"Quirky" is the word Ben Clatworthy describes skiing in South Korea, but would you sacrifice a holiday in the Alps for the unknown?
Next Stop - Olympia
"There’s something quirky about skiing in South Korea. And it’s strangely addictive", says Ben Clatworthy.
Few people had heard of South Korea’s skiing credentials before the International Olympic Committee awarded it the 2018 Winter Olympic Games - staving off competition from both Munich and Annecy. South Korea, with its mere 17 resorts, and handful of ski lifts, seemed a baffling choice.
Keen to discover this seemingly bizarre skiing location, I found myself landing at the crack of dawn in Seoul on a bitterly cold February morning setting off to the region of Pyeongchang - the host of the 2018 Olympics.