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Old 12-12-2013, 10:13 AM   #16
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As long as they are waterproof, it's ok. Buy in Seoul.....way much cheaper and more options. They have a local brand called Nepa that is quite resonably priced but with the quality similar to North Face. There are a row of shops selling the higher quality (reasonable priced) winter/alpine gear at Namdaemun. Go via Hoehyeon Station exit 5 and just walk along the main street, you'll see the shops.
i usually stay at myeongdong so i walk to namdaemun every year but i wear XXL so i usually get mine from itaewon instead. more choices for bigger sizes.
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:29 PM   #17
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Ok. Will definitely rent them then. Cos I was wonder if I'm underdressed, would I just end up suffering there.
But what should I b booking? Transportation, lessons? Ski will definitely have enough right...
I know Jishan is one of the nearest from seoul. you can use website to get free transport but need korean to register for you. Upon checking in your hotel, you can ask hotel staff help help you

2013 JISAN FOREST RESORT

Another way is via public transport:
1.The bus runs every 20 minutes from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal. Take this bus and get off at Icheon coach bus terminal. Then take Bus No. 12 from Icheon and get off at Jisan Resort.(40 min )
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:33 PM   #18
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The popular ski resort is yongpyong resort, Vivaldi , dragon valley
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:17 PM   #19
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I just back from Bears town ski resort from snowboarding. Any if u know korean, they also have something like groupon there, except all in korean word of course, and you can get ski lift pass, all gear rentals for very cheap, like about 60 to 70 dollar. from 9am to 4:30pm.

So ski or snowboarding in korea, free and easy style, not expensive. Just there is a catch, you need to catch it.
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:30 PM   #20
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Just got back from alpensia, 2.5-3 hours bus from incheon airport.

It is a very nice Ski "town" with 3 hotels. Holiday inn, holiday inn studio, intercontinental hotel.

Holiday inn was 200 per night. Great hospitality as expected

Ski costs all have 30% off from the website prices. Go check out their official site for their ski rental prices before discount

Also have a casino at their hotel lobby. Low stakes so quite affordable for non frequent gamblers

Has quite a few shops in the ski village for Makan and such
Understand it is one of the quieter and newer resorts.
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Old 20-01-2014, 09:39 PM   #21
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anyone went to mt seorak from alpensia?

I booked a 3 days ski package with winter friend and only after confirmation, they advised 30k won driver tip for 3 pax to mt seorak.

i understand tipping is common in korea but 30k won for driver for half day trip is too much. didnt my package covers the driver's pay already?
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Old 29-03-2014, 12:28 AM   #22
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Was in Korea snowboarding in mid feb. not bad, though it wasn't really snowing. was in High1 Ski resort. check out the videos if you've some time =)

The Adventures of Carrot Man! - The Snow Guys - YouTube

Cruisin' Korea - TheSnowGuys - Snowboarding (Shot on the Gopro Hero 3+ Black) - YouTube
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Old 16-07-2014, 11:01 PM   #23
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Anyone went F&E at either High1 Ski Resort or Yongpyong Ski Resort?
Planning to stay at least 1 night there however upon checking agoda, High1 Hotel and Dragon Valley Hotel for the respective resort are out of rooms. Need some help on where to stay now.
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Old 17-07-2014, 01:01 PM   #24
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Anyone went F&E at either High1 Ski Resort or Yongpyong Ski Resort?
Planning to stay at least 1 night there however upon checking agoda, High1 Hotel and Dragon Valley Hotel for the respective resort are out of rooms. Need some help on where to stay now.
If you have access to VISA Concierge (for all VISA platinum card holder), get them to help you book Mayhills Resort (a condo). It is at the base of the High 1 ski resort (just 5 mins shuttle bus ride away from the High 1 ski house). Very good place to stay for High 1 and at half the price (at least) than the main High 1 Resort hotels.

Went in late Jan this year and there was no real snow at all, the snow on the slope were all artificially made and were pretty hard and slippery, so not good for beginner.
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Old 21-07-2014, 11:33 PM   #25
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If you have access to VISA Concierge (for all VISA platinum card holder), get them to help you book Mayhills Resort (a condo). It is at the base of the High 1 ski resort (just 5 mins shuttle bus ride away from the High 1 ski house). Very good place to stay for High 1 and at half the price (at least) than the main High 1 Resort hotels.

Went in late Jan this year and there was no real snow at all, the snow on the slope were all artificially made and were pretty hard and slippery, so not good for beginner.
Thanks for the recommendation. Guess will wait till September before I start looking for accomodation near the ski sites.
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Old 26-08-2014, 06:03 PM   #26
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I just back from Bears town ski resort from snowboarding. Any if u know korean, they also have something like groupon there, except all in korean word of course, and you can get ski lift pass, all gear rentals for very cheap, like about 60 to 70 dollar. from 9am to 4:30pm.

So ski or snowboarding in korea, free and easy style, not expensive. Just there is a catch, you need to catch it.
I assume have to get the hotel or hostel people to help u book right. Anyway, what is their groupon equivalent website?
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Old 11-12-2014, 02:40 PM   #27
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Found an upcoming skiing trip to Korea organised by YMCA here. It is call Y Ski Korea Exchange 2015 and the trip will be from 19 to 25 Jan 15 . Think is it more than just a skiing trip.
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Old 08-06-2015, 03:22 PM   #28
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Ski Trip Niseko, Japan 2015/2016

Hi guys,

I am planning a ski/snowboard trip to Niseko at the end of the year. If you are thinking of travelling anytime in between 26th Dec 2015 - 6th Feb 2016, this trip is for you. This will be the ski/snowboard trip of the year! You will travel with an amazing group of snow lovers from Singapore and we want you to join us. Limited slots available so get in touch with us soon!

Check out therideside.com or THE RIDE SIDE (facebook.com/therideside) on facebook for more details.

Contact me at alexhsuu@gmail[dot]com

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Old 26-06-2015, 05:51 PM   #29
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Private Ski lessons

Opt for Private Ski lessons. They are better.
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Old 15-05-2017, 02:28 PM   #30
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Incheon Airport to Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang

I'm flying to Incheon in December 2017.
Flight reaching Incheon Airport at 07:35AM.

From there, I intend to take Purple Ski Bus to Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang.
As I do not know how long it take to go through immigration etc., can I make it if I take the bus at 9AM? I understand I have to be there 10 mins earlier for the bus.

Also, how do I take a bus from Alpensia Resort to Gimpo Airport? Any direct bus such as the Purple Ski Bus? I cannot find the route offered on Purple Ski Bus' website.

Many thanks!
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