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North Korea Ski Resort Update

North Korea Ski Resort Update
January 12, 2014

Aerial View of North Korea Ski Resort

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:

See Longer Packages HERE

See Shorter 4 Night Packages HERE

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.

The incredible views from the peak. We were lucky enough to get there at sunset!
Masik Pass Ski Resort in North Korea

Restaurant at the Peak
Masik Pass Ski Resort in North Korea

Cabin Bedroom at the Masik Pass Looks Pretty Snazzy.
Cabin Bedroom at North Korean Ski Resort
Masik Pass Ski Resort in North Korea

Skis for Rent!
Rental Skis at North Korean Ski Resort


And Snowboards Too!
Rental Snowboards at North Korean Ski Resort


The Belt Lift is an Interesting Addition.
Automatic Belt Lift at North Korean Ski Resort


The Ski Lift is Running Smoothly So Far.
Ski Lift at North Korean Ski Resort
Masik Pass Ski Resort in North Korea
Masik Pass Ski Resort in North Korea

See more resort pictures on our Flickr feed:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/northkoreatravel/sets/72157639759842195/