Our weekend started out with a bus ride to Phoenix Ski Resort three hours east of Seoul. Phoenix is just one of several ski hills surrounding the city of Pyeongchang which is vying for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
We rented equipment and set out to the hill. I spent the better part of the afternoon teaching CW how to ski. I was impressed with how quickly she learned but she still spent a good amount of time on her back in the snow.
There wasn't a lot of snow and they clearly make snow any night that it gets cold enough. Temperatures were around 5 degrees so it was very nice and the snow was even melting. The mountain wasn't as crowded as I thought it would be. But every inch of the mountain was covered with billboard advertisements. They also had music blaring all around the mountain. It was definitely different from what I am used to in the States.