South Korea truly possesses some of the greatest wonders on Earth that are bound to leave you blown away. Be it the breathtaking landscapes or the man-made architecture, you just can’t get enough of them. Yongpyong resort is one of the resorts which is truly one of a kind.
This resort is actually a ski resort located in Pyeongchang, in the heart of the province of Gangwon, near the base of the Mount Balwangsan.
The Yongpyong Resort is not only a favorite vacation spot for the locals, but it is also quite well known among the international skiing and snowboarding communities. In the past, the resort has had the honor of hosting some of the greatest skiing and snowboarding events in history. One of the recent event it hosted was the Alpine Skiing event at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.
Here are some of the things you should know about the resort before making your way towards the Yongpyong Ski resort.
How To Reach The Yongpyong Resort
Listed down below are some of the ways that can help you to reach your destination without a hassle.
Traveling Through Shuttle Buses
You can directly make your way to the resort using the shuttle bus service. If you choose to hop on one of these buses, then you can depart either from Seoul station or Incheon airport station.
Your departure towards your destination depends on the station you choose to avail the shuttle service from, so be sure to check the timings of the shuttle service.
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Traveling Through Train
If you choose to travel through the train from Seoul then you can hop on the express train. It will lead you towards the Jinbu Station from where you can take a local bus to the Yongpyong Ski resort.
Yongpyong Ski Slopes
Yongpyong resort offers ski slopes for all kinds of skiers. You can enjoy skiing and snowboarding regardless of you being a beginner or an intermediate, advanced or an expert at it.
Yongpyong resort is famous for featuring a proper ski hill. The resort can entertain 25,000 people daily.
The slope of Yongpyong has two categories. One category belongs to people having beginner to intermediate skiing and snowboarding skills. While the other half of the slope entertains people looking for an extra challenge, in other words, people with advanced or expert level skills.
Yongpyong resort also features Yongpyong Ski and Snowboard School which offer lessons to the locals and the foreigners.
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Luge at Yongpyong Resort
If you haven’t had the opportunity to ride a luge before then you can ride one at the Yongpyong resort. The resort offers you full control of the ride as you take off over the 1,458 meter long track. Bright LED lights cover the luge track so you can enjoy the night view to the fullest.
The mountain coaster is one of the famous attractions of the Yongpyong Resort in summer. The mountain coaster allows you to slide down the 1.3 km long steep slope with a max speed of 40 km/hr.
Balwangsan Cable Car
Ride the Balwangsan Cable Car and enjoy the stunning views of the landscape Yongpyong resort has to offer. This cable car course is famous for the longest course of Asia, stretching through the area of approx. 7.4 km.
Being the longest Gondola, it takes you on a breathtaking ride towards the “Dragon Peak”, which is also known as one of the magnificent mountain ranges with a height of 1,458 meters.
Peak Island Yongpyong Waterpark
Aside from being well-known as a ski resort, the Yongpyong resort is also known for its water park. It is basically a famous vacation spot for most Korean families. The water park inside the resort remains open throughout the year, for all four seasons.
The peak Island is located above the sea level, inside the resort, based on four ground floors along with the basement.
The Peak Island Waterpark serves the purpose of entertaining people belonging to all age groups. The facility can entertain over 3,500 people.
Among some of the famous attraction of the Peak Island, few of them are the running water pool, slides, water ice cave, open air themed pools and more.
Things To Do At Yongpyong Resort
Trip To The Dragon Peak
The dragon peak is a famous attraction situated at the peak of Balwangsan mountain . It is basically a traditional swiss sort of building and you can always see layers of snow around it.
The dragon peak provides a home to various eateries, serving as a rest place for skiers and snowboarders.
Have A Night Stay At The Yongpyong Resort
To make the most out of your trip, you can choose to stay at the resort as long as you want. The Yongpyong resort offers various accommodation facilities at its hotel and condominiums.
Let us know which of these adventure activities you would like to do on your next trip to Yongpyong Resort.
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