KOREA SKI TOUR INFO

Special tour program for those not used to the winter sports and would just like to see and enjoy the snow, this is the right tour for you. Make memorable pictures for you and your friends or family members on the white dazzling snow. It would be one of a great experience during your stay. Optionally you can enjoy snow slide with your lovely kids, too.

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When you arrive at the ski resort Korea for your Ski tour, you can see the mountains covered with white snow from the car window. Between the mountains you can see skiers going down the slopes as they move side to side in a zigzag movement but, when you look closer you can also see young skiers sliding between adults as they are sliding smoothly out from between them. As you are feeling nervous, anxiously you are about to learn something new right? But, you don’t have to feel nervous. At this ski resort, we have professional ski tour guides who are able to assist you in your needs.

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Before you arrive to the Ski resort, for your necessary needs we stop by a ski shop first. We have about an hour before the resort opens up so you have enough time to prep yourself by stretching, using the restroom, and to put on your ski outfit. Are you not already excited to start your ski tour?
I’ll now explain some tips about the Ski gear and how to choose the proper wear. When many people are changing into the ski wear, many people wear the ski pants over their own pants but it would be wise to only wear the ski pants since there is a chance of falling down often and you would want to be able to move comfortably and safely in your wear. The purpose of this ski tour is to help you all to become familiar and accustomed to the proper ski posture. For this to be the case unfortunately you will have to fall often and bump into things. Many people try to wear many layers over their pants because of the cold weather but since the pants already has 2 layers it is already warm enough for you.

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You would want to wear your ski outfit one size larger than your actual size so you would be able to move more comfortably. Also, those who want to have their pictures taken while skiing, we would recommend you to wear bright colored clothes. If you wear a dark outfit over the white snow it tends to make your face to look darker so, it would be best to wear fluorescent bright colors to allow you face to look brighter and to look more like a professional skier in your pictures.
The purpose of skiing is to enjoy yourself. As you enjoy yourself when you are shopping for a brand new outfit. If you done choosing your outfit and wearing it, why not help a friend out to wear an outfit that will match you in your pictures. Instead of this ski tour being just a place to learn how to ski, it can also be a place in helping you and your friend or family to become closer to you.

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Once you are done choosing your ski tour outfit now it is time to choose the accessories to match what you are wearing. What you have to have when skiing for sure is your glove. If you have forgotten your gloves, do not worry about it. When you are partaking in our ski tour we will rent gloves for free. Once you follow your guide to choose your glove then you can choose goggles, helmet, and other items and other protective gears.

Goggles-Rental

Especially we recommend for you to rent a helmet for the safety of the children while they are learning to ski and enjoying the slopes. Falling down on the snow doesn’t really hurt or won’t be too severely injured, but just in case we really recommend the rental of all the safety gears to be used for the children.

Helmet-Rental

If you are done choosing all your skiwear, accessories, and gears then, let’s officially start the ski tour…. With the ski tour guide we will head toward the ski resort. The ski resort is only 7 minutes by vehicle from the ski shop. While you are walking don’t hesitate to take out your camera and take pictures with your family and friends.
Once you arrived at the ski resort, the next step is to rent your ski gear. After the measurements of each individual feet size are done then you would follow your ski tour guide to rent the gear. The gear is categorized into 3 sections. 1st is the ski plate, 2nd it is the boots and 3rd is the poles, it is used to help for balancing. It is not very easy to move around while carrying all 3 of this gear due to it being heavy. But you don’t need to concern about it with this tour as the ski slope is located very close from ski gear shop.

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If it is your first time wearing the ski boots, it would be very uncomfortable. At that moment, what is funny is, once you are moving forward step by step you would feel like a robot as you are walking. The reason is because the boots are heavy and very tight on the feet. But once you come to the end of your ski tour, you will adjust to the boots as if you could fly in them.
The most important thing in ski tour is the safety of our customers. That is why we enforce a 10 minutes stretching time to be spent with your ski tour guide. So please follow the lead of your guide.
Now, we will go into the ski tour training.

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  • In the basic ski lesson, you will learn
    – How to take on / take off the boots with ski plate
    – How to stand up and down on plates
    – How to walk to the front/side/back
    – How to fall down / stand up
    – How to down the slope
  • It could be like a baby learning how to walk at the first time with inconvenience, you will find feeling like your ski gear is one part of your body at the end. You can spend your free time after basic lesson in this ski tour.
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NAMI ISLAND TOUR INFO

A sweet escape from everyday hustle and bustle.
Gapyeong is located in the border of Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do Provinces. As you drive along the quiet drive course bordering the Bukhangang River, it is easy to forget the stress of daily life.
The river sparkles and shines in the bright sunlight, and all your worries seem far away.
You will enjoy a special experience of the four seasons at the Nami Island.
In Spring, you can enjoy a variety of beautiful flowers and memories, and in Summer, people enjoy water sports.
In Fall, there are many people looking at the beautiful leaves of nature, and you will not forget the cold wind and snow in Winter.

Cheongpyeong Lake

How to Enjoy Nami Island

A sweet escape from everyday hustle and bustle.
Gapyeong is located in the border of Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do Provinces. As you drive along the quiet drive course bordering the Bukhangang River, it is easy to forget the stress of daily life.
The river sparkles and shines in the bright sunlight, and all your worries seem far away.
You will enjoy a special experience of the four seasons at the Nami Island.
In Spring, you can enjoy a variety of beautiful flowers and memories, and in Summer, people enjoy water sports.
In Fall, there are many people looking at the beautiful leaves of nature, and you will not forget the cold wind and snow in Winter.

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  • 07:30~09:00
    Every 30 minutes after first ferry at 07:30 (Departure – Gapyeong Wharf)
  • 09:00~18:00
    Every 10- 20 minutes
  • 18:00~21:40
    Every 30 minutes until last ferry at 21:40 (Departure – Nami Wharf)
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Restaurants (Lunch)

You can have it as your preference by your own expenses at the restaurants in Nami island.
(available Halal or vegetarian food)

Asian Family Restaurant Dongmun specializes in dining for couples and families.
Halal food is also available, fulfilling the needs of our Muslim visitors from around the globe.
For Muslims, there’s a halal certified restaurant in Nami Island

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Nammun is Nami Island’s premier Korean Restaurant.
With carefully selected, local ingredients, Nammun is proud to present the best of Korean cuisine.

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Traditional oven-baked Napoli-style pizzas highlight the menu at Di Matteo.
Enjoy this rare opportunity to taste the high quality cheeses and other ingredients that go into the making of Korea’s most authentic pizzas.

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Individual for art and culture

  • Bicycle
    Single : KRW 4,000 (for 30 min.) / KRW 7,000 (for 1 hr.)
    Couple : KRW 8,000 (for 30 min.) / KRW 14,000 (for 1 hr.)
  • Electric Tri-way
    KRW 10,000 (for 30 min.) / KRW 18,000 (for 1 hr.)
  • Sky-bike
    KRW 2,000 (12 years old) / KRW 3,000 (13 years)
    Boarding Point : Bike Center
Bicycle
  • KRW 5,000/1 person (20~30 min. tour)
  • Boarding Point: Opposite of Tourism Bureau
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  • KRW 3,000 (one way)
  • Boarding Point: Nami Wharf Train Station, Central Train Station
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Information Of Attraction

Nami Island
Nami Island peeped out the Bukhan river after the building of the Cheong-pyeong Dam. It was named after General Nami from the Joseon Dynasty. It is located in Chun-cheon city with a circumference of about six kilometers. Though small, it offers a zoo, botanical garden, and scenic sights that can be enjoyed by boat, bicycle, or electric car. Nami Island is the perfect backdrop for a budding romance. One of Korea’s biggest mega-hit dramas ‘Winter Sonata’ was shot there. ‘Winter Sonata’ fans from all over Asia stop by Nami Island to reminisce their favorite scenes. There are even international festivals held there annually.

Namiseom Island

Petite France
After travelling 10 km along the lakeside road from Cheongpyeong Dam, in the direction of Namiseom Island, you will come across a cluster of white, exotic buildings on the left-hand hillside. From its outward appearance, it would appear to be a village that belongs on the Mediterranean coast or in a pastoral area of the Piedmont Alps.
This is Petite France, a French cultural village set in the Korean countryside! Petite France serves as both a French cultural village and a youth training facility (Goseong Youth Training Center), and consists of 16 French style buildings where visitors can lodge and experience French food, clothing, and household culture.
The concept of Petite France encapsulates ‘flowers, stars, and the Little Prince.’ The village contains a memorial hall dedicated to Saint-Exupery, the author of the celebrated French novel, Le Petit Prince (1943) and as such it is called the Little Prince theme park. It also has a gallery displaying sculptures and paintings of le coq gaulois (the Gallic rooster), the national symbol of France; Orgel House where a 200-year-old music box plays a sweet melody; a shop that sells herbal and aromatic products; a souvenir shop; and many other locales where you can experience French culture. * Famous drama filmed location with “My Love from the Star”, “Beethoven Virus” etc.

Petite France

Garden of Morning Calm
The Garden of Morning Calm, a 30,000㎡ flower garden, opens year-round for your enjoyment. The garden is the oldest among private Korean gardens. It is an artistic space with a beautiful balance between Korean concepts of natural curves and asymmetry, plants and other various materials.
It was the first to adopt the concept of a “garden” in Korea, and it is a special place that harmonizes classical grace and modern beauty. The Sukgeun Garden is shaped like the Korean Peninsula and is carpeted with so many kinds of beautiful flowers on both sides representing the desire for South and North Korea to be reunited. It is easily one of the most popular and meaningful attractions of the garden.
The Garden of Morning Calm hosts special festival in winter as Lighting Festival features three million lights decorating the winter garden.

Garden of Morning Calm

Garden of Morning Calm ( Lighting Festival )
The Garden of Morning Calm, a 30,000㎡ flower garden, opens year-round for your enjoyment. The garden is the oldest among private Korean gardens. It is an artistic space with a beautiful balance between Korean concepts of natural curves and asymmetry, plants and other various materials. It was the first to adopt the concept of a “garden” in Korea, and it is a special place that harmonizes classical grace and modern beauty. The Sukgeun Garden is shaped like the Korean Peninsula and is carpeted with so many kinds of beautiful flowers on both sides representing the desire for South and North Korea to be reunited. It is easily one of the most popular and meaningful attractions of the garden. The Garden of Morning Calm hosts special festival in winter as Lighting Festival features three million lights decorating the winter garden.

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Gapyeong Sledding Hills
Gapyeong Sledding Hills are open throughout the winter. It normally operates from the beginning of December to early March. Unlike other sledding Hills using artificial snow, Gapyeong has artificial grass under its snow as well as the characteristic of having the sun behind the hill so that the snow does not melt. Thus, operating hours are prolonged by 1 month until the end of winter on natural snow.
Gapyeong Sledding Hills features two slopes for adults and two for children. With the set up of the ‘horizontal baby-walker (moving walker)’, going up the hill is easy just by standing on the sled. Next to the children’s slope, there is a separate snow house and a place for snowball fights.

Gapyeong Sledding Hills

Gangchon Elysian Ski Resort
Gangchon Elysian Ski Resort is a deluxe leisure facility that is easily accessible from Seoul. The ski resort has 6 lifts, snowboarding facilities, and 10 slopes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers.
Gangchon Ski Resort, with its multitude of ski slopes, is a great destination for skiers of all abilities. The resort is located within a beautiful valley, and skiers can enjoy a panoramic view of the natural scenery while gliding down the slopes. Whether you choose to go down the beginner, intermediate, or advanced slopes, everyone can enjoy a 1 km-long run. Intermediate and beginner skiers can reach the mountain peak rest area on the B lift. A separate beginner’s slope is also available to be used as a practice slope.
By skiing down the ridges, skiers are treated to a wide-open view of the beautiful scenery. The ski resort is typically open from December to early March of each year.

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STRAWBERRY FARM

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Yangpyeong, located in the middle of the Korean peninsula, is famous for Strawberry Farms as surrounded by several mountains and the Namhangang and Bukhangang River.
The Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival is held from February to May. Visitors can pick their own strawberries at strawberry farms and participate in a variety of activities and programs in the village. (Reservation is required in advance.)

VIVALDI PARK SKI RESORT

VIVALDI PARK SKI RESORT

VIVALDI PARK SKI WORLD has been noted for being the most visited Ski resort in Korea for seven consecutive years. It has its state-of-the art facilities and slopes suitable for all levels and yet more facilities are newly installed every year to maintain its reputation.
About 1hour from Seoul, It is the closest ski resort from a Seoul and largest Ski area in Seoul metropolitan region.
Surely it will not only give you unforgettable memories, but also will be a perfect get away from your busy life.
This World-class SKI WORLD can accommodate 20,000 visitors daily, covers combined slope area of 1,322,021m2, total slope length of 6,784m. Among a total of 10 lifts VIVALDI PARK SKI WORLD operates, there is a Asia’s first 8-seater express chairlift and 8-seater gondola.

PETITE FRANCE

Petite France

After travelling 10 km along the lakeside road from Cheongpyeong Dam, in the direction of Namiseom Island, you will come across a cluster of white, exotic buildings on the left-hand hillside. From its outward appearance, it would appear to be a village that belongs on the Mediterranean coast or in a pastoral area of the Piedmont Alps. This is Petite France, a French cultural village set in the Korean countryside! Petite France serves as both a French cultural village and a youth training facility (Goseong Youth Training Center), and consists of 16 French-style buildings where visitors can lodge and experience French food, clothing, and household culture.

The concept of Petite France encapsulates ‘flowers, stars, and the Little Prince.’ The village contains a memorial hall dedicated to Saint-Exupery, the author of the celebrated French novel, Le Petit Prince (1943) and as such it is called the Little Prince theme park. It also has a gallery displaying sculptures and paintings of le coq gaulois (the Gallic rooster), the national symbol of France; Orgel House where a 200-year-old music box plays a sweet melody; a shop that sells herbal and aromatic products; a souvenir shop; and many other locales where you can experience French culture. The village can accommodate up to 200 visitors with 34 guest rooms that hold four to ten people each.

Enjoy the marionette experience and hear percussion instruments from around the world, and also enjoy soap bubble experience.

Petite France, a French village where the Little Prince lives
Situated on a low hill overlooking the Cheongpyeong Lake, Petite France’s small and pretty buildings of pastel colors resemble a peaceful village in the Alps. Themed exhibition halls and Little Prince decorations warmly greet visitors. After enjoying fun mime performances, traditional French marionette plays, and a music box that is more than a hundred years old, you will soon feel like the protagonist in a romantic fairy tale.

Exhibitions
The Housing Exhibition Hall is a relocated French residence that is between 150 years and 200 years old. Antique wooden furniture and living wares are on display to help visitors better understand French culture. To the right of the hall is a gallery with European ceramic dolls, antique goods, and marionettes. The Saint-Exupéry Memorial Hall highlights the life, works, and characters of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the author of The Little Prince. The filming location of the Korean drama Beethoven Virus is also located at Petite France.

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Some of the places showed in this tv show have become very famous. This phenomenon is not happening for the first time in Korea, since there were a lot of super popular Korean Drama tv shows before. It seems the next hot tourist attraction for a huge fan of this show is Petite France. It’s the spot main characters could make sure of love to each other. The beautiful scene they made here couldn’t have made without these unbelievably beautiful French village in Korea.

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NAMISEOM ISLAND

Namiseom Island

Namiseom Island was formed as a result of the construction of the Cheongpyeong Dam.
It is a half moon shaped (462,809㎡) isle, and on it is the grave of General Nami, who led a great victory against the rebels in the 13th year of the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty, King Sejo (reign 1455 ~ 1468). Namiseom Island is 63 km away from Seoul in the direction of Chuncheon, and is famous for its beautiful tree lined roads. The island is 30 minutes away from Chuncheon and an hour away from suburbs of Seoul. Since it is not far from Seoul, many couples and families come to visit.

A special feature of Namiseom Island is that there are no telephone poles. This is because all electric wires were built underground to keep the natural feeling of the landscape. The complex is 553,560 square yards with chestnut trees and poplar trees around the isle. In the middle of the isle, there is a grass field about 316,320 square yards. It is composed of education and training facilities, camping sites, swimming pools and water-sports facilities for motorboats and water skiing. There is also a theme park with merry-go-rounds, a shooting range, roller skating rink, and there are lodging facilities such as resort villas and bungalows.

Drama “Winter Sonata”
A lonely young man called Kang Joon Sang (Bae Yong Joon) and Jung Eugene (Choi Ji Woo) are classmates and they fall in love with each other. An unfortunate accident occurs, which ends their happiness. Ten years on a lot has changed and Jung Eugene meets a guy called Lee Min Hyung (Bae Yong Jun) who has come from America. Everything about Lee Min Hyung is the same as Kang Joon Sang ten years ago, but Lee Min Hyung does not recognize Jung Eugene. Jung Eugene gradually falls in love with Lee Min Hyung, and she faces a lot of difficulties. The love triangle between Jung Eugene, her fianc? Kim Sang Hyuk (Park Yong Ha) and Lee Min Hyung is very complicated. Finally, when Eugene and Lee Min Hyung get together, they discover the true facts that separated them. Many people was addicted to Bae Yong Joon(actor). and loved the soundtrack and the scenery as well. They hope to visit the place where Kang Joon Sang and Jung Eugene ride a bicycle on their first date with ranks of trees in the background. That scene was so romantic!Would you want to get into the drama, Winter Sonata?

Winter Sonata Tour
Would you want to get into the drama, Winter Sonata? We invite you to Nami Island, where the most romantic scenes of Winter Sonata were filmed. In Nami Island, you can be Junsang and Yoojin, who were the mail characters of Winter Sonata. Let’s follow the footmarks of them. So, shall we go.

Drama “Winter Sonata”
Drama “Winter Sonata”

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MT. SEORAK

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Referred to as Seolsan and Seolbongsan, the mountain was named Seorak because the snow would not melt for a long time keeping the rocks in a permanent state of white. In November 1965, the Seorak Mountain district was designated as a Natural Monument preservation area. Afterwards in December 1973, it was designated as a park preservation area, and in August 1982, as a Biosphere Preservation District by UNESCO.

JARASEOM SINGSING WINTER FESTIVAL

Jaraseom Singsing Winter Festival

Period : 01.02.2017 ~ 01.31.2017
Address : San 7, Daljeon-ri, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

  • Admission / Participation Fees
    General fishing site
    Onsite ticket purchase : 13,000 won (for Friday-Sunday & Holidays)
    Online ticket reservation : 12,000 won (available only for Monday-Thursday)
  • Fishing site for families
    Onsite ticekt purchase : Not available
    Online ticket reservation : 45,000 won
  • Fishing site for couples
    Onsite ticket purchase : Not available
    Online ticket reservation : 28,000 won
  • Snow Fantasia / Winter Game Experience

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JADE GARDEN

JADE GARDEN

Jade Garden, created under the theme of ‘Small Europe in the Forest,’ is located near Jade Palace Golf Club on a plot of land measuring 160,000 square meters. The 24 distinctively-themed areas in the garden boast a total of 3,000 plant species including rhododendron, maple trees, irises, and blueberry bushes as well as patches of thick, natural forests. The arboretum makes the most out of its natural valley topography and presents visitors with a mix of tidy gardens, graceful flowers, and an array of European-style architecture.

For the convenience of its guests, Jade Garden operates a Tuscan-style visitor’s center where patrons can enjoy a simple snack or beverage and purchase souvenirs. Three difference walking courses (each 2 hours in length) take visitors around the arboretum and there is even a gardening program in operation for aspiring gardeners.

 Drama : That Winter, the Wind Blows
Childhood, abandoned by their parents and meet cold, lonely men and their parents’ divorce and the breakup of my brother and live a meaningless life after a failed first love, and suddenly came to a visually impaired woman who lives a lonely, exhausting life of true love and hope in their livesVisiting the story meaning.
Love Rain
You Are My Pet
Full House 2
That Winter, The Wind Blows

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GARDEN OF MORNING CALM LIGHTING FESTIVAL

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Garden Of Morning Calm Lighting Festival
Lighting Festival – Winter ( Beg. of Dec. ~ Mid. of Mar. )

Held at the Garden of Morning Calm, the Lighting Festival is the biggest festival of lights in Korea, covering 100 thousand pyeong illuminated by 30,000 lights. The gleaming lights add a festive glow to the garden during the winter season.

The main gardens are Hakyung Garden, Hometown House Garden, Bonsai Garden, Moonlight Garden, Sky Path and Garden of Eden, with colorful lights adorning the trees. In the event of inclement weather, lights may be turned off for safety.

Dream of paradise !
The garden dreaming paradise,
The winter of fairytale-like beautiful moonlight garden,
Invite you to the heaven with flowers on 330 Km2 .
Garden festival of various colored illuminating like beautiful star lights,
harmony with nature and lights.

 

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