Korea’s Best Ski Resorts Near Seoul

Take a look at the ski resorts near Seoul that are perfect for a short ski break in Korea!

Looking for an amazing ski experience in Korea? For your ultimate snow day, here we have compiled a list of some of the best ski resorts near Seoul ideal for a short ski break or a mid-week skiing.

These ski resorts can be great alternatives to the major ski resorts in Gangwondo, which will be either closed or open for only a short period of time due to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Go ahead, check out the best ski resorts near Seoul below!

1. Jisan Forest Ski Resort – Icheon, Gyeonggido


The rating of the ski resort is based on subjective evaluation.

Completely new to skiing? Then Jisan Forest Ski Resort, located in Icheon, can be a great option as the slopes are easy and smooth to go down.

With high-speed lifts, the waiting time is relatively short and there’s a convenient escalator for children and beginners.

Though the resort is small in scale, it has everything in close vicinity for comfort. It’s also one of the busiest ski resorts, so try to avoid visiting during the weekends.

Jisan Forest Ski Resort at a glance!

 Location: Icheon, Gyeonggido
• Travel time from Seoul: 1.5 hrs
• Number of slopes: 7 main slopes & 3 sub-slopes
• Number of ski lifts: 5

| About the slopes:
∙ Slopes in 1 range for beginners, 2, 3 and 5 for intermediate, 6 and 7 for advanced

| Snowboarding Facility: A snowboard park is available, but there’s no half pipe

| Indoor & Outdoor amenities
Supermarket, outdoor stage, basketball court

▼ Sign up for a tour to Jisan Ski Resort ▼

• 1 Day Ski/Snowboard/Free Time Tour

2. Bears Town Ski Resort – Pocheon, Gyeonggido


The rating of the ski resort is based on subjective evaluation.

Bears Town Ski Resort is the biggest ski resort near Seoul, with an area of 1,322,314 square meters and has lifts that can transport 15,200 skiers per hour.

Being a large-scale resort, Bears Town Ski Resort offers a mix of FIS certified slopes and slopes for beginners and intermediates.

The ski resort also offers non-ski family activities such as a sledding hill with the longest slope in the country.

Bears Town Ski Resort at a glance!

 Location: Pocheon, Gyeonggido
• Travel time from Seoul: 1.3 hrs
• Number of slopes: 11
• Number of ski lifts: 8

| About the slopes:
∙ Champion, Challenge88 and Panorma are officially approved by the International Ski Federation
∙ Family and Little Bear are best suited for beginners
∙ Fantasia, Snow Cat, Little Polar, Big Bear and Little Bear are suitable for snowboarders
∙ Little Polar, Big Bear, Snow Cat, Panorama, Fantasia Courses are for intermediate and advanced skiers

| Snowboarding Facility: A snowboard park is available, but there’s no half pipe

| Nearby tourist attractions:
∙ Pocheon Herb Island
∙ Pocheon Art Valley

| Indoor & Outdoor amenities:
Indoor swimming pool, tennis court, bowling alley, sauna, karaoke, arcade, campsites, paintball

▼ Sign up for a tour to Bears Town Ski Resort ▼

• 1 Day Ski/Snowboard/Free Time Tour

3. Oak Valley Ski Resort – Wonju, Gangwondo


The rating of the ski resort is based on subjective evaluation.

Looking for a less-crowded ski resort? Your best bet can be quieter, more intimate ski resort in Gangwondo ski area, Oak Valley Ski Resort, also known as Hansol Oak Valley Resort.

The ski resort has a relaxed atmosphere compared to other ski resorts in the area and has a good mix of slopes and off-the-slope attractions for families.

Oak Valley Ski Resort at a glance!

Location: Wonju, Gangwondo
• Travel time from Seoul: 1.8 hrs
• Number of slopes: 9
• Number of ski lifts: 3

| About the slopes:
∙ Slope H and I offer wide and gentle slopes that are perfect for first-time skiers
∙ Slope A is 1,699m in length, the longest ski slope at Oak Valley Ski Resort
∙ Slope D, E and F offer ski runs that are great for intermediates
∙ The Slope B has a 40 percent incline and offers a breathtaking panorama

| Snowboarding Facility: A snowboard park is available, but there’s no half pipe

| Nearby tourist attractions:
∙ Museum SAN

| Indoor & Outdoor amenities:
Swimming pool, sauna, bowling alley, billiard, sauna, children’s playground, observatory, golf course

▼ Check out the best deals for Oak Valley Ski Resort ▼

1 Day Ski/Snowboard Tour

2D1N Ski/Snowboard Tour

Oak Valley Ski Resort Transfer (from/to Seoul & Incheon/Gimpo Airport) 24/7

4. Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort – Chuncheon, Gangwondo


The rating of the ski resort is based on subjective evaluation.

Along with Oak Valley Ski Resort, Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort is one of the ski resorts in Gangwondo that is close to Seoul.

As the slopes are especially suited for beginner and intermediates, the ski resort claims to be one of the best beginner-friendly ski resorts in the country. For beginners, there are snowboard or ski lessons available for sign up. For non-skiers and families with kids, there’s a sledding slope to enjoy.

Since the ski resort is also closely located to famous attractions nearby, such as Nami Island, try and squeeze in more sites to maximize your winter fun in Korea.

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort at a glance!

 Location: Chuncheon, Gangwondo
• Travel from Seoul: 1.5 hrs
• Number of slopes: 12
• Number of ski lifts: 10

| About the slopes:
∙ 8 out of 10 slopes are for beginner and intermediate skiers, with the remaining 2 slopes are for advanced skiers
∙ A separate beginner’s slope is also available
∙ Pegasus is a 1045m-long course with a mix of both gentle and steep inclines, which is perfect for skiers to practice short, middle and long turns

| Snowboarding Facility: A snowboard park where you can practice your skills and tricks

| Nearby tourist attractions:
∙ Nami Island 
∙ Garden of Morning Calm

| Indoor & Outdoor amenities: 
Sports shop, screen golf, billiard, arcade, karaoke, sauna, fitness center, shooting range, swimming pool

▼ Looking for tours to Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort? ▼

• 1 Day Ski/Snowboard Lesson/Snow Sled/Free Time Tour

•  2D1N Ski/Snowboard/Free Time Tour +Nami Island

•  2018 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival & Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort 1 Day Package

• Nami Island & Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort 1 Day Package

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Photo Credits
Jisan Forest Ski Resort Official Website
Bears Town Ski Resort Official Website
Oak Valley Ski Resort Official Website
Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort Official Website

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