Skiing In South Korea: Enjoying Sunny Days at YongPyong

(Last Updated On: June 14, 2015)

Out of the 6 days that we skied in YongPyong, it snowed five of those days. Although we enjoyed being rewarded by plentiful white fluffy stuff, was also wanted to emerge from the clouds to see exactly what surrounded us. During the afternoon of day four, the clouds began to lift. And day 5 was brilliantly sunny and sparkly. These photos are from those days, and are our best photos from the trip.

This will be our last report of our Skiing in South Korea series. Perhaps it’s only appropriate that we saved the best for last 🙂

We finally saw the ocean, in the distance on the right.
View from YongPyong, South Korea gondola.

Rainbow chair.
Rainbow chair at YongPyong ski resort.

Rainbow chair at YongPyong ski resort.

You can see why there is really no off-piste skiing 🙂
Views while skiing at YongPyong ski resort in South Korea.

Views while skiing at YongPyong ski resort in South Korea.

From the top of the gondola you could hike far out on the ridge. Of course, we did that one day.
Hike on ridge at top of gondola at YongPyong, South Korea.

An obligatory selfie taken on the hike…. with our ski boots on of course.
Frank & Brittany Konsella skiing in YongPyong, South Korea.

The views from the ridge were amazing.
Views from top of YongPyong, South Korea.

On our way back we caught a nice view of the lodge.
Lodge at top of YongPyong ski resort in South Korea.

Then there was more skiing. The powder’s always sweeter on the other side of the fence 😉
Brittany Konsella skiing in YongPyong, South Korea.

Brittany Konsella skiing in YongPyong, South Korea.

Of course, it was fun to ski through the “little house” too 🙂
Brittany Konsella skiing in YongPyong, South Korea.

More mountain views.
Mountian views from YongPyong ski resort in South Korea.

Mountian views from YongPyong ski resort in South Korea.

Mountian views from YongPyong ski resort in South Korea.

And frosty trees.
Frosty trees at YongPyong ski resort in South Korea.

Frosty trees at YongPyong ski resort in South Korea.

In the distance, we could see the town below.
town near YongPyong ski resort in South Korea.

We could also see the top of the neighboring Alpensia and Alpensia ski jump.
Alpensia ski jump in South Korea, seen from YongPyong.

And we could look into North Korea.
North Korea seen from YongPyong ski resort in South Korea.

And a parting view of the impressive lodge at the top of Dragon Peak.
Lodge at top of Dragon Peak at YongPyong ski area in South Korea.

Now, when we watch the 2018 Winter Olympics, we can say, “We’ve been there.” You can go there too! It’s easy! Just let ski-korea.com help!


Skiing in South Korea Series

If you liked this post, please take a look at the other posts in this series:
YongPyong Part 1
2018 Winter Olympics Preview
A Cultural Look at YongPyong Amenities
Korean Food
Night Skiing and a Night on the Town
Enjoying Sunny Days at YongPyong

Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things,Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate 🙂 Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

4 thoughts on “Skiing In South Korea: Enjoying Sunny Days at YongPyong

  • March 25, 2015 at 7:40 pm
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    You have a great experience again in South Korea. Skiing is the best. Keep it up. Keep on sharing your nice experience too.

  • March 27, 2015 at 10:11 pm
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    Thanks Feonica!

  • June 14, 2015 at 2:00 am
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    Hi Brittany, great reading. What other types of accommodation was there available besides the hotels. Do they have b&b type places or ski chalets? We aim to go over December this year from South Africa . Gerard’s Richard

  • June 14, 2015 at 5:16 pm
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    Hi Richard,

    We did not see any types of B & B places or ski chalets. That said, it’s still possible that they exist. However, I think that the overwhelming norm is to stay in large hotels, which is unlike some other parts of the world. Honestly, I don’t feel that I am knowledgeable enough to fully answer your questions. I would contact http://ski-korea.com/. They are experts in this stuff and will help you find the experience you are looking for! They are very accommodating too!

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