Yongpyong Ski Holidays

Host of the 2018 Winter Olympics, Yongpyong is set to become a household name. Take the opportunity to visit now, while it’s still relatively unknown.
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia
Host of the 2018 Winter Olympics, Yongpyong is set to become a household name. Take the opportunity to visit now, while it’s still relatively unknown.
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia

Summary

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Beginner
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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Intermediate
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Non-Ski Activities

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.

Ski holidays in Yongpyong are truly unique - bowing lift attendants and ‘gold’ pistes are among the quirks and, with modern and convenient facilities, it’s surprisingly good for families.

Three hours from Seoul, this Winter Olympic host has seen huge investment. There are easy greens and some lovely long runs on Gold Peak, or the Rainbow Gondola tales you up to the Olympic slopes.

The modern base lodge has a huge waterpark and a vast entertainment complex. Skiing continues until midnight, so you may find yourself still in your ski gear in the early hours. If you’ve got time, you could also hop on a shuttle and visit the official Olympic Village in nearby Alpensia.

Reliant on snow-making, South Korea isn’t a place for off-piste, so we suggest combining Yongpyong with Japan’s epic powder on our Asia Ski Safari.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224067 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Yongpyong Resort Guide

Make the most of your Yongpyong ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
December to March
Nearest airport
Seoul
Flight time
10 hours
Direct flight
Yes
Transfer time
3 hours
Transport
Transfer
Elevation
1,438 m
Vertical drop
738 m
Ski area
29 km
Ski lifts
15
Runs
31
Grade
30% Advanced
40% Intermediate
30% Beginner

Maps

Resort Map

Accommodation

Yongpyong’s handful of accommodation options arc around the base of the mountain, so you’re always within walking distance of the slopes. Here, you can choose between a western-style hotel, or Korean-style self-catering apartments with authentic 'ondol' bedrooms (wood panelled rooms with heated flooring and mattresses on top).

We’ve stayed at or visited our Yongpyong accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

Dragon Valley Exterior
  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Free Wi-Fi
The Dragon Valley is the main hotel in Yongpyong Resort and nestled at the base of the mountain, mere steps from the main lift.
  • Close to Village
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catered
The Tower Condominiums are a great option for groups or families who want to experience the ‘ondol’ room.

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