With a water park, six ski slopes, casino, and a golf course, there’s a little something for everyone at Alpensia Resort. That’s good since in 2018, this vacation destination—one of Korea’s newest—will serve as a main venue for the Winter Olympics.
The slopes run up to 1.4 kilometers long. There is even a slope reserved specifically for advanced snowboarders. During the summer the ski areas are converted into a gorgeous wildflower garden. Thrill-seekers can rocket down the mountain on the Alpine Coaster.
Meanwhile, the newly-opened Troon Country Club offers golfers a world-class 18-hole course—but you’ll need to join the Alpensia 700 Golf Club to make the most of it.
Located in the stunning northern countryside of Pyeongchang, the Alpensia Resort is home to three luxurious hotels: the Intercontinental Hotel, Holiday Inn Resort, and the Holiday Inn Suites.
|Good||Olympic-level sports facilities; great food nearby|
|Spa||Ocean 700: A large-scale water park with included sauna|
|Sports facilities||Ski, golf, and swim|
|Best suited for…||Sports enthusiasts|
|“GOOD TO KNOW”||The Daegwallyeong area is famous for its natural beauty. Check out the scenic highland hills and try out the tasty hanwoo beef.|
|Must-See Sights||Daegwallyeong Samyang Sheep Ranch, Odae Mountain, Korea Botanic Garden|
|Recommended Eating||Hanwoo Salchisal (Chuck Flat) Set at Daegwallyeong Hanwoo Town|