Visit Jisan Ski Resort, one of the famous ski resorts for beginners, in Korea!

Get geared up for a ski holiday in Korea! Home to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Korea is one of the best destinations in the world where you can have an amazing winter sports experience.

For those who are short on time, but want to squeeze in skiing or simply have a fun snow day, head out to Jisan Ski Resort, or Jisan Forest Ski Resort!

Offering a variety of nursery runs, this ski resort is absolutely ideal for beginners and family units to try their hand at skiing and snowboarding.

The ski resort is located just outside of Seoul in the city of Icheon, Gyeonggi-do, and can be easily reached within an hour and a half by car, which makes it perfect for a day trip. However, the ski resort usually gets packed on weekends, so try to visit on weekdays.

Now, if you want to get the best out of your ski trip to Jisan Ski Resort, make sure you check out our handy ski resort guide below!

Jisan Ski Resort at a glance

LocationIcheon, Gyeonggi Province
Travel time from Seoul1 hr 30 mins
Number of slopes7 main slopes & 3 sub-slopes
Number of ski lifts5
Ski Lift operation hours7:00 am~4:00 am

If you’d like to know the opening date of Jisan Ski Resort for 2023/24, Click here!

About the slopes in Jisan Ski Resort

Jisan Forest Ski Resort has slopes for skiers of all levels, with inclines ranging from 5 degrees to 30 degrees, but is mainly geared toward beginners.

Find out which slope is perfect for you below:

  • Beginners: If you’re a beginner who’s just starting out, try Slopes 1-1 and 1.
  • Intermediates: Slopes 2 and 3 are ideal for beginners to push themselves into the intermediate category, Slope 5 and 6 are suited for intermediates to practice their skills.
  • Experts: Hit the Slope 7, which is the longest slope in Jisan Ski Resort with a total length of 1,500 meters.
  • Snowboarders: A snowboard park is available, but there’s no half pipe.

  • Ski lifts: There are a total of five 4- and 6-seater high-speed ski lifts at Jisan Ski Resort, allowing visitors to enjoy short waiting times. For children and beginners, the resort has a Sunkid conveyor lift, or an escalator-like lift, as well.

How to go to Jisan Ski Resort from Seoul

By Bus

• Public Express Bus: Seoul Nambu Express Bus Terminal/Dongseoul Express Bus Terminal → Icheon Intercity Bus Terminal → Local bus No. 12 → Jisan Mart Entrance → Jisan Ski Resort

By Tour

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Best things to do for families with kids & non-skiers

1. Snow sledding fun for the whole family

Besides skiing and snowboarding, Jisan Ski Resort has a sledding slope that is sure to delight adults and children alike.

  • Ticket info: Tickets can be purchased at the main ticket office at J. Center.
  • Rental info: Snow sled can be rented at the entrance of snow sledding site.
  • Operation hours: 9:30 am ~ 4:30 pm (opening hours are subject to change.)
  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Included: Snow Sled rental

| Take note 

  • Children under 24 months are free of charge and will share seats with their parents in the vehicle.
  • Children under 3 years old are NOT eligible for sledding for safety reasons.
  • Personal snow sled or other equipment are not permitted.

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1 Day Ski/Snow Sled Tour: Jisan Ski Resort
Jisan Ski Resort 1 Day Ski/Snow Sled/Free Time Tour

| What’s included: The snow sled package includes round-trip transportation, snow sled rental, gloves, and an English-speaking driver/staff.

2. Enjoy the winter scenery in your free time

For non-skiers and those looking for a more laid-back atmosphere and relaxation, J. Plaza is the perfect spot to be. Located at the base of the ski resort, the plaza offers a cafeteria-style eatery with eye-popping views of the slopes and the surrounding landscapes. Grab a seat and enjoy the view!

3. Drop by Everland Theme Park and maximize your winter fun!

Add extra fun to your ski trip! Combining skiing and Everland theme park into one trip, non-skiers and families with kids will have the opportunity to do a bit of skiing and enjoy the rides at Everland, one of the most popular theme parks in Korea.

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Jisan Forest Ski Resort + Everland 1 Day Tour

4. Relax your muscles at Icheon Termeden Spa!

Relax and ease up your tense muscles at Icheon Termeden Spa after skiing or snowboarding at Jisan Ski Resort! Icheon Termeden Spa is Asia’s largest circular bade pool equipped with underwater massage facilities. You can also spend a magical day by walking around the dazzling OOOZOOOO Illumination Garden!

Amenities & Other facilities

Jisan Ski Resort features amenities and facilities within close proximity, giving visitors quick and easy access to the slopes without having to carry their skis or snowboards.

See below for information on amenities and facilities at Jisan Ski Resort:

  • Maple Condominium: restaurant, supermarket
  • J.Park: nursery room, arcade, food court, coin lockers, restroom
  • Rental House: ski clothes/equipment rental shops, changing rooms, restroom, convenience store
  • J.Plaza: visitor information center, cafeteria, convenience store, snack bar, food court, ski equipment shop
  • J.Center: ticket office, rental shop, coin lockers, ski clothes/equipment rental shop, restroom, changing room, snow patrol, medical service room, restaurants
  • Square Office: personal lockers, coin lockers, restroom

Now, if you’re all set and ready for your ultimate winter sports experience in Jisan Forest Ski Resort, start planning your ski trip today!

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12 thoughts on “Jisan Ski Resort: Beginner-friendly Ski Resort Near Seoul

  1. We are a family of 9 people. 1 senior (76yo), 6 adults and kids. Is your resort senior friendly? Since she wont be skiing, are there other things which she can enjoy? It will also be difficult for her to take the lift, is there any way where it will be easier for her to move around without taking the ski lift?

    1. Hi Mona! It will take around 5 minutes by walk from the market to the J-Park. It is not so big but the size of the convenience store.

  2. I did this tour on the 6th of Feb. My Guide Rei was so patient and helpful. I am a novice skier but he taught me really well and was patient with my mom. Since it was only the two of us, he was flexible with the tour. I will definitely recommend this ski and everland tour. And 5 star rating for our tour guide Rei:)

        1. Hello, please kindly understand we don’t know yet when the ski resorts will open this winter. We will update our blog once we get the information!

        2. Hi, may I know for 1st time ski. If I only ski at beginner slope, do I need to pay or buy any ticket to use the conveyor?

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