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Blizzard Hits Ulleung Island

Blizzard Hits Ulleung Island

ULLEUNG, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The remote Ulleung Island, 120 kilometers off the east coast of South Korea, turned white as a blanket of snow stacked up as high as 1 meter from Sunday to Tuesday. Ulleung County in North Gyeongsang Province and other local agencies made use of snowplows and excavators to clean [...]

Ski Resorts Suffer from Snowless Winter

Ski Resorts Suffer from Snowless Winter

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The declining popularity of skiing coupled with snowless weather is forcing ski resorts to turn to alternative attractions to reaming profitable. Resorts have opened separate theme parks for visitors disinterested in skiing, while doubling efforts to ‘revive’ skiing. Yongpyong Resort in Gangwon Province reportedly sold 91,807 lift tickets this [...]

S. Korea Records Lowest-ever December Snowfall Due to Warm Weather

S. Korea Records Lowest-ever December Snowfall Due to Warm Weather

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Last month, relatively warm weather led South Korea to record the lowest monthly snowfall on record for December, the meteorological agency said Sunday. The amount of snowfall reached 0.3 centimeter in December 2019, the lowest since weather authorities began to compile December data, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said. [...]

S. Korea to Develop Unmanned Snow Removal System for Runways

S. Korea to Develop Unmanned Snow Removal System for Runways

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean research team will embark on a project to develop a system that can clear the snow from airport runways without requiring human labor. The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials announced on Tuesday that it will begin research on developing an unmanned snow removal system for [...]

Winter Approaching Rapidly

Winter Approaching Rapidly

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – November 22 in Korea is called “Soseol,” one of the 24 seasonal points on the traditional East Asian lunisolar calendar, when the first snow falls in the country. Soseol translates into “small snowfall” and comes after “Ipdong” (November 7), which marks the beginning of the winter season, [...]