90 minutes from Seoul is the ski valley of Vivaldi Park Ski World. During ski season, there are free shuttle buses (upon reservations) from various locations in Seoul to the ski valley.
We arrived at Vivaldi Park around 11PM on New Year’s Eve and we weren’t able to make reservations at the park itself (fully booked because of New Year’s) but we managed to get a little pension at Leisure Dreams, five minutes away from the valley grounds. As we were barely at the pension for six hours (just to sleep), all I can say is that it was a good place to sleep for 4-5 hours.
Later on, we took a beginner training lesson for skiing. Although I already know how to ski – I learned as a child – it’s been several years since I actually took to the slopes. So I took the lesson as a refresher course, which was probably for the best as it allowed me to remember certain things and get back into it easier.
During our afternoon on the slopes, we only skied on the two Easier slopes – Bluse and Ballad – we did have complete beginners with us. And while Ballad was fun, Bluse was more of the baby slope and allowed for perfecting those skills.