The winters can be cold in Jeju, but they are also beautiful. It usually snows a few times in the city, and snows often at the summit of Hallasan. The hiking is best in the winter, especially on a bluebird day. The humidity of the ocean leaves a beautiful rime coating (frost) on the trees. You can get some spikes to strap onto your boots or sneakers and hike to the top in your normal winter clothing.
I've left Jeju for winter vacation. I went home to see my family in Indiana for Christmas, and I'm now working at Powder Mountain Ski Area, Utah on the ski patrol. I'll be here until the end of February and then head back to Jeju.
In the meantime, I've been pretty slow on updating the blog this year, so this winter I'll go through the archives and put up some random pictures and stories about life in Jeju.