If you’re an avid skier or snowboarder, you’ve no doubt heard of and perhaps even enjoyed mountain resorts like Aspen, Lake Louise, St. Moritz or Innsbruck. However, there are other places to swoosh down the slopes besides the Rockies, Alps and other well-developed ranges. Some are rather strange places that don’t usually pop to mind when you think “ski”. Check out these unexpected destinations where you can strap on boards and enjoy a little downhill action.
1. Masikryong, North Korea
Did you hear that North Korea recently opened its first high-end ski resort? So far it has failed to attract many customers, which is hardly surprising given the country’s grinding poverty. Nonetheless, the rare visitor could conceivably enjoy almost empty slopes as well as huge propaganda screens along the way.