Photo: Winter at Samyang Ranch

The Korean city of Pyeongchang is the host city of the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Pyeongchang offers outdoor activities year round, but the best time to visit is in winter, when the mountains are blanketed in snow. Visitors have a pick of the many ski resorts, some of the best in the country, and winter festivals in the area.

The city has so much to offer. It was selected as one of the ‘52 Places to Go in 2016’ by American newspaper The New York Times.

Phoenix Snow Park is one of Pyeongchang’s many ski resorts. As the host venue for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics’ snow board arena, a grand total of 21 ski slopes are certified by the International Ski Federation and skiers can freely choose their course down the mountain from the peak. Getting to the peak, Montblanc at 1,050m above sea level is easy and comfortable when you take the gondola up. Apart from skiing or boarding down, the view of the canyon is something not to be missed.

Other than snow and ice there is the Phoenix Park Blue Canyon, an indoor water park with spa facilities in addition to water slides and swimming pools.