Checkups on safety of facilities, such as rental equipment, fences, snow ploughs and gondolas, high on list as the resort readies for opening of new season
High 1 Resort has been conducting an intensive check up on facilities to be ready for the opening of the 2014-2015 season, the ski resort said recently.
Thorough checks are being made on rental equipment, fences, snow makers, lifts and gondolas. Officials of the famous winter resort said the priority is to get it up and running in the safest manner possible.
Officers and staff of Leisure Management Department have been getting ready to prepare the resort for the new season by watching videos on safety equipment checks, emergency measures to help victims of heart and lung problems, checking fire extinguishers, methods to use fire extinguishers - to see that the resort run smoothly during the new season without incident.
Officials of the Marketing Section of the resort said the most serious checkups are being made on rental equipment and fences, with safety of the resort being the most urgent matter.
The safety checkups will be finished before the first snow flies.
In the meantime, High 1 began hiring temporary workers Oct. 6, and has been undertaking various events for guests at its condos to give them free tickets for lifts to elevate the expectancy on the new winter season at the resort.
The resort said it will kick off seasonal marketing initiatives to woo guests to its winter facilities.
From Oct. 19 to 21 the resort conducted “fam” tours for representatives of inbound travel agencies, heads of academies and officials of medical institutions. They spent a night at the resort’s condos to look around the facilities and installations for winter sports, games and convention facilities, and tourist facilities nearby High 1 Resort, to create their related tourism products. The resort explained special facilities and installations designed for foreign tourists in an intensive effort to attract group tourists to the winter resort whose new season is about to open.
The resort officials said they would publicize tour products with nearby areas to the participants of the current tour, along with large special events that are being planned for the new season.
In the meantime, Kangwon Land made the list of the Dow Jones Sustainable Index for the second consecutive year, winning a certificate from the DJSI International Conference held at Lotte Hotel in downtown Seoul on Oct. 16.
The leisure resort was the Korean resort to make the list, proving that it is the most sustainable firm in the resort industry in Korea. This year, the DJSI screened 2,522 firms in the world and selected 319. Twelve of them made the list, including 22 in Korea.
Kangwon Land made the DJSI-Asia-Pacific List for the first time in 2011.
Kangwon Land officials said the fact that the resort made the DJSI World List for second year in a row meant that it has won due recognition for its sustainable management activities. Policies include global-level competition, sustainable management, sincere social service activities, and environment-friendly policies.