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Ski Trip to Yong Pyeong (12/9)

  • Seoul National Univ of Education Station (교대역) Exit #14

    Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Education Station Line3, Exit14 , Seoul (map)

    37.566536 126.977970

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    Ski Trip to Yong Pyeong (12/2): 

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1115785345178609/


    Ski Trip to Yong Pyeong (12/16): 

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1843140215898260/



    Hello Everyone,


    Winter is almost here! And we can’t wait to get to the slopes and get our feet on some snow! ^^


    And which ski resort is best in Korea? America has the Colorado Rockies and Europe has the Swiss Alps. Korea has Pyeong Chang (평창) where the Winter Olympics will be held. Pyeong Chang has ski resorts, ice fishing and snow festivals, and snow hiking, which are all the great winter activities in Korea.


    We leave Friday night so we avoid the pain of getting up at 5AM. And we start s

    kiing in the morning when there is less crowd and snow conditions are much better. Then finish early and go hit the outdoor hot pools before a massive Korean BBQ dinner. And all of this all within 5 min walking distance because our lodging is inside the resort. It just doesn’t get any better than this!^^

    PYEONG CHANG WINTER OLYMPICS
    The 4 Venues for the Olympics are:
    1. Yong Pyeong (YP) (용평)
    2. Alpensia Ski Resort and Casino (10min ride from YP)
    3. Phoenix Park
    4. New One Being Built

    YONG PYEONG SKI RESORT
    As with the past years Yong Pyeong (YP) Ski resort will be our base resort. There are other resorts (and we will go to them as well throughout the season) but this is the best one because it is the biggest with highest elevation, and it’s farthest away so least lines with best snow. We have been to all of the resorts and concluded that this one is the best.
    In addition to awesome skiing and snowboarding at YP there are many other highlights:
    1. Hotel Sauna to Relax away the muscle ache
    2 Water Park with Indoor Slides and Outdoor Hot Tubs that allow beer!
    3. Excellent Bunk Bed Hostel
    4. Fun Things to Do like Bowling, Pocket Ball Pool, Games and Noraebang in the Tower Plaza
    5. Numerous Convenience Stores
    6. Korean BBQ restaurant, Burger Place, Pizza and Chicken and Beer Place, Japanese and Chinese Restaurants

    EAT TILL YOU BLOW UP KOREAN BBQ DINNER AT HOSTEL
    We will take all the trimmings for an epic Korean BBQ Dinner. Grill up on table top with lettuce, ssamjang, grilled mushroom, grilled onions, kimchi, and rice. This is the kind of dinner events legends are made of.

    SEONJARYEONG RIDGE HIKE
    This is a fairly easy hike because it starts near the top and the trail goes along the ridge. At one place there is a lookout point that shows the East Sea in full wide open view. And the giant windmills all around make for cool photo opportunities. A great way to spend time in the outdoors with fresh air and great views.

    YP RESORT LODGING
    We have reserved what may be the best hostel bunk beds in Korea with private lights and curtain and nice comfy mattresses. And Everything is less than a 5 minute walking distance. The Hotel Sauna is next door. Peak Island Water Park is also less than a 5 minute walk away.

    PEAK ISLAND WATER PARK AT YP
    The water park has indoor water slides and awesome outdoor hot pools. A great way to relax away~ If we’re lucky and it snows, you can have snow ball fights while enjoying the nice outdoor hot pools/tubs. They even sell beer so you can drink beer while sitting in the hot pool! Also Burger King opened up at the waterpark!

    TOWER PLAZA
    1. Bowling Alley
    2. Pocket Ball Pool Tables
    3. Game Area
    4. Bar/Drinking Area
    5. Noraebang!

    BREAKFAST
    We will have big breakfast muffins and bagels with cream cheese and a variety of hot drinks to get you started for the day.

    WHAT’S TO EXPECT
    Early December usually means man made snow in bunny slopes only. But that’s just fine for first time skiers and those just dying to hit snow. By January all the slopes should be open for the hard core skiers. We will be going every weekend so pick your weekend of choice!



    SCHEDULE

    12/9 (Fri)
    9:00PM Suwon Station Pickup Possible
    10:30PM Depart Seoul (교대역 = Seoul Nat Univ of Education Exit #14 walk 1 min to WinK Bus)

    12/10 (Sat)
    1:15AM Hostel Lodging Check In
    7:30AM Breakfast with Hot Drinks
    8:00AM Early Group Depart Lobby to go Ski/Snowboarding 
    9:00AM Late Group Depart Lobby to go Ski/Snowboarding
    3:30PM Put on your swimwear and let’s walk over to sooth away the aching muscles at the

    outdoor hot pools!
    8PM All You Can Eat Korean BBQ Dinner!
    10PM Party it up at Tower Plaza

    12/11 (Sun)
    8:00AM Breakfast 
    8:30AM Slopes Open for 2nd Day of Skiing (Optional)
    9:30AM Bus Departs to go for hiking at Seonjaryeong Ridge (Optional)
    11:00AM Check Out of Hostel (can do water park at 55% discount)
    3:00PM Depart Resort
    6:30PM Arrive Seoul


    COST
    The "basic cost" to join this event is 79,000 won if deposit is made before 11/18 and includes:
    1. Round Trip Bus from Seoul Area to YP Resort
    2. Two Night stay at the Resort Hostel Bunk Beds
    3. 50% off Coupon for Lift Ticket and Ski/Snowboard Rentals
    4. Waterpark with Outdoor Hot Pool Entry 
    5. Eat Till You Explode Korean BBQ Dinner!
    6. Discount for Sauna and Sunday Ski/Snowboard
    7. Beginner Instructions
    8. Trip Leaders

    After 11/18 and before 11/25 the Basic Cost of trip is 84,000 KRW
    After 11/25, the cost of this trip is 89,000 KRW.

    GROUP DISCOUNT
    4,000 KRW off for each person of a group of 5 to 9.
    7,000 KRW off to each person of a group of 10 or more.
    *TO APPLY: The group leader must email all names that will receive the discount from which point all deposits from those on that list must be received within 24 hours.*

    FREQUENT TRAVELER DISCOUNT
    3,000 KRW off for having attended 1 or 2 trips.
    5,000 KRW off for having attended 3 or 4 trips.
    7,000 KRW off for having attended 5 to 9 trips.
    10,000 KRW off for having attended 10 or more trips.
    **TO APPLY: List all of the trips you have been on in your confirmation email after making your deposit.**

    50% OFF LIFT TICKET AND RENTALS
    If you choose the Morning Only (8:30AM to 12:30PM) then the Lift Ticket and Ski Rental comes out to 43,500 won (87,000 regular price) after the 50% discount.
    If you choose the Day Time (8:30AM to 4:00PM) then the Lift Ticket and Ski Rental comes out to 51,000 (102,000 regular price) won after the 50% discount.

    Please email us for all questions at: [masked]



    GOGGLE AND GLOVES
    Resort does not rent gloves nor goggles so it’s best to bring them or borrow from a friend. It’s ok to wear sunglasses (plastic and not glass) for UV protection. Or you can buy them online: http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/Item/detailview/Item.aspx?goodscode=526574496
    Helmets can be rented at the resort for 3,000.

    SKI PANTS AND JACKET RENTAL
    We get a group discount at the resort. It’s 10,000 each or both at 15,000. The convenience of renting at the resort is you can easily return it. 





    SIGN UP PROCEDURE
    (1) Send all inquiries to: [masked] and be sure to check event page postings for any changes and updates before the trip. Trip Leader Contact Numbers will be posted day before the trip begins. Email response hours are 11AM to 6PM Mon-Fri.

    (2) Deposit to:
    Woori Bank 우리은행
    [masked]
    Cho, William (조윌리엄)
    BANK CODE: 20

    OR
    PAYPAL: [masked]
    Paypal amount will be the amount in won divided by 1,100. So as an example if it says 100,000 won then its $91,91 USD for paypal amount. USD and KRW only please.

    (3) Send the following confirmation form to [masked] after making your deposit.
    GENDER: 
    NAME (First Name Last Name):
    MIDDLE NAME (if you have it for your bank account)
    TRIP NAME:
    TRIP DEPARTURE DATE:
    DEPOSIT AMOUNT:
    BANK NAME:
    DEPOSIT DATE:
    DEPOSIT TIME:
    CELL PHONE #:
    WHERE WILL YOU MEET US?:
    WHAT TIME?:
    WHERE ARE YOU COMING FROM (which town or neighborhood will you go back to?):
    WHAT OPTIONS/EXCEPTIONS IF ANY?:
    WILL YOU SKI OR BOARD?:
    IS IT YOUR FIRST TIME? (FIRST TIME SHOULD GET INSTRUCTOR)
    DO YOU NEED TO RENT CLOTHES? (GOGGLES AND GLOVE NOT AVAIL TO RENT)
    WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO SUNDAY?
    If you are a group, please include the above information for every member of your group and indicate who is leader.

    (4) TRAVEL INSURANCE
    You can buy travel insurance online. Here is an example of one of the many sites where you can buy insurance online: 
    http://www.worldnomads.com/
    We do not provide travel insurance. It is not required to have insurance to join the trip but highly recommend to get one in case. Please keep in mind the Liability Disclaimer below. We are not liable in anyway during or after the trip.

    (5) LIABILITY DISCLAIMER:
    THIS TRAVEL GROUP IS NOT LIABLE IN ANYWAY DURING OR AFTER YOUR TRIP.
    Please be careful and be mindful of safety. You are responsible for your own safety. You have the right to not do anything that you believe is too dangerous. None of the activities will be forced on you against your own will.

    (6) REFUND / CREDIT POLICY:
    Time of Deposit to 7 Days before Departure Time = 5,000 won Cancellation Charge per person.
    7 Days to 72 hours before Departure Time = 20,000 won Cancellation Charge per person.
    72 hours to 24 hours before Departure Time = 50,000 won Cancellation Charge per person.
    24 Hours before Departure Time to Not Attend = 10,000 won non-transferable credit for future trip.
    Please provide account # by email to [masked] in order to receive the remaining amount as refund or keep that amount as credit for your next trip.

    Liability Disclaimer: 
    THIS TRAVEL GROUP IS NOT LIABLE IN ANYWAY DURING OR AFTER YOUR TRIP.
    Please be careful and be mindful of safety. You are responsible for your own safety. You have the right to not do anything that you believe is too dangerous. None of the activities will be forced on you against your own will.

    List of all upcoming trips at:
    https://www.facebook.com/WinKTravels/events

    WinK Office Reply Hours:
    M-F 10AM to 6PM
    Emails after 6PM on Friday will be replied by Noon on Monday if not sooner.

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  • Kyle M.

    이번주(12월 3일~)에 입금하면 얼마를 입금해야하나요?
    How much I have to deposit for this schedule in this week?

    개인차로 이동해도 괜찮나요?
    Could I drive my own car to YP?

    6 days ago

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