Foreign Dignitaries Test N.Korean Ski Resort

Foreign diplomats and officials with international organizations have visited the newly opened Masikryong ski resort in North Korea, the official Rodong Sinmun daily reported on Thursday.

The paper carried nine photos of the resort, one showing a foreigner renting skis.

While few North Koreans can afford a trip to the ski resort, the resort is a pet project of leader Kim Jong-un, who went to school in Switzerland, and seems determined to attract foreign tourists in a bid to earn hard currency.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 20, 2014 12:50 KST