I never thought I would be a person that would like snow. Turns out, I do like snow. If only it weren’t too cold. Joking aside, this was our primary reason for being in Seoul – because the kids want to experience winter and how it is to ski and play in the snow.
Before hitting the slopes, we had to first rent some gear. If you’re going to Jisan Ski Resort (which you probably would if you’re doing this whole winter sports thing), I strongly suggest and recommend that you rent your gear from Arirang Ski gear rentals. The owner of the place speaks in broken English but he is very accommodating and is very helpful! He also does volunteer work in the Philippines and is always excited to meet Filipinos. He recently worked with Gawad Kalinga to build some schools in Cavite! So, please – rent your gear from him.
After we got all geared up, which can really be a sport in itself, we packed our gear in the van and hauled ourselves to the ski resort to have some snow fun!
Jisan ski forest resort is about 40 minutes from the capital and lives up to its name. You definitely can ski and snowboard here, no matter what your level of expertise may be. If that’s not your cup of tea, you can sled down a small hill instead. I enjoyed sledding more than skiing, plus it’s like a group activity where you can race each other down the bottom of the hill.
The resort boasts of the beauty of snow and nature with major creature comforts like a really cool and big food center. The resort staff is trained to understand and speak English so you have no worries about that.
All in all, it was good fun albeit it being cold.