Experience the magnificent snowscapes and exciting skiing and snowboarding in South Korea. Feel the thrilling speed and freedom of skiing. Take skiing and snowboarding lessons. Enjoy exciting performances and cultural events. Witness the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games from 9 – 25 February 2018.
Gangwon-do, with the lush Taebaek Mountains and pristine rivers, is home to 18 beautiful ski areas. Dressed in pure white snow and boasting spectacular views, these ski resorts offer plush accommodations and slopes for a variety of skill levels, from absolute beginners to experts. Common amenities include sledding for children, gondolas and walking trails to take in the winter scenery, and relaxing spas.
The YongPyong Resort, known as the ‘Alps of Korea’, is host of the alpine competitions for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The resort is equipped with 28 slopes, including a 7.4km round-trip gondola, and 14 lift facilities as well as a golf club, waterpark, and accommodation. From skiing and snowboarding lessons to cultural performances and exotic local cuisine, the ski season at YongPyong Resort from mid November 2017 to February 2018 is a truly memorable experience.
Phoenix Snow Park
Phoenix Park is known for its many valley-style slopes and high-quality snow. The resort features ski courses for beginner, intermediate, and expert skiers, as well as a snowboard park, complete with a half pipe, table top, round quarter, and rails. The restaurant located at the top of the slopes offers great views. Phoenix Park is open from mid November 2017 to 21 January 2018 before it closes to the public for official use as a venue for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Alpensia Ski Resort
Tucked away in the mountains, Alpensia Resort is known for its excellent snow quality and sweeping views of the majestic Daegwallyeong mountain pass. The resort will not be operating a ski season this year, as it is the main venue for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, and will host many competition events, including ski jumping, cross-country skiing, and bobsled. If you’re planning on watching the Olympics, be sure to check out the top-notch accommodation at Alpensia Resort!
High1 Ski Resort
High1 Ski Resort offers 18 fantastic slopes, each beginning at one of the park's three peaks. One of the peaks provides a 4.2km-long gently-sloping course for beginners. The resort is known for its convenient facilities for people with disabilities and special needs to enjoy skiing. Nearby attractions include Kangwon Land Casino, trekking routes, a sledding site and a golf course, making it a family-friendly ski resort. The ski season at High1 Ski Resort is from 15 November 2017 to 25 March 2018.
Ski Resorts close to Seoul
There are several Ski Resorts located close to Seoul, making it possible for visitors to enjoy a full day of skiing without having to stay overnight. Located in Namyangju is Star Hill Resort with six slopes, ranging in difficulty, each with its own exclusive lift. The Jisan Forest Ski Resort in Icheon has seven main ski slopes and three sub-slopes, open to both skiers and snowboarders. The Yangji Pine Resort Ski Valley in Yongin has ten slopes, for various skill levels, with night skiing on the well-lit slopes being very popular. The Konjiam Resort in Gwangju reserves six of its nine slopes for beginner/intermediate skiers and senior citizens, making it perfect for families. The ski season at these resorts is from early December 2017 to early March 2018.