Official Korean ski packages announced for international sports travelers

Official Korean ski packages announced for international sports travelers

Catch your chilly thrills while whizzing down the steepest runs in Gangwon province
Film your own "Winter Sonata" at Yongpyong resort this ski season.

Korea is so excited about winning the bid for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics that it wants you to come and check out its spectacular winter venues for yourself. 

Aimed specifically at international sports travelers looking for new runs and a family-friendly winter travel experience, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) is launching ski packages for the 2011/2012  ski season in the form of two festivals -- the "Sun, Ski & Snow Festival" and "GoGo Ski Festival."

The sports travel packages will run from December 15, 2011 until March 4, 2012 and are to be hosted by Yongpyong Resort Ski & Snowboard -- Korea's oldest and arguably most beloved resort -- and High1 Ski Resort, a beautiful, sprawling mountain resort that just keeps adding fancy new building after fancy new building.  

Both are located in Gangwon province. 

A cultural experience

"This travel package is not just about skiing," KTO representative Sae-Hyeong Son told CNNGo. "It's also about experiencing Korea."

On that note, travelers partaking in the three-night, four-day packages will be able to attend cultural events and concerts including the recent hit "Drawing Show." 

"It will be a very family-friendly event. We will also be hosting ski and snowboard competitions for amateur competitors," said Son. And the prizes? Skiwear and ski gear, of course. 

Check with travel agencies in your respective countries, as prices may vary according to agency/country. For more information, check out the Visit Korea website.

High1 Resort (하이원리조트), 265 High1-gil, Sabuk-eup, Jeongsun-gun, Gangwon-do (강원도 정선군 사북읍 하이원길 265); +82 1588 7789;

Yongpyong Resort (용평리조트), 130 Yongsan-ri, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, 232-950 Gangwon-do (강원도 평창군 대관령면 용산리 130); +82 33 335 5757;

Participating travel agencies 

High1 Resort 

Hong Kong 

KTS: +852 2301 0838;

Wing On: +852 2121 9361;

EGL: +852 2315 6447;

Morning Star: +852 2301 0838;

Miramar: +852 3960 0822;


Namho:+86 20 8318 8202;


Lions: +886 2 8793 2429;


Apple: +60 3 2141 8250;


Dynasty: +65 8100 2923,

Travel agencies participating in Yongpyong resort package: Hong Thai, KTS, Sun Flower (Hong Kong), Sino-America (Singapore), Lions (Taiwan), Sun Moon (Thailand), WITA Tour (Indonesia), Hana Tour (Sydney), C-trip (Shanghai)

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