First Time Ski Experience in Elysian Ski Resort

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:

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

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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. 🙂

Check out my other blogs regarding my trip to Korea:

Don’t have Visa yet? Travel to Seoul, South Korea – Visa Application
You want to know my itinerary in Seoul? Check this out!
Are you going to Korea in Winter too? What to wear in Winter Here!

 

 

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