Let it Snow
Be inspired by 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. From the 9th to the 25th of February 2018 the Winter Olympics will be in South Korea - as if you needed more reasons to visit this beautiful country. 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 worth a visit. Aside from its sporting appeal, PyeongChang also boasts stunning scenery and an average altitude of 750m- said to be optimal for health and longevity.
Booking.com has curated a selection of the top accommodations in PyeongChang for those looking to visit, and it’s no surprise that the highest ranked features of the area are downhill skiing, a family friendly atmosphere and plenty of relaxation.
Where to stay: Ideally situated, the beautiful Simscabin Winter House is just a five-minute drive away from Phoenix Park Ski Resort. After a day on the slopes you can retreat to your 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 positioned for winter sport enthusiasts, right at the foot of the impressive Yongpyong ski slopes. Recharge your batteries after an exhilarating day on the mountain with the all-day dining at Doraji and Chalet, choosing from tasty, home-made Korean and Western meals. 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 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 and wrap up warm with fluffy slippers and towels provided.
Where to stay: Holiday Inn & Suites Alpensia Pyeongchang Suites is idyllically placed right at the foot of the Pyeongchang ski slopes. Guests will love the panoramic views of Daegwanryeong hills and the convenience of ski storage, rental and lessons on hand at the hotel. While you’re there 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, 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.