January 27, 2021

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.'

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 in the shadow of Mt. Paektu (pictured above).

[caption id="attachment_109851" align="aligncenter" width="690"]ski-maps North Korea's twp ski resorts, mapped[/caption]