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Korean Winter Sports Vacation

Bring the family to Korea for a winter getaway. Korea has a number of the region's best winter destinations, providing enticing cold-weather activities for the traveling family. At the heart of this package is Yongpyong Ski Resort, the nation’s largest ski and snowboard park and home to the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics. In addition, this getaway features several uniquely Korean destinations, including two theme parks, ice-skating in front of City Hall, and a day spent in Spavis, an outdoor hot spring ideal for winter relaxation.

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  • Explore Yongpyong Ski Resort, the future home of the 2018 Winter Olympics
  • Visit Lotte World, the world’s largest indoor theme park and Everland, a hub of sledding and snow-themed rides
  • Experience Asan’s Spavis, a popular spa destination for Koreans and visitors alike
  • Ice skate in front of Seoul’s iconic City Hall
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Day 1

Begin your family winter getaway in the world’s largest indoor theme park: Lotte World. Featuring an abundance of rides, a slew of colorful characters, and a massive ice skating rink, Lotte World is a fantastic (and warm) destination. If you wish, continue ice skating into the night outside Seoul’s massive City Hall. Rest up at your luxury hotel this evening-- we recommend either the Ritz-Carlton or the Conrad.

Day 2

Drive to Yongpyong Ski Resort, Korea’s largest ski and snowboard park and the future home of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Carve the slopes by day and enjoy your luxurious suite with your family by night.

Day 3

Enjoy your second day at Yongpyong Ski Resort. In addition to their twenty-eight slopes, the facilities also include a sledding hill, indoor pool, full spa and health club, restaurants and norebang, or Korean-style karaoke, ensuring you never run out of fun activities.

Day 4

Enjoy your final day at the Yongpyong Ski Resort, getting in a few more runs and taking in the stellar vistas of the Gangwondo province.

Day 5

Embark on a trip to Asan’s Spavis, an outdoor spa designed to endure winter weather. Despite the cold winds and snow, the hot springs here are rejuvenating and comfortable after three days of skiing.

Day 6

Drive to Everland Theme Park for your final full day. While some rides will be closed due to weather, several wildly popular attractions, including the Snow Buster and Everland’s legendary sledding hills, are open for business. Everland also features a Mini-Zoo. Enjoy the attractions and sleep in your hotel, adjacent to the park.

Day 7
Departure from Seoul

Today, you’ll check in for your international departure flight either home or to your next destination. We hope you and your family enjoyed your trip.


Suggested Accommodations

Conrad Seoul, Ritz-Carlton Seoul

Conrad Seoul

The five-star Conrad Seoul is located in the Yeouido financial district with fantastic views overlooking the Han River and city. The hotel offers a huge year-round indoor swimming pool, spa, well-equipped gym, a rooftop garden and even a golf driving range. The spacious executive lounge outshines other five-star lounges with comfortable seating and a generous happy hour promotion. There are 434 spacious rooms with air-conditioning, a deep bathtub, rainfall showerhead, double sink, luxury aromatherapy toiletries, Apple entertainment systems, a Nespresso coffee machine and complimentary newspapers. The hotel is within 5 minutes walking distance from Yeouido Subway Station (Line 5) and reasonably close to Seoul's airports. There is a choice of restaurants including Zest offering international dishes, Atrio that plates up Italian cuisine, a bar and grill on the 37th floor with a 360-degree view of the city and Flames a lobby bar offering wines, cocktails, local and international beers. The hotel also has direct access to the large international-style IFC shopping mall.


Ritz-Carlton Seoul

Located in the heart of the Seoul business district, the Ritz Carlton Seoul offer luxury accommodations near all of Seoul's attractions. Each of the 375 recently renovated rooms and suites come with Italian bed linens, marble bathroom, high-speed Internet access, and a 32 or 42-inch LCD television. The Ritz Carlton offers six dining options, such as Chee Hong that serves fine Cantonese cuisine and Hanazono for the freshest Japanese sushis. Other facilities include boutique shops, business and conference halls, a state-of-the-art fitness center with a Japanese sauna and an indoor swimming pool. The Ritz Carlton is approximately 70-90 minutes from Incheon International Airport.

Yongpyong Ski Resort

Yongpyong Ski Resort

The Yongpyong Resort is situated on Asia’s eastern ridge, two hours from South Korea’s capital city, Seoul, at a comfortable altitude. With an annual snowfall of 100 inches, the region boasts a beautiful blanket of powdery snow, ideal for a wide range of winter sports, including a fantastic ski season from mid-November to early April. The resort’s grounds include a 45-hole golf course, 31 ski slopes, premium accommodations, spas, restaurants and leisure activities that may be enjoyed by all ages. Luxurious rooms come in both Western and Korean styles, and provide guests with stunning panoramas of the surrounding mountains. On-site restaurants serve up delectable Korean and Western cuisine. A sauna is provided for guest use, to relax tired muscles, and gift shops are provided for those in need of some retail therapy. Referred to as Korea’s Ski Mecca, and the largest ski and snowboard resort in Korea, the resort is quickly becoming known as an internationally-renowned resort. Indeed, the resort plans to host alpine skiing events at the 2018 Olympics. 

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