Gangwon is in the Korean peninsula's central eastern region, where a large percentage of the land is mountainous. The eastern region runs along the coast, the western region lies face-to-face with Seoul, and the southern part is connected to another inland region. However, the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea divides northern Gangwon-do. An overland course to the North is currently under development. Gangwon's four seasons radiate against the rich natural environment, making for an excellent assortment of leisure activities for each season. In the winter, the Gangwon mountains transform into a skiing paradise that is sure to excite the most rabid ski bum.