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Masik Pass Ski Resort

Masik Pass Ski Resort is a ski resort in North Korea. Officially opened to the public on December 31, 2013, the mammoth ski resort features 10 ski courses comprising 70 miles (110 kilometers) of multi-level ski runs, a luxury hotel, heliport and cable cars. It joints other recently completed mega structures including a massive new water park, an amusement park, a luxury horseback riding club, and a 4D movie theater as part of the answer to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's call for setting up world-class structures in the country. The Masik Pass Ski Resort was completed in 10 months with thousands of North Korean soldiers mobilized to finish the project by the end of 2013.

The resort offers international tourists ski packages priced from about $2000 for a four-night package from Beijing. A longer nine-day tour combines many of North Korea's other attractions with a two-night stay at Masik Pass.

The resort made headlines in August 2013 when Switzerland blocked a $7.6 million sale of ski lifts to Pyongyang, calling it a "propaganda project" for the impoverished country.

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