Dennis Rodman tried "basketball diplomacy" in North Korea, but you don't have neon hair, dozens of piercings, and a history with Carmen Electra.
No, what you have are accrued vacation days and an acute observation that it's prime ski season right now.
You also have the courage to enter a totalitarian regime. Which means you have the courage to ski the black diamonds they just built at Masik Pass ski resort, North Korea’s latest mega-project, now open for ski season.
We know what you're thinking. Am I even allowed into the Land of Kim?
You are if Uri Tours is hooking it up. They'll book everything for your 7-day ski trip in the DPRK: travel from Beijing to Pyongyang, accommodations, meals, lift passes.
So grab some skis (or rent theirs) and go where no skier has gone before. At least not a lot of Korean ones, since the country’s resident ski population is a whopping 0.02%.
Anyway, Masik’s got roughly 68 miles of primary, intermediate and advanced courses plus a heliport, cable cars, and night skiing, if you’re up for it.
With South Korea set to host 2018’s Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un was not about to be one-upped.
So go on, follow suit. It’ll probably be the most untypical thing you do in 2014.
Besides that fling with Carmen.