Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort Guide: Romantic Ski Resort Near Seoul

Visit Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort and nearby attractions for a fully packed winter excursion!

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort, located in Chuncheon, a city that embraces beautiful lakes and rivers, is one of the ski resorts frequently visited by day-trippers from Seoul.

You can reach Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort in about 1.5 hours by car and 2.5 hours by subway.

Thanks to its proximity to Seoul and the convenient public transportation system, Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort is the only ski resort that is reachable by subway in Korea. 

There are also several popular attractions near Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort such as Nami Island, the Garden of Morning Calm and Petite France.

If you want to not only ski but also do some sightseeing in the snowy countryside of Korea, Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort would be the best destination for your winter ski trip to Korea.

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort at a glance

Location Chuncheon, Gangwon Province
Travel time from Seoul 1 hour and 30 mins
Number of slopes 10
Number of ski lifts 6

If you’d like to know the opening date of Elysian Gangchon Ski resort for 2018/19, Click here!

 About the slopes in Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort

There are 10 slopes in total and you can choose where to ski based on your ski skills.

| For beginners: Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort is, in fact, favored by novice skiers for its gentle slopes that best accommodate first-timers. If you’re a beginner, choose the Panda and Rabit slopes with a gentle inclination.

| For intermediates: Try kicking off from the summit “Alphouse” and choose between the Dragon, Horse, and Puma slopes. You’ll be sliding down the slopes with a distance of 945~1175 m and an inclination just enough to give you thrills!

| For advanced skiers: We’d recommend the Leopard slope with a steep inclination and a distance of 518 m.

If you’ve never skied before, learn how to ski through lessons offered by Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort!

| Ski/Snowboard Lift Pass + Equipment/Clothes Rental Package: Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort (+Lesson)

| Ski/snowboard Lesson: Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort (Lesson Only)

Do you have a fear of skiing, but still want to experience Korea’s ski resort? Then, choose the snow sled or free time option. You’ll still have fun riding a snow sled or wandering around the snowy fields at Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort!

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

Also, if you’re looking for a place to stay in the resort, check out this room reservation option.

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort Room Reservation

How to go to Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort from Seoul

By Bus

• Public Express Bus: Seoul Express Bus Terminal (Subway Line 3, 7, 9 Express Bus Terminal Station) → Chuncheon Express Bus Terminal → Walk to Nam Chuncheon Station for 10 mins to take the subway Gyeongchun Line → Baegyang-ri Station →  Shuttle bus to Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort.

By Subway

• Subway Gyeongchun Line: Sangbong Station, Seoul → Baegyang-ri Station → Shuttle bus to Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort.

By Tour

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

Nami Island & Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort 1 Day Package

2D1N Ski/Snowboard Tour: Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort – Nearby Pension

2D1N Ski/Snowboard Tour: Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort – Elsuite Condo

Places to visit near Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort

1. Nami Island

Nami Island, covered by the white snow blanket, cannot be more romantic in winter. No wonder the half-moon shaped island is loved by a lot of international travelers as well as local people in Korea. The cold temperature may give you chills, but this poetic scenery will warm your heart up.

2. Garden of Morning Calm

This dreamlike scenery is what you will witness when visiting the Garden of Morning Calm in winter. Illuminated by 30,000 lights, the whole garden, tucked in the deep valley of mountains, shines under the dark sky. On every step forward, you’ll hear snow squeak under your feet and see the lights change their colors as you move.

3. Petite France

Doesn’t this place look familiar to you? If you have watched the hit K-drama “My Love from the Star”, you’ll be able to recognize it in a few seconds. Yes, this is the place where Do Min-joon, the alien, casts a spell that lights up the buildings around and makes Cheon Song-yi fly to kiss him. If you’re a fan of “My Love from the Star”, don’t miss out on Petite France during your visit to Korea!

4. Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival 2019 (Jan 5~27)

Here is another one-of-a-kind experience you can have in Korea’s winter: sitting on a frozen lake, making a hole in the ice, and catching fish through it. If you’ve been searching for something unique and fun, Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival got your need just right! Catch trout, get them grilled and taste the fresh mountain trout on site!!

5. Seoraksan National Park

Seoraksan Mountain is famous for its grandiose winter scenery. Its winter scenery is the exact reason the mountain was given its name, meaning “Large White Mountain”. Lots of people flock to Seoraksan to go hiking and see the beautiful snowfall blanket the entire mountain. Come hiking to Seoraksan National Park and you will not be disappointed with the magnificent view.

Interested in combined tours of Elysian Gangchon Resort and nearby attractions?

| Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival & Elysian Ski Resort 1 Day Tour 

| Nami Island & Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort 1 Day Tour

| Nami Island + Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort 2D1N Tour with a stay in a pension

| Nami Island + Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort 2D1N Tour with a stay in Elsuite Condo

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort + Seoraksan National Park + Garden of Morning Calm 1 Day Tour

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!

Click here to buy 2 winter tours with a coupon code at a discounted price!

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Here you can search and select all options depending on your needs!

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Are you looking for somewhere close to Seoul to have fun playing snow? Book a trip to Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort via Trazy.com, Korea’s #Travel Shop!

Photo Credits
Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort Official Website
Nami Island Official Website
Petite France Official Website


    1. Hi Zarini! Most of the ski resorts in Korea are opened until February and we cannot guarantee if it will be possible in March since the opening schedule is subject to change depending on the weather conditions.

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