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New season and coronavirus update

Well, last season was cut short by the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, and unfortunately as we head into the new season the pandemic is still very much a problem.

You can still visit Korea as a tourist depending on your nationality, basically if your country is still allowing Korean tourists to enter then Korea is probably allowing your nationality to enter (but do check with official sources,

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Early end to the 2019/20 season

Well it’s been a bit of a disastrous ski season in Korea with very little snowfall until some late dumps in February, but by then the coronavirus situation was keeping most locals at home and making most international tourists rethink their plans.

This website had a 90% drop in traffic in February compared to the same time last year,

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New season updates

Well, it’s that time of year again when the leaves turn red and I start getting loads of messages asking when the ski resorts are opening! Before the bad news, here’s a pretty autumn picture (for the best autumn colour spots in Seoul see here):

Autumn leaves at the palace in Seoul

But the bad news is that even though it’s already November,

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Welcome to the 2018/19 Korean Ski Season!

Hello all, hope you enjoyed the summer wherever you spent it (I was mostly sweating it out in Osaka & Seoul). The autumn colours were lovely last month in Korea, and now it’s finally time to get back on the ski slopes!

The last few weeks have been a bit frustrating though,

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The Biggest Ski Resort in Korea

If you’re wondering what the biggest ski resort in Korea is, by most measurements it’s Yongpyong – though if you’re talking about vertical drop, Muju Deogyusan is the top dog (not including the Olympic courses at Jeongseon Alpine Centre, which will be dismantled after the games). High1 isn’t far behind,

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The Best Ski Resorts in Korea

I’m often asked which is the best ski resort in Korea, and I always answer that it depends what you’re looking for. So here’s the lowdown on the best ski resorts in Korea, presented in top-3s:

Best All-Round Korean Ski Resorts

=1. High1 & Yongpyong

For all-mountain riding,

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Top 5 Korean Ski Resorts During the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics

If you’re visiting Korea during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic season and want to do some skiing yourself, be aware that the four resorts involved in hosting the games will be partially or entirely closed to the general public i.e. much of the country’s best skiing will be off-limits.

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Hi I’m Simon, British snowboard addict & travel blogger presently based in NE Asia. I run this site to help international visitors plan their trips to Korean ski resorts; you might also be interested in my travel blog, especially the Korea sightseeing and Japan snowboarding content

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