Bears Town Resort is a Seoul suburban ski resort that has advanced leisure culture. It takes about 50 minutes from Seoul.
This one has a fair bit of variety. The surrounding neighborhood features local hot springs and some great country-style restaurants, but there are most definitely no bear sightings.
Total 11 slopes including International Ski Federation (FIS)’s official approval slope, Challenger 88, with 8 cable lifts transporting 15,200 skiers per hour. The lessons are available in multiple languages starting from Starter level 1, 2 to Intermediate level to High level. You can check the lessons schedule and availability here (scroll down to Operation).
Families with children can enjoy Sled in the 400-meter-wide Sledding Slope.
Surrounding Attractions & Activities
Attractions around the resort:
Garden of the Morning Calm
Pocheon art valley
Activities inside the resort:
Outdoor swimming pool
Check for room availibility online, here. You can reserve the room before the scheduled two weeks.
According to the website, their peak seasons go like this:
※ Peak tourist season weekdays (26th Nov. ~ 22nd Dec / 30th Jan. ~ 5th Mar.): Sunday ~ Friday
※ Peak tourist season weekend (26th Nov. ~ 22nd Dec / 30th Jan. ~ 5th Mar.): Friday, Saturday, The privious day of legal holiday
※ Dramatic peak tourist season weekdays/weekend : 23rd Dec. 2016 ~ 29th Jan. 2017
The price per night varies due to high and low season, but approximately it starts from ~190,000 up to ~350,000.
How to get there
The hotels offer a shuttle bus service that will pick you up from various stations in Seoul and its vicinity. The price for the round trip is $9 and the price for one-way is $5. Some of the stations are Hongik University Station, City Hall Station, Seoul Station, and Hapjeong Station. The timetable of the bus varies from season to season, depending on the demand. So check the schedule here if you are interested!