This is my second year to attend the Daegwallyong Snow Festival and just as last year, it was lots of fun. Last year, the weather was really clear and sunny which made for great views of the snow sculptures. This year it was actually snowing at the snow festival, which sounds nice, but actually made it hard to see the sculptures as the snow was sticking to them.
Year of the Dragon snow sculpture
Other events included two different kinds of sledding, one with a tube and one with a sled, getting a ride on a giant rubber sled pulled by a snow mobile, and a bouncy jumping apparatus.
Rubber sled pulled by a snowmobile
Bouncy jumping apparatus
Igloos for rent
Haven't you ever wanted to sleep in an igloo? At the festival you can actually rent an igloo for 24 hours and fulfill your dream. Unfortunately they're not actually made of ice....
Hanoo, Korean beef
If only that snowman had just read the sign... the potatoes were free with any small donation. Perhaps snowmen don't have pockets to carry money around...
We meant to pick up some of these yummy looking potatoes, but we were still full from lunch and forgot to come back later...
Jolly snowmen or conniving thieves?
A Floridian enjoying the snow...
Unfortunately, the snow festival has finished already, but the snow sculptures will probably be there until the warm weather returns, which, in Daegwalleong isn't usually until mid-spring as this is the coldest part of Korea at an altitude of 700m above sea level. If you happen to be visiting Yongpyong or Alpensia ski resorts, be sure to check out the festival grounds in the town of Hoenggye at the base of these resorts.