Konjiam Resort

Konjiam Resort

Konjiam is the closest hill in the immediate vicinity to the south of Seoul, with a convenient flexible ticketing system. For the riding available I also rate it slightly better than its near neighbours Jisan Forest Resort and Yangji Pine Resort, and second-best in Gyeonggi-do province (after Bears Town); exception to this is for park riders, who should head to Jisan.

(Bears Town and Yangji Pine have closed down)

Konjiam Resort: the hill

Mountain stats
Highest lifted point: 500m
Lowest skiable point: 195m
Vertical drop: 305m
Lifts: 5
Runs: 6
Longest run: 1.6km (‘Zeta2’ > ‘Whistle’)
Terrain park: yes (small)

Homepage and piste map:

Konjiam piste map

It’s the typical setup with a small ski area but a huge and highly developed base area with large hotel/condo buildings, excellent facilities and plenty of food and drink available, and attached golf course for the summer months.

The riding itself is essentially limited to one (pair of) main lift(s) to the top of the main hill (with a few more lifts going part way which do nothing in terms of opening up any terrain, but are pretty essential for the extra uplift capacity on busy weekends and holidays), plus a bunny slope to the side with its own lift. The lifts are fast and comfortable, as is standard in Korea. For intermediate riders and above, essentially you’re just going to be lapping the main lift, with a handful of available routes down; I find skier’s right the most satisfying among them, but you’ll likely have it all skied out in an hour.

Konjiam Resort

The bunny slope

Konjiam Resort

You can see the park here, just right-of-centre

There’s a small but reasonably decent park towards the bottom; it doesn’t have its own lift though, so you either have to hit it on your laps or session it by hiking the features (they have small and medium kickers, plus various boxes and rails).

Konjiam Resort is good for:

Ease of access; you can reach Konjiam by free resort shuttle from Jamsil, or take the Seoul Metro to Gonjiam Station and the hourly shuttle bus from there (see below for details)

Lift tickets. The flexible ticketing system means you pay for a certain amount of time without being limited to pre-ordained start & finish times.

The park is decent by the standards of Seoul area hills (though Jisan’s is better)

Open until 4am! (though I have no idea who goes there at such a time)

Konjiam Resort is not so good for:

Size. Although it is slightly larger than the other Seoul local hills Jisan Forest, Yangji Pine, and Star Hill, it’s still one of the smaller hills in a country of small hills.

Their English website is pretty useless (that’s where SGK comes in!)

Konjiam Resort

Lotte Tower is visible from the top of Konjiam when it’s clear – you can just about make it out in this picture with the sun glinting off it just over the middle of the horizon

Konjiam Resort lift tickets

Konjiam gets top marks for selling tickets which start from the time you actually buy them, rather than for the rigid AM/PM/Evening time slots that most Korean resorts follow. As you can arrive at any time through the day using the train & shuttle bus, this makes Konjiam an attractive option. They also sell a wide range of ticket lengths, from 2-hour to full day (though the 2-hour tickets are very poor value; I’d get 4 hours to make it worthwhile). As usual in Korea there’s a snow grooming break, but it’s only for an hour at 6pm (rather than the 90-minute or 2-hour breaks at most resorts). You can check the rates on their website (not shown in summer months), and here’s a photo of their 2019 rates as shown at the ticket windows – the first box is weekdays, the second is weekends, third is rentals. 시간 means ‘hours’, 대인 and 소인 are ‘adult’ and ‘child’, respectively:

Price list for Konjiam Resort

Konjiam: accommodation

Most visitors will probably want to stay in Seoul and take the Metro & shuttle bus to Konjiam (see below for access details), search Trivago to compare hotel prices in Seoul

If you do want to stay at Konjiam itself, accommodation is available at the base of the slopes in the Konjiam Resort Condo; you can book here

Airbnb is also a great choice for Seoul – 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.

How to get to Konjiam

Konjiam is easily accessed by subway and/or shuttle bus. It can be reached on Seoul Metro’s Gyeonggang line; the stop is called Gonjiam, and the resort runs a regular free shuttle from there (roughly hourly from 9am to 8pm). This enables you to make your way to the hill throughout the day, taking anything from 45 minutes (from e.g. Gangnam) to 90 minutes (from e.g. Hongdae) to Gonjiam Station, depending where you start from, plus the 20-minute shuttle bus ride.

The bus stops at the ‘kiss & ride’ right in front of the station:

Konjiam Resort shuttle bus pickup point

Konjiam Resort shuttle bus pickup point

The schedule for this bus is here – the first & last columns show departure from & arrival at Konjiam; the fourth column shows Gonjiam Station (곤지암전철역). Also here’s the schedule posted at the bus stop (2019):

Konjiam Resort shuttle bus schedule

They also run free shuttles direct from Jamsil, schedule here. All in Korean again; Jamsil is 잠실, Konjiam Resort is 곤지암리조트; also 역 means ‘station’, 출발 is ‘depart’, and 도착 is ‘arrive’. 월~금 is Mon-Fri, and 토/일/공휴일 is Sat/Sun/holidays. The pickup spot is the taxi stand in front of Lotte World just outside Jamsil Station exit 4. The direct Jamsil shuttle obviously works out cheaper than using the Metro to Gonjiam, and will likely also be faster (unless you’re based somewhere southeast of Gangnam / Jamsil).

There also used to be shuttles from Sadang. Those haven’t run since pre-covid, but should they start again here’s how to find the pickup location as it’s not so obvious if you’re unfamiliar with Seoul; when you come out of exit 1, walk straight for 50m past the bus stop:

Way to the Konjiam shuttle bus spot at Sadang Station

The bus pulls in at the parking area just after this bus stop, and you want to wait in this spot:

Konjiam shuttle bus spot at Sadang Station

There’s usually a bunch of people waiting so it should be obvious once you see them.

Konjiam has the usual large and well-catered base area facilities, here’s the main cafeteria:

Konjiam cafeteria

Any questions about Konjiam Resort? Leave a comment below!

For more Seoul area ski 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

96 comments on “Konjiam Resort
  1. jeb says:

    Hi. Do you know if Kojiam Ski resort is open on Nov 30, 2017? We would like to ski on that date.

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi again Jeb, it looks like Konjiam’s opening in the 1st week of December, so if you want to ski on the 30th in the Seoul area you should go to Jisan Forest Resort (or alternatively head over to one of the resorts in Gangwon-do)

  2. snorton says:

    Hi Jeb,

    Sorry, I’m not sure; it might be open by then, it might not. Konjiam usually opens around that time – their opening date last year was December 2nd. This year’s opening date still hasn’t been announced I’m afraid, but as soon as it is I’ll post an update.

  3. Nicole says:

    Hi. Can we just visit Kojiam Ski Resort without paying the entrance fees? Our purpose is to see snow as we are coming from tropical country .

    • snorton says:

      Hi Nicole,

      Yes no problem, you can visit any Korean ski resort without paying entrance fees.

      One thing though – at Konjiam there are ticket barriers between the public area and the snow, so you wouldn’t be able to actually walk onto the snow without tickets. If you want to play around on the snow a bit, take pics etc, it would be better to go to Jisan Forest Resort as there are no barriers there. (Konjiam is easier to get to though)

  4. Irene says:

    Hi! Any shuttle bus from airport to Konjiam resort?
    If not, how to go there from airport?

    Thank you.

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Irene, their shuttle bus schedules still haven’t been announced, so I can’t tell you yet if there will be a direct shuttle from the airports. But if there isn’t, it’s very easy to get from the airports to central Seoul using the Airport Line (part of the city subway system), and then take a shuttle bus.

      I’ll keep checking for the bus schedule, and once they announce it I’ll post you an update here so try checking back to this page every couple days. Until then, let me know if you have any more questions!

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi again Irene – the access info on the page is now updated with this season’s shuttle schedules. Let me know if you have any more questions!

  5. Zohar says:

    Hi, I checked the link but couldn’t tell for sure. Is there a free shuttle from Ori station? Thanks.

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi, sorry, I’m not sure – the shuttle buses for this season haven’t been posted yet. But I expect that they will be in the next week or so, as Konjiam is opening in early December! So keep checking the link and the info should (hopefully) be there soon

      • Zohar says:

        Am I looking in the wrong place, or have they still not posted it yet? Is the hill open yet for that matter? I can’t tell..

        • Simon Norton says:

          Hi again Zohar, yes Konjiam is open now, all the resorts are now open for the season. I’m not sure why they haven’t updated their website yet!

      • Simon Norton says:

        Hi again Zohar, the access info above is now updated with this season’s shuttle schedule. Let me know if you have any questions!

  6. Winnie says:

    Hi Simon,

    I am trying to book a 3D2N stay at this resort’s condo. I couldn’t book online, and when I called the number on their website, it’s a recording in Korean.

    Do you know if they have an English speaking number, or is there any other way I can make a booking?


    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Winnie, oh sorry to hear that didn’t work.

      Ok, I’ve just made a booking link for you, you can book Konjiam here

      I’ll also update this page to include that link. Thanks for the feedback!

      Let me know if you succeed in making the booking, or if you have any more questions

      • Winnie says:

        Hi Simon,

        Thanks for the link! Unfortunately, my husband had other ideas and booked the Goodstay Elf Spa near Phoenix Ski Resort instead.

        Not sure if you know, but can I hail a taxi from Incheon airport to the Elf Spa? I messaged a tour company and they are charging me about 350,000 won, which seems extremely pricey! Am wondering whether it would be cheaper if I just get a taxi at the airport when I land (and whether it will be easy to find a taxi that will drive all the way there)?

        Thanks so much for your help!

        • Simon Norton says:

          Hi again Winnie, sorry for the slow response, I’ve had a couple of busy days travelling back to Korea. In Seoul now and excited to hit the slopes this week!

          No worries, your husband made a sound choice – Phoenix Park is a good call. Definitely a better hill than Konjiam, and you can also check out the setup for the Olympics.

          I’m afraid you’ve found a gap in my knowledge there though – I’m really not sure about how easy it would be to get a taxi straight to Phoenix from the airport, or how much it would cost. I’ll ask some Korean friends and get back to you.

          If your trip is after December 22nd, you can take the new KTX (bullet train) – this would be both faster & cheaper than a taxi, though it would require a change of trains in Seoul (airport express to Seoul Station, then KTX from there to Pyeongchang Station)

        • Patt says:

          Hi Winnie,
          I’ve been to Phoenix resort twice and already stayed at the Elf Pension (old name if Elf Spa). Taking taxi from the Incheon airport is too expensive, and quite far. You can use public transportations which are very cheap and convenient.
          1) From the airport, you can take a subway to Dongseoul bus terminal [2,150₩/person]
          Direction: Incheon Int’l (A10) – transfer to line 2 at Hongik University (A03), and get off at Gangbyeon (214)

          2) From Dongseoul Bus Terminal, take a bus to “JangPyeong” (12,000₩/person)

          3) Get off the bus at JangPyong then take a taxi to Elf (16,000₩).

          Between Elf to Phoenix, you can take a taxi (14,000₩/one-way) which you can ask the staff to call a taxi for you.

          Note: Costs were for my trip last year, may be higher this year but probably a lot cheaper than taking a taxi from the airport to Elf. It’s quite far, though. The bus seats are wide, so I personally think it’s more comfortable than a taxi seat.

          Anyway, you will love it both at Elf and Phoenix. Enjoy your trip!

          • Simon Norton says:

            Hi Patt, thanks for sharing your info for the benefit of other readers!

            Are you going to visit Elf Spa again in future? For next time, you can take the new KTX train to Pyeongchang Station instead of the bus to Jangpyeong, it’s much faster! (and only slightly more expensive)

            Cheers and Happy New Year!

        • Simon Norton says:

          Hello again Winnie, and Happy New Year!

          Apologies, I just realised I never got back to you about that taxi quote – Korean friends have advised me that they’d expect to pay at least 300000 won from Incheon Airport to Phoenix Park by direct taxi, so your quote of 350000 doesn’t seem too bad but perhaps you could try to negotaiate them down a little.

          Also see the above reply to you from Patt – the information given is correct for doing the journey by bus, but since the new KTX train opened a couple of weeks ago it’s now much faster & easier to do it by train than by bus. To do so, you’d take the KTX to Pyeongchang Station, then a taxi from there to your accommodation.

          Let us know what you decide and how you get on!

  7. Fiona says:

    Hi. Can i purchase on the day I want to go? Do they allow walk-ins? Do they allowed credit card only or can I pay in cash too? Thanks

  8. Nikki says:


    Is there a full set of equipment for hiring at Konjiam (ie: ski, boots, poles, clothes, goggle, gloves, benie)? Furthermore, since this place is close to Seoul, will there be a lot of people and take a long time to wait for the lift?

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Nikki, yes you can rent everything at the resort.

      It does get crowded on weekends and holidays, but weekdays aren’t bad. Also the lift system is amazingly good for such a small hill, so even when it’s busy the lines aren’t as bad as you see at e.g. Christmas at famous resorts in Europe. Still, I personally avoid weekends and only go midweek.

      Hope this helps!

  9. macky says:

    hello, how much is the entrance fee? We dont need to ski. We just want to walk around the snow amd take photos

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Macky,

      Actually at Konjiam you can’t get onto the snow without a ticket.

      I recommend that you go to Vivaldi Park instead, as it’s easy to get to and you can walk around on the snow without buying tickets, and there’s an underground shopping mall if you get too cold outside.

      Hope you have a great trip!

  10. Kathy says:

    Hi Simon, I am looking to ski three full days somewhere near Seoul in February. Would you recommend Vivaldi Park or Konjiam Resort or other places?

    Many thanks!

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Kathy, do you mean 3 full days staying in resort? or doing day trips from Seoul?

      If you want to stay in resort, the best one near(ish) Seoul is Welli Hilli Park – however I think they’re totally booked out in February what with the Olympics at the other main resorts, so Vivaldi Park probably would be the best bet.

      If you intend to stay in Seoul and ski locally, then yes I definitely recommend Konjiam as it has the best access, and Elysian Gangchon’s also easy to reach. If you stay in Seoul you could hit Elysian, Konjiam, and Vivaldi for 1 day each.

  11. Maude says:

    Hi there,

    Do you know if there is a “warrior” or military discount at Konjiam? Or do you know which resorts do have one. We are having no luck finding information from Google.

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Maude, I’m not aware of any military discounts, at Konjiam or elsewhere. I thought the US Forces in-house travel agency could arrange trips though? (presumably including any discount)

      You can get 30 or 40 percent foreigner discounts at some resorts though (not related to the military), you just need to take your passports. 30% at Vivaldi Park, 40% at High1, and there’s a 40% discount at Yongpyong if you get a resort card (they didn’t ask for my passport, don’t think it’s necessary but take it just in case!)

  12. Jason says:

    I’m checking out the website but don’t really understand the cost system for Konjiam. Since the translation wasn’t that good

    We want to do the 4 hour ticket with both board and clothing rental.
    What do you think the total cost is
    Is it really about $100 person for that set?

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Jason, yes it will be over 100 dollars. On a weekday it’s 58000 won for 4 hours, plus the gear rental & clothing rental will be around 60000 won total (it varies depending on what exactly you rent). So it’ll be 100 to 120 dollars, plus an extra 10 dollars if you go at the weekend (but don’t go at the weekend – super crowded!)

  13. Ross says:

    Do you know if Konjiam or Star Hill do a foreigner discount?

  14. Maureen says:

    Hello, I’ll be going skiing in Konjiam Ski World next weekend but still need to get a place to stay. Do you have the Konjiam Shuttle Bus Route and Schedule that you can send me? Are any of Hotel Cullinan Yongin, Yongin Central CO’OP, Gangnam Family Hotel, Q Hotel Yongin or Ramada Yongin near the Ski World or on the shuttle bus route?

    Many thanks for your help!

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Maureen,

      The shuttle buses don’t stop in Yongin at all – they run directly from Seoul (Sadang and Jamsil) to the resort. There may very well be local public buses from Yongin to somewhere near Konjiam (perhaps to Gonjiam Station, from where you could take the local resort shuttle), but I don’t know for sure and it would be pretty time-consuming. I don’t really advise staying in Yongin in order to ski at Konjiam – although it looks quite close on the map, Yongin is on the wrong side of the hills and the road route from Yongin to Konjiam is quite a long way around. It would be better to stay in Seoul (or at Konjiam itself).

      For the shuttle schedule, please see ‘How to Get to Konjiam’ above.

      Do you mean this Gangnam Family Hotel? That would be a decent choice – it’s about 20 minutes by subway from Jamsil.

      • Maureen says:

        Hi Simon,
        Happy Chinese New Year!
        Thanks so much for your reply!
        Yes, that’s the Gangnam Family Hotel, which is ~1000m from the Gangnam Station. We had taken the Konjiam Ski World free shuttle last year. Can you let me know whether the free shuttle still stopping by the Guangnam Station this season? Is there a 8:30am bus which take ~1 hour to get to the Ski World?
        Thanks again,

        • Simon Norton says:

          Hi Maureen,

          Thanks, happy New Year to you too!

          I’m afraid Konjiam changed their shuttles this season – they just run from Sadang & Jamsil, and also the regular (roughly hourly) round-trip shuttle back & forth between the resort and Gonjiam Station.

          That hotel’s near Eonju Station, from there you can reach Jamsil easily via Line 9 & Line 2 (change at Sports Complex Station)

  15. Fernando D says:

    Hi Simon,

    Do you know when is the season closing this year?

    Thanks for your help

  16. Diva says:


    I want to ask if this resort is open in March 15 ? Does the staff speaks english ? How abt transportation from Myeondong?

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Diva,

      They haven’t announced their closing date yet, so please keep checking their homepage. They usually close in mid-March though, so I’m really not sure about the 15th.

      Some of the staff speak English, some don’t – the information counter inside the main building (to the left after you come in the main entrance) usually has good English speakers available.

      The shuttle bus goes from Sadang Station, on the same line (Line 4) as Myeongdong. See the links above for the shuttle bus info

  17. Francois says:


    I assume it isn’t that great for freestyle yeah? Park or halfpipe?


    • Simon Norton says:

      Hey Francois, they have a small park (think little kicker & a few boxes) but no pipe.

      If you want a solid park & pipe setup head to Welli Hilli Park. Also Vivaldi Park has a halfpipe, and Jisan Forest Resort has a decent park.


  18. Lina kalvin says:

    Hi, if i want go to konjinam at 25 dec 18 is it will very crowded? i will go from samseong station, i will trip with my son toddler 3.5yo, is there any option for my son to rent sled equipment and does my son age suitable with minimum age policy for sledding?

    Actually i just want to see snow and play sledding with my son? Can u help me to give a recommended resort ski that i catch up not more than 1.5 hours, which is better konjinam or jisan or bears town?

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Lina,

      Yes it’ll be very crowded, 25 December’s a national holiday in Korea but many Koreans aren’t Christian so they just enjoy a day out.

      Jisan and Bearstown probably aren’t a good choice for you due to the transportation – if you only want to go for a couple of hours, Konjiam is better as you can use the Seoul Metro to get home if you don’t want to wait for the bus back to Seoul. It’s about an hour back to Samseong station from Gonjiam station (2 transfers), and there’s an hourly shuttle bus from the resort to the station.

  19. Lina kalvin says:

    Hi this is my second question 🙂 before that…this web is really helpful for me search about resort ski around seoul…thanks a lot

    May i know is there many taxi arounds? I want prepare if my son get cranky..
    I never go to ski before, so if i and my son just wanna see snow and sledding, is it we choose sledding ticket (and is it already include sled equipment?)

    • Simon Norton says:

      Don’t rely on being able to easily find a taxi at the resort, but you could ask the staff to order one for you. Konjiam has good English speakers available at the information counter (which is to the left when you go in through the main entrance).

      Yeah, you should get sledding tickets, the price includes equipment (without a ticket you can’t actually go on to the snow, there’s an access gate you can’t pass without tickets).

      Glad to be of help, and let me know if you have any more questions. Cheers!

  20. mike says:

    is there good snow during mid december ? eg 10-15 could you also ski during that period ?

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Mike, yes they’ll definitely be open then but mostly with man-made snow

      • mike says:

        man made as in icy snow ? so its not real snow yet during those days ? is there anywhere else in korea with good snow during these dates 10 to 15

        • Simon Norton says:

          Well the man-made snow is real snow and it’s fine for skiing on, man-made doesn’t mean icy but it could be icy if it’s windy at the time. There just isn’t generally a lot of snowfall near Seoul, the best snow conditions are further away at Yongpyong and High1 resorts.

  21. sarah says:

    Hi, do you know what does board set comes with? and also i don’t quite understand about the fees.. can i know how much will it cost for me to go only for tobogganing with my family? thank you 🙂

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Sarah, if you rent a snowboard set that just means the snowboard (including bindings) and snowboard boots. If you need outerwear that’s done separately.

      If you just want to do tobogganing, there’s no need to rent snowboard equipment – it’s about 15 dollars per person.

  22. Lim says:

    Hi there,

    Can I know how to go to this place from Gangnam? Is there a direct coach bus?


  23. lim says:

    thanks Simon! appreciated much

    • Tess Santos says:

      Hi Simon!
      We are scheduled to visit Seoul this December (arriving night of Dec 29 and leaving dawn of Jan 2.).

      This is our 2nd time in Seoul but our first time to experience winter. We’re a family, group of 4, and would like to make the most of our 3-day stay. Can we ask your suggestion on how/where we can Best celebrate New Year’s Eve?

      We are also planning a day tour at Ski resort. What resort can you suggest and what date? Dec 30, 31 or Jan 1?

      • Simon Norton says:

        Hi Tess,

        For NYE the two main countdown gatherings in Seoul are the Jonggak bell ringing, and the fireworks at Seokchon Lake/Lotte Tower. If you’re more interested in old traditions go to Jonggak, it’s the Bosingak bell at Jonggak Station (maybe get off at Anguk Station to eat somewhere in Insadong, then walk over to Jonggak – very crowded though); if you’re more interested in fireworks head to Seokchon Lake, get off the subway at Jamsil Station. It’s super cold outdoors overnight so make sure you’re prepared for that!

        For skiing, I’d advise going on the 30th as it should be (slightly) less crowded, but be warned it’s going to be busy whichever day & whichever resort you choose; for a good & easy day-trip I’d suggest Vivaldi Park.

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

        • Tess Santos says:

          Thank you Simon!
          You’re immediate reply is very much appreciated?

          • Simon Norton says:

            Cheers Tess!

            • Tess Santos says:

              I have additional question… i hope you don’t mind?
              Have read that there is a Free Shuttle to Vivaldi Park? Is that true?
              Per article i have read, meet up point is Myeong Dong Lotte Hotel. May i know how far is that from Staz Hotel Myeongdong 2?

              • Simon Norton says:

                Hi Tess, yes that’s true, they do have a free shuttle. I’m not familiar with Staz Hotel Myeongdong 2, but Myeongdong’s a fairly compact area so it should be within 10-minute walking distance.

  24. Coco says:

    Hi good day!

    We plan to go Konjiam resort on either 6 Dec or 8 Dec, do u know is it open by then?

    We travel from Myeongdong to Sadang station to take free shuttle bus to Konjiam, read from your website, not sure if read correctly as in Korean:

    Pick up time from Sadang to Konjiam – 830am? (only 830am?)
    – arrive Konjiam 930am

    depart time from Konjiam to Sadang – 3pm (only 3pm?)
    – arrive Sandang 4pm?

    Thanks! hope to hear from u soon!

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Coco,

      Yes you’ve read those times correctly. However just be aware that that’s still last season’s timetable – they haven’t announced this season’s schedule yet, it’s possible it might change so keep checking.

      I’m afraid they also haven’t announced their opening date yet either, but I’d guess they might go for next weekend. You should probably plan to (hopefully) go on the 8th, I’m not so confident about the 6th.

      • Coco says:

        Hi thanks for your reply. may I know Where can I check the free shuttle bus schedule for Konjiam?

        Same for Vivaldi, haven’t announce snowland open date yet. They only announce ski world open.

        Hope either one open before we leave Korea!

        • Simon Norton says:

          Sorry, Vivaldi Snowy Land won’t be open for your visit, it opens in mid-December (same for the sledding at other resorts, including Konjiam). For the shuttle bus, keep checking that same page that you’ve already read (if they change the schedule, that page will either be updated or it’ll disappear and there’ll be a new page)

          • Coco says:

            Hi thanks!

            If Konjiam sledding not available, can we just go there take lift up to the snow hill, play with the snow. Then lunch in Konjiam, just to let the kids expose to how a snow land look like?

            But then what’s the ticket fee? If not so justifiable then we may skip. Thanks for reply!

            • Simon Norton says:

              You can do that at most resorts, but actually Konjiam has a slightly different system with a physical barrier between the base area and the snow which you can only go through with a lift pass. If you just want to play on the snow and check out a ski area, it would be better to go to Vivaldi Park which has no such barriers, and also has a gondola you can ride to the top of the mountain.

              • Coco says:

                Hi thanks
                Do u know
                what’s the gondola fee for
                Vivaldi park ? Can’t find in their website

                What’s the temperature in 7 Dec? As unsure check under which region


                • Simon Norton says:

                  It’s about 15 dollars for a gondola ticket, and it’s going to be cold that day. The forecast is saying -6C in the day and -13C overnight, so be prepared!

                  • Coco says:

                    Thanks! This is great! Appreciate yr time & effort replying! Cheers!

                  • Coco says:

                    I suppose there is locker where we can put our belonging before we board gondola? Or after reach mountain there is locker to put our bags then we out to play snow? Thanks as I don know if counter staff understand English well thanks!

                    • Simon Norton says:

                      Yes, there are coin lockers available, small to medium size (don’t take large luggage with you!)

  25. Coco says:


    looks like bus schedule to Konjiam is updated, now I have problem reading it, unsure if there is pick up from Sadang station at what time?

    & depart Konjiam what time to Sadang? Thanks!

    • Simon Norton says:

      The shuttle bus schedule hasn’t been updated yet (there’s a separate page for the shuttle bus from the local train station, so if it looks different maybe you’re looking at that?)

  26. Lucilla Leung says:

    I have reserved the accommodation in your Resort in late December 2018, do I need to book dinner at Mirasia with Raymon Kim and/or Self Terrace BBQ in advance or walk in is fine?

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hello Lucilla,

      Sorry, this isn’t Konjiam’s website; Snow Guide Korea’s an independent website and I’m not able to answer this sort of customer service question for Konjiam. If I knew the answer I would happily tell you, but I’m afraid I have no idea! Please contact Konjiam directly for an answer to your query. Hope you have a great time there!

  27. Uli says:

    Hi there, do you know when the ski resort will be end. I have plan to visit korea in mid of march 17-20th of march. Will there be any ski resort still open on that time?

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Uli,

      The smaller ski resorts near Seoul will definitely be closed before then. The highest ones (Yongpyong, High1, Phoenix Park) usually close in mid-March depending on snow conditions, so if you’re lucky they might still be open. However I should warn you that this winter so far the snow conditions haven’t been good, so they might not last that long this year. Fingers crossed for some heavy snow soon!

  28. Corn says:

    Hi Simon.
    Would you kindly state a report about the snow conditions at the moment for Konjiam. I’m coming to Seoul and would like to know whether it’s worth to take my board with me or not.

    Best regards from Germany.

    Thanks so much!

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Corn,

      I was last at Konjiam 2 weeks ago, but snow conditions everywhere aren’t great this season to be honest. Warmer than usual, and hardly any natural snowfall so a very thin base. They do a really good job with grooming though, so still perfectly rideable – just don’t expect anything mind blowing! As for whether to bring your board, if it’s only for a day or 2 probably not worth the hassle, just rent one; but if you’re coming for weeks and planning multiple riding days, it might be worth it.

  29. doog says:

    can i have a free season pass for the year for FREEEEE pls

  30. JamiL says:

    Hi, me and my family planning to play snow this coming January 2020. Any idea where we can go near from Seoul? As long cheaper and easy to access. Just want experience play sledge/sleigh. Thank you.

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Jamil, I recommend you go to Vivaldi Park as they have an attraction called Snowy Land for non-skiers with sledding and various other activities. They also have a free tourist shuttle bus from the Myeongdong area

  31. Pj says:

    Hi. Were going to seoul nov 27-dec 1. Can we go skiing by then? And do they have skiing instructors for beginners?

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Pj, if you look here you can see the opening dates from last season. So yes, normally you should be able to go skiing at the end of November, but it can’t be guaranteed – all depends on the weather in October & November. Yes they have instructors, Vivaldi Park is a good choice for English-speaking instructors and is usually open by late November.

  32. jorge geraldo says:

    Do you know if Kojiam Ski resort is open on december 25

  33. Karina says:

    Hi Simon,

    I wonder if there are instructors for snowboarding in Konjiam as it is a small ski resort. Also, do they speak English or Spanish or maybe Chinese? I would like to take 1 hour or 2 as this is my first time doing this kind of sport/ game.

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Karina,

      Probably better to go to Vivaldi Park. It’s a little further than Konjiam but they’re well geared up for English-language lessons; there’s a decent chance they have Chinese-speaking instructors too, though I don’t know this for sure. Also if you want a lesson in Spanish I know an instructor at Alpensia from Chile, so you could consider Alpensia (he’s probably the only one though, so you’d have to make sure to go on a day when he’s definitely working; I can help arrange if you want to do that)

      • Karina says:

        Hi Simon,

        Thank you for your reply.

        I have made reservations at Konjiam already. My friends and I picked Konjiam as it is closer to Seoul and it may be convenient for some of us cuz they gotta head back to Seoul for another activity.

        Vivaldi Park will be too crowded and packed during the week of Christmas and weekends. I have also look at Alpensia but it is a bit far away. Maybe we can contact your Chilean colleague in Alpensia next time, if he is still working there.

        Thanks for your help.

        • Simon Norton says:

          ah I see, well I think they only have Korean instructors at Konjiam, but I’m sure some of them speak English well enough to provide lessons in English.

  34. Elaine says:

    Hi, we are coming to Seoul in a family of 6, 2 seniors aged over 70, 2 adults and 2 kids aged 7 and 9. Except the 2 seniors who would only come with us to see to snow and slopes, we 4 would like to spend 1 day to experience skiing for our 1st time in a ski resort near Seoul. Since we will just stay in Seoul from 25th and will head back home on 28th Jan, would like to see which ski resort near Seoul will best fit us. Understand we come during very peak season of Chinese New Year, would like to pick one less crowded with private and more attentive ski lesson in Eng or Chi provided. Heard that Konjiam has restriction of max 7000 entrance at a time, would it be the best choice for us? Need advance booking for Konjiam? Or Bear Towns or Oak Valley will be better? Thanks.

    • Simon Norton says:

      Hi Elaine, they’ll all be crowded I’m afraid. You might want to consider Vivaldi Park – it’ll be the most crowded, but their Snowy Land attraction is good for non-skiers, and they employ foreign instructors in their ski school so it’s a good choice for lessons in English (possibly Chinese available too, I’m not sure).

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