are three times as strong. Thus, the IOC recommended that we install a wind net. Yet, blocking the wind is easier said than done. We must make sure not to block the wind completely but only the amount absolutely necessary. Based on the results of tireless research involving wind tunnel tests carried out over the past year, we have managed to develop the optimal wind net for PyeongChang, one capable of controlling the wind velocity in the area to the degree that we require, and it is now being installed.”

Only by exceeding the recommended criteria of the IOC can Korea achieve its goal of building the best venues with optimal conditions for all sports events. To do so, however, is incredibly difficult. Nonetheless, Manager CHOI asserts that nothing is impossible at PyeongChang.

“The in-runs of the ski jumping hill feature two tracks for the skiers. Usually, the tracks are filled with hardened snow, but snow can crack during a competition and is subject to temperature changes. This forces the staff to climb up and down the steep slope to maintain the tracks, which can be quite dangerous. At PyeongChang, we have installed a permanent track and a system that automatically ensures there is always 3cm of ice inside the tracks to maintain the surface level.”

 

Source: PyeongChang 2018 Newsletter - Vol.1 (June 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

PyeongChang 2018 Headquarters – PyeongChang Alpensia Sports Park

POCOG and the government of Gangwon Province have been committed to the construction of the venues for the Games ever since PyeongChang was selected to host the 2018 Winter Games. 'Venues' mean the overall facilities for the Winter Games including not only the competition venues but also support facilities such as the Olympic Village, the media centre and POCOG’s office. Why is PyeongChang the ideal place to host the Winter Games? We sought out CHOI Il-hong, PR Manager at Gangwondo Development Corporation for an answer.

“Over the past three decades, we have conducted numerous geographical analyses of this region. PyeongChang’s snowfall, temperature and humidity provide optimal conditions for all winter sports. Based on objective data, PyeongChang is unrivalled as a host city for the Winter Games in Korea.”

During the Winter Games (9-25 February 2018), the temperature in PyeongChang is expected to range from a low of -11°C to as high as -4°C. With a humidity of 30% and cold wind blowing in from the northwest to meet the warm, humid wind blowing in over the Taebaek Mountains from the Pacific Ocean, an average snowfall of 40cm to 100cm is expected. The conditions of the region are also adequate snow making and storage, which is a vital factor in the hosting of winter sports events.

“Competition venues within the Alpensia Sports Park are situated towards the north, where snow doesn’t melt quickly. Also, that area is located at 700m above sea level, making it quite cool even in the summer. In terms of snow conditions, there will be a 3cm to 5cm layer of soft snow on top of a bottom layer composed of 70% artificial snow and 30% natural snow, providing optimal skiing conditions. PyeongChang completely satisfies all of the requirements in this respect.”

PyeongChang Mountain Cluster houses PyeongChang Alpensia Sports Park, in which a number of competitions will be held. Located in the Mountain Cluster are the Olympic Plaza, the site for opening, closing and victory ceremonies, and venues for sliding, cross-country skiing, biathlon, and ski jumping events.

Among the venues in the vicinity of Alpensia Sports Park, the Sliding Centre is the only facility being newly built for the Games, indicating the great deal of consideration that has been given to economy and efficiency in the preparations for the Games. Support facilities for the Games are under construction, and construction of PyeongChang Olympic Village and the International Broadcasting Center (IBC) are currently underway. Site preparations for the construction of the Olympic Plaza have already been completed.

“In previous Winter Games, the distance from the competition venues to the Olympic Village and the IBC was quite far. In PyeongChang, however, the distances between the venues are considerably short, which will help athletes perform to the best of their abilities.”

 

Source: PyeongChang 2018 Newsletter - Vol.1 (June 2016)

 

 

 


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