South Korea | First Time Ski Experience in Elysian Ski Resort

by - January 05, 2019



The main reason why I wanted to go on a trip in winter is to get that chance to finally cross out that line in my bucket list where I wrote 'Skiing'.

So finally, I did it! Skiing was definitely a fun experience and if ever I get another chance, I will do it again.

We booked a package for our Skiing to save ourselves from the hassle of looking for right rental shops. I highly recommend the package offered by SEOULNTOUR.Co.,Ltd. they have the cheapest package I found and they answered all inquiries pretty fast, booking is soooo easy too. Their service was unquestionably good too.

For our group of 5 members, they gave us a package worth KRW55,000 per person.

Inclusions:

Pick-up & Drop service, Transportation, Guide (instructor),
Ski Gears (Ski/ Poles/ Boots) & Gloves rental,
Beginner ski lesson (about 1 hour)

** Optional fee (additional fee, you can ask the guide when you need) :

Ski Suit rental – KRW 15,000 per set per person
Snow sliding ticket – KRW 10,000 per person
Ski Goggles rental – KRW 10,000 per piece
Extra ski lesson – KRW 20,000 per person for extra 1 hour
Ski Lift ticket - KRW 50,000 per person (Half-day)


Here's our actual expenses:

Package            55,000
Ski Clothes       15,000
Ski Goggles      10,000

TOTAL              80,000


This is around Php3,200, not bad. To be honest, I really didn't use the goggles but it made a good accessory for my pictures. :)

Our original budget for skiing was KRW130,000 because we thought we would try the ski lift. But if you are a beginner like us, beginner slopes will be enough.

Here is the summary of our itinerary:

TimeSummary
7:30Pick-up time at our Hotel
7:30-8:30Travel time Elysian (Ski Suit Rental)
8:30-9:00Change to our Ski Clothes and travel time to go to the slopes
9:00-3:00Ski Time
3:00-4:30Travel time to Myeongdong including a stop in Ski Suit Rental shop to return the clothes
4:30-5:00Stop at Ginseng Center
5:30Drop off at Myeongdong


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Ski Suit Rental

There were many ski clothes to choose from. If ever you plan to try ski boarding, you can also rent it here.

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Slopes
It only takes about 10 minutes from the Ski Clothes rental shop to the slopes. I got really excited when I saw the slopes.
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Overall, it was definitely a fun experience. Finally I can say I tried skiing and tell a story about a thing or two about it. :)

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