Snowboard inspection at PyeongChang 2018 Olympic sites

10 July 2014 13:51
FIS officials, POCOG Sport department, Venue and Overlay Department, Ecosign with Phoenix Park staff and KECC Engineering
FIS officials, POCOG Sport department, Venue and Overlay Department, Ecosign with Phoenix Park staff and KECC Engineering -
FIS

FIS Snowboard experts are currently in PyeongChang (KOR) to make their fourth inspection for the Olympic Winter Games in 2018.

The officials are meeting with the sports managers for each discipline, resort staff, KECC Engineering and mountain resort planners, Ecosign for an on-site inspection of the future venues. Just like in Sochi, which were hugely successful for Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard, both disciplines will share the same venues in 2018. During the inspections, the requirements for the disciplines are being defined and elaborated in follow-up meetings.

The venues are scheduled to host official FIS World Cup events that will serve as test events in the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 seasons.

However, the design challenge is the opposite to Sochi. PyeongChang has a fully functioning ski area, whereas everything was designed at a brand new ski area in Russia. The task now is to fit everything into fully operating runs and ensure it all fits together and functions.

FIS Snowboard Race Director Uwe Beier commented: “We are building on the experience gained from Sochi where Snowboarding and Freestyle Skiing already shared the same venues. In collaboration with the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee and the many experienced professionals involved in the project, we have laid the foundations for the next four years and are confident that we can stage spectacular competitions in 2018.“