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billbezy:   North Korea: We slipped over the rim and into the volcano under the fog that filled the ChangBaiShan crater.  As we dropped down the steep volcano walls snow-skiing style on loose rock we entered the forbidden border zone between JiLin, China & North Korea  and this photo is looking across to North Korea.   When the fog lifted the Peoples Liberation Army soldiers on the volcano rim saw us swimming inside the forbidden crater lake and intercepted us back at the rim.  We had to ...

billbezy: North Korea: We slipped over the rim and into the volcano under the fog that filled the ChangBaiShan crater. As we dropped down the steep volcano walls snow-skiing style on loose rock we entered the forbidden border zone between JiLin, China & North Korea and this photo is looking across to North Korea. When the fog lifted the Peoples Liberation Army soldiers on the volcano rim saw us swimming inside the forbidden crater lake and intercepted us back at the rim. We had to ...

4/25/17 There’s no business like snow business at North Korea's ski resort where a day pass costs a month’s salary  Resort executives say it sees 70,000 visitors a year. Aside from the nursery slopes, it is deserted    North Korea’s Masikryong ski resort, the only one of its kind in the country, was inspired by leader Kim Jong-un’s time at school in Switzerland . Photo: AFP

4/25/17 There’s no business like snow business at North Korea's ski resort where a day pass costs a month’s salary Resort executives say it sees 70,000 visitors a year. Aside from the nursery slopes, it is deserted North Korea’s Masikryong ski resort, the only one of its kind in the country, was inspired by leader Kim Jong-un’s time at school in Switzerland . Photo: AFP

North Korea Ski Resort May Breach UN Sanctions Images show newly manufactured North American and European equipment being used at North Korea's first skiing venue. (The three snow ploughs, two of them made by the Italian firm Prinoth)

North Korea Ski Resort May Breach UN Sanctions Images show newly manufactured North American and European equipment being used at North Korea's first skiing venue. (The three snow ploughs, two of them made by the Italian firm Prinoth)

Begaebong (Samjiyon area) is a place in the north of North Korea, where local people can find a ski resort. It is the place to start the visits to Mount Paektu. I was there in may and the weather was still snowy and icy, and even if this area is supposed to be one of the best with new houses, huge sports equiments, you still can see people using snow to clean. It took hours to negociate to just walk few minutes in the town...  © Eric Lafforgue www.ericlafforgue.com

Begaebong (Samjiyon area) is a place in the north of North Korea, where local people can find a ski resort. It is the place to start the visits to Mount Paektu. I was there in may and the weather was still snowy and icy, and even if this area is supposed to be one of the best with new houses, huge sports equiments, you still can see people using snow to clean. It took hours to negociate to just walk few minutes in the town... © Eric Lafforgue www.ericlafforgue.com

South Korean and U.S. Marines are conducting military exercises on ski slopes in sub-freezing temperatures, including shirtless hand-to-hand combat in the snow, prompting warnings of retaliation from North Korea over "madcap mid-winter" drills.

South Korean, U.S. Marines tussle in snow in what North brands 'madcap' drill

South Korean and U.S. Marines are conducting military exercises on ski slopes in sub-freezing temperatures, including shirtless hand-to-hand combat in the snow, prompting warnings of retaliation from North Korea over "madcap mid-winter" drills.

Samjiyŏn, or Samjiyŏn-kun, is a district in Ryanggang province, North Korea. It has its own airport, not very busy as you need to charter a plane to go there!. t takes its name from three lakes in the county, which are known as the Samjiyŏn. Samjiyon is situated near Mount Paektu, the most famous one in North Korea. There was too many snow, so i could not go on the top... Many houses and buildings in Samjiyon have been recently upgraded, and the place looks like a ski resort! You can ski…

Samjiyŏn, or Samjiyŏn-kun, is a district in Ryanggang province, North Korea. It has its own airport, not very busy as you need to charter a plane to go there!. t takes its name from three lakes in the county, which are known as the Samjiyŏn. Samjiyon is situated near Mount Paektu, the most famous one in North Korea. There was too many snow, so i could not go on the top... Many houses and buildings in Samjiyon have been recently upgraded, and the place looks like a ski resort! You can ski…

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Skiers Bearing Torches Ski Down Mont

Skiers Bearing Torches Ski Down Mont Photograph by George F. Mobley - Skiers Bearing Torches Ski Down Mont Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale

Thousands of men, women and some children as young as 11 are clearing dozens of miles of snow with sticks, pickaxes and makeshift shovels in order to keep North Korea's elite Masikryong ski resort open.    This is according to an NBC report on the resort which is a three-hour drive east from Pyongyang.

Thousands of men, women and some children as young as 11 are clearing dozens of miles of snow with sticks, pickaxes and makeshift shovels in order to keep North Korea's elite Masikryong ski resort open. This is according to an NBC report on the resort which is a three-hour drive east from Pyongyang.

North Korea 'is using 11-year-old 'snow slaves' to keep secret ski resort open for crackpot Kim Jong-un's cronies'

North Korea 'is using 11-year-old 'snow slaves' to keep secret ski resort open for crackpot leader's cronies'

North Korea 'is using 11-year-old 'snow slaves' to keep secret ski resort open for crackpot Kim Jong-un's cronies'

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