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[Korea] Early Opening of Ski Resorts in Gangwon-do

  • Date11/19/2013
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▲Bogwang Phoenix Park Ski Resort, the first ski resort to open this year

Due to the early arrival winter in Korea, some ski resorts in Gangwon-do have already scheduled their opening dates for this year’s ski season.

The recent cold wave advisory issued in the Gangwon-do and Chungcheongbuk-do regions, together with the below zero morning temperatures in Seoul, signal the arrival of winter. As a result, ski resorts in Gangwon-do have announced their early opening dates.

The first ski resort to open this year is Bogwang Phoenix Ski Resort in Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, which opened on November 11 when the first cold wave advisory was released. Yongpyong Resort in Pyeongchang-gun also followed suit and opened on the following day.

Other ski resorts in Gangwon-do are also rushing to prepare for their opening dates. Most of the resorts will be open by the end of November.

▲ 2013 Opening Dates for Major Ski Resorts in Gangwon-do
Ski Resort Opening Date

Phoenix Park Ski Resort

Nov. 11

Yongpyong Resort

Nov. 12

High 1 Ski Resort

Nov. 15


Nov. 15

Daemyung Resort Vivaldi Park Ski World
**One slope is available for now

Nov. 15

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort

Nov. 22

Alpensia Ski Resort

Nov. 23

Hansol Oak Valley

Nov. 28

O2 Ski & Resort

Nov. 29

※ Scheduled dates are subject to change depending on weather variations.

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