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Hello Everyone,


We have a 4 Day Lunar New Year Long Weekend coming up, which is an excellent time to be up in the winter wonderland in the mountains of Pyeong Chang (평창) region of Gangwon Province and stay at the famous Yong Pyeong Ski Resort! 


We will leave Thursday night to skip the massive traffic jams and have three full days to enjoy skiing and other wintertime activities. And to make the vacation time that much better, we will focus on eating well with Great Breakfast Menus and Dinner Events!


On the first day we start skiing 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 within 5 min walking distance because our lodging is inside the resort. It just doesn’t get better than this!




Then on following days you have additional activities to choose from:


Pyeongchang Ice Trout Fishing Festival


Snow Ridge Hiking


More Skiing with Discount Coupons


Back to the Waterpark


Gangneung City Dinner and Local Foreigner Bar Hopping




The Lunar New Year just doesn’t get any better than this!^^




Direct Buses to Resort departing from Busan/Daegu/Daejeon/Ulsan/Changwon/Gumi/Cheongju/Pohang are also available. Email to wheninkorea@gmail.com for information regarding departure time and cost for your city.




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


Yong Pyeong (YP) Ski resort is our favorite. It is the best one because it is the biggest and highest elevation and farthest away so least lines with best snow. We have been to all of them and we think this is the best.


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




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!




PYEONGCHANG TROUT FESTIVAL


There are different kinds of programs available for visitors to enjoy, such as ice fishing, fishing trout with bare hands, ice skating, and other snow and ice-related fun activities. If you successfully catch a trout, you can have it prepared for you to eat right at the festival site, either raw or by grilling. You can also try out more traditional folk games like sledding, as well as more adventurous sport games like snow rafting or ATVs.




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. Let us know in advance if this is what you want to do. It’s about a 4 to 5 hour hike in total, and should prepare strap-on spikes to walk on snow and ice.




KOREAN BBQ DINNER EVENT 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 event legends are made of.




DINNER EVENTS


We will take all we need to make some really tasty and filling meals at the hostel. It’s fun preparing and enjoying each other’s company in a relaxed friendly atmosphere eating and drinking your favorites. Bring drinks you like and we will have the food covered. 


Sat Dinner: Korean Pork BBQ


Sun Dinner: Bacon Cheese Burgers


Mon Dinner: We will go to the seaside city of Gangneung (강릉) for dinner. A buffet restaurant or dakgalbi are some of the options available.




BREAKFASTS


Fri: Bagels and Cream Cheese 


Sat: French Toast with Syrup and Sausage


Sun: Breakfast Burritos


Mon: Cereal and Banana or Left Overs or Korean Spicy Shin Ramen


Hot Drinks (Drip Coffee, Hot Choco, Tea) will be available.




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 within less than a 5 minute walking distance like the hotel sauna and the Peak Island Water Park. 




TOWER PLAZA


1. Bowling Alley


2. Pocket Ball Pool Tables


3. Game Area


4. Bar/Drinking Area




DISCOUNT PASS


You can get special WinK discount pass for discount on lift tickets and ski or board rental or ski clothing and facilities. You can pay at the resort for these items with card or cash.


Our group discounts will be for the following:


Discount for Lift ticket and rental


Discount for Sauna at the Hotel next door


Discount for Peak Island Waterpark across the street


Discount for Rental Clothing


These discounts will be good for use the entire trip!




YP SLOPE SCHEDULE


8:30AM to 12:30PM MORNING SESSION


12:30PM to 4:30PM AFTERNOON


8:30AM to 4:30PM ALL DAY


4:30PM to 6:30PM GROOMING TIME (RUNS CLOSED FOR GROOMING)


6:30PM to 10:00PM EVENING




GOGGLE AND GLOVES


They do not rent gloves nor goggles so it’s best to bring them. It’s ok to wear sunglasses (plastic and not glass) for UV protection.




FIRST TIME ASSISTANCE


If you are first time skiing or snowboarding you will need help. A friend is your best bet. If you are lucky a really nice person may volunteer to help a bit. Or you may consider to hire an instructor. Our trip leaders are also available to get some free help as much as they have time available.


English speaking resort instructors are a bit expensive. 300K won for half a day which can be divided by up to 3 people.


If you are experienced at ski or snowboard please let us know if you are willing to help someone. 










SCHEDULE




1/26(Thu)


11:30PM Depart Seoul (교대역 Exit #14)




1/27 (Fri)


2:30AM Arrive Resort, Check In


8:00AM Bagel Breakfast


Ski Day


4:00PM Meet to go to Waterpark!


8:00PM Korean Pork BBQ Event at Hostel




1/28 (Sat)


8:00AM French Toast Breakfast


8:30AM Get Lift Tickets and Rentals (Optional)


10:00AM Optional Activities: Skiing OR Hiking OR Ice Fishing OR Water Park


4:30PM Finish 


7:30PM Bacon Cheeseburger Dinner Event at Hostel




1/29 (Sun)


8:00AM Breakfast Burritos


10:00AM Optional Activities: Skiing OR Hiking OR Ice Fishing OR Water Park


6:30PM Bus Departs for Dinner in Gangneung City


8:30PM Foreigner Bar Hopping




1/30 (Mon)


8:00AM Bagel Breakfast


Morning Ski Optional


2:00PM Depart Resort


5:30PM Arrive Seoul










COST


The Basic Cost to join this event is 155,000 won if deposit is made by 12/14 and includes:


1. Round Trip Private Chartered Bus YP Resort


2. 4 Nights at the Resort Hostel Bunk Beds


4. Korean Pork BBQ Dinner Event


5. Cheeseburger Dinner Event


3. French Toast with Bacon and Banana Breakfast


5. Breakfast Burrito


6. Bagel and Cream Cheese Breakfast


8. Cereal and Milk and Muffin and Toast Breakfast


6. Discount Coupons for Lift Ticket and Ski/Snowboard Rentals and Waterpark, Hotel Sauna


7. Trip Leaders




Starting 12/15 and until 12/28 the Basic Cost of trip is 159,000 KRW


Starting 12/29 and until 1/11 the Basic Cost of trip is 164,000 KRW


After 1/11, the cost of this trip is 169,000 KRW.




ADD 5,000 won for Bus to Pyeongchang Trout Festival (you can pay on site if space is available)


ADD 5,000 won for Bus to Seonjaryeong Hike (you can pay on site if space is available)




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.**




Please email us for all question to: wheninkorea@gmail.com




SIGN UP PROCEDURE




(1) Send all inquiries to wheninkorea@gmail.com


Regular email response hours are 10AM to 6PM Monday-Friday.




(2) Deposit to:


Woori Bank 우리은행


1002-544-603-817


Cho, William (조윌리엄)


BANK CODE: 20






OR




PAYPAL: wheninkorea@gmail.com


Paypal amount will be the amount in won divided by 1,100. So as an example if it says 110,000 won then its $100 USD for paypal amount. USD and KRW only please.




(3) Send the following confirmation form to wheninkorea@gmail.com 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:


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 SATURDAY?:


WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO SUNDAY?:


WHICH TRIPS DID YOU ATTEND BEFORE?: 


We need the above information for each person of a group if you are a group with any rooming requests. If you are part of a group please identify the group leader or contact person.




(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.worldnomad...


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 = 30,000 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 WHENINKOREA@GMAIL.COM 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....




WinK Office Reply Hours:


M-F 10AM to 6PM


Emails after 6PM on Friday will be replied by Noon on Monday if not sooner.

Seoul - Korea (South)

Thursday, January 26 at 11:30 PM

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