Still thinking about how to spend the winter in Gangwon-do? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Gangwon-do is definitely a popular travel destination in Korea all throughout the year. Offering magnificent views of nature during Spring and Fall whilst providing the perfect location for water activities in the Summer, Gangwon-do is a magical place to visit whenever.

Nonetheless, it’s hard to argue that in the winter on one thing. Gangwon-do becomes a winter wonderland of outdoor activities, making it the place to be in during the winter season.

From skiing down the snowy slopes of Gangwon-do to picking scrumptious strawberries, find out all there is to do this winter in Gangwon-do.

1. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and snow sledding in a single day

When you hear ‘Gangwon-do’ and ‘Winter’ together, you know what that means. Hitting the slopes for a day of skiing, snowboarding, and snow sledding – the whole package of winter activities to enjoy.

So if you’ve been looking to enjoy these winter sports but are unfamiliar with them, you’ve come to the right place.

Instead of fumbling around with your ski gear, head on over to some of Gangwon-do’s best ski resorts and have a professional teach you ropes to skiing or snowboarding in just one single day. Who knows? This might be the start of a new career.

i. Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort


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Located in Chuncheon, Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort is probably one of the closest ski resorts in Gangwon-do to Seoul, making it a frequent destination for day-trippers from the city.

With a total of 10 slopes, from beginner-level to advanced-level slopes, this snowy ski resort is the perfect destination for the whole family, young and old.

| 1 Day Ski Lesson/Snow Sled/Free Time Tour: Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort

| Ski/Snowboard Equipment/Clothes Rental + Shuttle Bus (+Snow Sled/Lift Pass/Lesson): Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort

❈ For more information on Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort, click here.

ii. Vivaldi Park Ski Resort


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About a 40-minute drive away into Hongcheon is Vivaldi Park Ski Resort, another popular destination for those in search of a winter getaway in Gangwon-do.

Boasting up to 12 ski slopes with more and more facilities being added by the year, this resort has become the go-to venue for Koreans and foreigners alike, especially for the thrill-seeking youth.

Enjoy a day packed with winter activities at Vivaldi Park Ski Resort with the family.

| 1 Day Ski/Snowboard/Snowy Land Snow Sled Tour: Vivaldi Park Ski Resort

❈ For more information on Vivaldi Park Ski Resort, click here.

iii. Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort


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Off a little bit to the east in Hoengseong sits Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort, a much-loved ski resort in Korea.

Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort lies on the larger size among ski resorts, accommodating up to a total of 20 slopes which even includes an internationally-certified mogul course too. Doesn’t that just make you want to try skiing down all of the slopes?

| 1 Day Ski Tour: Welli Hilli Park Ski Resort from Seoul

2. Stay the night at a ski resort for the full experience

Though a single day may suffice for some good old skiing, it may leave you wanting more. Possibly another fun-packed day of extreme winter sports or some time exploring the rest of what Gangwon-do has to offer.

If that’s you, we recommend staying the night (or a couple of nights) to really immerse yourself and relish in the full wintery experience of Korea in the winter.

i. Alpensia Ski Resort

A great place to spend the night is the Holiday Inn & Suites at Alpensia Ski Resort, a world-class resort offering a comfy and warm stay with luxurious facilities for guests.

With some amazing snowy slopes to ski down, some of which were even used for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Ski Jump Event, Alpensia Ski Resort offers the best of the best.

Located near the venue for the Pyeongchang Trout Festival and Seoraksan National Park, this makes staying at Alpensia Ski Resort the perfect location for an overnight trip.

| 2D1N Ski Tour: Alpensia Ski Resort

| 3D2N/4D3N Ski/Snowboard Tour: Alpensia Ski Resort

❈ For more information on Alpensia Ski Resort, click here.

ii. Yongpyong Ski Resort:

How about making the most out of your winter ski trip by enjoying your nights at Yongpyong Ski Resort?

As one of the biggest ski resorts in Pyeongchang, a single day won’t be enough to hit all the slopes at Yongpyong Ski Resort. There are a total of 28 slopes to cover!

What’s more, thanks to an average annual snowfall of around 250 cm. This makes Yongpyong Ski Resort a favorite amongst skiers and snowboarders alike.

| 2D1N Ski/Snowboard Tour: Yongpyong Ski Resort

| 3D2N / 4D3N Yongpyong Ski Resort Overnight Package

❈ For more information on Yongpyong Ski Resort, click here.

iii. High1 Ski Resort

Revel in the full winter wonderland package by staying up to 4 nights at High1 Ski Resort.

As one of the largest ski resorts in Korea High1 Ski Resort also boasts the highest altitude among ski resorts of up to 1,345 meters. Especially, with the ample amount of snowfall that keeps the snow conditions of the slopes at their peak.

A downside to this a one-way trip to this resort takes a lengthy 3 hours from Seoul. So, why not make the most out of your journey by enjoying an extended stay at High1 Ski Resort?

| 2D1N Ski/Snowboard Tour: High1 Ski Resort

| 3D2N Ski/Snowboard Tour: High1 Ski Resort

| 4D3N/5D4N Ski/Snowboard Tour: High1 Ski Resort

❈ For more information on High1 Ski Resort, click here.

3. Finish off your trip with some strawberry picking

Spending your day at ski resorts isn’t the only way to enjoy winter in Gangwon-do.


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How about some strawberry picking? It’s the perfect season to go fruit picking and what better way to truly embrace the winter than picking some juicy red strawberries.🍓

Not only is this a one-of-a-kind experience you can enjoy with your loved ones, but strawberries are also rich sources of antioxidants and vitamins, which will keep your immune system strong against the cold too!

In addition to some action-packed snow activities, try out strawberry picking all in one day with the tours below.

| Elysian Gangchon Ski/Snowboard & Strawberry Picking 1 Day Tour (+Snow Sled/Lift Pass/Lesson)

| Vivaldi Park Ski/Snowboard & Strawberry Picking 1 Day Tour

❈ For more about all this related to strawberry picking, click here.

❈ For a more comprehensive guide to all things related to ski resorts, take a look at our other blogs here.

| The Perfect Guide to the Best Ski Resorts in Korea

| A First-Timer’s Guide to Skiing in Korea

| Skiing Ability Levels Guide: What Level Are You?

For more winter activities to enjoy in the winter wonderland of Gangwon-do, visit, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop.

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*Photo Credits
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