Skiing in Korea with your family? Here are the best family-friendly ski resorts in Korea!

Planning a family ski holiday in Korea? With so many choices of ski resorts to choose from, here we’ve picked the three best ski resorts in Korea that are most family-friendly. Whether your family is sporty or not, these ski resorts have something for everyone in the family. 

3 Best Family Ski Resorts in Korea:

  1. Jisan Ski Resort
  2. Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort
  3. Vivaldi Park Ski Resort

Read below to find out about each ski resort!

1. Jisan Ski Resort for a quick family ski trip

Taking just around an hour and a half from Seoul,  Jisan Ski Resort, officially known as Jisan Forest Ski Resort, is one of the ski resorts near Seoul that has a strong reputation with families.

The resort is small and cozy, and the easy and gentle slopes are perfect for beginners and intermediates. Out of 7 slopes, there are 2 beginner slopes, 4 high and low-level intermediate slopes, and 2 advanced slopes. The low-level intermediate slopes are ideal for beginners and older children to practice and upgrade their skills.

The ski resort offers a Sunkid lift, or a conveyor belt-like lift, serving the beginner slope for children and beginners. Also, there are high-speed lifts for families to enjoy quick and easy access to the slopes. Plus, most of the resort’s properties are located in the center, which means your family will enjoy a short walk from the property and easy access to the slopes from the base.

2. Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort for beginners just starting out

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort Overview

Known as one of the most beginner-friendly ski resorts in Korea, Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort is ideal for beginners and families who are completely new to skiing. It is only about 1.5 hours away from Seoul and you can either book a shuttle bus or a 24/7 private transfer from/to Seoul and Incheon/Gimpo Airport.

Out of 10 ski slopes in total, there are 2 beginner slopes, 6 intermediate slopes, and 2 slopes for advanced skiers. Compared to other ski resorts, the slopes are relatively easy and beginner-friendly. For beginners who want to move up to the next level, there are private ski lessons available for sign-up.

If you’re a beginner, you probably won’t have your own gear to go skiing and snowboarding on a regular basis, so you’re going to have to rent equipment at the resort. You’ll be able to purchase the full package here, of skiing/snowboarding equipment, as well as apparel and passes for the Lift and Moving walkway. If you want, lessons are also included as an option.

Tours around Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort

In addition to skiing and snowboarding, sledding is another popular activity at Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort, which is perfect for non-skiers and families. Off the slopes, your family can enjoy plenty of indoor activities including table tennis, billiards, arcade, sauna, karaoke, and many more. To enjoy the resort to the fullest, you can simply book a 1-day ski tour from/to Seoul, where you can enjoy skiing in a day without any hassles!

Not to mention the nearby attractions and sightseeing options around Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort. If you possibly get bored or tired of skiing and snowboarding, you can check out Nami Island, a romantic island famous for its tree-lined paths, and Garden of Morning Calm, a garden decorated with a variety of beautiful flora, in the evening when it becomes dark, bright lights will illuminate the place, transforming the place into a world you have never seen before. In addition to that, you can visit Alpaca World where you can walk and feed adorable alpacas and interact with various farm animals, such as ponies, rabbits, and birds.

Accommodations at Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort

If accommodation is what worries you, don’t worry, because you have a choice of two different places to stay whilst you enjoy your ski trip; nearby pensions and Elsuite Condo. Nearby pensions are a perfect place if you want to be close to the resort because It’s a mere 10 minutes away from the resort so everything is quite close to access.

Or, you can decide to stay in the Elsuite Condo, which is a premium condominium with plenty of spacious rooms fit for a family of skiers. Both accommodations are great since they are not far from the ski resort itself.

Plus, there’s a great selection of family-oriented dining options at Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort. You can find restaurants and cafes inside the condominium and the ski house.

3. Vivaldi Park Ski Resort with Snowy Land 

Vivaldi Park Ski Resort Overview

Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Hongcheon, Gangwon Province, South Korea, Vivaldi Park Ski Resort stands as a premier destination for winter sports enthusiasts and seekers of snowy adventures. This expansive resort, known for its excellent skiing facilities and diverse winter activities, offers an immersive experience for visitors of all ages.

Located about 1.5 hours away from Seoul, you can easily get to Vivaldi Park Ski Resort by booking a shuttle bus or a 24/7 private transfer.

If you are a beginner, simply book a ski package with a lesson from a friendly English-speaking instructor!

Vivaldi Park Ski Resort Hassle-Free Ski Tours

For those who want to enjoy a 1-day winter adventure to Vivaldi Park Ski Resort that includes round-trip transportation, a lift pass, equipment/clothes rental, and a tour guide, check out these tours. There are budget-friendly options and you can also enjoy snow sledding with your children at Snowy Land, a huge-scale snow & snow sled theme park.

You can also visit other tourist destinations from Vivaldi Park Ski Resort, such as Nami Island and Hwacheon Ice Fishing.

Accommodations at Vivaldi Park Ski Resort

If you want to spend a cozy and relaxing evening at a premium condominium after hitting the slopes, check out the following overnight packages.

*Bonus: Add more fun to your family skiing!

1) Nami Island 

Those who are short on time, and want to squeeze in more sites to your ski trip, check out these unique winter tours that combine sightseeing and skiing in one day. Nami Island is a half-moon-shaped island boasting awe-inspiring scenery. It became famous after it was used as a shooting location for several famous Korean dramas. Come and calm your heightened adrenaline levels from skiing by walking the beautiful pathways on this tranquil island.

2) Pocheon Herb Island Light Festival

Take a break from skiing and visit this 82-acre botanical garden located in Pocheon City. Pocheon Herb Island Light Festival is a popular holiday destination in winter, as the entire garden gets a Christmas makeover. The whole venue is decorated with dazzling lights, turning into the most romantic place in the world when it is dark. This is a spot you will not regret visiting!

3) Ice Fishing + Skiing

Add ice fishing to your family ski trip! The famous Hwacheon Sancheneo Ice Festival, which takes place every year in January, is located near Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort. From ice fishing, ice soccer, snow tubing, and sleigh rides to bare-hand fishing – your kids will absolutely enjoy these!

4) Strawberry Picking

Looking for fun for the whole family? Strawberry picking is one of the must-dos in Korea’s winter! Korean strawberries are extremely fresh and sweet in winter and it will definitely be unforgettable memories to pick your own strawberries with your family and take them with you. You can enjoy strawberry picking tours with skiing at Vivaldi Park or Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort!

5) Everland Theme Park

Skiing all day with your family may be fun, but it’s a tiring activity, and your children may have other things in mind. If that is the case, then we have something just for you! Approximately half an hour’s drive away from here lies Everland Theme Park. It’s Korea’s largest theme park, with over 40 different rides and attractions, ranging from the all-time favorite T-Express roller coaster to the Thunder Falls, Panda World, and more! It’s a popular place to visit among families not just because of the thrilling rides, but also because it hosts seasonal festivals on a regular basis, and this winter you are in for a surprise, as they are scheduled to host the Romantic Illumination Festival.

We offer you a tour to visit both Jisan Forest Ski Resort & Everland where you can ski and snowboard all you want in the morning and make your way to Everland at lunch to experience the thrills until sunset!

6) Icheon Termeden Spa

After a long but fun day at the ski resorts, you definitely deserve to relax! Before calling it a day, stop by Icheo Termeden Spa, Korea’s first German-style hot spring resort! Packed with Asia’s largest circular bade pool and underwater massage facilities, it is both a fun and relaxing spot for you and the family!

Find this blog helpful? Start planning your family ski trip to Korea! For more fun things to do during the winter in Korea, be sure to check out, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop.

[Photo Credits]
Jisan Forest Ski Resort Official Website
Bears Town Ski Resort Official Website
Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort Official Website
Alpensia Ski Resort Official Website

25 thoughts on “The Best Family-Friendly Ski Resorts in Korea

  1. a) May i ask, if we are interested in doing sledding at Bears Town, which package would it be?

    b) And if we want to take up the snowboarding package at Bears Town, AND also to do sledding, is there any additional charges?

    1. Hello, Selina! Unfortunately, there is no separate option for sledding in our package, plus the snow sledding is quite far from the main ski area at Bears Town Ski Resort and so you won’t be able to try sledding if you take our snowboarding package. But if you still want to take the snowboarding package, please visit and book your package via this link:

    1. Hello Jane 🙂
      Since most of the ski resorts usually open their ski slopes in mid~late December due to the weather, we’re afraid there will be no available ski tours during the period mentioned.

  2. Hi
    My family of 2 seniors, 3 adults and 1 child plan to go ski resort during Christmas period. Could you recommend the nearest ski resort which is suitable for family? May I have the package of 1 day tour or 1 night stay at ski resort?
    Mrs Yap

    1. Dear Mrs Yap,
      We would recommend you to visit Vivaldi Park which is known to be suitable for family visitors and close to Seoul (1.5~2hr). Please check out the Vivaldi Park Ski Tour packages that are now available to book on Trazy 🙂
      *1 Day Ski/Snowboard/Snow Sled Tour: Vivaldi Park:
      *2D1N Ski/Snowboard Tour: Vivaldi Park:

    1. Hi Kritsana! Ski season in Korea is from December to February. If you are planning to visit Korea in April, we recommend you to check out the spring cherry blossom tours 😀

  3. HI,
    We are planning a ski tip to Korea in from 2d Feb to 6th Feb (2Adults + 1 3yr old). We are beginners at skiing. Any recommendations? Thanks!

    1. Hi Monica, we recommend you to check out the day tour to Vivaldi Park/Oak Valley Ski Resort/Elysian Ski Resort for beginners. Please check out the link for details 🙂
      – Vivaldi Park:
      – Oak Valley Ski Resort:
      – Elysian Ski Resort:

  4. Hi,
    We are planning a ski holiday from the 17th to 20th December. We are 8 in total ( 4 adults and 4 children – aged 3 to 8 years old). Do you have any family packages or any recommendations which are kid friendly ?
    Thanks in advance.

  5. Hi,
    We are planning a day trip to a ski resort in the 2nd/3rd week of Dec 18 ( 4 adults + 1 child). Would you recommend Vivaldi Park or Bears Town for us? (in terms of convenience from Myeong Dong, price, amenities). Would you be able to provide me some differences between these 2 ski resorts?Thank you.

    1. Hi Clarice! If you are a group of family, Vivaldi Park will be more suitable in your case. Vivaldi Park is one of the most popular ski resorts in Korea and also the biggest one. They have a wide range of facilities where you can enjoy snow-related activities even besides skiing or snowboarding!

  6. Are there any ski resorts that have kids clubs? Our 3 year old is probably too young to ski/sled all day so we are looking for a place that has a kids club during the day for him to go to like most tropical resorts do.

    1. Hi Shelby! At Vivaldi Park, there is a newly opened facility for kids called “Ants World”. The kid age between 0~13 can use this facility upon additional payment.

      1. Hi, I am bringing a family of 6 (1 elderly + 2 kids). I am looking for a day trip between 20-29 Nov 2019. May I know if any of the day your packages will be available?

        1. Hi Danscen! We will open the tour packages for autumn and winter in a few months. Please keep following us. 🙂

    2. Hi there,

      May I know any skii resort available around end of November 2023?
      Please recommend the resort for first timer skii player.

      Thank you.

  7. Hi
    I planning to go Vivaldi in mid Dec 2019, but one of my kids only 2 yeas old. Any recommend for her play play around and is the indoor pool open on December?


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