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With the "gallimaufry" thread in the bid folder, thought I'd start a new one.

USSA reps enjoy unique visit to Pyeongchang

Slew of delegates visit the Olympic Winter Games site of 2018

Christopher Kamrani, The Park

Posted: 06/22/2012 04:01:23 PM MDT

If you're already looking forward to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, don't expect a centralized urban hub like Salt Lake City. The town of Pyeongchang, according to Tom Kelly, is the size of Heber City.

It's safe to say these Games will be about the mountains, and not just the host city.

"It's not close to any venue and it's not on the way to any venue," said Kelly, the vice president of communications for the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). Kelly recently returned from a 10-day visit.

Pyeongchang is the capital city of a region in South Korea.

"It's all mountains," Kelly said. "The mountains are quite different from here; they're smaller, there's not a lot of elevation on them, but they're all pretty tree-covered, so there's no above-tree-line stuff. It's all forested mountains. And they're rugged. Very, very rugged." .......