If there was a competition for best ski resort in South Korea, you could probably count the number of people who wouldn't vote for "Yongpyong" on one hand. Okay, maybe two. Nestled in Pyeongchang county's (think 2018 Winter Olympics) stretch of the Taebaek Mountains, its resumé includes 31 slopes (and counting), 15 lifts, a super half pipe, a terrain park, the country's largest ski house (Dragon Plaza) and trails that range from nearly flat greens to expert blacks. But before you go thinking it's all powder and roses, bear in mind that you won't find any off-piste skiing or boarding here, and that during weekends the lift lines can be painfully long. It's also billed as a family-resort destination, so you'll likely encounter plenty of little ones both on and off the slopes. Hey, popularity has its drawbacks. Still, if you're looking for the best winter downhill conditions and facilities South Korea has to offer, book a weekday visit and go check out what all the fuss is about.
Location:Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Note:Winter season at Yongpyong runs from late October through early April.