Our friend "Miss Snow It All' is a blogger who is across all things snow in Australia and New Zealand and has written a great piece about Korea-snow.com and the snow scene in Korea. We will be following her blog over the next couple months to monitor conditions and events as there are a number of Koreans we know that like to chase the southern hemisphere winter season to get their "off season" snow fix. There is also a rumour about a team of professional snowboarders that will be venturing to Australian and New Zealand ski resorts to shoot an epic travel/snow movie... Watch this space for further details. In the mean time go and check out "Snow Best" for our write up and say hello.. http://snowsbest.com/2014/04/03/skiing-in-korea/
Check out this great time lapse video put together by YongPyong Ski resort of their 2013/2014 winter season.
Well it's that time of year when the warm weather pushes through and the snow starts to melt off the mountain ski resorts. One of the prettiest signs of the approaching Spring in Korea are the cherry blossoms as they peep their way through and explode in colourful clouds, letting everyone know that it's time to store away those snow jackets and ski equipment. It has been one of the best snow seasons on record for Korea, which saw record numbers getting to the alps for some great skiing and boarding. Goodbye 2013/2104 snow season and welcome to spring.
As the season attempts to draw to a close (it's STILL snowing in Pyeongchang!), and for those who missed it, here's our article as published by our mates over at The Skiing Department. 14 14 14 in Korea, it's a wrap!
Well, we've been busy couch potatoes, glued to the flatscreen and enjoying all the action of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. And what a great spectacular the Olympics turned out to be! It all came to a fantastic end with the closing ceremony, where the Olympic flag was lowered and presented to Mr Seok Rae Lee, mayor of the city of PyeongChang.
A regular reader of Korea Snow recently asked, 'Does Korea have an après ski scene'? Annie, confirmed. Yes, on one hand Korean snow fields have an après ski scene of sorts, but on the other hand they don't. Is that clear enough for you? Clear as black snow methinks. Let me explain...
Why go to Korea for Skiing?
Snow holidays in Korea are one of the best kept secrets, with most people not even knowing that the Korean Peninsular gets some great snow in the Northern Hemisphere winter. With the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in the Pyeongchang Region, no doubt this will increase international recognition and
Sajo Resort (Chungju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do)
Sajo Resort is the only ski resort in the Chungcheong-do region, located in the Suanbo Hot Spring Complex in Chungju,
The village of Hoenggye is the service centre of the area and has all the essentials for your snow holiday. Once you come off the motorway from Seoul you will notice that every second shop is a ski shop and they (usually) open early and close late to catch travellers coming into town at all hours.
Bears Town Ski Resort (Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do)
Bears Town Resort is a great place for a one-day ski and snowboard trip since it's only about 50 minutes away from Seoul.