YongPyong
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My first ski experience under $60 at YongPyong Ski Resort, Gangwon Province, South Korea

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Last November 29 & 30, the university agreed to treat the foreign students to a ski adventure at YongPyong Ski Resort to which a large percentage of the total expenses they shouldered. Each person paid 50,000 krw (~$50) with transportation, snacks, 3 meals, accomodation, ski suit and equipment rental, entrance fees, ski tutorial, and lift passes. I know, it’s really very very cheap because that amount would typically be enough for a 2 day pass and lift only.

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We arrived there at 6 pm of the first day. The deal was to get into an intensive tutorial that night so that we could ski all day the next day (9 AM – 4 PM). I swear I was really excited to try but when I was on the plates itself, trying to maneuver my self, it was the complete opposite of what I was thinking. I slipped several times but the good thing was I wasn’t able to bump on anyone. Lol. Likewise, everytime I would slid down the slope, I have to carry the two big ass plates back on top because we weren’t entitled with a lift pass that night.

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The resort is one of the best ski places in Korea, and I guess, one of the most expensive too. I ought to say that I enjoyed the experience and I would totally love to try it again the second time (but most probably I have to spend 3 times or more than what I previously paid). For more information, like fees, location, and slopes available, you can visit the YongPyong website here.

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  • Reply Lia Crystal December 12, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Wonderful pics. All of this looks like a great fun. :)
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  • Reply Kya December 14, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    I love the pictures and it does look like fun. I can imagine that I would be terribly as skiing or it would take me a long time to get the hang of it. 😡

  • Reply ninjha December 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    hahaha. i can imagine how you reacted when you first tried skiing =)

  • Reply ninjha December 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    hahaha. i can imagine how you reacted when you first tried skiing =)

  • Reply Mei December 16, 2013 at 6:29 am

    I seriously have no idea how it feels to really experience snow. I mean, it looks sunny but there’s snow everywhere and you don’t seem to be wearing thick clothes, with bonnet and stuff and you don’t look cold out there. Haha. I want to experience snow, and ski too! Oh, how I wish. Haha

    • Reply chestervizconde December 16, 2013 at 7:26 am

      Hahaha! Yes, everyone who notices me asks the same question if I am feeling cold or not. But that’s not the ski suit. We wore thicker clothes and pants for that.

  • Reply Liz December 17, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Considering it was a school-like event/function, I imagine they received a special price for the students to go. I’m not entirely sure, however, since I’m on the other side of the world, but that’s usually how similar things happen here. It looks like a beautiful, fun place, though!

    • Reply chestervizconde December 17, 2013 at 6:31 am

      I think we got a lot of discount because one professor is actually affiliated to the resort owner. Yes, I believe so.

  • Reply Liz December 17, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Considering it was a school-like event/function, I imagine they received a special price for the students to go. I’m not entirely sure, however, since I’m on the other side of the world, but that’s usually how similar things happen here. It looks like a beautiful, fun place, though!

    • Reply chestervizconde December 17, 2013 at 6:31 am

      I think we got a lot of discount because one professor is actually affiliated to the resort owner. Yes, I believe so.

  • Reply Sandile Nene (@SandyNeneSA) December 17, 2013 at 7:27 am

    I love snow, my word – we’ve only had it once in South Africa (If not twice) and I really wish it’s something that comes every time in Winter.

    • Reply chestervizconde December 17, 2013 at 7:58 am

      Yeah. With the weather pattern nowadays, it is really possible. Have you heard of the snow in Egypt and Vietnam???

  • Reply Sandile Nene (@SandyNeneSA) December 17, 2013 at 7:27 am

    I love snow, my word – we’ve only had it once in South Africa (If not twice) and I really wish it’s something that comes every time in Winter.

    • Reply chestervizconde December 17, 2013 at 7:58 am

      Yeah. With the weather pattern nowadays, it is really possible. Have you heard of the snow in Egypt and Vietnam???

  • Reply ara December 17, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    great post , fantastic photo’s. hopefully next time i visit korea again I can visit that ski place :) ~~ too bad it doesn’t snow where I’m residing :(

    • Reply chestervizconde December 17, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Yes! Come on winter season! Late December is perfect.

      • Reply ara December 17, 2013 at 4:47 pm

        hopefully next winter :) I was in seoul last april, I fell in love with the country :) such a lovely place.

        • Reply chestervizconde December 17, 2013 at 4:49 pm

          I know. Seoul is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been. :)

  • Reply ara December 17, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    great post , fantastic photo’s. hopefully next time i visit korea again I can visit that ski place :) ~~ too bad it doesn’t snow where I’m residing :(

    • Reply chestervizconde December 17, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Yes! Come on winter season! Late December is perfect.

      • Reply ara December 17, 2013 at 4:47 pm

        hopefully next winter :) I was in seoul last april, I fell in love with the country :) such a lovely place.

        • Reply chestervizconde December 17, 2013 at 4:49 pm

          I know. Seoul is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been. :)

  • Reply Isa December 18, 2013 at 1:05 am

    BEAUTIFUL pictures! Must be really amazing ski in this place! =)

  • Reply Isa December 18, 2013 at 1:05 am

    BEAUTIFUL pictures! Must be really amazing ski in this place! =)

  • Reply Merii-Beth December 18, 2013 at 5:29 am

    The resort looks beautiful! I can totally see what it is one of the best, great pictures! I wish I could ski. It’s the biggest mission to walk with them though! I remember I used to have these field trips in elementary school to go skiing, but I was always too scared to go any further than the training grounds haha. Maybe one day.

    • Reply chestervizconde December 18, 2013 at 5:33 am

      I was afraid at first as well and then I thought that if ever I fall, I would just stumble on snow. And besides, nobody knows me there…well except my colleagues. Lol

      • Reply Merii-Beth December 22, 2013 at 8:19 pm

        Haha that’s true.. and if you fall you could always take them down with you haha

  • Reply Andreea (@sweetlemongrey) December 18, 2013 at 7:50 am

    This looks like so much fun. I really love snow but I haven’t tried skiing before. I have the feeling that I’m gonna fall flat on my face or fall and turn into a giant snowball… I guess I spend to much time watching cartoons *smile*

    Happy holidays!

    • Reply chestervizconde December 18, 2013 at 8:21 am

      I love snow too! We have the same thoughts at first but you know there’s no harm on trying. Happy Holidays as well!

  • Reply Andreea (@sweetlemongrey) December 18, 2013 at 7:50 am

    This looks like so much fun. I really love snow but I haven’t tried skiing before. I have the feeling that I’m gonna fall flat on my face or fall and turn into a giant snowball… I guess I spend to much time watching cartoons *smile*

    Happy holidays!

    • Reply chestervizconde December 18, 2013 at 8:21 am

      I love snow too! We have the same thoughts at first but you know there’s no harm on trying. Happy Holidays as well!

  • Reply Jme December 19, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Oh wow I haven’t been skiing in so long! This makes me reminisce and miss it although I was really terrible at it! Great pics!

  • Reply Jme December 19, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Oh wow I haven’t been skiing in so long! This makes me reminisce and miss it although I was really terrible at it! Great pics!

  • Reply koifishsketchbook December 20, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Looks like you had a nice trip, brother! The snow here doesn’t look like it’s as much fun as the snow over there.

  • Reply koifishsketchbook December 20, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Looks like you had a nice trip, brother! The snow here doesn’t look like it’s as much fun as the snow over there.

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