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[December] [More Real Korea Stay]

Scheduled any plans of visiting Korea? Here’s some exciting news for you if you’ve been thinking about paying a visit to Korea in the next one or two months, cause the perfect Winter Skiing Time in Korea right around the corner!

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Korea is not actually a high altitude country, however, it’s mountainous terrain means that there are many locations with great potential for skiing. During the coldest season in Korea, December and January, plenty of snow will cover the Northern mountains, which is also the hottest time for Korean people to enjoy the skiing fun!!

We are going to introduce 5 of the most popular ski resorts in Korea, and hopefully help you if you are wondering where to go skiing in Korea~

1. Daemyung VIVALDI PARK Ski World

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One of the most popular winter attractions in Korea, only around 1 hour away from Seoul!

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The park is holding a special VIVA SKI & K-FOOD Festival 2015-16 this winter, offering you a whole package of Korean Food (K-FOOD) themed programs additional to skiing!

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And starting from December 1st, there will be free shuttle bus from Seoul Hongdae, Myeongdong Lotte Hotel and CALT Trade Center directly to the resort. This is a special offer only for foreigners, don’t forget to check their website link here: Shuttle Bus Online Reservation, and make a reservation!

— Basic Site Information —

Total Slope Surface Area: 1,322,021㎡

Total Number of Slopes: 12

Total Slope Length: 6,784m

Total Number of Lifts: 10

Operating Hours: Over Night 22:30 ~ 05:00, Day Time 08:30 ~ 17:00, Night Time 18:30 ~ 22:30

Ski Lessons available

Location: 1290-14 Palbong-ri, Seo-myeon, Hongcheon, Gangwon-do, Korea

 

2. Alpensia

Alpensia is located in Pyeongchang, where the next winter Olympics of 2018 is going to be held.

This location is very famous for its great amount and quality of snow. Also a great choice for beginners cause they have former national team players on site offering lessons.

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Check here the Bus Schedule and see how to get to Alpensia from Seoul. The bus rates are 14,500 won for adults, 11,600 for middle and high school students and 7,300 for elementary students.

— Basic Site Information —

Total Number of Slopes: 6

Total Slope Length: 4,194m

Total Number of Lifts: 3

Operating Hours: Morning 08:30~12:30, Afternoon 12:30~16:30, Night 18:30~22:00, Morning+Afternoon 08:30~16:30, Afternoon+Night 12:30~16:30 18:30~22:00, All Day 8:30~16:30 18:30~22:00

Ski Lessons available

Location: 325 Solbong-ro, Daegwallyeong-myon, Pyeongchang-gun, Ganwon-do, Korea

 

3. Yangji Pine Resort

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Pine Resort is located at the foot of  Mount. Dokjo, also about 1 hour’s drive from Seoul.

Besides the ski slopes, there’s also a observation tower where you can enjoy the beauty of the whole ski valley. The snow sleigh riding lot for children makes it more attractive for family visits.

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— Basic Site Information —

Total Number of Slopes: 6

Total Slope Length: 4,750m

Total Number of Lifts: 5

(New Establishment Plan: 4 new slopes total 1.8 km and 2 new lifts)

Operating Hours: Morning 09:00~13:00, Afternoon 13:00~17:00, Evening 18:30~23:00, Night 22:00~02:00, All Night 24:00~05:00

Morning+Afternoon 09:00~17:00, Evening+Night 18:30~02:00, Night+All Night 22:00~05:00, Afternoon+Evening 13:00~22:30, Evening+Night+All Night 18:30~05:00

Ski Lessons available

Location: 34-1 Namgok-ri, Yangji-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

 

4. Yong Pyong Resort

Korea’s largest, world-class ski site! Also famous for being a shooting scene of the well-known Korean TV series Winter Sonata. Even it’s a little bit far from Seoul, you know it’s totally worth visit!

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The Yongpyong Alpine competition venue has hosted several World Cups since it’s been built in 1998, and also being one of the technical venue for 2018 Winter Olympics!

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Don’t their slopes look gorgeous!!

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Family and children friendly sled section available as well~

— Basic Site Information —

Total Slope Area: 1,103,449 ㎡

Total Number of Slopes: 28

Total Slope Length: 13,600m

Total Number of Lifts: 15 cables, 1 gondola

Operating Hours: Day 08:00~16:30, Half-Day(morning) 08:30~12:30, Half-Day(afternoon) 12:00~16:30, Half-Day(evening) 18:30~22:00, Night 21:00~00:30, Late Night 23:00~02:30

Afternoon+Evening 12:00~22:00, Evening+Night 18:30~00:30, Night+Late Night 21:00~02:30

Ski Lessons available

Location: 715, Olympic-ro, Daegwanryeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea

 

5. Phoenix Resort

Another really large site in Korea~ The great snow slopes are surrounded by exuberant forest, Phoenix is one of the most beautiful winter sites in Korea. It is also well known as the shooting scene of Korean romantic TV series Autumn in My Heart, starring Song Seung-heon, Song Hye-kyo and Won Bin.

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There are 21 slopes for all kinds of experiences from beginners to experts! Great snowboard slope for snowboard lovers!!

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— Basic Site Information —

Total Number of Slopes: 21

Total Slope Length: 15,840m

Total Number of Lifts: 9

Operating Hours: Day 08:30~16:30, Evening 18:30~22:30, Night 21:40~24:30, Late Night(weekends only) 23:00~04:30

Ski Lessons available

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

 

And here’s for today. I’m really getting excited about winter after viewing all these great sites ^^ What about you?

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** Photos from: Daemyung VIVALDI PARK Ski WorldAlpensiaYangji Pine ResortYong Pyong ResortPhoenix Resort


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