Located: North Korea’s Masik Pass Ski Resort

'One of Kim Jong Un's definable domestic policy initiatives is the improvement of leisure facilities in the DPRK as a tool to raise the peoples' standard of living.'
May 29th, 2013
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A lot of media attention was drawn this week to Kim Jong-un’s visit to the “Masik Pass Skiing Ground,” under construction on the east coast. This, however, is not the DPRK’s first foray into skiing. The DPRK’s first ski run is a simple downhill slope at the resort town of Samjiyon–in the far north east

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Curtis Melvin

Curtis Melvin a researcher at the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS and contributor to NK News Pro. He is also editor of North Korean Economy Watch,  one of the longest running DPRK blogs, as well as creator and manager of a database of the most extensive Google Earth imagery work on North Korea.

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