International Downhill Federation South Korea

Arirang Hill Fest

Contact :

Tel : 02) 338-8264

Fax : 02) 338-8265

 Arirang hill address 

109 bukdong-ri, JeongSeon-gun, South Korea​ 

​대한민국 정선군 화암면 북동리 109 아리랑힐 


Riders Information


You can only register to compete at Arirang Hill online.  

Normal registration closes on 20 April 2018 at 18:00 GMT+9.

Late registrations will be accepted online up Monday 30 April 2018 18:00 GMT+9.

On-site registrations will not be accepted at this event.


The Arirang Hill World Cup is sponsored by the Korean Sports Safety Foundation (KSSF).


The KSSF is providing competition insurance for all athletes at Arirang Hill.

Insurance cover for athletes is limited to practice, qualifying and racing. Athletes will only be covered for public liability, third party damage and medical expenses (up to 5,000,000 won) for treatment carried out in Korea. Riders are responsible for insuring for, or meeting all, repatriation expenses and any ongoing treatment outside of Korea.

Racing: Rules

As sanctioned International Downhill Federation (IDF) World Cup event the ​IDF racing rules and regulations will apply. Any athletes failing to comply with IDF rules and regulations may be disqualified from the event.

Racing: Declaration, pledge and waiver

​All athletes participating in the Arirang Hill World Cup must sign the rider declaration, waiver and pledge to participate in the event. A copy of the the waiver will be made available before for athletes to review before the race.

Racing: safety and technical inspection

Our priority is to make the racing environment practical for all athletes.  As a result all equipment used by athletes for racing will be subject to safety and technical inspection.

We will not be providing tools or materials to help make you racing equipment fit for racing.

The inspection criteria are outlined in the IDF rule book.

Playing fair: anti-doping

Arirang Hill has a strong relationship with the Pyeongchang Olympic committee. We share the Olympic values that strive to keep sport fair and drug free. Athletes at Arirang Hill are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the World Anti-doping code and relevant international standards.


The campsite is free for event staff, riders and their rider support crews (family and friends travelling with them). Athletes choosing to camp must provide their own camping equipment. Please not it can get cold in the mountains at night time. Athletes can stay in hotels or guest houses a short walk from the campsite. Bookings can be made through our website here.

Getting to and from Arirang Hill

The shuttle bus is free for athletes. Friends, family and support crew travelling with athletes must pre-purchase tickets. Tickets can be purchased here.

The shuttle bus:

  • from Seoul to Jeongseon will depart Hongdae on Thursday 3 May 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (GMT+9). 

  • will leave the Arirang Hill campsite and return to Seoul on Monday 7 May 2018 at approximately 10:00 a.m (GMT+9).

For more information about the shuttle bus service here.

Tips for getting to and away from Korea

  • Fly into Incheon or Gimpo international airports. 

  • Trains regularly run from both Incheon and Gimpo airports to Seoul.

  • The all stops train costs 5000 won.

  • Navigating the airport is easy many signs are in English and there are many help staff.

  • The train ride takes over 1 hour.

  • When booking your return flights it is important to note that the journey from Arirang Hill to Seoul can take 5 hours or longer if traffic is bad. From the drop off point you will need to travel out to the airport - this could take 90 minutes.

  • For more information visit the Getting there page.