Winter sports to enjoy in Gyeonggi Province: Skiing

Createdd 2015-12-15 Hit 1446


Autumn is gone before you know it and winter is well on its way.

Some people might hate winter because it’s cold, but I think there are plenty of people who can’t wait for winter because of what the season has to offer! ^^

Why have you yourself been waiting for winter? ^^

Because of the snow that falls in winter and the romantic atmosphere it creates?

Because of winter’s biggest event, Christmas and its glittering lights?

Because of the awesome winter holidays that children and students eagerly await?

If you are looking for a reason, I think there are more than enough. ^^

But above all, the biggest reason why people wait for winter would be winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, skating, and sledding, which you can only enjoy in the winter season.

That’s why we’ve prepared a list of exciting winter sports you can enjoy in Gyeonggi Province! ^^

We’re going to introduce them one by one here, so take notes and have a fun and happy winter with your family, friends, and loved ones. ^^

Skiing, the best of winter sports!

Gyeonggi Province is home to five ski resorts: Star Hill Resort, Bears Town, Jisan Forest, Konjiam Resort, and Yangji Pine.

Ski resorts in Gyeonggi Province! What’s the biggest advantage they have to offer? The answer is their proximity to Seoul.

If traffic conditions are good, they are within an hour’s drive of Seoul, so you can enjoy the best of winter sports, skiing, to your hearts content on a day trip without having to worry about it too much. That’s why ski resorts in Gyeonggi Province attract numerous visitors every year. ^^

Now then, shall we go and see the five ski resorts that represent Gyeonggi Province? ^^

Have your ski lessons right here! Star Hill Resort

•Star Hill Resort is a ski resort that was built in the bosom of Cheonmasan Mountain and its magical natural environment! Star Hill Resort is a popular destination thanks to ski lessons tailored to its patrons from children to adults as well as its luxurious Star Hill Resortel, which accommodates 350 to 600 guests in comfort, and a variety of other accommodation facilities. 

•Address: 96, Meokgat-ro, Hwado-eup, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do

•Contact information:  031-2233-5311

•Official website:

•Opening date: Opens on December 5

50 minutes from Seoul! The joy of skiing awaits you. Bears Town

•Bears Town is a multi-purpose leisure facility located near Seoul that features a ski slope officially certified by the International Ski Federation (FIS). Bears Town has 11 ski slopes including the FIS certified 88 Challenger Line in addition to 8 lifts capable of transporting 15,200 skiers per hour. We invite you to join the fun at the winter snow festival at Bears Town!

•Address: 27, Geumgang-ro 2636 beon-gil, Naechon-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

•Contact information: 031-540-5000

•Official website:

•Opening date: Opens on November 29

You can enjoy skiing all night! Jisan Forest Resort

•A place that is an hour’s drive from Seoul… A popular place among skiing fanatics because they can enjoy nighttime and late-night skiing even on weekdays! I’m talking about Jisan Forest Resort. The resort here features a total of 10 ski slopes with various gradients that add up to 7,383m including the longest intermediate course (1.5km) in Korea as well as the ‘Sunkid’ (escalator) slope. This makes Jisan Forest Resort an ideal place to satisfy beginners all the way up to experts.

•Address: 267, Jisan-ro, Majang-myeon, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

•Contact information:  031-644-1374~6

•Official website:

•Opening date: Opens on December 5

You can choose precisely when you want to use the lifts! Konjiam Resort

•Konjiam Resort is well known as the largest ski resort in the metropolitan area near Seoul! Skiers can save precious time and choose exactly when they’d like to hit the slopes, which is why it’s so popular among its patrons. 

•Address: 278, Docheokwit-ro, Docheok-myeon, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do

•Contact information : 031-8026-5000

•Official website:

•Opening date: Opens on December 5

The only competition-grade slope in Gyeonggi Province! I’ll give it a go! Yangji Pine Resort

•Yangji Pine Resort is a rising star among ski resorts! Pine Resort is home to the only competition-grade slope in Gyeonggi Province that is officially certified by the Korea Ski Association.^^ This makes it ideal for ski/snowboard aficionados! We recommend Yangji Pine Resort.^^

•Address: 112, Nampyeong-ro, Yangji-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

•Contact information: 031-338-2001

•Official website:

•Opening date: Opens on December 6