Jan 1, 2017
Located at a range of altitudes between 700-1,500m above sea level and in what is affectionately known as the "Alps of Korea," Yongpyong Resort
(용평 리조트) bears the recognition of being the first ski resort in Korea to offer modern facilities. Some even say that this resort is a symbol of the development and popularization of skiing across the nation.
The resort's accommodation is located nearest to the ski slopes, which makes it a popular venue amongst skiers. Also widely known as the filming location of the famous drama "Winter Sonata," the ski resort is especially well-liked among tourists from Japan and other Asian countries.
Developers of the resort took advantage of the area's natural terrain and developed top-notch facilities that are said to be among the best ski facilities in Korea. The resort has a diversity of 28 slopes, as well as 14 lifts (including 7.4km round-trip gondola), offering visitors a variety of ski and snowboarding facilities for a comfortable and exciting wintertime getaway.
The slopes at the resort receive an average annual snowfall of 250 centimeters, which also means that this outstanding facility can operate slightly longer than the typical ski season. Moreover, Yongpyong Ski Resort will be hosting the alpine competitions for the upcoming Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
☞ Address: 715, Olympic-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
• Public Transportation: Seoul Nambu Terminal → Hoenggye Intercity Bus Terminal → Take a taxi for approx. 15 min. to Yongpyong Resort
• Ski Bus Reservation (separate fee applicable): Reservation and payment is available at Tour to Korea website www.tourtokorea.com (English only)
☞ Ski season: November 4, 2016 – TBA, 2017
☞ Website:www.yongpyong.co.kr (Korean, English)
※ Slope information is available in the official website's Ski/Snowboard (Slope) section.
☞ Inquiries: +82-33-335-5757 (Korean, English)
☞ Nearby attractions: Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm, Woljeongsa Temple, Dutasan Recreational Forest
Source:Korea Tourism Organization