Backcountry Skiing in Ulleung Island

4 days,
Ulleung Island, South Korea 


Backcountry skiing in Korea's secret island, Ulleugndo

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Travel StyleBackCountry Sking
TypeSmall Group
Service LevelStandard
Physical Grading
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CNN selected the Top 10 most mysterious islands in the world, and Ulleungdo was selected there. Ulleungdo is a volcanic island that even Koreans must visit at least once in their lifetime. Ulleungdo, which is called the Galapagos of Korea, is about 150km from the East Sea and 220km away from Pohang, so it is difficult to travel. It was not an island that allowed anyone to easily travel.

Moreover, the powder natural snow of Ulleungdo, which is ranked first as the snowiest area with the most snow in Korea, is also a place that Korean backcountry skiers want to try at least once. However, it was not easy to challenge due to the irregular ship operation in winter. As a cruise ship operates between Pohang and Ulleungdo from November 2021, it is now possible to regularly challenge backcountry ski trips without worrying about ship cancellations.

Because there is so much snow in winter, in the mountains where there is no one else, only me and my backcountry friends can ski walk on the volcanic island and climb Seonginbong to capture the beautiful scenery of Ulleungdo Island surrounded by the East Sea. After a quick, sandwich-like lunch there, it's time to go down in the powder for some fun skiing.

Ulleungdo's representative downhill course uses two courses developed by Team Max Adventure while guiding Koreans/foreigners for many years. The first course is the Nari Basin course and the second course is the Bongrae Falls course. Both courses are suitable for upper-intermediate and upper-intermediate backcountry skiers. As Ulleungdo is a volcanic island, the course itself is steep and difficult. Therefore, we recommend that only backcountry skiers/mountain skiers of upper intermediate and higher backcountry skiing participate.

So, are you ready to enjoy Korean powder on the mysterious island of Ulleungdo?
What's Included
  • Chartered van for transportation from Seoul to Pohang Ferry Terminal

  • Ferry tickets between main land and Ulleungdo

  • English Speaking backcountry skiing tour guide

  • Pick up service in Ulleungdo after backcountry skiing

  • Meals (3 B, 2 D) **Lunches are not included**

  • Accommodation(1 night on cruise & 2 nights in a motel
NOT included
  • Personal snack, drinks(coffee/tea), food during the tour

  • Traveler's insurance
Itinerary Notes

The itinerary or cruise schedule is subject to change depending on local weather condition.

  • Day1 Move to Pohang city
    Guide meet up and move to Pohang city by van
    • Pohang cityFerry terminal   5 hours    
      14:00 Guide meet up & move to Pohang ferry terminal
    • Yeongildae beachPohang city   1 hour    
      19:00 Arrival at Yeongildae Beach of Pohang city for dinner
    • Ulleung CruiseUlleung-do   7 hours   230km   
      23:00 Boarding on Ulleung Cruise
      24:00 Departure for Ulleung-do
    Meals included :None
  • Day2 Backcountry skiing Day 1
    Whole day for backcountry skiing tour
    • Arrival at Ulleung-doDodong Harbor   1 hour    
      07:00 Arrival at Ulleung-do
      07:30 Move to Dodong Harbor
      08:00 Breakfast
    • Check-inUlleung Hotel   30 min    
      09:00 Check in Ulleung Hotel and leave luggage
    • Start backcountry skiingSungin Peak   2 hours    
      09:30 Move to trailhead and start hike up
    • LunchSunggin Peak     
      12:00 Arrival at Sungin Peak (987m) and have lunch
    • Start downhillNari basin     
      13:00 Start powder skiing and head to Nari Basin village
      16:00 Finish skiing and come back to the hotel by chartered vehicle
    • DinnerDodong Harbor     
      19:00 Dinner and free time
    Meals included :B,D
  • Day3 Backcountry skiing Day 2
    Whole day for backcountry skiing tour
    • Ski ClimbingMaljandeung   4 hours    
      07:00 Breakfast
      08:00 Start hike up
    • Lunch 1 hour    
      12:00 Lunch at Maljandeung
    • Off-piste SkiingNari Crator     
      13:00 Start backcountry skiing
    • Pick up for hotelBongrae Fall     
      17:00 Finish backcountry skiing at Bongrae Fall and come back to the hotel by chartered vehicle
    • DinnerUlleung Condo     
      19:00 Dinner
      20:00 Free time
    Meals included :B,D
  • Day4 Coastal Trekking
    Discover Ulleung Island's amazing coastal trekking trail
    • Check out   
      07:00 Breakfast and prepare check out
    • Coastal trekkingDodong Harbor     
      08:00 Coastal trekking around Dodong Harbor
    • Terminal check inUlleung Terminal     
      10:30 Move to Ulleung Cruise terminal by chartered vehicle
    • Board on Ulleung CruisePohang city     
      11:00 Board on Ulleung Cruise
      12:00 Departure for Pohang city
    • Back to the main landSeoul   5 hourse    
      19:00 Arrival at Pohang Cruise terminal and move to Seoul by van
      **Dinner on the way to Seoul at rest stop area
    • Arrival at SeoulSeoul     
      24:00 Arrival at Seoul and farewell
    Meals included :B
Before You Go
Physical Level
Backcountry skiing in Ulleungdo is quite ski mountaineering including ski climbing, powder skiing, and lots of traverses. So please make sure that you are ready for this backcountry skiing.
Ski Climbing
Since there's no gondola in Ulleungdo, you should bring your ski with alpine touring binding and skins or snow shoes for hike up.
Additional Info


 TEAMAX ADVENTURE’s Cancellation policy:
Cancellation fees
-After reservation & confirm until 60 days before day of departure: Full deposit(non-refundable)
-59 to 31 days before day of departure: 30% of full invoice amount
-30 to 21 days before day of departure: 50%
-20 to 11 days before day of departure: 70%
-10 to 1 day before day of departure: 90%
-On day of departure or no show: 100%
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