PyeongChang to Host 2007 InterSki Congress
The InterSki Congress, which is held every four years, is considered one of the biggest winter sports events and the largest festival of skiers worldwide. South Korea is the second country in Asia to host InterSki, indicating that the continent is growing internationally as a hub for winter sports.
PyeongChang, the city which is bidding for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, will not only promote their ability to host a major winter event but also demonstrate how Korea’s winter sports industry has developed ahead of the IOC Evaluation Commission’s visit scheduled from 14 to 17 February.
Kim Jin-sun, Governor of Gangwon province and Executive President of the Bid Committee said, “We will be looking forward to welcoming the world to PyeongChang for the 2007 InterSki Congress. This is a fantastic event to help grow the interest of winter sports in Asia and showcase PyeongChang as an amazing city that is capable of hosting the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.”
During the Congress there will be an extensive range of workshops, lectures, shows and traditional cultural events. Participants will be able to enjoy alpine and Nordic skiing and snowboarding instruction at the top-class Yongpyong facilities.