[Wanderlust Wednesday] Top 3 Ski Resorts in Korea for Your Ski Holiday 2017

Winter is fast approaching in Korea, 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 3 that you must check out this winter!

  1. Yongpyong Ski Resort

With 28 slopes and 14 cable lifts, Yongpyong Ski Resort is the biggest ski and snowboard resort in Korea. With an average snowfall of 250 centimeters each year, the ski season here is longer than other resorts, so you can enjoy skiing from November to April.

Whether you’re of beginner, intermediate, or expert level, there’s a huge variety of slopes to enjoy. The Rainbow, Gold, and Mega Green slopes are the most popular, though Mega Green is the best choice for beginners.

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For those who are traveling alone and want a hassle-free 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, the 1 Day Ski/Snowboard Tour is perfect.

Make sure you don’t miss the famous ice fishing festival in December and January either! If you want to enjoy both skiing and the festival, click here!

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

For details and directions, click here.

  1. Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski World

Particularly popular for its daytime and nighttime skiing, Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski World has been the most visited ski resort in the country for seven consecutive years.

There are 13 different slopes that vary in inclines and distances to suit skiers of all levels, with the more advanced ones featuring lots of unexpected twists and turns for a thrilling experience.

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For those of you who want to take the hassle out of your trip, sign up for the 1 Day Tour to Vivaldi Park, where transport, a ski lift pass, clothing and equipment rental are included. If you don’t know how to ski or snowboard, don’t worry as lessons are also available in English!

And for those who want to explore nature and also enjoy winter sports, the Nami Island & Vivaldi Ski Resort 1 Day Shuttle Bus Package is perfect. You can explore the gorgeous island in the morning and ski and snowboard in the afternoon!

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Address: 1290-1 Palbong-ri, Seo-myeon, Hongcheon, Gangwon-do, South Korea

For details and directions, click here.   

  1. High1 Resort

The High1 Resort is Korea’s most environmentally friendly resort with many well-preserved native trees and spectacular scenery. With the highest altitude (1,345 meters) among Korean ski resorts, it is also known for its puffy snow, which is perfect for beginners as it helps prevent serious injuries.

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Aside from the top-notch skiing experience, visitors can also enjoy a unique dining experience at the revolving restaurant located 1340 meters above sea level. Every hour the restaurant goes through one full rotation, offering diners an incredible panoramic view of the region.

The best way to get to the resort from Incheon or Gimpo Airport is by using a transfer service as the resort is situated about 4 hours from Seoul. Or book a tour for 2D1N! If that’s not enough for you, there’s also a 3D2N option! 😉

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Address: 424 Sabuk-ri, Sabuk-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea

For details and directions, click here.

Aside from the ones mentioned above, there are many other ski resorts all over Korea that have awesome facilities, ski slopes and rental services. To find more ski resorts in Gangwon Province, click here! If you want to see a full list of ski resorts in the outskirts of Seoul in Gyeonggi Province, click here.

Start planning! Make sure you stay tuned for more updates on travel deals and tour packages for winter 2016-17 at Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop!

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Yongpyong Resort
Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski World
High1 Resort

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