Yangji Pine Resort Ski Valley 양지파인리조트스키장
- Kyle Hughes
- 08 October 2014
At the foot of Mt Dokjo and an easy 40 minute drive from Seoul is Yangji Pine Resort Ski Valley. A purpose-built all season resort, the ski field is nestled within an upper valley surrounded by thick forest. This is a compact resort and easily accessible for a quick daytrip up the mountain, perfect for families and beginners looking for an easy snow experience.
A relatively low elevation means Yangji Pine Ski Resort Valley relies on snow making to keep the runs in good condition. There are 10 slopes for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, including a mogul ski course for those wanting to test their skills. The resort also has a snow park, a long sledding hill and offers night skiing throughout the season. Ski and snowboarding lessons are available for beginner intermediate levels and there is also a ski school program for the kids. At the summit you can enjoy a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains over coffee and a snack. Fun and entertaining, but maybe more serious enthusiasts might want to give this one a miss.
The resort facilities are located at the base of the mountain, with condominium-style accommodation and a youth hostel. There are a number of eateries, including Korean and Western style food, cafés and snack bars or a supermarket for those opting for a night in. Other facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, bowling alley, karaoke room, billiards room and fitness centre. Local attractions include the Korea Folk Village, Everland, Ichon Hot Springs and Sin Reuk Sa Temple.
how to get there
From Incheon International Terminal take an intercity bus to Yong-in Bus Terminal, loading at Level 1 (dock 7A). Get off at Yong-in Bus Terminal and take a taxi to the resort.
From Seoul take a bus from Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal (Subway Line 3) to Yong-in via Yangji. Get off at Yangji Bus Terminal and take a taxi to the resort.
From Gangnum take Gyeongbungbu Expressway (Route 1) and turn off onto Yeongdong Expressway (Route 50) and head east. Travel for about 25km then turn off onto Route 42 at Ynagji-ri. Follow the signs to the resort, which about 4km down the road.