Believe it or not, North Korea has a ski resort. Known as Masikryong Ski Resort, it is seen by the World as a luxury pet project of North Korean leader and avid skier Kim Jong-un. The resort is located outside the east coast city of Wonsan and is rumored to have cost $35 million to build. It claims to boast […]
According to the state-run media, Kim Jong-un has climbed North Korea’s highest peak, Mount Paektu. Reports say the leader summited the 9,022 foot peak alongside hundreds of fighter pilots and party officials. “Climbing Mount Paektu provides precious mental pabulum more powerful than any kind of nuclear weapon,” Jong-un said to the troops, according to a Rodung newspaper. (“pabulum” = “bland or insipid intellectual matter, entertainment)
Located just a 2.5 hour drive east of Pyongyang, Masik Pass Ski Resort is North Korea’s first and only ski resort. Offering 11 ski runs, 4 lifts, and 120 rooms in a state-of-the-art hotel, the resort also includes amenities such as a swimming pool, bars, cafés, billiard tables, a karaoke room, a steam room and a dry sauna. The project has come under heavy criticism, with French, Austrian, and Swiss companies refusing to provide chairlift technology to the resort, which was called a “propaganda project” by the Swiss. Masik’s lifts were made in China. North Korea is infamous for indulging in extravagant, monumental projects while disregarding large economic issues like providing consistent electricity and reliable food for it’s citizens.
North Korea has made major steps towards finishing their mega ski resort in Masik. Kim Jong-Un has been photographed touring the still unfinished ski resort complex and North Korea’s state news agency has released the images to the public. They claim the ski resort is nearly complete. Neither France nor Switzerland […]
“A Skiing Wave Will Seize the Country” | North Korea’s Military Begins Construction of Mega Ski Resort
“A skiing wave will seize the country” – Kim Jong-un/Korean Central News Agency North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-un, recently visited the site of his future mega ski resort, Masik Hill, to offer “on the spot field guidance”. Kim’s military is building an enormous ski center in the Masik area of North Korea. “He was greatly satisfied to learn that […]