North Korea opens first ski resort

North Korea opens its first ski resort: North Korea's first ski resort, Masik, opened at an official ceremony today.

Agence France-Presse, based on local media, reported that the official ceremony took place with the participation of some party officials. Kim Jong-un's name is not mentioned in the list of participants.

Two weeks ago, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited the on-site ski resort and instructed the authorities to open the facility as soon as possible. Western media, the first foreign tourists to the ski resort 24 had suggested in January.

North Korea's new ski resort is located on the Masik mountain pass, one thousand meters above sea level. The total length of the tracks is about 300 kilometers. The hotel includes a helicopter area, a ski rental center and a cable car.