National Geographic Adventure - Winter in Korea
Skiing in Korea
If you’re into skiing, snowboarding, spas, festivals or just want to take in the gorgeous landscape, Korea is the perfect place for winter fun and adventure. The ski resorts are some of the finest in the world and attract thousands of tourists each year. Many are located in Gangwon-do Province, which is known for its abundant snowfall. Here, resorts are equipped with the latest facilities, a great range of slopes and superb accommodation. The peak ski season starts mid-December until the end of February. You’ll also find many ski resorts remain open all year round. When visiting, make sure you check out the annual ‘Ski and Snow Festival’ and take part in a tour of the popular ‘YongPyeong’ and ‘High 1’ ski resorts. Each tour lasts four days, and includes accommodation, meals, and lessons with hands on programs plus an exciting skiing and snowboarding competition. What’s more, there’s traditional Korean singing, dancing and of course, the beautiful mountain scenery to take in. So, if you’re searching for an adrenaline-packed holiday or quality family time in snow, Korea is ready to welcome you in winter.
Central Korea, Gangwondo and Gyeonggido are the main locations for great skiing in Korea. Gangwondo is home to Yongpyong Resort and High 1 Resort. These are some Korea’s most popular ski resorts. The mountains of Yongpyong are known as the ‘Alps of Korea’. Yongpyong has hosted the World Cup Ski Championship, the Winter Asian Games and will serve as one of the venues for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The popular drama series ‘Winter Sonata’ was also filmed at this resort, making it a popular tourist destination. High 1 resort is known for its great ski slopes. Eighteen of the finest ski slopes are found here and two of the slopes were once used for the World Cup Ski Competition. Here, you’ll find state-of-the-art lift facilities, Korea’s first hands-free check zone and an automatic reading system for lift passes. If you’re into other activities, check out the Casino at Kangwon Land. There’s also an exciting theme park, trekking route, sleigh ride and a golf course nearby.
For more information on ski resorts in Gangwondo, click here.
For more information on ski resorts in Gyeonggido (near Seoul), click here.
For more information on ski resorts in Korea Central (and Southern Korea), click here.
2012/2013 Ski and Snow Festivals
The Korean winter season offers some of the best festivals of the year. Two of the most popular include the ‘Fun Ski & Snow Festival’ and the ‘GoGo Ski Festival’.
Each festival offers fun and exciting three-night and four-day travel packages with programs that include skiing and snowboarding lessons, dance performance, Korean traditional games and an adrenalin pumped amateur skiing and snowboarding competition.
Experience one of these great festivals for yourself. For details contact:
Hana Tour (Jenny Lee)
Level 5, 630 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: 02 9261 0998
Resorts 2012 – 2013 Winter Season Schedule
|Session||YongPyong Resort||High 1 Resort|
|Fun Ski and Snow Festival||GoGo Ski and Snow Festival|
|1||16 December, 2012 -
19 December, 2012
|12 December, 2012 -
15 December, 2012
|2||1 January, 2013 -
4 January, 2013
|9 January, 2013 -
12 January, 2013
|3||13 January, 2013 -
16 January, 2013
|20 January, 2013 -
23 January, 2013
|4||27 January, 2013 -
30 January, 2013
|21 February, 2013 -
24 February, 2013
|5||3 February, 2013 -
6 February, 2013
|6||17 February, 2013 -
20 February, 2013
|7||2 March, 2013 -
5 March, 2013