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Yongpyong is the biggest ski and snowboard resort in Korea.
Unlike other resorts that tend to focus on certain levels and trends, Yongpyong is great for every kind of skier. Some 28 slopes — spread across beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert levels — offer terrific variety.
Among the various slopes, the Rainbow, Gold and Mega Green slopes are the most popular, and cover most of the three mountains overlooking the resort, which is about three hours’ drive from Seoul.
Rainbow is the highest, at 1,210 meters, and it takes 20 minutes to get to the top where skiers can choose which course to take. With numerous intersections, this is without a doubt, one of the most fun slopes riders can experience in Korea. The Rainbow Paradise course is the longest course, at 5,600 meters.
If you are a beginner, however, the Mega Green (700 meters long) is the best choice.
As it is one of the widest slopes in Korea, beginners can worry less about crashing into other skiers. The slope is also relatively one of the easiest, as it is slanted at only 12 degrees.
What the resort makes up for skiing and snowboarding facilities and slopes, it lacks in other entertainment features. But there are great adventures to be had outside the resort, with the Daegywallyeong Sheep farm and also the Hanwoo (Korean beef) village nearby.