Feb 3, 2011

Night time + snow = *fun on the slopes*

Seeing as we just *cannot* get enough of the snow here in South Korea, we again took *full* advantage of the wonderful hospitality of our fellow saffa (South African) friends up North in and around Wongju, and joined them for another few days of skiing.

This time, we hit the slopes  during the darker hours... If you're really lucky, you might even make a few friends along the way:

Its super cold at night, so make sure make sure you bundle up and eat plenty or ramen at the top or bottom of the slopes.

Above all else, have fun! And please don't do what some of our friends have done in the past and whack your head while trying to land super awesome jumps resulting in heavy concussion and loss of vision...it's a tough place out there, so take care of your pip!
*directions to Sungwoo Ski Resort from Daejeon*
  • Head to the Dongbu Bus Terminal (the following buses go there 2, 102, 105, 106, 201, 501, 601, 602, 607, 611, 616, 701, 802 ) and then buy a ticket for Wongju *W10 400 each*. The bus takes about 2 1/2 hours to get to the Wongju Bus Terminal.

  • From there, there is a free shuttle bus which will take you to Sungwoo Resort (about an hour journey). The bus stops opposite the Terminal and unfortunately the only time I know that it goes is 10 50 am.

  • If you miss this bus, there is a pay bus which goes to Sungwoo Resort from Wongju Bus Terminal and costs W5 100.

  • The price of ski/snowboard rental varies, but we were lucky to have friends with season passes which meant we got a huge dicount, only paying W15 000 to hire ski’s and clothing. The usual price is between W30 000 and W40 000

A great place to rent stuff is **ROCKY SKI CLUB**, their email is jj3623@hanmail.net and phone number is 033 342 8768/ 070 8690 8768 but get a Korean friend to help you as they can only speak a little English. They are super friendly and super helpful, and may even hook you up with a discount ski lift and gondola pass meaning you will only pay W32 000 each for a session lasting about 4 hours.

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