Top 5 Ski Resorts in Korea

Skiing in Korea is something all visitors and residents alike should experience! Because of the 2018 Winter Olympics, the sport has gained popularity. Never mind the amazing memories and view you get from skiing, it also has tons of benefits. Skiing & Snowboarding are proven to help strengthen lower body muscles, boost your mood, and improve your flexibility! Whether you are a beginner or an expert, here are the best Ski and Snowboarding Resorts in Korea:

1. YongPyong Resort

This is the largest resort in all of Korea and was one of the venues the 2018 Winter Olympics used! YongPyong has 28 different slopes and 14 cable lifts with a range of difficulty levels.
This includes:

6 beginner slopes
6 intermediate slopes
4 advanced slopes
6 super-advanced slopes
1 extreme slope

Besides hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics, this resort also hosted FIS Alpine Ski World Cup (1998, 2000, 2003, 2006), IPC Alpine Ski World Cup for the Disabled (2006), and Winter Asian Games (1999). 

The renowned Ski resort does so much more than just snow sports though! Yongpyong also holds a heated waterpark, amusement park, skywalk, bowling and arcade area, golf course, and tons of other amenities!
And let’s not forget the famous TV shows that took place in the resort. Goblin and Winter Sonata both have well-known scenes right in Yongpyong! 

Ski Season starts beginning of December until Early April

Address: 232-950 715, Olympic-ro, Daegwanryeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea
Phone Number: +82-33-335-5757

2. High 1 Resort

Right up there with Yongpyong, High 1 is one of the largest Ski resorts in all of Korea! This resort was actually designed to be the most environmentally-friendly ski resort in the country. That also means High 1 has some of the best snow for skiing and snowboarding! They have 20 slopes with all different difficulty levels:

5 beginner slopes
4 intermediate slopes
8 advanced slopes
2 expert slopes
1 sledding slope

High 1 has 3 different peaks to choose from! The Jijang Mountain, Valley Top, and the Mountain Hub Peak! The resort also features 18 gondolas/ski lifts 

Aside from enjoying the amazing ski courses they offer, don’t forget to check out the absolutely stunning golf course, healing house, Haneul meditation area, water world, and casino High 1 provides! This is actually the only casino both Koreans and Foreigners can participate in. 

Ski Season starts beginning of December until Early April
High1 Ski Resort
Address: 256 High 1-Gil, Sabuk-eup, Jeongsun-kun, Gangwon-province, South Korea
Phone Number: +82-1588-7789

3. Muju Deogyusan Resort

The Deogyusan Resort, site of 1997 Winter Universiade, offers 22 slopes and over 4 million square meters! There are two bases to choose from (Mansun and Seolcheon base) with a diverse range of levels:

3 beginner slopes
7 intermediate slopes
6 advanced slopes
6 expert slopes

Deogyusan is actually best known for its beginner and intermediate slopes because they offer some amazing long runs! Their longest run ‘Silk Road’ goes for 6.1 km! You also get a stunning view of the Deogyusan National Park while enjoying your ski & snowboarding trip. Nature lovers in particular love this resort. 

It’s also worth mentioning that Boys Over Flowers (꽃보다남자), the famous K-drama was filmed here!

Ski Season starts beginning of December until Early April
Muju Deogyusan resort
Address: Manseon-ro 185, Seolcheon-myeon, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do, Korea 568-811
Phone Number: +82-63-322-9000

4. Phoenix Park

Only 2 hours away from Seoul, the official venue for the freestyle skiing & snowboarding events in the 2018 Winter Olympics, and the film location for Autumn in my heart + Winter Sonata is Phoenix Park!! With a total of 21 slopes, 8 lifts, and 8 gondolas, this resort has an amazing reputation:

7 beginner slopes
5 intermediate slopes
4 advanced slopes
2 expert slopes
3 parks

Although the park is most famous for its freestyle hills, it has options for everyone! Phoenix also offers a sledding park with a 30-meter slope. And of course, the facilities of this resort don’t stop at just the snow area- they have a water park too. Their water park features an indoor and outdoor area, so you can enjoy it during the colder seasons! 

Ski Season starts beginning of December until Early April
Address: 174, Taegi-ro, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea
Phone Number: 82-1577-0069

5. Vivaldi Park Ski World

Vivaldi Park has been the most visited ski resort in Korea for seven years straight! This park is a huge attraction to one-day skiers and because of their nighttime options! It is less than an hour from Seoul and has 12 slopes and 10 lifts:

2 beginner slopes
5 intermediate slopes
3 advanced slopes
1 expert slopes

The park also features the number one water park in Korea (Number 2 in Asia)! Ocean world consists of an indoor and outdoor area, totaling 99174 meters. Outside of the ski and snowboarding area, they also have Snowy Land. This winter village is the perfect place to go sledding! The resort also has a golf club, equestrian club, arcade room, bumper cars, and a few rides! This is the perfect park for those who don’t want a long commute but still want to enjoy tons of amazing amenities. 

Ski Season starts end of November until early April
Address: 262, Hanchigol-gil, Seomyeon, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do
Phone Number: +82-1588-4888

If you’re in Korea this winter season make sure to check out one of these amazing resorts! It might seem difficult to book if you don’t speak Korean, but don’t worry! These resorts are extremely well-known and have some English-speaking staff. If you don’t know where to start planning for your ski + snowboard trip make sure to check out the AK trip planners! 

Enjoy the winter vacation of your dreams with our upcoming ski/snowboard trips❄️  We will fly you out to Pyeongchang or pick you up from Seoul and you will experience 2 days of skiing/snowboarding in a famous resort of your choice! Relax in the heated waterpark and enjoy the tons of amenities all these resorts provide. We will book your room, get your ski pass, rent your ski equipment, provide a free ski/snowboard class, give you a discount on the waterpark, and include tons of other activities during your stay.

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