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:
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, or 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. And 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
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.
Out of 10 ski slopes in total, there are 2 beginner slopes, 6 intermediate slopes and 2 for the 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.
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.
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 Garden of Morning Calm, which is a garden decorated with a variety of beautiful flora, and 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 Seoraksan National Park, renowned for its breathtaking scenery during winter, as the entire mountain is capped with snow, which is a sight not to be missed! Guess what? you can do this all in one day. Spend some time skiing, then visit both Seoraksan and Garden of Morning Calm all in one day!
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 Elsuite Condo, which is a premium condominium with plenty of spacious rooms fit for the 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 the restaurants and cafes inside the condominium and the ski house.
3. Bears Town Ski Resort for families at different skill levels
If you are in a family of mixed skiing levels, Bears Town Ski Resort could be the one for you.
As the biggest ski resort near Seoul, Bears Town Ski Resort has a good mix of slopes, including 2 beginner slopes, 5 high and low-intermediate slopes and 3 advanced slopes.
For those who wish to replenish their energy with delicious food after hitting the slopes, the resort has plenty of dining options, from comfort food to fine dining and a variety of Korean cuisine options.
Tip #1: Add more fun to your family skiing!
1. Nami Island + Skiing
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 shooting locations for several famous Korean dramas. Come and calm your heightened adrenaline levels from skiing by walking the beautiful pathways in this tranquil island.
- Nami Island & Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort 1 Day Tour
- Nami Island & Vivaldi Ski Resort 1 Day Tour
- Nami Island & Petite France & Vivaldi Park Ski Resort
Or reserve a room in Vivaldi Park to visit Nami Island & ski!
2. Pocheon Herb Island Light Festival + Skiing
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 during January, is located near Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort. From ice fishing, ice soccer, snow tubing, sleigh rides to bare hand fishing – your kids will absolutely enjoy these!
4. Strawberry picking + Rail bike + Skiing
Looking for fun for the whole family? Check out this fun-packed tour that combines strawberry picking and rail bike experience and skiing at Vivaldi Park Ski Resort, a hip ski resort popular among young adults. Or just book accommodation in Vivaldi Park and choose what you want to do later!
- Strawberry Picking & Rail Bike & Vivaldi Park Ski Resort 1 Day Tour
- Vivaldi Park Room Reservation (Accommodation only)
5. Everland + Skiing
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 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!
Check out more fun skiing and sightseeing tours here.
Tip #2: Stay a night at a ski resort!
If you and your family are too tired to return to your accommodation, staying a night at the resort can be a good option. There are great overnight ski packages covering accommodation, round-trip transportation, lift pass, rental and all the other things you will need for your ski trip.
See all the overnight ski packages here.
Looking to save some expenses for your trip?
Check out all the coupon codes we have here! You can use provided coupon codes to go on two winter tours at a discounted price!
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