First, I went skiing at Yongpyeong Resort near Hoenggye, South Korea. The all-season resort offers hiking trails in the summer, a water park for families and ski courses for all ages. Although I am not a ski bum, I found some skis that were being thrown out in my apartment complex, Rossignal Viper S 190cm with Marker bindings alpine design - like new condition - for free with Kastle poles. With Nordica race boots, I had enough equipment for the slopes without spending more than $30 on the ski binding settings and the season pass at $400. Ready, steady, go.
Seoraksan National Park. Hiking and mountain trekking is probably the best winter past-time activity in Gangwon-do, Korea. My friend Zac is trail running as well, so there are several ways to enjoy the trails. We don't have groomed trails like in the United States, so Fatbikes aren't an option just yet. However, the Winter Olympics 2018 are coming and perhaps more winter sports will take off when it comes bringing more Western culture sports to Korea.