So for the past two months I have been dying to go Skiing here in Korea. I have heard that some of the best resorts are in South Korea and with me being here only for a year, I wanted to make sure that I took the opportunity to see it for myself. Not to mention you can buy ANYTHING in Korea and I bought a ski/snowboarding outfit that I have been dying to wear! Lol.
So with that being said, on Saturday I rented a car, grabbed a couple of my friends, and we were on our way to ski. Mind you, I have been snowboarding but never Skiing. I live in Daegu so I really wanted to find somewhere that was close by. Luckily for us, we were able to find Eden Valley Ski Resort that was only an hour and 15 minutes away! SCOREEEE!!!!!
It was soo beautiful pulling up to the Resort. Now I must say, it was super dangerous and scary going down those roads to get to the resort. Totally worth it, but totally scary to drive. However, the views were to DIE FOR!
Once we arrived, it was such a beautiful day outside. The sun was shining and we just knew that there would be no snow. Joke on us! We immediately realized that there was snow but not only was there snow, but the slopes at the resort were insane. There were two ski lifts but the way that downward slope was set up and none of us ever skied before, it wasn’t happening!
What was nice was we payed 50,000 won for the entrance fee, ski equipment to include pants, jacket, shoes, and skis, and the ski lift. Really great price for 4 hours of Skiing. So to continue, after we were ready to get our Ski on, we decided to go to the baby slope. Here is where it gets real, it was the smallest slope but the steepest to us! No really, I was scared out of my mind!
What shocked me was the fact that Koreans start their children at a super early age. I mean there were literally kids at age 3 that were on the slopes and were killing it. At first I was like I clearly need to do better these little kids are not beating me, but then I realized that this is my first time and I have a lot more to break than this 3 year old who can fall down and get back up without feeling any pain in the morning.
We had a few falls, might have ran into the fence a couple of times (more so me) but other than that, we got the hang of it and it turned out to be extremely fun! Definitely glad I got the opportunity to visit this resort and more importantly to check Skiing off of my Korean bucket list.