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The Korean Ski Week

YongPyong (PyeongChang) - DMZ-Seoul

Duration: 8 days

The key here is to ensure that you are in the ski through the mid-week period, which has a dramatic impact on the lift queues and general 'busyness' of the resort. 

After you've got your ski fix, it’s time to head back to the capital Seoul for a city break. However, whilst you have the car on this transfer day we use this as an opportunity to get up to the DMZ for one of the strangest (yet fascinating) day's sightseeing tours you'll ever experience.

Day 1

Arrive in Incheon Airport on a weekend day, where you are met by our local representative and taken directly to Yongpyong. Settle in to your accommodation and relax after the international flights.

Days 2-5

Spend these mid-week days skiing. Because the two resorts are so close (though not linked) you'll have opportunity to ski on both mountains, irrespective of where you stay.

Day 6

Drive to the DMZ and spend the day touring this intriguing region, looking over to North Korea and exploring the recently discovered tunnels. Drive to Seoul in the evening.

Day 7

Full day in Seoul. Either use public transport to explore under your own steam and, alternatively, we can organise a guide for the day.

Day 8

Transfer to the airport for your flights home.

Cost depends on which accommodation you choose, how many excursions and activities you want to book, whether you wish to include ski hire and lift passes, etc. An indicative lead-in price for this two week itinerary would be circa £850 per person, based on 3 or 4 star accommodation (low season), transfers and lift passes.

Different Snow can also include flights from your home country, be it the UK or elsewhere. By keeping it all within one package, your arrangements are protected.

Different Snow strive to offer the most competitive prices in all instances. However, we pride ourselves first and foremost on the quality of our arrangements and service – we are an independent tour operator and, therefore, are not beholden to any single service supplier. To request an itinerary and quotation click here or call us on +44 (0)1242 242 505.

1. Get in touch with Different Snow

Whether you wish to plan your trip around one of these sample itineraries or you have other ideas, simply get in touch by phone or online. If using our online form, ideally we would like to still try get in contact with you by phone to discuss your requirements, but this is not essential.

2. Let us create a bespoke itinerary

We have the first-hand knowledge, travel industry experience and local contacts required to put your plans into action. We can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes and budget. We will carefully design your trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive via email. We can then refine it until you are completely happy.

3. Confirm the arrangements with us

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit to secure your trip. Everything is secured once you receive our confirmation invoice. Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call us at any time!

4. We'll send you your travel documents

Approximately three weeks before travel you will receive your travel documents. We will also provide additional information, such as restaurant recommendations, cultural notes, packing lists and one or two home-spun guides - created through our personal experience.

5. Tell your friends about Different Snow

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Capital:  Seoul

Time zone:  GMT + 9 hrs

Currency:  Won

Language:  Korean

Ski Season:  Late November through until early April

Largest Ski Resorts: Yongpyong, Muju, Kangwon High 1, Phoenix Park and Daemyung Vivalidi Park

Access:  All flights head in to Seoul-Incheon Airport (ICN). The ski resorts are 150 miles to the east.

Beyond the skiing:  The perfect week in South Korea; four or five days on the ski slopes combined with a city break in buzzing Seoul and an excursion to the DMZ – a veritable cold-war theme park.