6 Best Ski Resorts in South Korea: 2020-2021 Season Guide

Top Ski Resorts in Korea & 2020-2021 Packages

As a country with stunning summits and great snow conditions, South Korea is one of the best places to go skiing and snowboarding. If you want to experience these activities, there are more than 10 ski resorts that you can visit. Below we’ve selected the 6 places that stand out most in terms of reviews, facilities, and accessibility from Seoul:

Map of ski resorts in South Korea.

1. Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort

Let’s start with the most accessible ski resort from Seoul — Elysian in Gangwon-do! The resort is connected to the Seoul subway (Gyeongchun Line) and ITX-Cheongchun via Baegyang-ri Station, which is located next to the resort. From Sangbong Station in Seoul, it will only take 1 hour to get to Baegyang-ri, which means that you’ll spend less time commuting and more time to enjoy your day!

Seoul to Elysian Gangchon via Baegyang-ri Station.

Overview

  • Slopes: 10 (2 for beginners, 1 for pre-intermediate, 5 for intermediate, and 2 for advanced)
  • Travel Time from Seoul: 60 minutes from Sangbong Station (Shuttle Bus from Baegyang-ri to the Condominium entrance is available.)
  • Operating Hours:
    • Day: 9am-5pm
    • Night: 6:30pm-12am (open until 4am on Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays)

Rental Price & Packages

If it’s your first time to visit a ski resort, then you want to make sure that you have a lift ticket, equipment, and proper clothing before you hit the slopes. If you don’t have a personal equipment and/or clothes, you can easily book rental vouchers on WAUG. We have several options from the resort and nearby shops:

ELYSIAN GANGCHON
RENTAL OPTIONS
REGULAR
PRICE
RATES ON
WAUG
Basic
1. Lift Ticket₩55,000-85,000₩33,000-51,000
2. Equipment Rental₩29,000-35,000₩11,000-15,000
3. Clothing Rental₩18,000-24,000₩11,000-15,000
Special Packages
4. Lift + Equipment₩84,000-120,000₩43,000-61,000
5. Equipment + Clothes + Overnight
Stay at Elysian Gangchon Resort
₩49,900-₩85,900
per person
Lessons
7. Ski Monster (for 1, 2, or 3 people)starts at ₩240,000₩59,000-120,000
per person
Others
8. Snow Hill & Fun Park Ticket
(Sled attraction for all ages!)
₩20,000-24,000₩12,000-15,000
*Rates may change without notice.

To learn more and book on WAUG, click on the rates on the table above to get to the booking page! Not a WAUG user yet? Sign up below to get an extra ₩3,000 or $3 discount that you can use on your booking 🎉

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2. Vivaldi Park Ski World

Another fun ski resort that you can visit this 2020/2021 Season is Vivaldi Park Ski World. Similar to Elysian Gangchon, you can get to Vivaldi Park from Seoul in just 1-1.5 hours via their free or paid shuttle bus! They brand themselves as the most visited ski resort in South Korea (they can accommodate up to 20,000 per day!), and they mostly attract young adults with their fun music events! (Their slopes are named Hip Hop, Ballad, Reggae, Rock, and more!)

Overview

  • Slopes: 12 (2 for beginners, 9 for intermediate, and 1 for experts)
  • Travel Time from Seoul: 60-90 minutes via the Free Shuttle Bus
  • Operating Hours:
    • Day: 8:30am-4:30pm
    • Night: 6:30pm-10:30pm (can extend until 4am on select days)

Rental Price & Packages

VIVALDI PARK
RENTAL OPTIONS
REGULAR
PRICE
RATES ON
WAUG
Basic
1. Lift Ticket (Single)₩61,000-63,000₩38,900
2. Equipment Rental (Single)₩26,000-28,000₩8,000
3. Clothing Rental₩8,000
Special Packages
4. Lift (Single) + Equipment₩87,000-91,000₩41,000
Others
5. Other equipment: Goggles,
Guard, & Helmet (Single)
₩5,000
each unit
*Rates may change without notice. **Rental duration for single type tickets is 4 hours.

3. Phoenix Pyeongchang Snow Park

Want to up your skiing or snowboarding experience in Korea? Head on over to Pyeongchang, a county in Gangwon-do that hosted the 2018 Winter Olympic Games! There are many resorts that you can visit here including Phoenix Pyeongchang Snow Park, which is known for their outstanding snow quality. Four of their slopes are truly world-class as they are approved by the International Ski Federation. If you’re planning a winter trip with your family, the resort also has a Snow Village for kids!

Overview

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  • Slopes: 21 (6 for beginners, 4 for intermediate, 4 for advanced, 2 for experts, 1 Olympic-quality, and 4 parks)
  • Travel Time from Seoul: 1 hour and 30 minutes from Seoul Station to KTX Pyeongchang Station (Gyeonggang Line)
  • Operating Hours:
    • Day: 8:30am-4:30pm
    • Night: 6:30pm-10:30pm (can extend until 4:30am on weekends)

Rental Price & Packages

PHOENIX PYEONGCHANG
RENTAL OPTIONS
REGULAR
PRICE
RATES ON
WAUG
Basic
1. Lift Ticket ₩49,000-59,000₩41,300
2. Equipment Rental₩30,000₩14,900-19,900
3. Clothing Rental₩18,000₩9,900
Special Packages
4. Lift + Equipment₩79,000-89,000₩59,300
5. Equipment + Clothes₩48,000₩24,900
Lesson
6. Ski/Snowboard Program₩110,000-160,000
Others
7. Snow Village Ticket
(Theme Park)
₩30,000₩24,000
*Rates may change without notice.

4. Alpensia Ski 700

Another ski resort that you can visit in Pyeongchang-gun is Alpensia Ski 700, a dynamic attraction that features 6 slopes for guests with varying ski levels. They house a Holiday Inn and Intercontinental, which is perfect for families who are looking for a grand winter getaway!

Overview

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  • Slopes: 6 (1 for beginners, 1 for intermediate, 4 for advanced)
  • Travel Time from Seoul: 3-4 hours via Shuttle Bus or Train
  • Operating Hours:
    • Day: 9am-5pm
    • Night: 6:30pm-10pm

Rental Price & Packages

ALPENSIA SKI 700
RENTAL OPTIONS
REGULAR
PRICE
RATES ON
WAUG
Basic
1. Lift Ticket ₩41,000-80,000
2. Equipment Rental (Single)₩25,000-44,000₩9,900
3. Clothing Rental₩10,000-25,000₩9,900-19,500
Special Packages
4. Equipment + Clothes₩48,000₩18,900-29,000
Others
6. Helmet, Guard,
and/or Goggles
₩4,500-12,000
*Rates may change without notice.

Also read: Alpensia Ski Resort in Korea: 2020-2021 Guide & Price

5. Yongpyong Ski Resort

Having hosted the World Cup Ski Competition and the Asian Winter Games, Yongpyong Ski Resort has definitely made a mark as an international winter sports attraction. With more than 20 slopes, you’ll have fun exploring the expansive area and harnessing your skills throughout the season! The resort sees an average of 250cm of snowfall per season, so if you are particular about snow conditions, this is the one to visit!

Overview

  • Slopes: 20+ (6 for beginners, 6 for intermediate, 4 for advanced, 6 for super advanced, and 1 for extreme)
  • Travel Time from Seoul: 3-4 hours via Shuttle Bus/Express Bus
  • Operating Hours:
    • Day: 9am-5pm
    • Night: 7-10pm

Rental Price & Packages

YONGPYONG SKI RESORT
RENTAL OPTIONS
REGULAR
PRICE
RATES ON
WAUG
Basic
1. Lift Ticket (Day Pass)₩80,000₩58,000
2. Equipment Rental₩33,000₩9,900
3. Clothing Rental₩25,000₩9,900-19,500
Special Packages
4. Equipment + Clothes₩58,000₩18,900-29,000
Others
6. Helmet, Guard,
and/or Goggles
₩4,500-12,000
*Rates may change without notice.

6. High1 Ski Resort

High1 Ski Resort may be the farthest from Seoul among the attractions listed in this blog post, but it’s definitely worth visiting! Aside from their 21 slopes, you can also enjoy spending time in their nice revolving restaurant as well as casino. Come the peak of winter, the resort transforms into a winter wonderland with a very intimate vibe!

Overview

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  • Slopes: 21 (7 for beginners, 3 for intermediate, 9 for advanced, and 2 for experts)
  • Travel Time from Seoul: 3-4 hours via Shuttle Bus
  • Operating Hours:
    • Day: 9am-4pm
    • Night: 6-10pm

Rental Price & Packages

YONGPYONG SKI RESORT
RENTAL OPTIONS
REGULAR
PRICE
RATES ON
WAUG
Basic
1. Lift Ticket ₩54,000-94,000₩36,600-63,800
2. Equipment Rental₩26,000-36,000₩10,000
3. Clothing Rental₩10,000
*Rates may change without notice.

How to Book Ski Resorts in Korea: Lift, Equipment, Clothes, & Packages

WAUG (와그) is the No. 1 activity booking platform from South Korea. If you’re unfamiliar with booking online, here are the 5 simple steps:

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  1. Log in or sign up for WAUG here. (New users get an instant discount coupon! 🎉)
  2. Proceed to the booking page of your preferred ski resort or rental store.
  3. Select the date, option, and provide other participant information.
  4. Check out using your Visa, Mastercard, or AMEX. (Set the page’s currency to KRW so you can see other options, like Naver Pay or mobile payment!)
  5. Wait for your voucher/s that we’ll send through the WAUG app, which you can download by clicking below:

Kindly take note that the terms vary per product. Some are only available for foreign residents in Korea (vs. tourists), so please make sure that you are eligible to purchase before booking.

Wanna try sledding or snow tubing in Korea?

If you’re not into skiing or snowboarding but want to do something fun this season, check out this guide: Try Sledding & Snow Tubing in Korea: Best Places to Visit

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