Tirol Hotel Grand Entrance

Hitting the Slopes in Muju Ski Resort

Muju is a great destination for a weekend of skiing or snowboarding in a cute, quaint village nestled in Gucheon-dong Valley in the Deogyusan Mountains. Whether you’re looking for relaxing get away or some of the better slopes Korea has to offer, The Muju Ski Resort is your place.

After spending a weekend in the Jeonju Hanok Village, we bussed it to Muju. A simple 30-mile drive took nearly 2 hours, plus a 20$ taxi ride into the village.

How to get to Muju from Jeonju.
Better yet,  how to get to Muju from Seoul.

We got a package deal online for Hotel Tirol that included lift tickets, rentals, breakfast and discounts on the Jjimjibang and food in the hotel. Although we never could figure out how to turn the heater down the room was outstanding plus the resorts doors open the slopes.

Check out all the different package deals here.

We can’t recommend this hotel enough to people. Yes, it’s expensive but if possible they have some reasonable deals that include rentals, lift tickets and the other things you’ll need.

TIP If you’re traveling on a tighter budget consider staying at the Jimjilbang! For $15 you can sleep on a mat in a dark room. (Bring earplugs in case of any noises)

People new to snowboarding should have no fear. They offer lessons in English and since it was my second time I wanted a class. But we didn’t know to make a reservation so they sold out of English speaking instructors. So keep that in mind when going there.

Good news is, they had quite a few convenience stores on the slopes that you can grab some liquid courage from. So with a little help from my friend soju, and Scott’s encouragement the day was a success.

Although the resort is pretty fancy, it didn’t disappoint with some things we aren’t used to seeing at the breakfast buffet as options. The breakfast buffet was one of our favorite highlights, offering a full on salad bar, different types of kimchi, packaged deli meats and of course nachos and salsa dip.

There are tons of things on that menu that aren’t typical things I’d probably pick first for breakfast, but hey, when in Rome right?

For $150 you could get yourself a Heineken mini keg.


Muju Ski Resorts Sells Heineken Min KegsOverall our trip was a total blast. Whether you make it a day trip, a Jimjilbang experience, or a romantic weekend you will love your stay at the Muju Ski Resort.

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