Visit Yongpyong Ski Resort, one of the best ski resorts in Korea, for a world-class ski experience this winter!

Yongpyong Resort is the biggest ski and snowboard resort in Korea. It is located at the foot of Mount Balwangsan in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province. Thanks to its average annual snowfall of around 250 cm, Yongpyong Ski Resort is an all-time favorite ski resort among skiers and snowboarders. The ski resort was also selected as a site for the Alpine Skiing event at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

For those who wish to hit the slopes at Yongpyong Ski Resort this winter, be sure to plan or book your ski trip ahead of time!

| Book your ski trip to Yongpyong Ski Resort from Seoul

Yongpyong Ski Resort at a glance

LocationPyeongchang, Gangwon Province
Travel time from Seoul3 hrs 30 mins
Number of slopes28
Number of ski lifts & gondola13 ski lifts & 1 gondola

If you’d like to know the opening date of Yongpyeong Ski Resort for 2023/2024, Click here!

 About the slopes in Yongpyong Ski Resort

The Rainbow Slope is the highest slope of all and was also designated as the site for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.

When you are at the top of the Dragon Zone, you can choose to take one of the five Rainbow slopes.

For advanced skiers, we’d recommend the Rainbow Paradise course (Dragon Zone), a 5.6 km-long slope at 5,600 meters, which is the second-longest slope in the country.

For beginners, the Mega Green (Silver Zone) is relatively easier than other slopes in Yongpyong Ski Resort.

If you need a ski or snowboard lesson with certified instructors at Yongyong Ski Resort, simply book private lessons tailored to your needs and goals via Trazy!

| Book Private Ski/Snowboard Lesson: Yongpyong Ski Resort (Lesson Only)

How to go to Yongpyong Ski Resort from Seoul

By Shuttle Bus

Heading over to the ski resorts should be fun and hassle-free! There are shuttle buses available to take you to Yongpyong Ski Resort from some of the major stops and airports in Seoul!

| Get tickets for the Yongpyong Ski Resort Shuttle Bus from/to Seoul and Airport 

By Private Transfer

You can also move straight to Yongpyong Ski Resort directly from the airport with a private transfer service! You can also use this service from your hotel in Seoul as well! This service is available to you 24 hours a day, so you can plan out your schedule with a lot more flexibility.

| Reserve the Yongpyong Ski Resort Transfer (from/to Seoul & Incheon/Gimpo Airport)

By Bus

Seoul Nambu Express Bus Terminal/Dongseoul Express Bus Terminal → Hoenggye Express Bus Terminal → Yongpyong Ski Resort via a local bus.

※During the winter season, Yongpyong Ski Resort is extremely popular, so it’s best to book your bus ride in advance.

By Train

You can take the express train (KTX) from Seoul to Jinbu Station and take a local bus to Yongpyong Ski Resort.

By Tour

Book your ski or snowboard tour to Yongpyong Ski Resort via Trazy, the easiest way to go to Yongpyong Ski Resort from Seoul!

| 1 Day Ski/Snowboard Tour: Yongpyong Ski Resort (+ Balwangsan Cable Car option)

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| 2D1N Ski/Snowboard Tour: Yongpyong Ski Resort (Breakfast Included)

| 3D2N/4D3N Yongpyong Ski Resort Overnight Package

Best things to do at Yongpyong Ski Resort

1. Gondola ride

Even if you don’t ski, we strongly recommend you take the 3.7 km gondola ride to the most scenic part of the resort, Dragon Peak.

As one of the best-known attractions in Yongpyong Resort, you can take in the magnificent views of the surrounding landscapes from the gondola.

2. Drop by the Dragon Peak

The magnificent natural landscape of Greater Baekdu Mountain Range at Yongpyong Ski Resort.

Dragon Peak is a traditional Swiss-style building housing a coffee shop, a Korean restaurant, and a steakhouse next to the garden, which is a great place for visitors and skiers to take a rest.

To add, the garden is surrounded by white, powdery snow and is the starting point for the walk to the peak of Balwangsan Mountain, the 13th highest mountain in Korea.

Here, you will be able to take in the breathtaking view of the snow-covered mountains and a forest full of yew trees that can live for 1000 years!

Plus, the ski lift ride to Dragon Peak is a must-try for everyone! It’s absolutely amazing!

3. Spend a night at Yongpyong Resort

Yongpyong Ski Resort offers accommodations featuring hotels and condominiums: Dragon Valley Hotel, Tower Condominium, and Greenpia Condominium. There are spacious rooms, equipped with a flat-screen TV, a full kitchen, and basic amenities. You can also enjoy the water park, which is open all year round, making it the perfect resort for all ages.

| 2D1N Ski/Snowboard Tour: Yongpyong Ski Resort

| 2D1N Ski/Snowboard Tour: Yongpyong Ski Resort (Breakfast Included)

| 3D2N/4D3N Yongpyong Ski Resort Overnight Package

| Yongpyong Ski Resort Room Reservation

4. Enjoy the various attractions within Yongpyong Ski Resort

If you want to make the most of Yongpyong Ski Resort, don’t forget to check out the unique attractions within the resort! From the museum, water park, alpaca farm, snow sledding, to cable car, there are so many things you shouldn’t miss out on. Also, don’t forget to get discounts via Trazy!

5. Follow in the footsteps of “Goblin” & “Winter Sonata” at Yongpyong Ski Resort

For all K-drama fans, Yongpyong Ski Resort is a must-visit spot! The ski resort was used as a location for hits Korean dramas, “Goblin: The Lonely and Great God” and “Winter Sonata.”

Starring Gong Yoo, Lee Dong-Wook, Kim Go-Eun, and Yoo In-na, Goblin has led to the huge popularity of the ski resort.

Find out the filming spots within Yongpyong Ski Resort from Goblin below!

#1. Dragon Peak & The Sky Garden – Site of the romantic back hug

Did you ever wonder where the back hug scene was taken?

It’s when Shin finally confesses his feelings to Eun-Tak and gives her a back hug against this amazingly beautiful backdrop, the Dragon Peak Sky Garden.

Try to drop by this garden when you visit Yongpyong Resort because it’s indeed the perfect place to go with a special someone and maybe even recreate the scene!

#2. Dragon Peak Gondola – Shin & Eun-Tak’s heart-melting eye contact

As she rides, Eun-Tak lights up a match to summon Shin. But to her disappointment, he doesn’t show up, or so she thinks.

As she approaches the area to alight from the gondola, she lights up with a smile on her face. She notices Shin who was waiting for her with his hand extended towards her.

Well, this was another scene that made our hearts melt, seeing how lovingly they both gaze at each other.

Didn’t all the scenes from the episode make you want to visit this place?

Then follow the footsteps of Goblin at this awesome ski resort in Korea! Who knows, maybe you’ll even find your own special someone there.

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14 thoughts on “Yongpyong Ski Resort Guide: Skiing in Gangwon-do

  1. I will go to Seoul on 14th , I’m looking for tour to enjoy my day … can you add KakaoTalk, my id ( nenie9999 ) I would like to ask more information

  2. Where can I find a list of places to eat in Yongpyong. We are here at the moment staying at the Dragon Valley Hotel and there’s doesn’t seem to be many restaurants in the area (not too expensively!). Any suggestions?

  3. Hii ! Will there be snow normally during the end of December, I was not able to get a clear description from accuweather. Thank you and hope to see you soon during Christmas at Yongpyong.

    1. Hello, please kindly understand we cannot predict when there will be snow in advance. Please check the weather forecast in December again for more accurate information. Thank you!

  4. When will be the shuttle bus to yongpyong be available we will be going to yongpyong this december 1 or 2

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