|Yongpyong Resort (용평리조트)|
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Yongpyong Resort, located on the ridge of Mt.Balwangsan, is the first domestic ski resort opening in 1975. With average 250cm of snow each year you can enjoy skiing from November until April of the following year. Compared to other ski resorts, ski season is considerably longer. It is 215km from Seoul, and with the construction of a 4-lane highway, the travel time has been shortened to 2 hours. When ski season finishes, you can enjoy golf from April to November as well.
This is where the 1998 World Cup Ski Competition and the 1999 Gangwon Winter Asian Games were held. The Rainbow Red*Silver*Gold slopes have been authorized by the International Ski Federation (ISF). Also there are slopes for beginners such as the Yellow Run and the Pink Run, and the new Red Run and Green Run for intermediates. There are 18 slopes and 15 lifts in total, with a 3.7km long gondola which can accommodate 8 people at once. There are other convenient indoor facilities such as the swimming pool and sauna, and within the complex there is a sledding hill, indoor golf course with a capacity of 6 holes, survival game park and the indoor mountain bike path. There are also the forest bath walk, archery, crocket, tennis courts and the campsites.
For accommodation there are hotels, condos, youth hostels which add up to 1,087 rooms available in total. There are many tourist sites such as the Mt.Odaesan National Park and the Daegwangryeong Ranch. During ski season, shuttle buses and the direct buses operate from metropolitan areas around Korea.
|Open all year around|
|* Facilities - Dragon Plaza, Dragon Peak, Fitness Center, Valley Center, YongPyong Dome
* Accommodations - Dragon Valley Hotel, Tower Condominium, Villa Condominium, YongPyong Condominium, YongPyong Hostel, Birch Hill Condominium, Greenpia Condominium
* Subsidary Facilities
1) Indoor Leisure - Swimming Pool, Health Club, Bowling Alley, Sports and Health Massage, Sauna
2) Outdoor Leisure - YongPyong Cable Car, ATVs, Alpine Slider, Survival Games, Bicycles