Monday, November 5, 2012


Jenny from Korean Tourism has sent us a media release on skiing in Korea, which is so close to Japan. 


South Korea is set to capture a lot more attention from Australian skiers and snowboarders planning to hit the slopes close to home this northern ski season.  A Nat Geo TV segment on skiing in Korea produced last winter season has created a great deal of interest and attention in the Australian market for Korea’s ski resorts.
Hitting the slopes in Korea is a lot closer to home for many Australians than the resorts of USA, Canada & Europe, and a great deal cheaper.  Yongpyong on the east coast of Korea is approximately 3 hrs from downtown Seoul and is known as ‘Korea’s Ski Mecca’ with a growing reputation with foreign skiers. 
It provides the perfect atmosphere for skiing and snowboarding with fresh powder snow and well organised facilities.  The mountain has more than 25kms of groomed slopes, fifteen chair lifts, a 3.7km gondola and a terrain park for all levels of skiers.  The mountain also offers great night skiing with lifts open daily from 8.30am to midnight offering non-stop ski action.
Yongpyong Resort has excellent facilities and activities including the massive ‘Peak Island’ water theme park with hot springs, sledding, bowling alleys and more.  It also has an area called ‘Dragon Park’ offering half pipe, quarter pipe, ramp, table top, spine, washboard, rail slider, mogul and wave ski experiences.  Yongpyong also hosts the Fun Ski and Snow Festival every year giving visitors a great chance to join in the festival fun and compete against other international skiers and snowboarders.
Yongpyong has hosted many international ski events and will be a venue for the 2018 Winter Olympics which will be hosted by Korea in six years.  This upcoming event will no doubt increase much international interest in Korea’s ski resorts and see more foreign skiers visiting the country in the coming years.  Also, it will mean much growth in Korean ski resorts in the future offering growth in resort facilities and infrastructure.
There are great ski packages being offered to Yonpgyong Resort this coming winter season by Skimax, Australia’s major ski tour operator.  From only$925 per person twin share you can get seven nights twin share in a Deluxe Room at Dragon Valley Hotel, including daily breakfast and a six day ski pass.  The offer is valid for travel 1-20 December and requires booking and payment by 30 November, 2012.  For travel from the 6th January to 2ndFebruary, 2012, the peak of Yongpyong’s ski season you can get a seven night quad share package in a standard Ondol (Korean-style) room at Greenpia Condominiums, daily breakfast and a six day ski pass from only $1395 per person if you book and pay by 30 November, 2012.  More information on Skimax Korea packages can be found online or phone 1300 136 997
For your next ski adventure overseas consider Korea, it’s a great place to ski for all the family.  The resorts all offer great activities for children as well including ski lessons and fun activities in the snow.
To find out more about skiing in Korea visit or contact Korea Tourism Organization Sydney Office for a free ‘Winter in Korea’ booklet and information on Yongpyong Resort.  Email:  Phone:   02)9251-1717

Dated:  2 November, 2012
Further information:  Jennifer Doherty, PR/Marketing Manager, KTO Sydney office
Email:  Phone:  02)9252-4147/8

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