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!
Yongpyong Ski Resort at a glance
|Location||Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province|
|Travel time from Seoul||3 hrs 30 mins|
|Number of slopes||28|
|Number of ski lifts & gondola||13 ski lifts & 1 gondola|
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About the slopes in Yongpyong Ski Resort
The Rainbow slope is the highest slope of all and is 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.
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!
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.
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.
You can take the express train (KTX) from Seoul to Jinbu Station and take a local bus to Yongpyong Ski Resort.
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Best things to do at Yongpyong Ski Resort
1. Gondola ride
Even if you don’t ski, we strongly recommend you to 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, 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 around, making it the perfect resort for all ages.
4. 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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