Day 01: Jisan Ski Resort

For us who live in a tropical country, snow is something that is always in the bucket list. Thus to tick it off from our list, we booked our flight during Korea’s winter season. Since we booked on the 1st week of December; winter has just started and the country was not yet filled with snow. So, we made sure to visit a ski resort in Korea.

Among all the ski resort near Seoul, we chose Jisan Ski Resort. As per research, this is the nearest resort from Seoul and also a good resort for a first timer.

How to get there:

Travel time: Dong Seoul to Icheon (1 hour bus ride); Icheon to Jisan Bus Stop (40minutes bus ride); Jisan Bus Stop to Jisan Ski Resort (20 minutes walk)

  1. Ride a subway to Gangbyeon Station on Line 2 (green line) and exit via Exit 04.
  2. Once you exit, cross the road in front of it and proceed to Dong Seoul Bus Terminal.
  3. Queue at the counter and buy express bus ticket to Icheon. A one-way ticket cost KRW4,700. The ticket looks like this. Take note of your time of departure and your seat number.20151209_162053
  4. Proceed to the bus number indicated on your ticket and wait for your bus to arrive. The bus runs every 20 minutes and the journey would take approximately an hour. This is a nonstop bus, so be sure to ride the correct bus.20151209_162146
  5. Once you arrive at Icheon, change to local bus #12. You do not need to queue to buy a ticket because you will pay using your T-Money.
  6. Unlike the previous bus, their local bus has a number of stops. Jisan Ski Resort is the second last stop of bus #12 route. Hence, ensure to inform the driver that you are going to Jisan Ski Resort. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes.
  7. Alight at the 2nd last stop and from that point, you will have to walk for 15-20 minutes towards Jisan Ski Resort.

Shuttle Bus Services 
There is actually a free shuttle bus operated by the Jisan Forest Resort.  You may contact their telephone numbers at 82-31-644-1242/1246. However, prior reservations through the Internet are required through their homepage (English).

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How much time is needed:

To make your travel worth it, I suggest for you to budget at least 6 hours at Jisan Ski Resort alone, excluding the travel time. This is to give you ample time to ski, snow board and even try the lift. Please note that the last bus trip from Icheon to Seoul is 10:00pm. So, schedule your trip well. 🙂

Due to our very limited time, we scheduled Nami Island and Jisan Ski Resort on the same day: Nami from 7:00am-3:00pm and Jisan Ski Resort at 3:00pm-9:00pm, including travel time. Crazy as it seems, but we have actually managed to visit the two.

However, I do not recommend you to do the same. We actually have not tried skiing in the resort. 😦 We just took photos there. Even though how much we wanted, we cannot since the last bus going back to Seoul will leave at 10:00pm. So, we have to be at Icheon Bus Terminal at 9:00pm the most. We arrived at Jisan, 6:00pm and departed at 8:00pm. Aaaaaaa!!!! If only I could turn back time, I will try all the available activities they offer.

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Fees (KRW)

Rental Fees 
(won)
Type
Full Day
Half Day
Night
Ski
32,000
32,000
32,000
Snowboard
46,000
46,000
46,000
  Slope and Lift / Gondola
> 6 Slopes (Beginner 1, Intermediate 3, Advanced 2), 4 Lifts
> Lift Usage
(won)
Type
Full Day
Half Day
Night
Fees
46,000
34,000
38,000
Operating Hours
09:00-16:30
09:00-13:00 /
12:30-16:30
18:30-23:00
  Skiing/Snowboarding Lessons
(won)
Type
Hours
Ski[1:15]
Ski[1:1]
Snowboard
[1:5]
Snowboard
[1:1]
Full Day
10:00-12:00,
14:00-16:00
85,000
260,000
85,000
260,000
Half Day
10:00-12:00 /
14:00-16:00
65,000
200,000
65,000
220,000

* English lessons are available.

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15 thoughts on “Day 01: Jisan Ski Resort

  1. Hi, nice write up u got here. Just wondering can we get to Incheon Bus Terminal via MRT train? Then proceed to take the local bus no. 12?
    Thanks in advance.

    – Imran

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  2. Hello! Nice blog you have, its very informative. 🙂

    BTW, just want to ask though, is that the updated price to Jisan Ski Resort?

    And since I’ll be staying in Myeongdong, how will I go to Jisan Ski resort?

    Thank you so much in advance. God speed. 🙂

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  3. Hi.. very informative entry you have up there. Can I know if there is an entrance fee chargeable for Jisan if we are to visit without wanting to ski or snowboard? If yes, how much is it?

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  4. Hello! Do you think staying there from 4-8pm would be enough? You mentioned that the last bus in Icheon leaves at 10:00 pm, right? How about Bus #12? Is there a station, too? If not, how would we know where exactly to ride Bus #12 back to Icheon? Thank you very much!!

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    • Hi aby. Yes there is a station or bus terminal. Last trip for akl the bus going back to seoul is at 10pm. And i think 4-8pm is enough if by 4pm you’ll arrive at the ski resort. From icheon bus to ski it took us almost an hour and about 10-30min walk. Make sure to give ample allowance so that you can fully enjoy the place. 🙂

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  5. Can i take the free shuttle bus even i wont buy entrance tickets. Just would like to visit and take some pictures. Since all of us are senior citizens. Wondering if they will allow us with the free shuttle bus.
    Or is it a must to buy tickets or rent equipments once you take the free shuttle?
    Thanks

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    • Hi jeremy. I really dont know about that since i wasnt able to book the free shuttle bus since it requires someone who can read and write in korean. But in my own opinion, i think it requires paying the entrance or so. But you can contact their number if you want. 🙂 sorry that’s all i know for now.

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  6. Can i take the free shuttle bus even if we wont buy entrance tickets. Just would like to visit and take some pictures. Since all of us are senior citizens. Wondering if they will allow us with the free shuttle bus.
    Or is it a must to buy tickets or rent equipments once you take the free shuttle?
    Thanks

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    • Hi jeremy. I really dont know about that since i wasnt able to book the free shuttle bus since it requires someone who can read and write in korean. But in my own opinion, i think it requires paying the entrance or so. But you can contact their number if you want. 🙂 sorry that’s all i know for now.

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