Celebrate Winter Sports with a 2018 Trip to South Korea
Be inspired by the world-class athletes as they prepare to compete across a wide range of winter sports, from alpine skiing and ice hockey to bobsleigh and figure skating, as the athletic calendar’s biggest winter sporting event comes to South Korea from 9th to the 25th February 2018. Known for its sprawling Odaesan National Park, Taebaek Mountains and the seven themed gardens of Herbnara Farm, the idyllic town of PyeongChang is host to the event and is definitely one to visit.
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay around the world, unveils the top accommodations in PyeongChang to stay in during this international sporting event, and it’s no surprise that the top destination endorsements by Booking.com travellers are downhill skiing, family friendly and relaxation. The most popular types of accommodation booked in Pyeongchang during 2016 were hotels, holiday homes and resorts and the top nationalities that visited were Chinese, Singaporean and Malaysian. If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, the top destinations around the world endorsed for winter sports are Obertauem in Austria, Val Thorens in France and Yuzawa, Japan.
Where to stay: Ideally situated, the beautiful Simscabin Winter House is just a five minute drive away from Phoenix Park Ski Resort and after a day on the slopes you can retreat to your cosy and charming loft-style wooden cabins and cook up a treat with the barbeque facilities and fully equipped kitchen.
Where to stay: Yongpong Resort Dragon Valley Hotel is perfectly situated for winter sport enthusiasts, right at the foot of the impressive Yongpyong ski slopes. Recharge your batteries after an exhilarating day on the slops with the all-day dining at Doraji and Chalet, choose from tasty, home-made Korean dishes or hearty Western meals including steak and pasta. For a day off from the slopes, guests can visit Gangneung city centre in just a short drive.
Where to stay: Offering a barbecue and terrace, the intimate and cosy Terrace on the Cloud is ideally located in Pyeongchang. Wake up to gorgeous mountainous views from your balcony, eat a hearty meal in your fully equipped kitchen, relax in your private bathroom and wrap up warm with your fluffy slippers and towels provided.
Where to stay: Holiday Inn & Suites Alpensia Pyeongchang Suites boast a rival location right at the foot of the Pyeongchang ski slopes. Winter sport enthusiasts will love the panoramic views of Daegwanryeong hills. Guests will love the convenient ski storage, rental and lessons on hand at the hotel, plus be sure to check out the popular Gyeongpo Beach and Café.
Where to stay: The impressive Intercontinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort is situated in Daegwanryeong, a popular getaway spot for those who seek mountain adventures and exhilarating winter sports. Right at the foot of the Alpensia ski slopes and just a 15-minute drive from Yongpyeong Ski Resort, the resort is a must for winter sport fans. Guests can also enjoy the onsite fitness centre, spa facilities and the Flavours Restaurant serving up delicious Korean and Mediterranean specialities.