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Tired of the Alps? Why not try a skiing holiday in North Korea?

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Tired of the Alps? Why not try a skiing holiday in North Korea?

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Skiers who like to go way, way off piste might like to consider hitting the slopes at the Masik Pass. What makes this resort stand-out as a skiing challenge? Well, it’s in North Korea.

The project is the latest ambitious attempt by Pyongyang to build up a fledgling tourism industry.

While North Koreans suffer from food shortages and malnutrition, according to UN assessments, leader Kim Jong Un has pushed ahead with major infrastructure initiatives such as the Masik Ski Resort.

South Korean officials estimate it cost hundreds of millions of euros to develop and North Korea aims to make 32 million euros in annual profit from the resort, according to documents prepared for potential foreign investors. It expects up to 5,000 skiers to visit per day. Perhaps Denis Rodman will be among the first.

For more information visit the KoryoGroup website

some content from Reuters