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 mid-week skiing.

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

1. Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort – Chuncheon, Gangwondo

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort is one of the ski resorts in Gangwondo that is close to Seoul. As the slopes are especially suited for beginners 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 & Garden of Morning Calm, 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: 10
• Number of ski lifts: 6

| 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
∙ Horse and Pegasus are an 836m-long course in total 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

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

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| Nami Island: 

Nami Island + Garden of Morning Calm + Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort 1 Day Tour

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| Garden of Morning Calm Light Festival :

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2. Oak Valley Ski Resort – Wonju, Gangwondo

Looking for a less-crowded ski resort? Your best bet can be a 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: 7
• Number of ski lifts: 3

| About the slopes:
∙ Slope I offers wide and gentle slopes that are perfect for first-time skiers
∙ Slope A is over 1,600m in length, the longest ski slope at Oak Valley Ski Resort
∙ Slope D, F, and G offer ski runs that are great for intermediates
∙ The Slope B has a maximum 48 percent incline and offers a breathtaking panorama

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

| Nearby tourist attractions:
∙ Museum SAN

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

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3. Jisan Forest Ski Resort – Icheon, Gyeonggi-do

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 your accommodation. 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, Gyeonggi-do
• 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, and 1-1 range for beginner, 2, 3, 5, and 7 for intermediate, 6 for advanced

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

| Indoor & Outdoor amenities
Supermarket, outdoor stage, basketball court, children’s playground

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>> Check out more about Jisan Ski Resort here!

4. Bears Town Ski Resort – Pocheon, Gyeonggi-do

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, Gyeonggi-do
• Travel time from Seoul: 1.3 hrs
• Number of slopes: 11
• Number of ski lifts: 8

| About the slopes:
∙ Champion, Challenge88 and Panorama 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 halfpipe

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

| Indoor & Outdoor amenities:
Indoor swimming pool, tennis court, table tennis court, bowling alley, sauna, coin karaoke, arcade, campsites, paintball, convenience store, zipline

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>> Check out more about Bears Town Ski Resort here!

5. Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort – Hoengseong, Gangwondo

Boasting thrill-filled attractions, and premium lodging facilities, as well as a range of slopes, Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort is perfect for those who are seeking an adrenaline rush, offering the surge for all the adrenaline junkies!

| Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort at a glance!
• Location: Hoengseong
• Travel time from Seoul: 1.5 hrs
• Number of slopes: 20
• Number of ski lifts: 8

| About the slopes:
∙ 20 slopes in total: (7 for beginner, 3 for medium, 6 for advanced, 4 for experts)
∙ First internationally certified mogul course!

| Snowboarding Facility: International scale half pipe for freestyle ski/snowboarders

| Must-try attractions in Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort:
∙ ‘Big Buster’ bobsledding course.

| Nearby tourist attractions:
∙ Sheep Farm: ride the gondola up to the peak of the mountain and be greeted by a herd of sheep

| Indoor & Outdoor amenities:
Indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, bowling alley, karaoke, sauna

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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
Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort Official Website, Facebook

2 thoughts on “Korea’s Best Ski Resorts Near Seoul for a Perfect Winter Day

  1. how does it works this year with the Covid 19, we would like to go for 7/days in Korea with 3/4 for skiing December/January

    1. Hi Joy,

      Ski resorts will open their facilities but not all the ski-related tours that Trazy used to sell will open this year.
      If you are coming from abroad, you need to quarantine for 2 weeks at a designated facility upon arrival according to the policy.

      We hope this information helps!

      Thank you.

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