Today our CEO Andrea Lee took a trip to the Masik Pass Skiing Ground, North Korea’s newly opened ski resort. Below are just a few pictures and observations from her trip. For those interested, we are offering several ski trips this season to North Korea. Here are the dates and details:
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Here’s what we know so far:
- The resort is open November through March.
- There are 10 runs in total, but only 5 are currently open.
- The intermediate slopes have a belt lift and a gliding escalator (see photo below).
- They have ski clothes, protective glasses, sleds, helmets and gloves for rent. They also have skis and snowboards for rent (see photo below).
- The total resort area is 1412 hectares.
- All slopes combined have a total length of 110,000 meters.
- Slope widths vary from 40 - 120 meters.
- The maximum slope angle is 39.80 degrees.
- There are 3 first aid and patrol stations.
- There is an ice skating rink (extra fee applies)
- There are several restaurants, cafes and snack huts mid-slope and at bottom of mountain.
- The infamous chairlift is operational (see photo below). In fact, there are 4 separate lifts. You need to take 3 separate lifts in order to get to the peak (30-40 minute ride). No gondola unfortunately!
- All day ski lift pass is 25 Euros and half day is lift pass is 15 Euros (but these fees are included in our package)
- Hotel building 1 has 92 rooms.
- Hotel building 2 has 28 rooms.
- More hotels of lower class are being built now.
- The rooms have 1 bed, 2 beds, and 4 beds (the 4 bed room type has a small kitchen, more like a condo for families).
- There’s a lap pool here, fitness center, massage, sauna, billiards, hair salon. All are out-of-pocket fees.
Skis for Rent!
And Snowboards Too!
The Belt Lift is an Interesting Addition.
See more resort pictures on our Flickr feed: