Welli Hilli Park 웰리힐리리조트
- Kyle Hughes
- 08 October 2014
Welli Hilli Park (formerly Hyundai Sungwoo Resort) is a four-season recreation resort situated in stunning country. A beautiful 90-minute drive north east of Seoul into the Korean Alps, Welli Hilli is a really well designed resort and a particular favourite of snowboarders and snow park enthusiasts.
Welli Hilli sits neatly into the scenic surrounds and its Canadian designers have maximised the aspect and location with some great slopes and fantastic facilities. The mountain offers 19 slopes suitable for beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders, which have been FIS certified for size and safety. There is also a FIS certified 200m long mogul course to challenge the most serious and supple of skiers. But the centerpiece of Welli Hilli is the international level super halfpipe and awesome trick park where snowboarders and aerial skiers can jump, twist and turn their days away. The wide, open runs give way to some spectacular views to enjoy, with the 2.5km tree-lined trail run through worthy of a mention.
Facilities include a resting place complete with café at the summit to enjoy the panorama of the resort and surrounds and a ski house down the bottom of the mountain. In the ski house there are all the usual amenities as well as food outlets, lockers, equipment and clothing rental and the ski school. Other facilities include a recreation centre, complete with indoor swimming pool, Korean sauna, billiards, a bowling alley, gymnasium, karaoke and a games room. If you fancy a day off the mountain there are plenty of walks to take around the resort, or hiking trails up to the summit.
The accommodation on the resort is next to the ski house and at the base of the slopes. There are various room styles in the condominium apartments or a youth hostel for groups and budget conscious travellers. Alternatively, in the neighbouring village of Dunnae-myeon there are lots of motels and pensions to chose from, as well as restaurants and bars for a night out. Nearby attractions include Chiaksan National Park and Cheonglaesan.
how to get there
From Incheon International Airport, take an intercity bus to Wonju City, loading at Level 1 (dock 9C). Get off at Wonju Intercity Bus Terminal for a free transfer to Welli Hilli. The pick up point is across the road from the terminal in front of the 24hr convenience store.
From Seoul, catch a bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Wonju Intercity Bus Terminal. Catch the free shuttle bus to Welli Hilli from the 24hr convenience store across the road from the terminal.
From Incheon International Airport, follow the signs to the Yeongdong Expressway (Route 50). Head north to Wonju. Turn into Wonju and follow the signs to the resort.
From Seoul, take the Gyeongbu Expressway (Route 1) out of town. About 16km along, take Route 50 to Pyeongchang. Head north to Wonju. Turn into Wonju and follow the signs to the resort.