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Gangwon Province Desperately Awaits Cold Weather

Gangwon Province Desperately Awaits Cold Weather

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Ski resorts and winter festival organizers in Gangwon Province are concerned with the unseasonably warm weather as they prepare for the start of the winter season. The Korea Meteorological Administration said the average temperature in the province between Nov. 1-21 stood at 8.6 degrees Celsius, which was 2 degrees [...]

Mercedes-Benz Truck Clears Snow-covered Roads in Jeju

Mercedes-Benz Truck Clears Snow-covered Roads in Jeju

JEJU, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Specially designed vehicles are gaining attention, clearing snow-covered roads across Mount Halla every time a snow storm sweeps over Jeju Island. The all-terrain Unimog UGE, a special truck developed by Mercedes-Benz, has been employed to clear snow in the region. Unimogs are custom-designed based on how they are going [...]

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. [...]

Mount Seorak Transformed into a Land of Snow

Mount Seorak Transformed into a Land of Snow

SOKCHO, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Mountain ranges in Gangwon Province, where this year’s first heavy snow warning was issued last Monday, have turned into a land of snow. Mount Seorak’s Daecheong Peak (1,708 meters) has been covered with beautiful shapes of rime ice, declaring the coming of winter. White snowflakes that now cover the [...]

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 [...]