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South Korea, freeskiing epicenter?

The freeskiing potential of Pyeongchang, South Korea, site of 2018 Winter Olympics

Updated: June 4, 2013, 3:12 PM ET
By John Symms | ESPN Action Sports

Last week, Pyeongchang, South Korea earned the winning bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. This is big news, of course, for everybody in South Korea, and it's particularly big news for South Koreans interested in freeskiing events.

As new as halfpipe and slopestyle are in the U.S. and Europe, the sports are in their infancy in Korea. Recent announcements that those disciplines would become Olympic events in 2014 accelerated the sport's growth in all countries, including ...

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