(CNN) — Given that South Korea is covered by mountains, it’s no wonder thousands of tourists fly in every winter to hit the slopes.
Here’s where to find the best seven snowy runs in South Korea:
1. Yongpyong Resort
The Yongpyong Ski will host several events at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic 2018.
Unlike other resorts that tend to focus on certain levels and trends, Yongpyong is great for every kind of skier. Some 28 slopes — spread across beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert levels — offer terrific variety.
Among the various slopes, the Rainbow, Gold and Mega Green slopes are the most popular, and cover most of the three mountains overlooking the resort, which is about three hours’ drive from Seoul.
Rainbow is the highest, at 1,210 meters, and it takes 20 minutes to get to the top where skiers can choose which course to take. With numerous intersections, this is without a doubt, one of the most fun slopes riders can experience in Korea. The Rainbow Paradise course is the longest course, at 5,600 meters.
If you are a beginner, however, the Mega Green (700 meters long) is the best choice.
As it is one of the widest slopes in Korea, beginners can worry less about crashing into other skiers. The slope is also relatively one of the easiest, as it is slanted at only 12 degrees.
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2. High1 Resort
With the highest altitude (1,345 meters) among Korean ski resorts, the resort accordingly features beautifully clean, natural, puffy snow. For beginners, this can work as an advantage as the natural softness protects you from getting seriously hurt.
Although the slopes are not as interesting or fun as those of Pheonix or Yongpyong, High1 has a different advantage.
All of the slopes at High 1 start from the top of the mountain; which means even the beginners and intermediates can enjoy fairly longe courses. Most recommended: The Victoria 1 (1,439 meters long), the Hera 2 (1,005 meters) and…