Alps Resort

Snowboard Guide rating 3 out of 10 “Small resort but good snow record for Korea”

Freeriding

45%

Some if you can lose ski-patrol

Freestyle

45%

Small park

Pistes

55%

Nothing taxing but well maintained

Mountain stats

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Vertical drop:
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RIDE AREA

Easy
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Intermediate
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Advanced
0%
Total Pistes:8
Longest Piste:

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £45,000.00 Day,

The Alps resort is up near the DMZ (De Militarized Zone) about 5 hours drive North East of Seoul; so close you can almost see North Korea from the summit. The surrounding army bases and numerous military checkpoints give the area a frontier feel. In this remote location not far from Seorak San (South Korea’s version of the Matterhorn), and only 20 minutes from the East Sea (Sea of Japan), Alps Resort claims to receive the largest natural snowfall in South Korea, a whopping yearly average of 200cm.

Alps resort Frozen waterfall
Alps resort Frozen waterfall
Photo: Angus Ballie

It’s a small resort even by Korean standards. Seven or Eight pistes cut through trees accessed by 5 of the world’s slowest lifts. Four of which don’t open any new terrain that can’t be reached by taking the Champion chair to the summit.

Resort Information

Location

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World Ranking

17th

Overall in Asia

  • #11 best freeride
  • #15 best freestyle
  • #12 best piste riding

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