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14 Ski Resorts to Spend an Exciting Winter in Korea

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Alpensia Ski Resort

Korea is gifted with mountain terrains and the perks of winter. In particular, Gangwon-do and the outskirt regions of Seoul are great places to enjoy winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding as they receive the most annual snowfall. Ski resorts in Korea offer slopes for a variety of skill levels, from absolute beginners to experts. Many resorts also offer nighttime skiing for a full day of fun.


As all ski resorts differ in prices and operating periods, it is strongly recommended to check for details before visiting. During the peak ski season, from mid-December to the end of February, visitors are recommended to reserve accommodations ahead of time.

Ski Resorts in Gangwon-do

Pyeongchang – Phoenix Pyeongchang Snow Park

Phoenix Pyeongchang Snow Park

Phoenix Pyeongchang Snow Park Phoenix Pyeongchang Snow 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 nighttime skiing. The resort operates Extreme Park for snowboarders, complete with half pipe, table top, round quarter, and rails that follow the Olympic standards. Moreover, Phoenix Pyeongchang hosted various competitions, such as the parallel giant slalom and slopestyle, for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Phoenix Pyeongchang Snow Park

  • Address: 174, Taegi-ro, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do (강원도 평창군 봉평면 태기로 174)
  • Directions: Take the free shuttle bus from Pyeongchang Station (Gangneung KTX) Parking Lot
    * Shuttle bus schedule: 08:55, 10:00, 11:50, 14:45, 15:55, 17:45
  • Ski season: December 3, 2021 – Early March 2022 (Slope opening period may vary)
    * Subject to change based on weather conditions
  • Operating hours: 09:00-16:00 (Nighttime hours until 22:00)
  • Website: www.phoenixhnr.co.kr (Korean, English)
    * Slope map available on the website
  • Inquiries: +82-1588-2828→0 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    * Availability of foreign language assistance may vary by work schedule of staff
  • Nearby attractions: Herbnara Farm, Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village, Pyeongchang Recreational Forest, Birth Home of Lee Hyoseok, etc.

Pyeongchang - Yongpyong Ski Resort

Yongpyong Ski Resort

Yongpyong Ski Resort was the first ski resort to open in Korea. The resort’s accommodations are located nearest to the ski slopes, which makes it a popular venue amongst skiers. The resort has 28 slopes to suit skiers of all levels and 14 lifts. With the resort’s high amount of annual snowfall, visitors can enjoy both an exciting ski trip and a beautiful winter getaway. Yongpyong Ski Resort hosted the alpine competitions for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Yongpyong Ski Resort

  • Address: 715, Olympic-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do (강원도 평창군 대관령면 올림픽로 715)
  • Directions: Take the free shuttle bus from Jinbu (Odaesan) Station (Gyeonggang Line)
    * Shuttle bus schedule: Operates until March 1, 2022 / Monday-Thursday 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00 / Friday-Sunday 09:30, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 20:00
  • Ski season: November 26, 2021 – March 20, 2022 (Slope opening period may vary)
    * Nighttime hours available from December 17, 2021 – February 28, 2022
    * Subject to change based on weather conditions
  • Operating hours: 09:00-17:00 (Nighttime hours until 22:00)
  • Website: www.yongpyong.co.kr (Korean, English, Chinese)
    * Slope map available on the website
  • Inquiries: +82-33-335-5757 (Korean, English)
    * Availability of foreign language assistance may vary by work schedule of staff
  • Nearby attractions: Daegwallyeong Sheep Ranch, Dutasan National Recreational Forest, Odaesan National Recreational Park, Doamho Lake, Korea Botanic Garden, etc.

Hongcheon - Vivaldi Park Ski World

Vivaldi Park Ski World (Credit: Daemyung Theme Park & Entertainment)

Vivaldi Park Ski World, located in Hongcheon, has become a favorite among young skiers in their teens and twenties; even the slope names like Hip-Hop, Techno, and Funky are geared towards young adults. Some of the more advanced slopes are uniquely designed with unexpected twists and turns for maximum thrills.

For those who are new to winter sports, Vivaldi Park Ski World provides the perfect setting to safely enjoy skiing and snowboarding. There are a variety of slopes with different inclines and distances to give new snow sport enthusiasts the perfect chance to gradually work their way up from the bunny slopes to the more advanced courses. The resort is also family-friendly, with amenities like Snowy Land, a nighttime skiing and sledding theme park that operates until 03:00, and Vivaldi Park Ocean World where you can relax at the spa after a long day of hitting the slopes.

Vivaldi Park Ski World

  • Address: 262, Hanchigol-gil, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do (강원도 홍천군 서면 한치골길 262)
  • Directions: Take a local bus headed to Vivaldi Ski World from Hongcheon Intercity Bus Terminal and get off at Daemyeong Ski Resort Bus Stop, then walk for approx. 2 min
    * A free round-trip shuttle bus running between Seoul, including metropolitan areas, and Vivaldi Park Ski World is available with a reservation at least one day in advance by 16:30 at +82-33-439-7695 (Korean only). For details, visit the official website (Korean only).
  • Ski season: November 27, 2021 - TBD (Slope opening period may vary)
    * Subject to change based on weather conditions
  • Operating hours: 08:30-16:30
    * Techno slope opens at 10:00 / Nighttime hours until 22:30 / Late night hours until 03:00, except on Monday nights (closed)
  • Website: www.daemyungresort.com (Korean only)
    * Slope map available on the website
  • Nearby attractions: Sutasa Temple, Hongcheongang River, Sambong National Recreational Forest, etc.

Hoengseong - Welli Hilli Park Snow Park

Welli Hilli Park Snow Park

Recognized for its size and safety by the International Ski Federation (FIS), Welli Hilli Park Snow Park is equipped with an international-sized board walk super pipe. Its FIS certification and variety of facilities have made it a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders alike. The snow park offers 20 slopes ranging from bunny slopes to black diamond courses and a mogul course to maximize fun and thrills. The Fun Park is the largest terrain park of its kind in Korea and offers facilities such as C-box, X-box, and wall box for snowboarders to practice their tricks.

Welli Hilli Park Snow Park

  • Address: 451, Gowon-ro, Hoengseong-gun, Gangwon-do (강원도 횡성군 둔내면 고원로 451)
  • Directions: Take the free shuttle bus from Dunnae Station (Gangneung KTX) to the resort
    * Shuttle bus schedule: Operates until March 1, 2022 / 09:45, 10:40, 11:45, 15:45, 17:55, 19:05, 20:05, 21:50
  • Ski season: December 3, 2021 - March 6, 2022 (Slope opening period may vary)
    * Nighttime skiing hours available until late February / Late night skiing hours available until early February
    * Subject to change based on weather conditions
  • Operating hours: 08:30-16:30 (Nighttime hours until 22:30 / Late night hours until 24:00)
  • Website: www.wellihillipark.com (Korean only)
    * Slope map available on the website
  • Nearby attractions: Cheongtaesan National Recreational Forest, Jucheongang Recreational Forest, Dunnae Recreational Forest, etc.

Landscape view of Alpensia Ski Resort

Alpensia Ski Resort is tucked away in the mountains at about 700 meters above sea level and is known for its excellent snow. The resort offers six slopes with various courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and can accommodate up to 3,000 people at the same time. Snowboarding slopes and a long-distance sledding slope are specially designed for snowboarders and visitors with family respectively. In particular, Foxtrot, a slope for advanced skiers, is famous for seeing exotic vista.

As the main venue for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, Alpensia Resort hosted many competition events, including but not limited to ski jumping, cross-country skiing, and bobsled. In addition to the exciting winter sports, visitors can enjoy many top-notch accommodation facilities within the Alpensia Resort complex, such as Holiday Inn and Suites Alpensia Pyeongchang and Intercontinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort, as well as Alpensia Ocean 700, equipped with outstanding spa facilities.

Alpensia Ski Resort

  • Address: 325, Solbong-ro, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do (강원도 평창군 대관령면 솔봉로 325)
  • Directions: Take the free shuttle bus from Jinbu (Odaesan) Station (Gyeonggang Line) to Alpensia Resort
    * Shuttle bus schedule: Operates until early March / 09:30, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 20:00
  • Ski season: December 3, 2021 – March 1, 2022 (Slope opening period may vary)
    * Subject to change based on weather conditions
  • Operating hours: 09:00-17:00
  • Website: www.alpensiaresort.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    * Slope map available on the website
  • Inquiries: +82-33-339-0000 (Korean, English)
  • Nearby attractions: Odaesan National Park, Daegwallyeong Samyang Ranch, Yongpyong Resort Water Park, Balwangsan Ki Sky Walk, iMuseum Color Land, Yongpyong Forest Park, etc.

Chuncheon - Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort (Credit: Elysian Resort)

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort is a deluxe leisure complex that is only one hour away from Seoul by subway and is situated near Baegyang-ri Station on the Gyeongchun Line. Beginner and intermediate skiers can enjoy a variety of slopes since eight of the ten slopes are designed for beginners and intermediate skiers. The slopes are designed to have a canyon-type formation, allowing skiers to glide down smoothly while enjoying the panoramic view of the beautiful scenery. For beginners who need a little extra help before heading out on their own, ski and snowboard lessons are also available through the ski school program. Moreover, it is the only ski resort that has a 24-hour slope among all the resorts accessible by subway from Seoul, making it a perfect day-trip destination for ski enthusiasts.

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort

  • Address: 688, Bukhangangbyeon-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do (강원도 춘천시 남산면 북한강변길 688)
  • Directions: Take the free shuttle bus from Baegyangni Station (Gyeongchun Line) to Challenge House
    * Shuttle bus schedule: Operates until February 20, 2022 / Runs daily 51 times Sunday-Thursday (first bus 05:40, last bus 23:00), 54 times Friday-Saturday (first bus 05:40, last bus 00:10)
    * Free round-trip shuttle bus runs only during ski season on a first-come, first-served basis (reservation not accepted). For more info, visit the official website (Korean only).
  • Ski season: December 3, 2021 - Early March 2022 (Slope opening period may vary)
    * Subject to change based on weather conditions
  • Operating hours: 09:00-17:00 (Nighttime hours until 22:30 / Late night hours until 24:00)
  • Website: www.elysian.co.kr (Korean, English, Chinese)
    * Slope map available on the website
  • Inquiries: +82-33-260-2000 (Korean only) / +82-33-260-2005 (Korean, English)
    * Simple ski resort-related English assistance available
  • Nearby attractions: Gangchon Resort, Gugokpokpo Falls, Nami Island, Gangchon Suspension Bridge Park, Gangchon Theme Land, Gangchon Rail Park, Gyeonggang Rail Bike etc.

Jeongseon - High1 Ski Resort

High1 Ski Resort

Located on the foot Baegunsan Mountain at 1,340 meters above sea level in Gangwon-do, High1 Ski Resort offers 18 fantastic slopes, each beginning at one of the park's three peaks. One of the peaks provides a 4.2 kilometer-long gently-sloping course for beginners. High1 Resort also has two slopes that have been used for Ski World Cup competitions. The resort is known for its convenient facilities for people with disabilities and special needs to enjoy skiing.

High1 Resort offers state-of-the-art lifts including an automatic reading system for lift passes and a hands-free detection system. Nearby attractions include Kangwon Land Casino, trekking routes, winter-themed park Snow World, a sledding site and a golf course, making it a family-friendly ski resort.

High1 Ski Resort

  • Address: 500, High1-gil, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do (강원도 정선군 고한읍 하이원길 500)
  • Directions: Take the free shuttle bus from Gohan Station or Sabuk Station (Taebaek Line) to Mountain Ski House
    * Shuttle bus schedule: Runs 14 times a day (First bus 06:38, last bus 02:38 based on Gohan Station departure). For more info, visit the official website (Korean only).
  • Ski season: December 3, 2021 – February 28, 2022 (Slope opening period may vary)
    * Subject to change based on weather conditions
  • Operating hours: 09:00-16:00 (Nighttime hours until 22:00)
  • Website: www.high1.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    * Slope map available on the website
  • Inquiries: +82-1588-7789 (Korean, English, Chinese)
  • Nearby attractions: Kangwon Land Casino, Hwaamdonggul Cave, Auraji Lake, Gangwon Land High1 Water World, High1 Resort Snow World, Mindungsan Mountain, High1 Resort Alpine Coaster, Sabuk Coal Mine Cultural Tour Village, etc.

Wonju - Oak Valley Snow Park

Oak Valley Snow Park

Named for a nearby oak tree forest, Oak Valley Snow Park is smaller than most ski resorts in Korea. As a result, it offers a cozy, welcoming atmosphere with seven slopes: one for beginners, four for intermediate, and two for advanced skiers. Oak Valley Snow Park is one of the best parks for snowboarders because there are no crowds and plenty of space to try new maneuvers! In addition to ski and snowboard school for beginners and a sledding hill, the resort offers barbecue meal and has a children’s playground, an astronomy and sculpture park, and a picturesque scenery.

Oak Valley Snow Park

  • Address: 58, Oak Valley 2-gil, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do (강원도 원주시 지정면 오크밸리2길 58)
  • Directions: Take the free shuttle bus from Wonju Intercity Bus Terminal to Ski Village Bus Stop
    * Shuttle bus schedule: 05:03, 07:29, 10:05, 16:10, 19:02
  • Ski season: December 17, 2021 – February 20, 2022 (Slope opening period may vary)
    * Nighttime hours available until February 19, 2022
    * Subject to change based on weather conditions
  • Website: www.oakvalley.co.kr (Korean only)
    * Slope map available on the website
  • Inquiries: +82-1588-7676→0 (Korean only)
  • Nearby attractions: Chiaksan National Park, Baegunsan National Recreational Forest, Gangwon Jurassic Land, Wonju Herb Farm, Wonju Rail Park, etc.

Ski Resorts near Seoul

Pocheon - Bears Town Ski Resort

Bears Town Ski Resort (Credit: Bears Town Ski Resort)

Located in Pocheon, Bears Town Ski Resort is a great place for a one-day trip due to its nighttime hours and accessibility from Seoul. It was the first resort in Korea to adopt the equipment rental system for guests without personal gear to enjoy skiing or snowboarding. The resort offers a total of ten slopes with one slope exclusively for experts, two slopes for advanced skiers, three slopes for high intermediate skiers, two slopes for intermediate skiers, two slopes for beginners, and a four-season slope that is open all year round. The resort is also a popular family destination, thanks to the 400-meter-long sledding hill and convenient lifts.

Bears Town Ski Resort

  • Address: 27, Geumgang-ro 2536beon-gil, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 포천시 내촌면 금강로 2536번길 27)
  • Directions: Take Bus No. 11 from Gangbyeon Station (A) Bus Stop by Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Sohak 1(il)-ri, Sagimak Bus Stop and walk for approx. 14 min to Bears Town Ski Resort
  • Ski season: December 17, 2021 – Early March 2022 (Slope opening period may vary)
    * Subject to change based on weather conditions
  • Operating hours: 09:00-16:30 (Until 22:00 before Big Bear Slope opening, until 24:00 after opening)
  • Website: www.bearstown.com (Korean, English)
  • Nearby attractions: Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum, Sanjeong Lake, The Garden of Morning Calm, Pocheon Herb Island, Pocheon Art Valley, Amazing Park, Seowoon Garden, Hantangang Sky Bridge, Pyeonggang Land, etc.

Icheon - Jisan Forest Ski Resort

Jisan Forest Ski Resort nightscape (Credit: Jisan Forest Ski Resort)

Located in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do, Jisan Forest Ski Resort is close to Gangnam in Seoul, meaning that even if accommodations are fully booked, visitors can make a daytrip out to this beautiful ski resort. The resort has a number of slopes ready to accommodate skiers of varying skill levels, including two practice slopes for beginners. In addition, the resort has five high-speed lifts, allowing quick access and less time waiting in line. There is also an escalator for children and beginners. Even though this particular resort is on a smaller scale, it is packed with convenient facilities at inexpensive prices. The resort is a great value for its price, thus providing visitors an affordable winter sports experience with great quality.

Jisan Forest Ski Resort

  • Address: 267, Jisan-ro, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 이천시 마장면 지산로 267)
  • Directions: Take Bus No. 12 from Icheon Bus Terminal Bus Stop to Jisan Resort Entrance, Gyunghee Mart Bus Stop and walk for approx. 22 min
  • Ski season: December 9, 2021 – Early March 2022 (Slope opening period may vary)
    * Subject to change based on weather conditions
  • Operating hours: 09:00-17:00 (Nighttime hours until 23:00)
  • Website: www.jisanresort.co.kr (Korean, English, Chinese)
    * Slope map available on the website
  • Nearby attractions: Icheon Cerapia, Termeden, Deokpyeong Dinosaur Arboretum, Farm & Tree, Ooozooo Starlight Garden, Wow Dairy, Seolbong Park, etc.

Yongin - Yangji Pine Resort Ski Valley

View of Yangji Pine Resort Ski Valley (Credit: Yangji Pine Resort)

Located in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, Yangji Pine Resort Ski Valley has six ski lifts, and ten slopes for various skill levels. The resort has a course with diverse slopes slanting from 5 to 38-degree angles and a mogul ski course for advanced skiers. Night skiing is very popular at Yangji Pine Resort as the well-lit slopes give visitors an opportunity to enjoy nighttime skiing experience even past midnight. The park also offers a sledding hill for families and ski lessons for all ages, welcoming beginners who are new to the experience. There’s also a Pet Theme Park, which allows visitors to bring their dogs to the area.

Yangji Pine Resort Ski Valley

  • Address: 112, Nampyeong-ro, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 용인시 처인구 양지면 남평로 112)
  • Directions: Take Bus No. 97 from Yongin Bus Terminal Bus Stop to Yangji Pine Resort and take a taxi or walk approx. 34 min to Yangji Pine Resort.
  • Ski season: 2021/2022 Ski season closed
  • Website: www.pineresort.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Nearby attractions: Korean Folk Village, Everland, Daejangeum Park

Gwangju - Konjiam Resort

Konjiam Resort ski slope

Located in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do, Konjiam Resort is the largest ski resort in Seoul’s vicinity, offering nine slopes with varying degrees of difficulty, as well as five ski lifts. The resort also limits its number of daily slope users to a maximum of 3,500 people per hour in order to offer the best skiing experience with a wait time of 15 minutes or less. 70% of the slopes are reserved for beginner/intermediate skiers and senior citizens, perfect for families. The slope also has a convenient visitor center where visitors can relax, rent and repair gear, as well as sign up for ski lessons. Furthermore, the resort includes an arboretum, ecological river, spa and other auxiliary facilities.

Konjiam Resort

  • Address: 278, Docheogwit-ro, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 광주시 도척면 도척윗로 278)
  • Directions: Take a taxi for approx. 10 min from Gonjiam Station (Gyeonggang Line) to Konjiam Resort
  • Ski season: December 11, 2021 – Early March 2022 (Slope opening period may vary)
    * Subject to change based on weather conditions
  • Operating hours: 09:00-02:00 (Nighttime discount applied 18:00-02:00)
  • Website: www.konjiamresort.co.kr (Korean, English)
  • Nearby attractions: Namhansanseong Provincial Park, Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum, Hwadam Botanic Garden, Gonjiam Bandy Woods, Ceramic Expo Sculpture Park, Yongin Recreational Forest, etc.

Ski Resorts in Central & Southern Regions

Muju – Deogyusan Ski Resort

Deogyusan Ski Resort

Located within Deogyusan National Park in Muju, Jeollabuk-do, Deogyusan Ski Resort has long been a popular ski destination for both Korean and international skiers. This gorgeous mountain ski resort not only has a large number of ski courses, but also breathtaking views that allow skiers to take in the beauty of the snow-covered slopes while they ski.

The resort's Silk Road Slope, which starts from the peak of Deogyusan Mountain at 1,520 meters above sea level, is the longest run in Korea, at 6.1 kilometers in length for maximum thrills. The course was designed for both beginner and intermediate skiers to enjoy. The resort is also known to have the steepest slope, called the Raiders Slope, in Korea along with other diverse runs that accommodate skiers of varying skill levels. For those who want a refreshing experience, try the outdoor hot springs after a day of skiing.

Deogyusan Ski Resort

  • Address: 185, Manseon-ro, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do (전라북도 무주군 설천면 만선로 185)
  • Directions: Take Nongeochon Bus No. 13-3 from Muju Bus Terminal Bus Stop to Garam Bus Stop and walk for 4 min to Muju Tourist Center Parking Lot 1. From the parking lot, take the free shuttle bus to Deogyusan Resort.
    * Shuttle bus schedule: 05:00, 07:30, 10:30, 16:30 (Ski season only)
  • Ski season: December 5, 2021 – February 28, 2022 (Slope opening period may vary)
    * Subject to change based on weather conditions
  • Operating hours: 09:00-16:30 (Nighttime hours until 22:00)
  • Website: www.mdysresort.com (Korean, English)
    * Slope map available on the website
  • Inquiries: +82-63-322-9000 (Korean, English)
    * Availability of foreign language assistance may vary by work schedule of staff.
  • Nearby attractions: Muju Meoru Wine Cave, Bandi Land, etc.

Yangsan - Eden Valley Resort

View of Eden Valley Resort (Credit: Eden Valley Resort)

As the only ski resort in the Gyeongsang region, Eden Valley Resort provides an environment fit for skiers of all levels. Of the six slopes ranging in length from 454 meters to 1.495 kilometers, two are for beginners, three are for intermediate skiers and two are for advanced skiers. Each slope has a different starting point, but they all wind gently down along the mountainside to come together at the base. The three lifts are fast in their service so that there is hardly any wait time. The resort also operates a luge track for non-skiers.

Eden Valley Resort

  • Address: 1206, Eosil-ro, Yangsan-si, Gyeongsangnam-do (경상남도 양산시 어실로 1206)
  • Directions: Take the subway to Yangsan Station (Busan Subway Line 2) and transit to Bus No. 1000 from Yangsan Station Intercity Bus Transit Center to Eden Valley Resort
  • Ski season: December 24, 2021 – Early March 2022 (Slope opening period may vary)
    * Subject to change based on weather conditions
  • Operating hours: 13:30-21:30
  • Website: www.edenvalley.co.kr (Korean only)
  • Inquiries: +82-55-379-8000 (Korean only)
  • Nearby attractions: Gajisan Provincial Park, Tongdosa Temple, Sinbulsanpokpo National Recreational Forest, Baenaegol Valley, Baenaegol Valley, Miryang Dam Ecological Park, etc.

* Ski season start and end date at all resorts are subject to change based on weather conditions. Please check in advance.
* This column was last updated in December 2021, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details before visiting.

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