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South Korea Ski Holidays

Combining a South Korean ski resort with a stay in Seoul is a must. This fascinating city offers a vibrant mix of fast-paced modern culture and a strong sense of tradition and history.
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia
Combining a South Korean ski resort with a stay in Seoul is a must. This fascinating city offers a vibrant mix of fast-paced modern culture and a strong sense of tradition and history.
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia

Summary

Completely unique, ski holidays in South Korea combine time on the Olympic slopes with captivating culture in the city of Seoul.

Set to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, South Korea’s traditional culture and super-charged economy make it a fascinating place to ski and explore. We had a huge amount of fun when we visited.

Purpose-built, the main resorts have skiing for all abilities. Particularly good for families and first-timers Yongpyong is the leading resort and the focus of Olympic events, while nearby Phoenix Park is also very popular. The piste skiing is decent in both but this isn’t a powder mecca like neighbouring Japan. The season runs from December to March, and much of the snow is man-made - to combine South Korea with some of the world’s best powder skiing, take a look at our Ski Asia Safari.

While there’s no off-piste to be had, the captivating culture makes up for it. Night skiing continues until the early hours of the morning, and it is not uncommon to enjoy an evening meal in your ski gear before heading back onto the slopes.

The capital city has even more surprises. Easily reached from the mountains, Seoul’s winding alleys and ancient shrines sit next to skyscrapers and Unesco-listed walls, while the restaurants serve authentic kimchi, bubbling hot pots and delicious Korean dumplings.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

South Korea Ski Resorts

The main Olympic ski areas of Yongpyong, Alpensia and Phoenix Park are located in Pyeongchang county, as are several other smaller and emerging resorts. Here, in the heart of Gangwon-do province, the Taebaek Mountains receive South Korea’s best snow conditions and are within a few hours’ drive of Seoul - perfect for splitting your time between the ski resorts and capital city.

Phoenix Park Ski Resort

One of the best known ski resorts in South Korea due to its proximity to Seoul, Phoenix Park is fun and lively, especially known amongst the snowboarding community for its freestyle terrain and the parks.

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Ski Asia Safari Block - Yongpyong

South Korea’s leading resort, this 2018 Olympic host has varied slopes and a huge base complex. There’s never been a better time to visit.

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  • Non-Ski Activities