Perfect Guide to the Best Ski Resorts in Korea

Perfect Guide to the Best Ski Resorts in Korea

by Trazy.com
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Here is an awesome guide to the best ski resorts in Korea! If you’re looking for a great ski resort to meet your skiing needs, then read on.

The Ski Resorts in Gangwon-do

1. Yongpyong Ski Resort: Thrills for all ages

As South Korea’s grandest ski resort Yongpyong Ski Resort is the resort that’s got something for everyone!

Known for appearing in the popular Korean dramas, “Winter Sonata (KBS, 2002)” and “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (TVN, 2016)”, Yongpyong Ski Resort was also the main venue for 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. 

  • Location: Pyeongchang
  • Travel time from Seoul: 3 hrs 
  • Number of slopes: 28
  • Number of ski lifts: 14 ski lifts

2. Daemyung Vivaldi Park: The hottest ski resort for the ’20s

Boasting new facilities every year, Vivaldi Park in Daemyung Resort is well-known as the trendiest among ski resorts.

With the best night skiing experience and slopes full of twists and turns, it’s the perfect venue for thrill-seeking youngsters for young adults!

Also, Vivaldi Park is where the scenes from the Korean TV drama “The Legend of the Blue Sea (SBS, 2016),” starring Jun Ji-hyun (Chung) and Lee Min-ho (Joon-jae), were filmed. In the drama, the two characters, “Joon-jae” teaches “Chung” how to ski and they spend a great time at Vivaldi Park!

  • Location: Hongcheon
  • Travel time from Seoul: 2 hrs
  • Number of slopes: 12
  • Number of ski lifts: 10 (including gondola)

3. Phoenix Park: Heaven for snowboarding fanatics

With beautiful natural views and perfect snow, Phoenix Park, or Phoenix Ski Resort is perfect for those wanting a day on the slopes. It’s also famous for appearing in the popular Korean drama, “Autumn in My Heart (KBS, 2000).”

  • Location: Pyeongchang
  • Travel time from Seoul: 2.5 hrs
  • Number of slopes: 21
  • Number of ski lifts: 8 lifts & 6 sun-kid lifts & 1 gondola

4. Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort – The ultimate thrill seeker’s getaway

Boasting attractions rich in thrills, and premium lodging facilities as well as a range of slopes, Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort is perfect for those who are seeking a rush of adrenaline, offering the surge for all the adrenaline junkies!

  • Location: Hoengseong
  • Travel time from Seoul: 1.5 hrs
  • Number of slopes: 18
  • Number of ski lifts: 9

5. Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort: Perfect for a spontaneous getaway

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort is the closest to Seoul amongst the other resorts in Gangwon-do, making it the perfect place to travel to spontaneously for a half or full day of fun. It’s also near popular sightseeing destinations so non-skiers will have fun too!

  • Location: Chuncheon
  • Travel from Seoul: 1.5 hrs
  • Number of slopes: 12
  • Number of ski lifts: 10

6. Alpensia Ski Resort: The fantastic Alps of Asia

Boasting top-of-the-line leisure and premium lodging facilities as well as a range of slopes, Alpensia Ski Resort is perfect in every way, offering fun for the whole family!

  • Location: Pyeongchang
  • Travel time from Seoul: 3 hrs
  • Number of slopes: 6
  • Number of ski lifts: 3

7. High1 Ski Resort: Home to the puffiest powder

Boasting the purest snows out of all the other ski resorts in the area, High1 Ski Resort does its best to maintain the conditions of the slopes and snows in top shape.

With cutting-edge facilities, such as an automatic sensor system, a hands-free detection system, and a state-of-the-art ski lift and gondola system, visitors can enjoy the ride without having to show their lift tickets.

  • Location: Jeongseon
  • Travel time from Seoul: 3 hrs
  • Number of slopes: 26
  • Number of ski lifts & gondolas: 6 ski lifts & 4 gondolas

8. Oak Valley Ski Resort: Perfect for crowd-free skiing

If you’re looking for a quieter, more intimate ski resort in Gangwondo, Oak Valley Ski Resort can be the one for you. The ski resort has a relaxed atmosphere compared to other ski resorts in the area with a good mix of slopes and off-the-slope attractions for families on top.

  • Location: Wonju
  • Travel time from Seoul: 1.8 hrs
  • Number of slopes: 9
  • Number of ski lifts: 7

The Ski Resorts in Gyeonggi-do

1. Jisan Forest Ski Resort: Small-scale and quaint for convenience

Located in Icheon, Jisan Forest Ski Resort is a great option if you’re completely new to skiing or if you want fun as the whole family. There’s a convenient escalator for children and beginners, the slopes are easy and smooth to go down and the venue is small with everything in close vicinity for comfort.

  • Location: Icheon
  • Travel time from Seoul: 1.5 hrs
  • Number of slopes: 7 main slopes & 3 sub-slopes
  • Number of ski lifts: 5

2. Bears Town Ski Resort: Perfect for a world-class skiing experience

Bears Town Ski Resort is the biggest ski resort near Seoul, with an area of 1,322,314 square meters. Being a large-scale resort, Bears Town Ski Resort has FIS certified slopes and fast ski lifts that can transport 15,200 skiers per hour. The ski resort also offers non-ski family activities such as a sledding hill with the longest sledding slope in the country.

  • Location: Pocheon
  • Travel time from Seoul: 1.3 hrs
  • Number of slopes: 11
  • Number of ski lifts: 8

3. Konjiam Ski Resort: Perfect if you’re pressed for time

As the first ski resort to limit the number of skiers on the slopes at one time, Konjiam Ski Resort is the perfect place to go if you’re someone who wants to enjoy skiing with minimum waiting around. Located near Seoul, this ski resort is a great option for those wanting a quick ski trip in Korea!

  • Location: Gwangju
  • Travel time from Seoul: 1.5 hrs
  • Number of slopes: 11
  • Number of ski lifts & gondolas: 5 ski lifts & 14 gondolas

4. Yangji Pine Ski Resort: For those seeking a thrilling challenge

Located at the base of Mount Dokjo, skiers can enjoy their time on the slopes at Yangji Pine Ski Resort while taking in the panoramic view of mountain terrain and thick forests. Night skiing is super popular here and skiers can find various intermediate and advanced level slopes.

  • Location: Yongin
  • Travel time from Seoul: 1.3 hrs
  • Number of slopes: 10
  • Number of ski lifts: 6

With so many different ski resorts to choose from, it might be a bit difficult to choose one that is just for you. Visit Trazy.com, Korea’s #1Travel Shop and make your ski trip in Korea perfect!

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