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.
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.
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.