November 29, 2023

First look: North Korea’s Masikryong Ski Resort

Tour operators share initial impressions and observations from the Masik Ryong ski resort

A visit to North Korea’s just-opened Masikryong Ski Resort promises to be a “fascinating, bizarre, and very worthwhile experience,” suggests Beijing-based Koryo Tours. But, while taking to a North Korean piste is surely unusual, company representatives aren’t yet ready to add Masikryong to their itineraries.

Regardless of location or political climate, injury goes hand-in-hand with skiing. And before Koryo brings its first visitor, the company wants to ensure their safety.