The winter season is fast approaching, and with it come all the thrills and beauty of snow sports. Korea is home to some of the best slopes in the world, and the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in PyeongChang, Korea which will be the second Asian City to host the Winter Games so there’s plenty for skiers and snowboarders to get excited about. Right now is the best time to make the most of the incredible ski and snowboard resorts, as the snow is quickly building up.Keep in mind that tourists can make some serious savings if you do it all through Cosmojin Tour. Below are the four resorts all skiers and snowboarders must visit in Korea.
Jisan Forest Ski Resort
1. Alpensia Ski Resort
Alpensia Ski Resort has six slopes for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy.These slopes provide a dynamic experience for both beginners and experienced skiers and snowboarders. There is also an area exclusively for advanced snowboarders to practice their skills.
The ski runs are all serviced by chairlifts and are named: Alpha (beginner), Bravo (beginner/intermediate), Charlie, Delta, Echo and Foxtrot catering for intermediate ability. All slopes are closed from 4:30pm to 6:30pm each day for ski run maintenance. Night skiing is available from 6:30pm to 10pm.
Address: 225-3, Yongsan-ri, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
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2. Jisan Forest Ski Resort
Jisan Forest Ski Resort, founded in December of 1996, is a perfect place for traveling near Seoul during the winter. It is only 46km from the southern part of Hannam Bridge in Seoul which allows it to be a great location to go for one-day skiing, so tourists can truly enjoy a weekday night ski trip.
The surrounding is covered with beautiful pine trees covered in snow and the atmosphere is very beautiful. In the Times magazine of America, in the Asian version of the 2008 issue, there was an article about this place where they had recommended it to be the best place to rejuvenate the mind and soul. So, Jisan Forest Resort had been chosen by the Times magazine as “Best of Asia”.
Address: San 28-1 Haewol-ri, Majang-myeon, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
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3. Yangji Pine Resort
Yangji Pine Resort, located at the foot of a Dokjo mountain, 490 meters above sea level in Yongin, Geonggi province, blessed with a gorgeous mountain terrain and a thick forest, a natural environment given as a gift of nature is in the spotlight as a convenient place for people who live in the metropolitan area since it is even closer due to the four-lane expansion of the Yeong-dong highway opening in 1994.
Also, Yangji Pine Resort has been working on remodeling Pine Ski Valley and Pine Gold Club since 1995 and it is a perfect sport and leisure complex for all seasons, since it has hotel condominiums and modern ski facilities, various indoor and outdoor amusement facilities, sports recreational facilities in the 11 upstairs, and 2 underground floors of the building.
It is a very nice place to spend leisure time with the whole family, since there are resting places at the observatory and playground with a sledding slope for the kids.
Address: 34-1 Namgok-ri, Yangji-myeon, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
4. Yongpyong Ski Resort
Yongpyong Resort, located in Ganwondoe PyeongChang, is the mecca of Korean Skiing, which never existed in the past and is now a modern facility, first established within Korea in 1975.
With an altitude of 700m and a natural condition of shallow sea, Yongpyeong Resort has an average of 250cm of snow annually and with cold low temperature winters starting from November to early April, this is the most popular place known for having the longest ski season.
Yongpyeong resort is recognized by the international ski federation and gained official approval for its slopes. There are 28 existing slopes varying for beginners and intermediate riders and titled the best ski resort in Korea for the past 3 years. Yongpyong Ski Resort will be the main stadium used for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Address: Yongsal-ri, Doam-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
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These are the resorts that will get skiers’ and snowboarders’ blood pumping on the slopes. Also, these places are not just for winter revelers. The year-round resorts can transform, and visitors’ minds are racing when they see the views. No wonder these resorts attract many tourists from South-East Asia. Leave everyday life behind and experience what Korea has to offer. Snow and spectacular scenery are guaranteed.
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