Yongpyong Resort

Snowboard Guide rating 4 out of 10 “Big resort by Korean standards”

Freeriding

25%

Limited due to snow cover

Freestyle

70%

Good park & pipe

Pistes

60%

Big resort by Korean standards

Mountain stats

Top lift:1450m
Vertical drop:
Bottom lift:700m

LiftsLift count : 1 x Gondolas   13 x Chairlifts  

23km of pistes

Easy
28%
Intermediate
42%
Advanced
30%
Total Pistes:31
Longest Piste:5.6km

If you ask any Korean where to go snowboarding you can be sure they’ll say Yongpyong. The country’s oldest and most popular ski resort is located at the end of a three hour traffic jam near the East Coast city of Gangnung. Another resort of the Balwang Mountains in which Phoenix Park is also located, Yongpyong has twelve fast lifts and a classy base lodge. It has been the ace in the hand of several unsuccessful bids by Korea to host the Winter Olympics and by far the coolest place to say you went skiing on the weekend. Even if all that means these days is that you queued for hours and spent a few minutes bouncing from one collision with an out-of-control skier to the next. But that’s on weekends. During the week this place is practically empty and does a good impression of a European resort.

Resort Information

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World Ranking

14th

Overall in Asia

  • #17 best freeride
  • #5 best freestyle
  • #9 best piste riding

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