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Jisan Forest Ski Resort (지산 포레스트 리조트 스키장)

Jisan Forest Ski Resort (지산 포레스트 리조트 스키장)

160261     2021-11-19

267, Jisan-ro, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Jisan Forest Resort, which opened in December 1996, makes for the perfect one-day trip from Seoul. It is located only forty minutes from the capital and is covered with beautiful white pines.

The ski slopes were developed to be environmentally-friendly, making it a popular attraction for the locals. With the latest snow removal machine, the drive from Seoul is safer, letting more people come to the resort at night to enjoy night skiing. For those visiting with family, the beginner courses makes it easy to learn how to ski and snowboard.

Furthermore, Icheon ceramics complex is a mere 15 minutes away, offering a variety of sights to see and ceramicware experience programs to enjoy. Everland Amusement park and a hot springs complex are also located very close by.

Dokdo Island Observatory Cable Car (독도전망대 케이블카)

Dokdo Island Observatory Cable Car (독도전망대 케이블카)

11827     2021-10-01

Dodong-ri, Ulleung-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do

The Dokdo Island Observatory Cable Car, from which one can get a bird's eye view of Ulleungdo Island, is a must-see tourist attraction. Located inside the Dodong Yaksu Park, the cable car takes visitors up to Manghyangbong Peak. When the sky is really clear (about 50 days a year), you can see as far as Dokdo Island that is located 92 kilometers away. This is also the first place to view the rising sun in Ulleungdo Island.

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 2] Homeland Fortification Trail ([강화 나들길 제2코스] 호국돈대길)

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 2] Homeland Fortification Trail ([강화 나들길 제2코스] 호국돈대길)

2902     2021-08-11

24, Cheonghadong-gil, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon

The Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Trails are a collection of walking paths along the coast of Ganghwa Island that connect the watchtowers and and walls of Ganghwasanseong Fortress, as well as royal tombs and other historically significant sites from the Goryeo dynasty that dot the island.

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 2] Homeland Fortification Trail
Course 2 stretches over a 17 kilometer area between Gapgotdon Watchtower and Chojijin Fort. This trail showcases the history of the island and the changes that happened before and after the opening of the port. The course follows a coastal road that is particularly beautiful in spring and fall.

Seoulland Sledding Hills (서울랜드 눈썰매장)

Seoulland Sledding Hills (서울랜드 눈썰매장)

32114     2021-08-09

181, Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Seoulland Sledding Hills offers two slopes, one for children (50 meters long) and another for adults (120 meters long). Amenities include food stands that sell various foods, including eomuk (fish cake) soup, resting lounge and medical office. Various performances are also prepared to entertain visitors at the main stage nearby the sledding hill.

Seoul Marina Club & Yacht (서울마리나 클럽&요트)

Seoul Marina Club & Yacht (서울마리나 클럽&요트)

19208     2021-07-30

160, Yeouiseo-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

Located behind the National Assembly building, Seoul Marina Club & Yacht presents a beautiful landscape with the Hangang River surrounding the marina. Night yacht tour provides a special experience with the nightscape of Seoul and the Seoul Marina Club & Yacht provides the only helicopter tour in Seoul.

Gangchon Rail Park (Gimyujeong Railbike) (강촌레일파크 (김유정레일바이크))

Gangchon Rail Park (Gimyujeong Railbike) (강촌레일파크 (김유정레일바이크))

78521     2021-07-30

1383, Gimyujeong-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do

After Gyeongchun Subway Line opened, the old train tracks turned into a rail bike park. Gangchon Rail Park starts next to Gimyujeong Station and offers various attractions including large book photo zone, café, zipwire and more. The total course of the rail bike is 8.5 kilometers long with 6 kilometers on rail bike and last 2.5 kilometers on a train. Most of the track is downhill for an easy ride with a beautiful view of mountains, fields, and a river. With an additional fee, visitors can enjoy the VR experience section of the ride. After riding the final section on a train along the Bukhangang River, riders will take the shuttle bus back to the original location. There are also a 7.2-kilometer-long Gyeonggang Railbike that starts from Gyeonggang Station at a separate charge.

Jangamsan Paragliding Field (장암산 활공장)

Jangamsan Paragliding Field (장암산 활공장)

16811     2021-07-30

129, Jangamdong-gil, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

Paragliding is controlled by the power of body weight. Hang gliding and paragliding are both included in manpowered gliders, which refers to gliders weighing less than 50 kilograms in dead weight. Paragliding has the shortest history among air sports, but is the most popular manpower glider.

Anyone can enjoy paragliding and after a 3 to 4-hour training course, participants can take off from a 50 meter steep hill. The total weight of the glide is just 10 kilograms, light enough to carry on one’s back, and carries very little danger if riders follow proper precautions.

Jangamsan Paragliding Field is located near Pyeongchang and the mountain is mainly comprised of stones, making it possible for people to enjoy a real thermal flight experience. The field is suitable for families who wish to enjoy camping with paragliding. The landing field is situated along the Pyeongchanggang River, which is also available for swimming after the flight. The river has a spacious pool on both upstream and downstream, making it a perfect venue for safety clinic education as well.

O2 Ski Resort (오투리조트 스키장)

O2 Ski Resort (오투리조트 스키장)

41620     2021-07-29

861, Seohang-ro, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do

The O2 Ski Resort is located in Taebaek, Gangwon-do, the center of leisure in Korea. In summer, there is no heat wave nor mosquitos and in winter, it receives the first snowfall in Korea as well as the longest snow season. This town-style resort is located only ten minutes from downtown Taebaek and is a world-class leisure town with various facilties and sightseeing attractions nearby. The O2 Ski Resort has been specially designed for families with ski slopes for adults and a sledding hill and kids' park.

Samcheok Ocean Railbike (삼척 해양레일바이크)

Samcheok Ocean Railbike (삼척 해양레일바이크)

15992     2021-07-22

2, Gongyangwang-gil, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do

Samcheok Ocean Railbike is Korea's one and only ocean rai lbike facility that offers a landscape view of black pines and bizarre rocks merged together. Its double-tracked route of 5.4 kilometers follows the beautiful shoreline of the East Sea with a tunnel along its way that entertains bikers with fascinating luminarie and laser shows, giving one the feeling of passing through a mysterious underwater tunnel. The railbike course is perfect to enjoy unique and memorable experiences for families, friends and couples.

Gapyeong Sledding Hills (가평사계절썰매장)

20311     2021-08-31

5-20, Gitdaebong-gil, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

Located in Deokhyeon-ri, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, Gapyeong Sledding Hills is close to Jojongcheon Stream and clean valleys. It operates water sledding hills during summer and ice sledding hills during winter to give a fun experience to children. Spanning the area of 9,780㎡, it is comprised of varied slopes, moving walkways, snack bar, restaurant, resting area, changing room, shower facility, outdoor swimming pool for children and adults, shaded shelter and other subsidiary facilities. It is the sole leisure experience area for families located in the metropolitan area.

Aranaby Zipline (아라나비(스카이 어촌체험))

21626     2021-08-12

35-7, Gonghang-gil 127beon-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

As “Ara” means ocean and "naby" means butterfly in Korean, Aranaby conveys an image of butterflies flying over the ocean. Aranaby Zipline offers a zipline from18 meter-high tower and flies 300 meters across the ocean.

Popular as an eco-tourism activity in diverse countries from the United States to Australia and European countries, ziplines can be enjoyed year-round by people of various ages. Visitors can be assured of their safety as the company has already applied for two patents related to safety, passed safety tests required by the Korea Transportation Safety Authority, and offers a comprehensive liability insurance package.

There are many attractions nearby including Namhangjin Beach, trekking course, Anmok Coffee Street and more.

Lotte World Indoor Ice Skating Rink (롯데월드 아이스링크 (실내))

73484     2021-08-10

240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul

Lotte World Indoor Ice Skating Rink, located on B3 of Lotte World, is an indoor ice skating rink that is open all year round. Its modern interior design is in harmony with the surrounding facilities, offering a pleasant environment enjoyable with friends and loved ones. Despite its location underground, natural light pours in from the glass dome roof of Lotte World Adventure, giving a feel of outdoor skating. The skating rink is surrounded by 400 spectator seats where visitors can relax. The skating rink also has a variety of restaurants and a game arcade to enjoy when taking a break from skating.