Useful Links and Resources for Skiing in Korea

Where to Stay

For in-resort accommodation options, visit the individual resort review pages here

Search Agoda for the best deals on hotels in Seoul, or if you’re coming for the Olympics check hotels in Wonju & hotels in Gangneung to be closer to the action.

Pyeongchang 2018 Accommodation

If you’re looking for information on where to stay for the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics, see this page for advice and the latest updates

Airbnb is also a great option in Korea’s cities. It’s a great option in many places, of course, but in Korea it seems to work particularly well – most hosts arrange self-checkin & checkout systems, allowing you to arrive & leave flexibly without needing to meet someone for the keys (electronic keypad locks are a standard feature for Korean apartments). The wifi is always super-fast, and underfloor heating comes as standard – very welcome in the frigid cold of a Korean winter!

New users can get a $35 discount from their first Airbnb rental through Snow Guide Korea, simply click below and sign up!
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Further Reading

Snow Guide Korea has the lowdown on Korea’s ski resorts, but for more general information on travel in Korea pick up a copy of Lonely Planet Korea or Lonely Planet Seoul from Amazon.

Flights to Seoul and Pyeongchang

Search Skyscanner for cheap flights to Korea. Incheon International and Seoul Gimpo are both convenient and very well-connected on the Seoul Metro, and from December 2017 the Gangneung KTX will enter service connecting Incheon International directly to the Olympic venues in Pyeongchang. Get a quote here:

If you’re visiting for Pyeongchang 2018, it’s also worth searching for flights to Yangyang International, which is the closest airport to Pyeongchang (it’s very small though, and the vast majority of Olympic visitors will arrive through Incheon & Gimpo). Search for Yangyang flights here:

Winter Sports Insurance

If you’re going skiing in Korea, you’ll need travel insurance with winter sports cover. World Nomads offer comprehensive and flexible insurance policies with an option to include snow sports, and they’ll even sell you a policy if you’re already overseas (most travel insurers won’t do so). Get a quote here:

Train Travel

You can check long-distance train times on the Korail website here

For journeys on the Seoul Metro, Cyber Station is the best site (various apps are also available)