Top 4 Ski Resorts in Korea for Your Ultimate Ski Holiday

Winter is fast approaching, which means it’s time to bring out the thick winter coats, gloves and hot packs. It’s also the perfect time to enjoy winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding and sledding in the mountains full of powdery-white snow! There are lots of ski resorts all over Korea that thousands of tourists and winter sports fans flock to every year to hit the slopes. Here are our top 4 that you must not miss out on visiting this winter!

  1. Yongpyong Ski Resort

Holding the title of being South Korea’s best ski resort for 3 consecutive years, Yongpyong Ski Resort is by far the biggest ski and snowboard resort in Korea. The ski season here is longer than other resorts due to heavy snowfall, so you can enjoy skiing from November to April and there’s a huge variety of slopes for all levels! The Rainbow, Gold and Mega Green slopes are the most popular, though Mega Green is the best choice for beginners. There are also attractions like zip lining and a mountain coaster that are perfect for all ages!


For those who are traveling alone and want a quick and easy way to get to the resort, the shuttle bus service will sort that out for you. And if you want to enjoy a full day of skiing or snowboarding with transport, attire, and equipment all provided, this 1 day tour is perfect. Make sure you don’t miss the popular Ice Fishing Festival in December and January either!


Address: 130 Yongsan-ri, Daegwalnyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea

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  1. Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski World

Particularly popular for its wide accommodation and daytime and nighttime skiing, Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski World is the closest resort to the city. The facilities are updated every year to maintain its reputation as being the most visited ski resort in Korea. There are 13 different slopes varying in inclines and distances with funky names like “Hip-Hop,” “Techno” and “Blues” to suit the young and hip people who visit the resort. There’s also Ocean World, a huge water park, and an equestrian club for those who want to do more than just ski.


This 1 day tour provides transport, a ski lift pass, clothing and equipment rental. If you’re completely new to the slopes, don’t worry as you can receive a lesson from a professional instructor! And for those who want to do both sightseeing and skiing, there’s a tour that will take you to both Nami Island and the resort in a day, so you can explore the gorgeous island and also ski. Honestly, a day’s not enough at this resort, so we highly recommend booking an overnight trip!


Address: 125-16 Palbong-ri, Seo-myeon, Hongcheon, Gangwon-do, South Korea

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  1. Phoenix Park

With a 5-star hotel, high quality snow, top class slopes (12 of which have been officially approved for international competitions) and gorgeous natural scenery, Phoenix Park has got it all. The “Extreme Park”, a park specifically designed for snowboarders equipped with a half pipe, table top, round quarter and rails also garnered lots of attention and praise. There’s also a sledding slope called “Snow Village”, golf club and a water park!


The shuttle bus service from Seoul will have you arrive at the resort in no time without any trouble and the 1 day tour is perfect for first-timers at the resort. It includes a quick basic lesson, round-trip transport, equipment and clothing rental, lunch and a lift pass. If you really want to learn to ski or snowboard in-depth, sign up for a private lesson that’s taught in English here!


Address: 1095 Myeonon-ri, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea

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  1. Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort

Located closest to Seoul amongst the ski resorts in Gangwon-do, the Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort is the perfect destination for a quick and spontaneous getaway. Their slopes are named after animals according to skill level (for example, “Rabbit Slope” for beginners and “Leopard Slope” for advanced skiers). 8 out of the 10 slopes are for beginners, making it the perfect location for those just starting out. There’s also a separate snowboarding park for those who want to practice and perfect their skills.


The resort is near popular sightseeing destination Nami Island, which has beautiful winter scenery. With this tour, you can explore the island in the morning and choose to snowboard, sled or ski later in the afternoon! Check out this package to ski, snowboard and sled or enjoy your own free time at the resort if you don’t necessarily want to be out on the slopes!


Address: 688 Bukhangangbyeon-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, South Korea

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Aside from the ones mentioned above, there are many other ski resorts all over Korea that have awesome facilities, ski slopes and rental services. Check out a full list of ski resorts in Gyeonggi-do here and Gangwon-do here!

You can check out more ski tours here. Also make sure you stay tuned for the opening dates of ski resorts in Korea at, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop!


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Yongpyong Resort
Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski World
Phoenix Park
Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort