Morocco: Skiing - Snow Boarding
North Africa's Arabian Arcadia
Although you may not think of Morocco as a destination for skiing and snow-boarding, in fact it is becoming increasingly popular. The village of Oukaimeden in Morocco is the highest ski resort in Africa at 8,000 feet (2,600 meters) and its chairlift reaches nearly 9,000 (3,258 meters) to the peak of the Jebel Attar mountain. It has five ski runs and there are four drag lifts servicing the nursery and intermediate slopes. The longest run is just under 2 miles (3 kilometres) and although the pistes are looked after, they will have a very different feel from European pistes. It has all the facilities you find in a typical European resort, including ski hire, a ski school, restaurants and hotels, but everything is characteristically Moroccan as well. Morocco is a surprisingly good location for a skiing and snow boarding holiday.