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Resort Scorecard

Snowsure


Beginners


Intermediate


Advanced


Snowboarders


Après Ski


Families


Base elevation: 700 metres

Top elevation: 1,438 metres

Number of lifts: 15

Number of runs: 31

Access: Fly to Seoul Incheon airport, and then Yongpyong is a three hour dive to towards the East Coast.

PyeongChang (Alpensia & Yongpyong) Piste Maps

The base areas at both Yongpyong and Alpensia are expansive, structured, organised and all under one (huge) roof. You’ll find the equipment rental outlets, ticket booths, ski shops and food outlets easy to navigate - though because of the sheer number of skiers and boarders, it can feel a little as if you are being ‘herded’ for one window to the next.

The ‘kids’ (average age is late-teen) who serve you can be a little nervous or anxious when dealing with non-Korean speaking foreigners. English will be minimal, though a genuine smile and plenty of patience will get you a long way.

Very reasonably priced. This goes a long way to ensuring that the South Korean ski experience is high on value.

Finding premium gear is a real problem. The boots tend to be those old-fashioned rear-loaders (supremely comfortable, but not exactly aimed at on-mountain ‘performance’), the ski’s themselves  lack anything resembling edges and everything is well-used and,,,well, old.

Having said that, we skied in several resorts throughout South  Korea where the rental gear was truly abysmal (including Pheonix Park), with only Yongpyong and Alpensaia stocking equipment which just about measures up. Hence, the exclusive inclusion of these two resorts in our programme. We’re not saying it’s great, but it is significantly better than elsewhere in Korea - trust us!

On the other hand, prices are very reasonable.

The ski schools are reasonable and there are a handful of instructors who can speak English. However, it is essential that we try organise this in advance as your chances of finding an instructor with the required language skills on the day are remote. Of course, lessons will have to be private.

Very reasonably priced. This goes a long way to ensuring that the South Korean ski experience is high on value.

Finding premium gear is a real problem. The boots tend to be those old-fashioned rear-loaders (supremely comfortable, but not exactly aimed at on-mountain ‘performance’), the ski’s themselves  lack anything resembling edges and everything is well-used and,,,well, old.

Having said that, we skied in several resorts throughout South  Korea where the rental gear was truly abysmal (including Pheonix Park), with only Yongpyong and Alpensaia stocking equipment which just about measures up. Hence, the exclusive inclusion of these two resorts in our programme. We’re not saying it’s great, but it is significantly better than elsewhere in Korea - trust us!

On the other hand, prices are very reasonable.

The ski schools are reasonable and there are a handful of instructors who can speak English. However, it is essential that we try organise this in advance as your chances of finding an instructor with the required language skills on the day are remote. Of course, lessons will have to be private.

Resort Scorecard

Snowsure


Beginners


Intermediate


Advanced


Snowboarders


Après Ski


Families


Base elevation: 700 metres

Top elevation: 1,438 metres

Number of lifts: 15

Number of runs: 31

Access: Fly to Seoul Incheon airport, and then Yongpyong is a three hour dive to towards the East Coast.

PyeongChang (Alpensia & Yongpyong) Piste Maps