Welli Hilli Park

Welli Hilli Park is located near Wonju, the largest city in Gangwon-do province; the other Wonju hill is Oak Valley to the northwest of the city, but Welli Hilli’s location in the higher mountains to the east makes it a more serious option. Welli Hilli is the closest hill to Seoul which advanced riders will find properly satisfying, at least on the proviso that they like riding park & pipe.

View from the top of Welli Hilli Park

The two best hills in Korea for freestyle are Welli Hilli and Phoenix Park, but Phoenix is a bit further out so I usually get a season pass for Welli Hilli.

Welli Hilli Park: the hill

Mountain stats
Highest lifted point: 885m
Lowest skiable point: 595m
Vertical drop: 290m
Lifts: 9
Runs: 12
Longest run: 2.6km (‘S1’ > ‘S2’)
Terrain park: yes (small beginner park, large advanced park, halfpipe)

Homepage (Korean), English homepage (with piste map)

Welli Hilli Park has 8 chairlifts and a gondola going up from the one base, mostly to the top station or partway, though the ‘Alpha’ chairs go up the short A runs to the side and thus also serve as the park chairs. There’s a beginner park located near the top of this A piste at skier’s left:

Terrain park at Welli Hilli

…and a more advanced park running down on skier’s right:

Terrain park at Welli Hilli

Terrain park at Welli Hilli

Terrain park at Welli Hilli

Terrain park at Welli Hilli

The halfpipe is also usually in good nick*, and though it doesn’t have its own chair so you can hit it on laps of the ‘Delta’ chair without too much extra skiing required (it has scheduled closure days on Mondays & Thursdays for maintenance).

*actually, this isn’t always the case – it’s very weather dependent. Due to the relatively mild winter it was hardly ever open in the 2018/19 season, in fact I didn’t get to hit it once despite going 2 or 3 days a week. I guess when they’re struggling for snow, halfpipe maintenance is the lowest priority. Same story at Phoenix Park – the pipe wasn’t open yet when I went in January, and they didn’t know when (or if) it would be. Vivaldi Park gave up on theirs and took it out completely.

Christmas decorations at Welli Hilli Park

Halfpipe at Welli Hilli Park

As for the downhill skiing available, it’s pretty mediocre and not a patch on High1 or Yongpyong, though it’s certainly better than all the hills further west towards Seoul and has some reasonably steep stuff at the top; it’s also a bit higher, making it the closest hill to Seoul that actually receives a decent amount of natural snowfall.

The vertical drop’s a modest 300m, but from the top there are 9 or 10 routes down, so at least it has a fair bit to check out for a half-day if you’re not into park & pipe.

Welli Hilli is good for:

Those based in Wonju.

Being the closest mountain to Seoul which is high enough to get a decent amount of natural snow.

Freestyle; Welli Hilli Park is the best freestyle hill in Korea along with Phoenix Park.

Has one of the few halfpipes in Korea.

Flexible ticket options (see below)

Season passes – if you’re intermediate or above it’s probably the closest mountain worth getting a season pass for if you live in Seoul (most definitely so if you want freestyle), and your season pass covers your transportation too, granting you free use of their shuttle system.

Mountain scenery at Welli Hilli Park Resort

Welli Hilli Park

Welli Hilli is not so good for:

The downhill skiing, which is fairly limited (though still better than all the resorts further west)

Welli Hilli Park lift tickets

Welli Hilli Park’s hours follow the standard model in Korea, with the operating hours split into day & night by a 2-hour snow grooming break (the daytime hours are further subdivided into AM and PM), and you can get lift tickets for any of those slots individually, or for combinations of the above. They also have the more flexible option of a 3-hour ticket which just gives you 3 hours from whatever time you buy it, making their ticketing system more flexible than most.

Prices range from 41,000 won for a 3-hour ticket to 87,000 for a PM & Night combo. See here for full details

Welli Hilli Park

Welli Hilli: accommodation

Welli Hilli has the usual massive condo development at the base of the hill; you can search & book their rooms here

If you’d prefer to stay in the nearby city of Wonju, search Hotels Combined for deals in Wonju; also see their listings in Seoul if you’re planning to stay in the capital and hit Welli Hilli Park from there.

Airbnb is also a great choice for Seoul or Wonju – hosts usually have it set up so you can arrive & check in by yourself without having to wait around or meet anyone, and the housing standards are decent with underfloor heating and excellent internet connections as standard. If you haven’t used Airbnb before, you can get a 35-dollar discount off your first rental by signing up through Snow Guide Korea; simply click on this link and register!

How to get to Welli Hilli Park

The Gangneung KTX started service in late 2017, and is the fastest way to reach Welli Hilli Park; the journey time is around 80 minutes from Seoul Station to Dunnae Station, for 16,800 won. Welli Hilli Park has a free shuttle bus from Dunnae Station, schedule here (it’s in Korean, but the 3 columns you need are 리조트출발=depart resort, 둔내역=Dunnae Station, 리조트도착=arrive resort). The shuttle bus pulls in at the bus stop right in front of the station:

The bus stop at Dunnae Station

Train tickets: you can easily buy train tickets on the day from the ticket machines or manned ticket counters at railway stations, but trains do sell out (especially during peak hours & on holidays) so if you want to be sure of a seat on a specific train it’s better to book in advance. You can either do this in person by visiting a station, or book online on 12go Asia

The resort also operates (paid) shuttle buses direct from Seoul, though it’s hard to actually arrange for non-Korean speakers as it’s done using an app, which is only available in Korean. However, for getting back from the resort they’re very easy to use, as they have a shuttle bus counter in the main reception area where you can buy a ticket for your return journey (the shuttles do drop-offs at points all over the city, taking 2.5 hours or so, and costing 8,500 won). If you buy a season pass you get free use of the shuttle buses, which is great value – again, you have to use their app to reserve them and it’s all in Korean, but if you take your phone to the shuttle bus counter they can set the app up for you and show you how to make reservations (take notes!)

Alternatively another way to get to Welli Hilli Park from Seoul is by first taking public transport to Wonju, then the free resort shuttle from there (no advance reservation required).

From Seoul to Wonju take either the highway bus from Express Bus Terminal (90 minutes, 8,000 won) or the regular ‘mugunghwa’ train from Cheongyangni Station (1 hour, 6,300 won), whichever is more convenient from your starting point.

See Welli Hilli’s transportation page for details of the shuttle bus from Wonju; you can click on the ‘MAP’ buttons to check the exact location of the stops, and here’s a Google Maps screenshot for the Wonju train station pickup spot:

Map showing location of the Welli Hilli shuttle bus stop outside Wonju Station

Come out of the station and turn right on Wonil-ro, and wait in front of the key shop opposite the large indoor market building. The total journey time for this route ends up being around 3 hours if you start from central Seoul, as Cheongnyangni Station is a little inconvenient and Welli Hilli is a fair distance out from Wonju.

Any questions about Welli Hilli Park? Leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you.

For more Gangwon-do resorts, see here; for full reviews of every Korean ski resort, see here

Also check out the best Korean ski resorts according to various criteria, and this size comparison of Korea’s ski resorts using satellite imagery.

54 comments on “Welli Hilli Park
  1. Iman says:

    Hello again, is it possible to go to Welli park if we stay around Phoenix Park area? Just looking at another option since we will be there during peak season and am afraid Phoenix Park will be a bit packed. Thanks for being super helpful ?

    • snorton says:

      Hi again Iman! Yes that should be possible, depending on where exactly you stay and the shuttle bus schedules…

      Welli Hilli Park is near Dunnae Station on the new KTX line, and Phoenix Park is near Pyeongchang Station. It’s only 1 stop from Pyeongchang Station to Dunnae Station, so a very short train ride… if you stay at Phoenix Park you’d need to take the shuttle bus from Phoenix Park to the station, then ride the train 1 stop, then take the shuttle bus from Dunnae Station to Welli Hilli… should be possible, but can’t answer yet how long it would take because the shuttle bus schedules haven’t been decided yet.

      When the shuttle bus schedules are finally decided, I’ll update the information here on the site! But short answer, yes I do think it should be possible to stay in accommodation at or near Phoenix Park, and ski at Welli Hilli, if that’s what you want to do

  2. James Bryson says:

    Hi Simon, we’re heading as a family of 6; two adults plus 4 kids (3 teenagers) to Seoul from Jakarta in mid dec and planning on 3 days of skiing from around 21/21 Dec. Mixture of beginners/intermediate. Would rather stay on site than have to get a shuttle each morning. Having looked through your descriptions, Vivaldi/Elysian/Welli Hilli look like the options. Is it better to book a ski/accom package rather than book direct or doesn’t it make much difference? Accom at Welli Hilli looks full on those dates so probably one of the other two. Any words of wisdom gratefully received.

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi James,

      From a purely skiing perspective Elysian and Vivaldi would be pretty much the same for your stated levels, and they’re both easy to get to.

      However as you’re a family with 4 kids and planning to stay on site, I think you’d be better off going for Vivaldi. Reason being that the Vivaldi base area has a wider variety of off-slope activities (shopping mall, restaurants, sauna etc) – evening boredom might be an issue for the kids at Elysian, as there’s only really the hotel there.

      It’s better to book the on site accommodation directly, then once you arrive buy your lift passes at the resort – it varies from resort to resort but they’ll usually give their hotel guests a discount in the 20% – 30% range at the ticket windows.

      Hope this helps and let me know if you have any more questions!

  3. Hasmani says:


    We plan to go mid February next year (2 adult & 3 kids) and kids really want to play with the snow. any recommended resort with we can stay and play with snow during that period (10/2 – 17/2 2018)

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hello Hasmani,

      As mid-February is during the Olympics, it’s almost impossible to book the ski resort accommodation on those dates. So you have two options, really – the easiest thing would be to stay in Seoul, and do a day-trip (or trips) to resorts like Welli Hilli Park or Vivaldi Park. Click to search Agoda for hotels in Seoul.

      But if you actually want to stay in the mountains, you should try High1. The High1 hotels & condos are already fully booked, but the nearby towns of Gohan and Sabuk also have plenty of accommodation options – click to see hotels in Gohan and Sabuk. Also see my High1 page for general information.

      Let me know if you have any questions!

  4. Zoe says:


    I was looking for various types of transportation to Welli Hilli Park and found this http://packagekorea.com/tour/ski-shuttle-bus/

    They offer shuttle bus departing from Dongdaemun that goes straight to Welli Hilli Park, I would just like to ask if you have heard of this company and what’s your thought on that? It seems like it’s the most convenient and easy way to go from Seoul.

    I’ve checked the shuttle schedule at Dongnae, however they only have schedule up to Feb and will be visiting during March, could you please give me some suggestions?


    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Zoe,

      Yes they’re fine, I’ve used them to go to Phoenix Park and Yongpyong – I didn’t realise they also do Welli Hilli, so thanks for bringing that to my attention!

      However I think KTX to Dunnae Station & shuttle bus to Welli Hilli is a better (i.e. much faster) way to get there.

      With regards visiting in March, the ski season in Korea winds down earlier than you’d be used to in Europe or North America – spring skiing doesn’t last long here, and March is already very slushy. Most resorts close at some point in March, and the higher ones like Welli Hilli, Yongpyong etc switch to a low season schedule.

      However they won’t know what they’re doing for March until closer to the time – depends how much natural snowfall they get, what goes on with the temperature, etc, and that’s why the schedules you can see now only go through February. I’m sure they will still have a shuttle bus from the KTX station in March though, albeit with a reduced frequency.

      You needn’t worry about making any reservations yet though… what I suggest is checking in February to see what the March shuttle schedule looks like, and whether it fits with the KTX you’d like to ride. If it doesn’t, the direct ski bus from Seoul is a good plan B!

      Hope this helps, and let me know if you have any more questions!

      • Zoe says:

        Hi Simon,

        Thanks for the reply!

        How about do you know if there are any alternatives to head to Welli Hilli from Incheon Airport?

        Thanks again!

        • Simon Norton says:

          Hi again,

          In theory you could take a direct bus from Incheon Airport to Wonju, and the resort shuttle bus from there; it’s 3 hours from the airport to Wonju, costs 22200 won, and buses leave at 08:00, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:40, 15:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:40, 20:30, 21:30 (this info is here, if you have a decent translation method!)

          However the shuttle buses only leave the Wonju bus station at 9:50, 13:50, and 19:50, so this is only a decent route if the connections fit with your flight. Also note that the airport bus drops you at Wonju Intercity Bus Terminal, but the Welli Hilli shuttle leaves from opposite Wonju Express Bus Terminal. They’re next to each other, you just need to walk across (see diagram here)

          If the above route doesn’t work for your flight, see also the comment below from Susan!

    • Susan says:

      For what it’s worth, we used Package Korea to take my family and I to Welli Hilli two weeks ago. They picked us up from Incheon airport, dropped us off at Welli Hilli and then came back four days later to take us to Seoul. We also did the ski resort booking through them. Can’t really say if their prices are the best, but I can attest that they are a legit business and they provided us with an efficient no fuss service.

      • Simon Norton says:

        Hi Susan, thanks for the report, it’s useful for other readers. Hope you had a great trip! Cheers

      • Zoe says:

        Thank you Susan for sharing your experience with Package Korea.

        I’ve emailed them and they said they would not have the schedule confirmed until a week before the day I needed the service, I just want to ask have you considered any alternatives in case they were not going to run the shuttle?


  5. Bryan says:

    Hi, I’m coming over to watch the winter olypmics and staying near the Phoenix park. I’ll be going to welli Hilli to check out the park & pipe…can you recommend Somewhere I can hire a decent freestyle/park board?

    PS your website is awesome, makes me excited to check out the slopes in Korea! Thank you

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hey Bryan, thanks for saying so! Always good to hear the site’s useful.

      That said, I’m afraid I’m not really sure about renting a decent park board… of course they have rental gear at the resorts, but of course it’s not exactly top-end! There’s also the independent rental shops in the vicinity of each resort, I’ve never used them but from what I’ve heard their stuff also doesn’t tend to be great. That’s where I’d try looking though, as you might get lucky and randomly find something good. I’m afraid I don’t have other suggestions apart from that, though. Maybe the staff at your accommodation can recommend a good shop to try.

      Hope you find something, and have a great trip!

  6. Constance says:


    just want to enquire, where do i take the shuttle bus from Dunnae Station ?

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Constance, I haven’t used this shuttle bus yet, and the announcements don’t say where the pickup spot is, so I’m afraid I don’t know for sure.

      However I can tell you that Dunnae Station only has exits on the north side, and there’s a parking area there where I expect the bus probably stops.

      I don’t know this for sure though, so you should definitely check with the station staff when you get there.

      Have a great trip! (and if you have time afterwards, please let me know about the pickup spot so I can inform other readers)

  7. Sparkle says:

    Hi Simon!
    Let me join the bandwagon of readers who think you and your site is awesome. This is by far the most helpful and comprehensive guide I’ve come across for snow season in Seoul. That being said, I wanted to ask for your recommendation for a ski resort/area that would still be open by March 22-25th. And with still like you mentioned not too slushy snow.
    That’s the end of school for my kids in our country and we wanted to escape our tropical heat.
    They’ve never been skiing and would like to take lessons. Would you be able to recommend where they could take them as well?
    I was about to book near Phoenix ski park but good thing I read your site that said it would be closed after the Olympics. Is this still accurate?
    So, looking for options again. Family of 6 with 4 kids from 7-14.

    Thanks so much and you’re such a grat ambassador of Seoul Snow/Skiing!!!! More power!!!

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Sparkle,

      Thanks for the nice comment!

      Yes, that’s right about Phoenix Park, they’re not opening again this season. So for your dates your options are basically High1 or Yongpyong; in terms of snow, High1 will be better because only the lower runs are open at Yongpyong. However, this doesn’t matter so much for your kids taking lessons, as they’ll be on the lower slopes wherever you go, so you should base your choice on the best place for lessons.

      I consistently hear that Yongpyong has the best English-speaking instructors (which I presume you’ll want), and Yongpyong’s also easier to get to than High1. So, my recommendation for your dates & requirements is Yongpyong. See here for access & accommodation details (they have one hotel & 3 condos, the Paralympics are taking place at that time but not at Yongpyong so hopefully you can get a room)

      Let me know if you have any more questions!

  8. Viki Ivanovic says:

    Hello, we are in Gangneung and would like to go for a day ski. We have accomodation but dont know where to go. Wellihillipark is adviced to us.
    We sould like to go by car? How far is it?
    Can we rent ski and shoes there?


    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Viki,

      It’s about 90km and would take around an hour usually from Gangneung to Welli Hilli, but the traffic might be bad due to the Olympics so could take a bit longer.

      Yes, you can rent everything there. There’s an information counter on the left immediately inside the main entrance, they can tell you where to buy tickets & arrange rental.


  9. Eric says:

    I took the shuttle bus from Dunnae earlier this week. It was really easy. From the station, the bus (typical coach with the resort logo painted on the side) stops directly outside the glass waiting room. The driver had us put our gear in the lower compartment. Ride to WH took about 10 minutes. The drop off at the resort is in front of the main entrance.

    Both the to and from busses ran exactly on schedule, as shown in the link above.

    Really a painless and straightforward transfer.

  10. Vincent says:

    Hi, I just went to Welli Hilli last week and found it amazing. Even better than YongPyong as it’s closer to Seoul. Most of the info above is not great, the only way to go now is via the KTX bullet train from Seoul Station (or next metro stop CNN or SB station), I sneaked out of the office at 4pm+, 70mins $15, and you are there at Dunnae station then take the free 10mins shuttle bus or $6 taxi to the main entrance where you can get food, ski, boot, jacket, locker rentals and hit the slopes in 20mins. On a nice day, it’s a 40mins walk through town. I went for the 6:30pm night ski which was well groomed just before. The ticket office managed to give me 50% off lift tix at around $30 using KTX train ticket (or credit card, Olympic tix etc). The jumps, half pipes are great, runs are wide and good for beginners and advanced. Good restaurants and shops and games hall etc if you are staying there. There is a late 10pm coach going back to Seoul from the ticket office or else take the last KTX train back which I did at 22:19hr. Well recommended for a quick ski fix!

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Vincent,

      Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the report, but please clarify what information above you think is “not great”? I have a season pass there and go to Welli Hilli 3 times per week by bus from Seoul, and the info above is 100% accurate unless you’ve spotted a specific error (in which case please explain so I can fix it for other readers)


  11. Annie Goh says:

    Hi Simon,
    We are a family of 4 with mix of beginner and intermediate. Want to know Oak Valley or Welli Hilli is more suitable. We are going for a day ski on 19 Dec and interested to do sledding and some other snow activities.

  12. Annie says:

    Hi Simon,
    Thanks for your sharing.

  13. J.A. says:

    Hi. I’ll be in Seoul in Mid-March 2019. May i know if the place will be available for skiing or such playings? If yes, could you advise us on how do we get from Seoul (Myeong-Dong) to either Welli or Phoenix park? Anyway, we’ll be there for the weather, snow and experience for beginners though.

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi J.A.

      Mid-March is very late in the season. Of course we don’t know at this stage whether this season will finish early or late, but it’s likely that Welli Hilli Park will already be closed, possibly Phoenix too; the best bet for mid-March is Yongpyong. You’ll need to keep checking the status of the resorts in March to see which ones are still open.

  14. Oon Seng Keen says:

    Hi, planning a trip early December 3rd – 9th, hopefully get to ski, most of my friends say early December might not have snow to ski, please verify, I cant seem to find any information online. Thank you

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi, yes they should be open by then. It’s true that there’s usually no natural snow in Korea by early December, but they start making snow as soon as the temperature drops low enough in October or November and usually open the first courses in late November. So yes you should be able to go skiing, but don’t expect every course to be open. If you look here I’ve got a record of last season’s opening times, Welli Hilli opened on November 24th

  15. Fabyan Besan says:

    First let me tell you what a very informative page, I already read most of the resorts that you have covered, I have a question, is it Welli suitable/worth for beginners? I am looking for easy/gentle slope, beginner/intermediate with long runs, first time I tried was Oak Valley, I am quite curious about Welli!
    Thanks Simon Norton

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Fabyan, yes Welli has some good beginner and intermediate runs. It’s a bit bigger than Oak Valley and a bit more challenging, so it’s a good step up from there. Most of the runs down from the top gondola station are advanced and pretty steep, but there’s a nice blue run down the backside from there.

      • Fabyan Besan says:

        Thanks for replaying! besides Welli Hilli park, which other resort offer a long run for beginners/intermediate skiers? and finally where could be the best place/site/facebook group to get used ski equipment?
        Thanks again!

        • Simon Norton says:

          Well, again Yongpyong has good terrain including a nice long run (not steep) down from the top gondola station. But that’s further away from Seoul. Welli Hilli is the best within 2 hours; another 15 minutes gets you to Phoenix Park which is bigger and has some good long runs, so you could try there maybe. And if you go a bit further from Phoenix, you reach Yongpyong.

          There’s a FB group called ‘Snowboard and Ski South Korea’ where people sell stuff, and I’ve bought a couple of boards from Craigslist so it’s worth checking there.

  16. Veronica Tan says:

    Hi, do you know if Welli Hilli offers discount for ski rental and lift passes for their resort guests or foreigners? Their prices seem quite expensive compared to High1’s discounted rates. Furthermore, do you know if the sledding slope operates at night? Thanks in advance!

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Veronica, the sledding stops at 5 (or 6 on weekends). Yes, High1 is definitely cheaper with the discount, and it’s a bigger resort so it’s a good call if you have the time to travel there.

  17. Pawich says:

    Hi Simon,
    I’m a single man & age 42…lol..
    I have plan to Korea alone on December22-30 ,2019. Almost I stay in Seoul but i have plan to go there for 4 days (3 nights)
    I would like to ski at Welli Hilli Park once for my first time as a beginner.
    I would like to picture in the morning on the top of the Welli Hilli Park with a much snow (like your profile’s picture) to send to my relatives and friends at Thailand ,how much beautiful is.

    But the problem is I have searched from many agencies booking like Agoda etc. that the accommodation are rather expensive and somewhere are too far from Welli Hilli Ski.

    I would like to know if there are some reasonable accommodations around Dunnae train station which the shuttle buses passed around.

    If there are no ,could you recommend me somewhere else? And how to reserve ,does it can reserve online or go to book when I go there?

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Pawich,

      Sorry, my profile pic is actually from Canada!

      Maybe you should do a day trip to the ski resort from Seoul, that’s what I always do. If you want to do a few days skiing, you can check out a few different resorts.

  18. Pawich says:

    Hi Simon ,

    Thank you for your reply. I’m hesitating about too places to go between Welli Hilli & Phoenix Park. I prefer beautiful scenery on the top of the mountain when picture it. Could you recommend which one is better?

  19. Sandra says:

    Hi Simon,

    Saw you advise on the timetable of the shuttle bus from depart resort to arrive resort.
    Was wondering does the shuttle bus works from welli to dunnae station?
    One more to ask is without taking the gondola to the top, will there be snow to play at the welli park?

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Sandra, yes you can take the free shuttle from Welli Hilli down to the train station. It’s also possible to book a shuttle bus all the way back to Seoul at the bus counter in the main reception area for around 7 dollars.

      The snow starts right outside the main building, so yes it’s possible to walk around on the snow without going up the gondola. The snow at the bottom does often tend to either be slushy or icy though.

  20. Ivy says:

    Hi Simon,

    I am thinking of spending 2 days 1 night at Welli Hilli with my mum. I have seen some 1 day ski tour that comprises of round trip, pick up and drop off from seoul. However what I would need is to drop off at Incheon airport on day 2.

    Do you know of any way that I can get to the airport from Welli Hilli, and how much would it be?

  21. Noemi says:

    Hi there,
    My husband and I are planning to go next month skiing in south korea. We are trying to do as many ski resorts as we can.
    Here is our itinerary
    1st day travel from Seoul to Oak Valley an to Welli Hilli Park
    over night in Alpensia
    2nd day visit Phoenix Park, and Yong Pyong Resort
    over night in Donghae
    3rd day High Deogyusah Resort
    We are both avid skiers so we are more concerned with the distances that it will take us to go from one resort to the other one.
    Does the itinerary seem realistic to you based on the distances?
    In advance, I appreciate your feedback.
    Thanks so much.

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Noemi,

      Well first of all I’ll say that’s a pretty crazy schedule! There’s a lot of travel involved, but it is possible. You won’t be able to do it by public transport though, you’ll definitely need a car.

      I’m a little unclear on your day 1 though… you mean to get a morning pass at Oak Valley, an afternoon pass at Welli Hilli, and a night pass at Alpensia? Or Alpensia is just to stay at without skiing? Anyway, it’ll be about 4 hours total driving time that day.

      Day 2, it’s easy to drive to Phoenix & Yongpyong from Alpensia, no worries there (it’s about 40 mins from Alpensia to Phoenix), but not sure why you included Donghae? To be honest it’s probably better just to stay 2 nights at Alpensia then drive directly to High1 from there in the morning (for day 3, the resort is High1 – Deogyusan is in a totally different region). Alpensia direct to High1 is about 1h45; whereas Yongpyong to Donghae is 55 mins plus Donghae to High1 is 90 mins. So I’d only include Donghae if you specifically want to visit Donghae.

      Google Maps isn’t great in Korea, I recommend you download the app KakaoMap which is great for working out driving times.

  22. J TEDDY says:

    Hi, thanks for the info, very useful, i have one question, we are group of old ppl and kids, so no skiing for us, we just want sightseeing, can we take the ski lift but not skiing? so, can we take lift up and take lift down without skiing? how they charge? per trip? per hour? per whole day? Thanks a lot

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi, sorry for the slow reply. Yes you can get a round-trip ticket to go up and back down on the gondola, there’s a cafe at the top and you can walk around and enjoy the views.

      Also you might want to consider going to Vivaldi Park instead, they have a “Snowy Land” attraction with its own gondola specifically for non-skiing visitors.

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