Sajo Resort Sledding Area - Suanbo, Korea
Posted by: silverquill
N 36° 50.966 E 127° 58.584
52S E 408743 N 4078658
Quick Description: The Sajo Resort is located at Suanbo, Korea, long noted for its hot springs. This is a small area with sledding and easy slopes, making it a popular destination for school trips, and close enough to Seoul and other major cities for day trips.
Location: South Korea
Date Posted: 6/9/2009 9:28:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM6J6W
The sledding area is located on the west end of the slope area (straight ahead in the default photo above). There are rubber sleds for rent. This is a very popular area for families with children and school groups because of the sledding facilities and gentle slopes.
From the official tourism web site
The Sajo ski Resort in Suanbo offers skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. Opened in 1989, the Sajo Resort is the only domestic hot spring ski resort. Visitors can ski all day long, and then relax in a hot spring at night. The resort has slopes for all levels, ranging from beginning to advanced. There are seven types of slopes and four lifts, as well as 4,000 kinds of snowboard and ski equipment available to rent. Convenient lodging facilities include a 50 room condominium and a 78 room youth hostel. Approximately 1,000 lockers make it easy to store valuables. Ski passes are divided into the following categories: all-day passes (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), half-day passes (9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.), and night-passes (6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.). Beginners should always play it safe and start with a lesson.
Skiing and snowboarding is popular with the younger crowds, while many families take to the slopes on sleds. The slopes designated for sledding measure 120 meters in length. Speed picks up quickly when going down the slopes, putting youngsters in danger, and so it is recommended for children to ride with an adult. Due to the fact that this ski resort is less crowded than others, visitors don’t need to worry about waiting on long lines. This season’s schedule for Sajo resort is: December 12 ~ March 1.