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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Day 180: Seoul - Bearstown Ski Resort - Seoul

Bearstown Ski Resort is one of the nearest ski resort from Seoul. Only one and a half hour drive from Seoul, the resort provides a free daily shuttle bus from Jonggak subway station which is just a short walk from where we stay. Awesome!

Waiting for the shuttle bus in front of Bosingak Belfry.

Bearstown Ski Resort
We reached the resort around 9.30 am and we were definitely not the very first few to arrive. The car park was already full with cars.

Queue to buy ski lift tickets, ski and sled rentals.

The lift for sledding slope.

A long queue at the lift station, it was faster to walk.

A very long sledding runway. Shiok!!

During lunch time, the queue at the ski lift was diminishing so we rode it once.

Open air cable car

My newest winter hat. :)

View of the surroundings.

Frozen stream.

After lunch we went to check out the ski slopes.

Many slopes to choose from.


We definitely don't know how to ski. Hubby rented the ski equipments to try out skiing and also used them as props for photos. :P

He did try for a couple of hours, but it was pretty scary. He really didn't know how to control or brake.

After playing just for a few hours, we were exhausted. Went back to Seoul with the shuttle bus at 5pm. A day trip should be more than enough if you don't know how to ski.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Day 168: Seoul (The heaviest snow since 1937)

Started snowing in the early morning and lasted until 3pm, the snow was at least 25 cm deep. Glad that I was here to experience this.

Taken at 9.30 am.

2 hours later.

After it stopped snowing, my neighbour together with her kids and I went up to the Fraser rooftop. This place is actually a small golf driving range.

We had this whole place to ourselves!

The snow was so deep, covering almost half my legs.. we had so much fun playing here. :)

Namsan Tower

I really felt I was already in a ski resort. :P

And we had the breathtaking view from 22nd floor.

Seoul covered in snow.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Day 166: Seoul (The ugly side of snow)

Snow isn't always pure, white and pretty. It only stays pretty for a day and then it becomes a disaster for everyone.

The pretty snow that we always see on the media.

Insadong, the day after.

Unmelted snow

Muddy waters


The road was so slippery, it took me twice the amount of time to go from point A to B. I think those that hated snow the most must be the cleaners. They really have to work extra hard to keep their properties clean from our muddy shoes.