14 Best Ski Resorts in Korea and opening dates

Best 14 Ski Resorts in Korea

One of the most enjoyable winter activities is skiing in Korea. Surprisingly, about 70% of Korea is mountainous, so there are many great ski resorts. Moreover, after the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, most ski resorts are renovated, and they provide the highest level of slopes and quality.

Gangwon-do has many wonderful ski resorts because it is located on the north side of South Korea, but no worries, there are nice ski resorts at Jeolla-do and Gyeongsan-do as well. Then let’s dive into the Best 16 Ski resorts in South Korea. From when they open, where they are, how to get there, what you can expect, and how to purchase discounted tickets.

[ Important Notice! ]

Bears Town Ski Resort will NOT open during the 2023-2024 season.

Ski resort opening dates in Korea 2023-2024

Korea Ski Resort Opening Dates 2023-2024
[ Korea Ski Resort Opening Dates 2023 ]
Resort NameOpening DateCityProvinceDistance from Seoul Station
Konjiam ResortDec-10GwangjuGyeonggi-do51.6km
Bears Town ResortClosedPocheonGyeonggi-do51.8km
Jisan Forest ResortDec-10IcheonGyeonggi-do61.2km
Elysian GangchonDec-01ChuncheonGangwon-do85.3km
Oak Valley ResortDec-15WonjuGangwon-do95.7km
Vivaldi Park ResortNov-29HongcheonGangwon-do96.9km
WelliHilli Park ResortDec-01HoengseongGangwon-do143.1km
Phoenix PyeongchangNov-24PyeongchangGangwon-do156.3km
Alpensia ResortDec-02PyeongchangGangwon-do193.7km
Yong Pyong ResortNov-24PyeongchangGangwon-do197km
High1 ResortDec-08JeongseonGangwon-do221.6km
O2 ResortDec-08TaebaekGangwon-do243,7km
Muju Deogyusan ResortDec-02MujuJeollabuk-do234.3km
Eden Valley ResortDec-23YangsanGyeongsangnam-do386.5km
[ Korea’s ski resort opening dates in 2023-2024 ]

※ The opening day of the ski resort may vary slightly depending on the weather and atmospheric conditions.

Locations of ski resorts in Korea

Click the below image to see Korea’s 14 best ski resort lists on Google Maps.

Best ski resorts in Korea
[ Best Ski Resorts in Korea – Google Maps ]

Let me help you pick the perfect ski resort for skiing in Korea. The resorts mentioned here can all accommodate the needs. For instance, snowboarding, skiing, and different fun outdoor winter activities you could enjoy. Also, many ski resorts were chosen for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Games. So visiting them can guarantee you up-to-the-bar services.

Best Ski Resorts near Seoul (Gyeonggi-do)

Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski Resort

Vivaldi Park Ski Resort Homepage
[ Vivaldi Park Ski Resort Homepage ]

Daemyung Vivaldi Park is located in Hongcheon, which takes about 1.5 hours to get there from the Gangnam area by car. And it is known as one of the most visited ski resorts in Korea.

Vivaldi Park Ski Resort is running a Free Shuttle Bus Service from Seoul and Incheon to the resort. There are 17 routes and 60 stops during the peak season. Online or mobile reservation is needed, and one person reserve seats for up to 4 people (1 adult + 3 children). Check out their free shuttle bus service page or call +82-33-439-7695.

The Snowy Land is a sled slope where kids and families can enjoy thrilling moments together. There are two kinds of sleds for racing and family. The entrance fee is 5,000 KRW for a kid and 25,000 KRW for an adult.

Plus, there are so many nearby attractions, such as Nami Island, Gangchon Rail Bike, Chuncheon Animation Museum, Alpaca World, and Jade Garden. Check out the Fun Things To Do in Nami Island.

Vivaldi Park Ski Resort Slope Map
[ Vivaldi Park Ski Resort Slope Map ]
  • Slopes (11)
    • Beginner (2): Ballad (508m) / Blues (365m)
    • Intermediate (2): Reggae (570m) / Jazz (900m)
    • Intermediate Advanced (5): Classic (450m) / Funky (575m) / Techno Ⅰ (480m) / Hip-hop Ⅰ (240m) / Hip-hop Ⅱ (620m)
    • Advanced (1): Techno Ⅱ (680m)
    • Advanced High (1): Rock (610m)
  • Operating hours: 08:30 ~ 22:30
  • Lift Passes
    • Time Pass: 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 Hours (on-site purchase)
    • Morning-time: 08:30 ~ 13:00
    • Afternoon-time: 12:30 ~ 16:30
    • Night-time: 18:30~ 22:30
    • Full-day: 08:30 ~ 16:30
    • Half-Full-day: 12:30 ~ 22:30
  • Address: 262 Hanchigol-gil Seo-myeon Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do
  • Phone: +82-1588-4888
  • Social Media: Instagram / Facebook / YouTube
  • Ski slope webcam of Vivaldi Park Ski Resort

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort Home
[ Elysian Gangchong Ski Resort Homepage ]

Elysian Gangchon is the best ski resort for beginners and intermediates to learn and enjoy skiing considering the distance from Seoul, the length and difficulty of the slopes. Their 8 our of 10 sopes are designed for beginners and intermediates. At Elysian Gangchon, a beginner can enjoy skiing from the top of the mountain.

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort is located in Chuncheon and is only 1.5 hours away from Seoul by car. This means you can plan a weekend getaway to the resort and be back saving enough time to visit other places in the city.

Moreover, Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort is the only ski resort in Korea that can be accessed by train, ITX Cheongchun. It takes 1 hour and 5 minutes to get to the Baegyangri station from Yongsan station by ITX Cheongchun.

Elysian Gangchon also offers a lot of sightseeing options for you, like Nami Island, Petite France, Cheongpyeongsa temple, Soyanggang River, and the Garden of Morning Calm.

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort Slope Map
[ Elysian Gangchong Ski Resort Slope Map ]

They sell lift passes by 4 / 6 / 8 hours.

  • Slopes (8)
    • Beginner (3): Panda (306m) / Rabbit (436m) / Dragon+Rabbit (1,500m)
    • Intermediate (4): Horse+Zebra (1,032m) / Horse+Pegasus (1,045m) / Deer (945m) / Puma (1,175m)
    • Advanced (1): Leopard (518m)
  • Operating hours: 09:00 ~ 24:00
  • Lift Passes
    • Full-day: 09:00 ~ 17:00
    • Night-time: 18:30 ~ 22:30
    • Late Night-time: 18:30~ 24:00
  • Address: 688, Bukhangangbyeon-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
  • Phone: +82-33-260-2000
  • Social Media: Instagram / Facebook / YouTube
  • Ski slope webcam of Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort

Yongpyong Ski Resort

Yongpyong Ski Resort
[ Yongpyong Ski Resort – Source: Homepage ]

Korea’s largest ski resort Yongpyong Ski Resort was also one of the main venues in the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Games. It has a total of 28 slopes, 14 cable lifts, and a gondola for every group to enjoy. Needless to say, it’s the best ski resort in Korea.

After a scene from Korea’s famous TV series “The Legend of the Blue Sea” was shot in Yongpyong Resort, the resort gained more popularity among the younger generations.

You can reach Yongpyong resort in Hoenggye from Seoul in around 2 hours. The distance may be a little much, but the winter skiing experience with 28 slopes in the resort makes it all worth it. Believe me. You won’t regret visiting this awesome resort.

  • FIS Alpine Ski World Cup (1998, 2000, 2003, 2006)
  • IPC Alpine Ski World Cup for the Disabled (2006)
  • FIS Alpine Ski Continental Cup (Annual), Winter Asian Games (1999)
Yongpyong Ski Resort Slope Map
[ Yongpyong Ski Resort Slope Map ]
  • Slopes (28)
    • Beginner (2): Yellow (600m) / New Yellow (350)
    • Beginner-Intermediate (1): Mega Green (700m) / Pink (652m)
    • Intermediate (5): Gold Paradise (1,536m) / Rainbow Paradise (5,600m) / Red Paradise (676m) / Red: Gold Bridge (240m) / Silver Paradise (1,460m)
    • Intermediate-Advanced (1): Gold Fantastic (1,838m)
    • Advanced (4): Blue (550m) / Gold Valley (1,655m) / Rainbow 4 (635m) / New Red (252m)
    • Super Advanced (6): New Gold (584m) / Rainbow 1 (1,630m) / Rainbow 2 (1,280m) / Rainbow 3 (1,520m) / Red (926m) / Silver (894m)
    • Extreme (1): Terrain Park (400m)
  • Operating hours: 09:00 ~ 24:00
  • Lift Passes
    • Daytime: 09:00~17:00
    • Morning: 09:00~13:00
    • Afternoon : 13:00~17:00
    • Night I: 19:00~22:00
    • Night II: 19:00~24:00
    • Night III: 21:00~24:00
    • Afternoon+Night I: 13:00~22:00
    • Afternoon+Night II: 13:00~24:00
  • Address: 130 Daegwalnyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwond-do
  • Phone: +82-33-335-5757
  • Social Media: Instagram / YouTube / Facebook
  • Webcam view of Yongpyong Ski Resort

Also, give it a try to go to the Pyeongchang Trout Festival, which is a representative winter festival of Korea. It takes just 20 minutes from Yongpyoung ski resort.

Alpensia ski resort

Alpensia Ski Resort Nightview
[ Alpensia Ski Resort Nightview – Source: Homepage]

Alpensia Ski Resort was one of the main venues of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018. I guess some people might remember the ski jumping game of the Olympics that was held in Alpensia resort.

The name Alpensia came from the Alps and Asia. It is located in Daegwallyeong and is very close to the Yong Pyong Ski Resort, the most famous ski resort in Korea. It is owned by Gangwon-do Development Corporation, a local public corporation in Gangwon-do.

It is a little far from Seoul, at a total of 2 hours. But it is worth visiting. From Alpha to Foxtrot, the resort has 6 great ski & snowboarding slopes and a sledding slope.

Furthermore, you could visit Odaesan National Park to enjoy the beautiful Woljeongsa Fir Forest Trails. It gives you magnificent white coverage with snowflakes. It’s 18km far away from the ski resort taking 20minutes by car.

Alpensia Ski Resort Slope Map
[ Alpensia Ski Resort Slope Map – Source: Homepage]
  • Slopes (6)
    • Beginner (1): Alpha (648m)
    • Intermediate (1): Bravo (1,351m)
    • Advanced (2): Delta (634m) / Echo (762m)
    • Advanced High (2): Charlie (374m) / Foxtrot (826m)
  • Operating hours: 09:00 ~ 24:00
  • Lift Passes
    • Morning pass : 09:00 ~ 13:00
    • Afternoon pass : 13:00 ~ 17:00
    • Night pass : 18:30 ~ 22:00 (Saturday : ~24:00)
    • Full-Day Pass : 09:00 ~ 17:00
    • Day pass : 13:00 ~ 17:00 / 18:30 ~ 22:00(Saturday : ~ 24:00)
    • All Day pass : 09:00 ~ 17:00 / 18:30 ~ 22:00(Saturday : ~ 24:00)
    • 2-hour pass: Available from 10:50 / 14:50
  • Address: 325 Solbong-ro Daegwallyeong-myeon Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
  • Phone: +82-33-339-0000
  • Social Media: Instagram / YouTube / Facebook
  • 360 VR Video of Alpensia Ski Resort

High1 ski resort

Hign 1 Ski Resort
[ High1 Ski Resort – Source: Homepage ]

High1 Ski Resort is located in Jeongseon, Gangwon province. It is two and a half hours away from Seoul and has 26 slopes for skiing and snowboarding.

Gangwon Land, the only casino for locals in Korea, is operating the resort. It has three peaks, Mountain (height 1,340m), Valley Top (1,376m), and Mountain Hub (1,250m). All the slopes start from the three peaks, and the longest course reaches about 4.2km. They are also running the Snow World for kids.

Hign 1 Ski Resort Slope Map
[ High1 Ski Resort Slope Map – Source: Homepage ]
  • Slopes (26)
    • Beginner (5): Zeus I (2,328m) / Zeus II (2,198m) / Zeus III (1,835m) / Zeus III-1 (1,023m) / Athena I (1,183m)
    • Intermediate (3): Hera I (1,508m) / Athena II (1,666m) / Terrain II
    • Intermediate-Advanced (1): Hera II (1,301m)
    • Advanced (10): Victoria I (1,439m) / Victoria II (1,382m) / Hera III (1,278m) / Apollo I (1,506m) / Apollo II ((863m) / Apollo III (754m) / Apollo IV (1,569m) / Apollo VI (1,543m) / Terrain III / Mogul
    • Expert (2): Victoria III (1,311m) / Apollo V (1,239m)
  • Operating hours: 09:00 ~ 19:00 (Weekend: ~ 21:00)
  • Lift Passes
    • Hourly ticket: 3 / 5 / 7 / 9 / 12 hours
  • Address: 265-1 High1-gil Sabuk-eup Jeongseon-gun, Gangwond-do
  • Phone: +82-1588-7789
  • Social Media: Instagram / YouTube / Facebook
  • Webcam view of High1 Ski Resort
  • 360 VR Video of High1 Ski Resort

Jisan Forest Ski Resort

Jisan Fprest Slo Resort Homepage
[ Jisan Forest Ski Resort Homepage ]

There are two solid reasons to visit Jisan Forest Ski Resort. First, it takes only 40 minutes from the Gangnam area by car. Second, they provide the Sunkid conveyor lift for beginners and kids. Jisan Ski Resort will be a great choice for you if you go skiing with your kids.

However, if you are an advanced skier or snowboarder, you might be slightly disappointed by the short slope length. Nevertheless, the accessibility from Gangnam and the beginner-friendly conveyor lift are great advantages.

Jisan Forest Ski Slope Map
[ Jisan Forest Slope Map ]
  • Slopes (7)
    • Beginner (2): #1 (300m), #1-1 (300m)
    • Intermediate (2): #2 (700m) / #3 (720m)
    • Intermediate Advanced (1): $7 (1,200m)
    • Advanced (1): #5 (870m)
    • Advanced High (1) #6 (900m)
  • Operating hours: 09:00 ~ 02:00
  • Lift Passes
    • Full-day: 09:00 ~ 17:00
    • Night-time: 18:30 ~ 23:00
    • Late Night-time: 22:00~ ~ 02:00
  • Address: Haewol-ri 274-1, Majang-myeon, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Phone: +82-31-644-1200
  • Social Media: Instagram / Facebook / YouTube
  • Ski slope webcam of Jisan Forest Ski Resort

Phoenix Pyeongchang Ski Resort

Pyeongchang Phoenix Ski Resort MontBlanc Peak
[ Phoenix Pyeongchang Ski Resort MontBlanc Peak ]

Do you remember the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games? 6 slopes of Phoenix Pyeongchang Ski Resort were used for the Pyeongchang Olympic freestyle ski & snowboard games.

Phoenix Pyeongchang is the ski resort I most visited because my brother has a vacation cottage near the resort. If you are an intermediate skier and snowboarder, Phoenix Pyeongchang could be your best choice in many ways.

There are 21 slopes, 8 lifts, a gondola, a 2.4km-long beginner course (Panorama), and Extreme Park with an Olympic-standard halfpipe for snowboarders.

The resort is a leisure complex with golf courses, a waterpark (Blue Canyon), and Snow Village (sled slope and snow playground for kids).

There are many other attractions in Pyeongchang area, such as Herbnara, Sky Ranch (Haneul Mokjang), Woljeongsa temple, etc. And you can get to the Gangneung beach in an hour.

Tip: Phoenix Pyeonchang provides a 2-hour free ski lesson for hotel and condominium gusts during the 2021/2022 season.

Pyeongchang Phoenix Ski Resort Slope Map
[ Phoenix Pyeongchang Ski Resort Slope Map ]
  • Slopes (21)
    • Beginner (4): Sparrow (950m) / Penguin (665m) / Kiwi (550m) / Hawk2 (765m) / Dodo (for lesson)
    • Intermediate (4): Panorama (2,400m), Valley (1,110) / Hawk (643m) / Duke (300m)
    • Advanced (4): Champain (960m) / Fantasy (503) / Cross (1,050m) / Mogul (380m)
    • Expert (2): Dizzy (866m) / Paradise (912m)
    • Olympic Course: Parallel Giant Slalom / Slope Style / Moguls / Aerials / Halfpipe / Cross
  • Operating hours: 09:00 ~ 22:00
  • Lift Passes
    • Full-day: 09:00 ~ 16:30
    • Night-time: 18:00~ 22:00
  • Address: 174 Taegi-ro Bongpyeong-myeon Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
  • Phone: +82-1588-2828
  • Social Media: Instagram / Facebook

Eden Valley Ski Resort

Eden Valley Ski Resort is located in Yangsan-si, Gyeongsangnam-so, and officially opened in 2008. It is the only ski resort in Gyeongsan-do, and it’s the southernmost ski resort in Korea.

Eden Valley Guide Map
[ Eden Valley Guide Map – Source: Homepage ]

They turned the Saturn ski slope to a luge track in Edenvalley Luge Track in 2018. And many people visit the resort to enjoy the 2.4km world’s longest louge slope.

Due to the warm weather in the south, the opening period is very short. I recommend you check the opening dates and hours before you go.

  • Slopes (6)
    • Beginner (2): Basic (587m) / Main (454m)
    • Intermediate (2): Jupiter (1,023m) / Uranus (1,495m)
    • Advanced (2): Mercury (949m) / Venus (862m)
  • Operating hours: 09:00 ~ 21:00
  • Lift Tickets
    • Morning: 09:30 ~ 13:00
    • Afternoon: 13:00 ~ 16:30
    • Night: 17:30 ~ 21:00
  • Address: 1206 Eosil-ro Wondong-myeon Yangsan-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
  • Phone: +82-55-379-8000
  • Social Media: Instagram
  • Webcam view of Eden Valley Resort

Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort

Welli Hilli Snow Park Home
[ Welli Hilli Park Homepage ]

People love ski resorts near Seoul because of the accessibility. However, it’s true that most of them don’t have many long and exciting slopes. From now on, let’s meet the international-scale ski resorts for advanced skiers and snowboarders.

Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort is located at Hoengseong-gun, Gangwon-do, and it takes about 1hour and 40minutes from Gangnam station by car. The resort boasts certified ski slopes by the International Ski Federation (FIS). It’s designed by Paul Matthews of Ecosign company, Canada.

You can enjoy 20 wonderful slopes and the longest slope is 2.6km (S1+S2). Most of all, Welli Hilli Park is known as a snowboarding mecca in Korea because of the huge half-pipe. That’s not all. A mogul course, slalom courses with flags (B1 & E1), and FunPark that you can enjoy hitting jumps will make your day more exciting.

Welli Hilli Snow Park Slope Map
[ Click Image to Download Welli Hilli Park Slope Map ]
  • Slopes (20)
    • Beginner (2): Alpha 2 (598m) / Alpha 3 (539m) / Delta 1 (620m) / Delta+ (1,000m) / Echo+ / Star Express 2 (814m)
    • Intermediate (2): Bravo1 (1,112m) / Bravo 2 (1,038m) / Delta 2 (150m) / Star Express 1 (1,786m)
    • Advanced (6): Alpha 1 (450m) / Challenge 1 (370m) / Challenge 2 (275m) / Challenge 4 (827m) / Challenge 5 (661m) / Echo 2 (650m)
    • Advanced High (3): Challenge 3 (504m) / Echo 1 (625m) / Echo 3 (321m)
  • Operating hours: 08:30 ~ 24:00
  • Lift Passes
    • Morning: 08:30 ~ 13:00
    • Afternoon: 12:00 ~ 16:30
    • Night-time: 18:30~ 22:30
    • Late-Night: 21:00 ~ 24:00
  • Address: 451 Gowon-ro Dunnae-myeon Hoengseong-gun, Gangwon-do
  • Phone: +82-1544-8833
  • Social Media: Instagram / Facebook / YouTube

Oak Valley Ski Resort

Oak Valley Ski Resort Homepage
[ Oak Valley Ski Resort Homepage ]

Oak Valley Ski Resort is 3 minutes away from the Seo-Wonju IC of Yeongdong Expressway, and it takes about an hour to get to the resort from Gangnam station by car.

The resort has 7 slopes consisting of 1 beginner, 4 intermediate, and 2 advanced courses. Beginner slopes are gentle, making it a popular ski resort for beginners. However, it is unfortunate that only 3 courses out of 7 slopes are being operated at the moment (in December 2021). I hope they open all the slopes soon.

Additionally, they are running a sled slope for kids which is next to the condominium, and a smelt fishing experience.

If you are looking for a nearby attraction, I strongly recommend the Museum SAN. It’s a museum designed by world-renowned architect Tadao Ando and became the most famous must-visit place in Wonju.

Oak Valley Ski Resort Slope Map
[ Oak Valley Ski Resort Slope Map ]
  • Slopes (3)
    • Beginner (1): Slope I (620m)
    • Intermediate (2): Slope F (420m) / Slope G (690m)
  • Operating hours: 09:00 ~ 22:30
  • Lift Passes
    • Morning-time: 09:00 ~ 13:00
    • Afternoon-time: 12:00 ~ 16:00
    • Night-time: 17:30~ 22:30
    • Full-day: 09:00 ~ 16:00
    • Afternoon-Night: 12:00 ~ 22:30
  • Address: 66 Oakvalley1-gil Jijeong-myeon Wonju-si, Gangwon-do
  • Phone: +82-33-730-3507
  • Social Media: Facebook / Twitter
  • Ski slope webcam of Oak Valley Ski Resort

Konjiam Ski Resort

Konjiam resort
[ Source: Konjiam Resort Homepage ]

Located in the Nogobong Valley of Taehwasan Mountain in Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, Konjiam Resort is one of the nearest ski resorts to Seoul. Because it’s near Gonjiam IC, you can get there in just 40 minutes from Gangnam, Seoul.

Unlike other ski resorts that sell lift tickets for daytime and full-day, they sell lift tickets for 1/2/3/4/6 hours, so you can choose how many hours you’d like to use them. It’s very convenient and efficient.

Konjiam ski resort has 9 different slopes you can enjoy from beginners to advanced. And the longest slope, Windy2, reaches 1,429 meters. The Hanui slope for beginners is 497 meters.

Konjiam resort slope information
[ Konjiam Resort’s slopes | Source: Konjiam Resort ]
  • Slopes (9)
    • Beginner (1): Hanui (497m)
    • Intermediate Low (1): Whistle (757m)
    • Intermediate (5): Zetta (828m) / Windy1 (1,429m) / Windy2 (462m) / Windy Br. (204m) / Gale1 (549m)
    • Advanced (2): Zetta1 (548m), Gale2 (1,087m)
  • Operating hours: 09:00 – 02:00
  • Nighttime discount on weekdays: 18:00 – 02:00
  • Address: 278, Docheogwit-Ro, Docheok-Myeon, Gwangju-Si, Gyeonggi-Do
  • Phone: +82-2-3777-2100
  • Social Media: Instagram / YouTube / Facebook
  • Ski slope webcam of Konjiam Ski Resort

There is a snow sled facility (09:00~21:00) for kids and they are also running a space called ‘가족쉼터 (guardian’s shelter)’ for parents who wait and see their children. It would be a great ski resort to visit with your kids as well.

Other facilities in the ski house: ski shop, rental office, dressing room, lockers, cafeteria, terrace self-BBQ restaurant, beverage bar, snack bar

Check the price of ski and snowboard rental services near Konjiam Resort here.

O2 Ski Resort

The best part of O2 Ski Resort is that its slopes are designed so that even beginners can enjoy skiing from the top of a 1,420-meter-high peak. The resort has 12 slopes, 5 lifts and 1 gondola.

O2 Resort
[ O2 Resort Lift – Source: Homepage ]
O2 Resort Slope Map
[ O2 Resort Slope Map – Source: Homepage ]
  • Slopes (12)
    • Very Easy (2): Dream 1 (556m) / Dream 2 (963m)
    • Easy (2): Head (1,155m) / Happy (2,144m)
    • Difficult (3): Glory1 (561m) / Glory2 (628m) / Glory3 (3,256m)
    • Very Difficult (5): Passion1 (1,057m) / Passion2 (735m) / Challenge1 (582m) / Challenge2 (807m) / Challenge3 (753m)
    • Slope Facilities: Half-pipe / Snow sledge / Extreme park
  • Operating hours: 09:30 ~ 21:00
  • Lift Tickets
    • Morning: 09:30 ~ 13:00
    • Afternoon: 13:00 ~ 16:30
    • Night: 17:30 ~ 21:00
  • Address: 861 Seohak-ro Taebaek-si, Gangwond-do
  • Phone: +82-33-580-7000
  • Social Media: Facebook / Twitter

Muju Deogyusan Ski Resort

With 21 slopes, Muju Deogyusan Ski Resort has the 3rd largest number of slopes in Korea. (At the time of opening in 1990, it was ranked first with 34 slopes, but several courses were closed after that.)

Muju Deogyusan Ski Resort Slope Map
[ Deogyusan Resort – Source: Homepage ]

It is divided into a Manseon base and a Seolcheon base.

  • Slopes of Manseon base: Eastern, Seoyeokgihaeng, Rookie Hill, Western, Turbo, Sundown, Yamaga, Freeway, Raiders
  • Slopes of Seolcheon base: Spitz Bottom, Silk Road Bottom, Connection, Minuet, Mozart, Allegro, Waltz, Polka, Cadenza

Raiders is the slope with the highest slope in all ski resorts in Korea. When you stand at the top of the slope, you can only see the family hotel in the distance instead of the slope.

Silk Road is the longest slope with a length of 6 km in Muju Resort. It is also famous for having 11 bends on the slope.

Muju Deogyusan Ski Resort Slope Map
[ Deogyusan Resort Slope Map – Source: Homepage ]
  • Slopes (21)
    • Click this link to see the large slope map
    • Beginner (3): Soyeokgihaeng (3,400m) / Spitch Lowest / Eastern
    • Intermediate (6): Silk Road (6.1km) / Connection / Rookie Hill / Turbo / Western / Sundown
    • Advanced (6): Minuet / Mozart / Waltz / Freeway / Yamaga / Panorama
    • Expert (3): Polka / Allegro / Raiders
  • Operating hours: 09:00 ~ 24:00
  • Lift Passes
    • Morning: 09:00 ~ 13:00
    • Afternoon: 12:30 ~ 16:30
    • Night: 18:30 ~ 22:00
    • Late Night: 20:00 ~ 24:00
  • Address: 185 Manseon-ro Seolcheon-myeon Muju-gun, Jeonbuk
  • Phone: +82-63-322-9000
  • Web cam view of Muju Deogyusan Resort

Bears Town Ski Resort (Closed in 2023-2024 season)

Bears Town Ski Resort
[ Bears Town Ski Resort ]

Bears Town is a leisure complex resort in the metropolitan area 50 minutes away from Seoul. Moreover, they boast the longest ski slope (2,500m) among ski resorts near Seoul.

They provide 5 kinds of lift tickets.

  • Full-day pass: 09:00 ~ 16:30 (7.5H)
  • Morning pass: 09:00 ~ 13:00 (4H)
  • Afternoon pass: 12:00 ~ 16:30 (4.5H)
  • Night-time pass: 18:30 ~ 24:00 (5.5H)
  • Late night pass: 20:00 ~ 24:00 (4H)

Bears Town is the best choice for skiers living in Seoul to enjoy night skiing because of the location. Experience the thrill of winter at Bears Town Resort, the largest in the metropolitan area.

Bears Town Ski Slopes
[ Bears Town Ski Slopes | Source: Bears Town ]
  • Slopes (8)
    • Beginner (1): Little Bear (548m)
    • Intermediate (2): Big Bear (1,000m) / Snow Cat (2,100m)
    • Intermediate Advanced (3): Fantasia (2,300m) / Panorama (2,000m) / Little Polar (830m)
    • Advanced (2): 88 Challenge (2,500m) / Champion (2,100m)
  • Operating hours: 09:00 ~ 24:00
  • Address: 27 Geumgang-ro 2536beon-gil Naechon-myeon Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Phone: +82-31-540-5000
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Winter Weather and Snow in Korea

Although all four seasons in Korea are very enjoyable for different reasons for a tourist, winter in Korea is something special. If you’re a person who loves winters and snow, then Korea should definitely be on your list of places to visit in the cold period.

Snowfall happens in Seoul in the month of December, January, and February. If you plan your trip for the winter, try going in late November or December. Because that’s when the city gets blessed with snowfalls and showers of a snowflake.

Seoul is one of those cities which can get extremely bone-chilling cold with cold breezes blowing with a light ray of sunshine and a cloudy sky. The water of the rivers also freezes when the temperature drops below the freezing point.

The cold season hits different areas of Korea with various lower temperatures from late November until early March. The temperature remains from -3 to -6 but can even drop down to -10 at times. Winters in Korea are windy and dry, but that shouldn’t stop you from having a good time.  If you want to know more about the weather, temperature, and precipitation, read Korea weather & temperature article.

Visiting Seoul just in time to see it transformed into a wonderful winter land is going to take proper planning and booking your tickets earlier in the year. Discover here for more interesting things to do in winter in Seoul.

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2 thoughts on “Best 14 Ski Resorts in Korea”

  1. Pimnicha

    Thank you for the useful information. It helps me a lot to make a plan for my first travel to South Korea.
    Where is the nearest ski resort from Pyeongchang station?
    Is it close?


  2. Hi Pimnicha,

    Thanks and sounds great that we can help you! 🙂
    The nearest ski resort from the Pyeongchang station and bus terminal is Pyeongchang Phoenix.
    It takes 15 minutes to get to the resort from the station by car (taxi). The fare might be around 17,000 KRW.
    Have a great time in Pyeongchang!

    Dy & Jay

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