When I went to Phoenix Ski Resort in December 2009, I thought that the slopes were way too dangerous for kids and children below 7 years old to enjoy with their family. Not only that; to learn skiing or snowboarding at the ski resort will need you to rake out another 50,000 -100,000 won per coaching session. You could never be an expert in one day! Believe me..
So for those who have always wanted to experience winter, building snow man and playing snow balls but have no time or rather on a tight budget to run up the ski resorts for ski or snowboard activities, there are always other options. Hurray!!^^
Lets go snow sledding, guys!!
Korean Children’s Center Snow Sledding Field at Gwangjin, Seoul-si
Official website: http://www.sselmaejang.com/ – (Only in Korean)
Operating Date and Hours: Dec 18, 2009 – Feb 21, 2010; 9:30am – 5:00pm
Rental fee: 8,000 won
How to go: Children’s Grand Park Subway Station (어린이대공원역) , Line 7, Exit 2. Walk about three minutes towards Children’s Grand Park.
From Myeongdong to Children’s Grand Park Subway Station
30 minutes, 10 stops, 9.5km
Fare: 900 won with T-Money, 1000 won by cash
Transit: Dongdaemun History and Culture Station, Konkuk University Station
Korean Folk Village Snow Sledding Field at Yongin, Gyeonggi-do
Operating Date and Hours: Dec 20, 2009 – Late Feb, 2010
Rental fee: Adult 12,000 won/Teenager 9,000/Child 8,000
How to go:
Get off at Suwon Subway Station, Line No.1
There is a Suwon business office across the street on the left side of Suwon Station.
Take a free shuttle bus in front of the office after purchasing the admission ticket or pass.
(Every hour from 10:30~14:30/30~40 min ride)
Take bus No. 1560 or 5500-1 at Gangnam Subway Station, Line 2,Exit 6
There are various types of sleds available, including tube sleds.
Official Website: http://eng.seoulland.co.kr/eng/index.html – (Available in English)
Operating Date and Hours: Dec 20, 2009 – Late Feb, 2010; 10:00 – 17:00
Admission + Sledding Hill : Adult 18,000won, Teenager 15,000won, Children 13,000won
(After entering) Sledding Hill : 3,000 won
All-Pass Users : Free Sledding Hill
How to go:
Seoul Grand Park Subway Station, Line 4, Exit 4.
Walk straight ahead for about 15 minute to Seoul Land
Check transportation map here.
From Myeongdong to Seoul Grand Park Station
29 minutes, 13 stops, 16.9km
Fare: 1,100 won with T-Money, 1,200 won by cash
Everland Snow Buster at Yongin, Gyeonggi-do
Official Website: http://www.everland.com/MultiLanguage/english/index.html – (Available in English)
Operating Date and Hours: Mid Dec, 2009 – Early Feb, 2010 ; 9:30am – 5:30pm
Monch Infant Sled, Jungfrau Sled, Finsteraarhorn sled, Bobsled are included in the admission fee.
Eiger Skisled : Adults & children-5,000 won(Free of charge for all-pass ticket users and members)
Shoe Rental : 2,000 won
Adult Day 28,000 / Night 24,000
Child Day 21,000 / Night 18,000
Adult : Above 12 years old
How to go:
Take bus No.5002 at Gangnam Subway Station (Line 2) to Everland
Note: From Myeongdong to Gangnam Station – 35 minutes and from Gangnam to Everland – about 1 hour
More info about transportation to Everland here.