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Mountains occupy nearly three-quarters of the country's territory, which makes it a great skiing destination

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Mountains constitute 65% of South Korea. It would be crazy to go there in winter and not benefit from the abundance of spectacular snowy slopes.

Some great skiing and snowboard resorts are located around the capital of Seoul. The top seven spots include Yongpyong Resort, High1 Resort, Konjiam Resort, Muju Deukyusan Resort, Alpensia Resort, Phoenix Park, and Vivaldi Park.

Vivaldi Park Ski Resort, South Korea 2020
Vivaldi Park Ski Resort, South Korea
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Yongpyong Resort is the largest ski resort in Korea. It is located at the foot of Mount Balwangsan in Pyeongchang County (Gangwon-do). Due to over 2 m (6.5 ft) of annual snowfall, Yongpyong is sometimes called the Korean Alps. There are 24 km(15 mi) of slopes on elevations of 700-1,450 m (2,230-4,757 ft).

Yongpyong Ski Resort, South Korea 2020
Yongpyong Ski Resort, South Korea
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High1 Resort is located farther away from Seoul, but it offers really good snow conditions due to higher altitude. The resort offers 14 different ski routes that are really long and start from the top of the slopes.

Pheonix Park is the best option for beginners, as it has many schools and courses for both skiers and snowboarders. Located in two hours from Seoul, it is one of the most popular spots for students.

Phoenix Park, South Korea 2020
Phoenix Park, South Korea
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Night skiing is a big thing in South Korea with much longer hours than most other countries have to offer.

Vivaldi Park, South Korea 2020
Vivaldi Park, South Korea
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