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    Skiing in Korea

    Last month, mtnbikerskierchick and I were lucky enough to travel to PyeongChang county, South Korea- site of the 2018 Olympics. The idea was hatched by mtnbikerskierchick's dad, who loves to travel and thought it would be fun to visit the site of the next Olympics. So it was a family ski vacation

    Korea is not Japow. In fact, the area only averages 100" a year, with the rest being made up with snowmaking. Still, from what I saw the alpine events should be good ones, racers like that hard packed man made snow anyway. We lucked out and had snow most of the time we were there. A trip like this was obviously more about experiencing another country and eating new food, though we wish we had been able to get to Seoul and other places during our time in Korea.

    Here's all of our posts from the trip:
    YongPyong Part 1
    2018 Winter Olympics Preview
    A Cultural Look at YongPyong Amenities
    Korean Food
    Night Skiing and a Night on the Town
    Enjoying Sunny Days at YongPyong










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    rad. what is happening in the third picture?
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    Thanks for sharing.

    That little side area on Yongpongdong doesn't seem big enough for Olympic skiing.

    You guys lucked out to hit snow while you were there - only 100" a year? That's way less than the mountains of WV!
    They think I do not know a buttload of crap about the Gospel, but I do.

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    cool!
    my little brother married a girl from south korea and subsequently moved there not too long ago. i want to go and visit and always wondered if the skiing is worthwhile...

    freak~[&]

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    3rd picture is ski blow dryers. Loving the reports 14erskiers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by klar View Post
    rad. what is happening in the third picture?
    Inflating the skis?

    Cool trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patxi View Post
    Inflating the skis?
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    Giving the bindings and skis a blow job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Giving the bindings and skis a blow job.
    Literally. FTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grape_Ape View Post
    Thanks for sharing.

    That little side area on Yongpongdong doesn't seem big enough for Olympic skiing.

    You guys lucked out to hit snow while you were there - only 100" a year? That's way less than the mountains of WV!
    It's a good spot, the photos don't do justice- it's a good spot for alpine racing. At least better than Sochi

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    Rad, but how will they hold the Olympic Figure 8 Contest without pow?



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    Cool stuff, mang. I've looked into doing some things over there. We found one place right on the northern border that we wanted to do that would probably involve getting mortared or shot at but looked worth investigating.

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    Wow! Thanks for sharing your experience of skiing in Korea. Nice place. I like to got there too.

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    Oh gosh, screw skiing Japan - KOREAN BBQ!!!!

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