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Thursday, 29 September 2011

SOUTH KOREA SET TO WOO AUSSIE SKIERS THIS WINTER

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South Korea is set to entice as many Australian skiers and snowboarders as possible to its slopes this coming northern winter with extensive online and a NatGeo TV campaign set to begin in early October.

Australian skiers looking to ski in our off season will be able to find excellent new ski package deals available from the major outbound ski tour operators such as Skimax, Adventure World, JTB Travel and Hana Tours.

Korean ski resorts have been attracting Asian visitors for many years but the resorts are now keen to promote themselves to Australian and other international skiers.  With the recent win by Korea to host the 2018 Winter Olympics it is expected that interest in Korea's ski resorts will boom over the next few years and Korea's profile as a great winter destination will become more widely known.

Pyeongchang, the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea is referred to as the Alps of Korea and is a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts.  Set in the beautiful natural environment of Odaesan National Park – the resorts of Phoenix Park, Yongpyong (Dragon Valley) and Alpensia will provide the main venues for skiing and snowboarding events at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

But Australians don't need to wait until 2018 to enjoy some great powder skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of eastern Korea.  The great thing about skiing in Asia for many skiers is the shorter flight times compared to Europe and the USA.  Korea is less than nine hours flight from Brisbane and less than ten hours from Sydney. 

Yongpyong is one of the most popular resorts for international skiers due to the height of the mountains (up to 1,500metres above sea level), the number of slopes and also for the recently added Dragon Park – a theme park with half pipe, quarter pipe, ramp, table top, spine, washboard, rail slider, mogul and wave.  Yongpyong also hosts the Fun Ski and Snow Festival every year giving visitors a great opportunity to join in the festival fun and compete against other international skiers and snowboarders.

Yongpyong also has a world class year round water park called Peak Island. In Korea's first alpine style mountain villa and surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Yongpyong it's 'water fun' for all the family off the slopes.

For more information on the latest 'hot deal ski packages' for Korea, check out the following websites for great value packages to Yongpyong Resort and plan your ski adventure in Korea today.  For general travel information on Korea visit the official travel website www.visitkorea.or.kr and download your free ebook to 'Winter in Korea' today.

Skimax – .www.skimax.com.au - Phone:  1300 136 997

Adventure World – www.adventureworld.com.au –  Phone:  1300 295 049

JTB Travel – www.jtbtravel.com.au - Phone:  1300 739 330

Hana Tours – Phone:  www.hanatour.com.au - Phone:  1300 722 322

 



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