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Old 15-11-2017, 01:59 PM   #46
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The korea ski agent emailed me and said that Yongpyong will be opening their ski slopes this weekend. I believe Vivaldi is opening in the last week of November.
which one u going to?
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Old 15-11-2017, 07:41 PM   #47
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which one u going to?
Given that I'm reaching seoul on this weekend, I would most probably go to Yongpyong next week. The downside is the travelling time.
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Old 15-11-2017, 07:45 PM   #48
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Yes travelling to Yongpyong is tiring.

Given that I'm reaching seoul on this weekend, I would most probably go to Yongpyong next week. The downside is the travelling time.
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Old 20-11-2017, 04:31 PM   #49
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By looking at the itinerary here, Elysian Gangchon is good in terms of the travel time it's close to Seoul. You can reach the ski resort within 2 hours. But I heard Yongpyong is better for snow quality.
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Old 21-11-2017, 07:55 AM   #50
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On the way to Yongpyong now. The trees along the highway outside seoul are all white with snow. It also snowed midway.
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Old 21-11-2017, 09:45 AM   #51
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On the way to Yongpyong now. The trees along the highway outside seoul are all white with snow. It also snowed midway.
hi, we are actually going to alpensia for 4 days mid dec, but only realise via online forum , due to 2018 olympic the ski facilities/waterpark, cinema etc are closed but alpensia did not inform those who booked! I read Yongpyong has some facilities/? gondola?some slopes closed, can you update more about YP when you there?I think we are not able to cancel, and when we called alpensia , they only speak korean..so sian, may have to stay alpensia and go YP for some ski(we first timers), if all alpensia people go YP, YP ski facilities should be crowded, no to mention lack of transport to YP from Alpensia...double sian..thanks!
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Old 21-11-2017, 10:25 AM   #52
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i will be in YP for skii in dec 20++ .. following tour anyway.

hopefully no obstruction or cancellation since one of our hotel is at all season resort in YP
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hi, we are actually going to alpensia for 4 days mid dec, but only realise via online forum , due to 2018 olympic the ski facilities/waterpark, cinema etc are closed but alpensia did not inform those who booked! I read Yongpyong has some facilities/? gondola?some slopes closed, can you update more about YP when you there?I think we are not able to cancel, and when we called alpensia , they only speak korean..so sian, may have to stay alpensia and go YP for some ski(we first timers), if all alpensia people go YP, YP ski facilities should be crowded, no to mention lack of transport to YP from Alpensia...double sian..thanks!
hey, i only booked a one day ski trip to YP. Only the beginner and intermediate slopes are opened to public. The other slopes are closed due to the winter olympics.

When we are here today, only 2 restaurants at YP are opened.

For the slopes, those i tried today are big and wide. Gradient is good. Not too steep and also not too flat. There not many skiiers today. Maybe around like 30 skiiers and snowboarders. So we had a lot of space to ski.

Weather was perfect. Sunny so could take lots of photos. As i type, i am on the bus back to seoul. In all, we skiied from 11 am till 4:15 pm. Breaking for a 30 min lunch.
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Old 21-11-2017, 04:57 PM   #54
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i will be in YP for skii in dec 20++ .. following tour anyway.

hopefully no obstruction or cancellation since one of our hotel is at all season resort in YP
YP has few hotels/apartment. Its like RWS.
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hey, i only booked a one day ski trip to YP. Only the beginner and intermediate slopes are opened to public. The other slopes are closed due to the winter olympics.

When we are here today, only 2 restaurants at YP are opened.

For the slopes, those i tried today are big and wide. Gradient is good. Not too steep and also not too flat. There not many skiiers today. Maybe around like 30 skiiers and snowboarders. So we had a lot of space to ski.

Weather was perfect. Sunny so could take lots of photos. As i type, i am on the bus back to seoul. In all, we skiied from 11 am till 4:15 pm. Breaking for a 30 min lunch.
wow, 3hr to 3hr back , you must be hardcore skiier, most would choose those nearer seoul like 1 hr plus away instead of 3hrs away!
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wow, 3hr to 3hr back , you must be hardcore skiier, most would choose those nearer seoul like 1 hr plus away instead of 3hrs away!
2.5 hrs each way. Was ok cos we started early. Plus YP is the only one that opened early. Those 1 hr away ones are opening in dec and by then, it would be crowded cos the of tourists and locals.
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2.5 hrs each way. Was ok cos we started early. Plus YP is the only one that opened early. Those 1 hr away ones are opening in dec and by then, it would be crowded cos the of tourists and locals.
Quoted for truth. I’ll be in Seoul from 20-31dec, the entire period yongpyong accommodation fully booked liao (even on weekdays) according to the few tour group organizers I contacted.

So bopian, gonna fall back to my original booking at daemyung vivaldi which is a much closer but also much smaller resort.

My travel party are all first timers so it probably ok for them, but it’s gonna be boring as hell for me cos i’m intermediate. oh well.
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Old 05-12-2017, 04:14 PM   #58
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Ski lessons in YongPyong

Hi,

I booked 10 nights in Alpensia. Bad news is the ski slopes there are closed due to the Olympics. Good news is they seem to have a free shuttle in place between the Alpensia and YongPyong.

Not ideal, but since our hotel is not refundable, I'll commute with my son everyday.

The other bad news for us is that Alpensia ski school was accepting children from 5 years-old (reason why we initially booked there), but YongPyong ski school seem to only accept children from 5 years old (unless I pay for individual classes which are super expensive).

Is anyone aware of alternatives for ski lessons in YongPyong?

My son is 5 and it will be his second time skiing.

Thanks!
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Old 05-12-2017, 04:21 PM   #59
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Hi,

I booked 10 nights in Alpensia. Bad news is the ski slopes there are closed due to the Olympics. Good news is they seem to have a free shuttle in place between the Alpensia and YongPyong.

Not ideal, but since our hotel is not refundable, I'll commute with my son everyday.

The other bad news for us is that Alpensia ski school was accepting children from 5 years-old (reason why we initially booked there), but YongPyong ski school seem to only accept children from 5 years old (unless I pay for individual classes which are super expensive).

Is anyone aware of alternatives for ski lessons in YongPyong?

My son is 5 and it will be his second time skiing.

Thanks!
IIRC, ski classes are conducted "independently" by outside coaches. To the resort, as long as you have purchase your ski pass, they wouldn't really care if you are having individual or group lessons. Of course, the ski resorts themselves offer lessons as well and that would be expensive.

Maybe you can try contacting Winterfriend to see if they can arrange lessons for your son? Most of the other ski tours goes thru' Winterfriend.
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anyone had experience with daemyung vivaldi on the rental of ski equipments/clothes ? Will it be cheaper if purchase package from trazy ?
https://www.trazy.com/experience/det...ldi-ski-resort
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