Snow in Korea starts falling anytime from mid-November. The official season kicks off in December and runs to the end of March, depending on weather and conditions. January is the coldest month, often providing ideal conditions for topping up the average base of 1.5 – 2m with state-of-the-art snowmaking facilities. And the snow, well it’s mostly dry, powdery and lots of fun.
The Korean alps can be carved into three distinct regions: Gangwon-do, which is located 3 hours northeast of the capital; Seoul, with resorts between 30 – 45 minutes from downtown; and Central or South Korea, located approximately two hours southeast of Seoul. All regions are readily accessed by car or regular bus services, with a high-speed train service to Gangwon-do currently being constructed for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
In total there are 17 resorts in Korea, catering to all levels of snow sports enthusiasts, all types of budgets and each offering a unique and beautiful Korean snow holiday experience.