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Hit the slopes, Morocco-styleAtlas Mountains, Morocco

Morocco tends to conjure thoughts of tagines, deserts and inescapable heat, so you’ll be forgiven for forgetting to pack your skis. Yet only 70 kilometres from Marrakesh, the Atlas Mountains are home to Oukaïmeden, Africa’s highest ski resort.

Oukaïmeden offers a Moroccan take on the classic sport. Clamber onto a donkey instead of a chairlift, haggle for a cheap set of skis and spend a bizarre après-ski in awe of the snake charmers and street performers who roam Jemaa El Fna.

get there

easyJet flies to Marrakech from many European cities.
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Boot and ski hire for the day costs about US$17. Lift passes cost about US$10.

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You can start your run at the peak of Jebel Attar, which reaches an altitude of 3,258 metres.

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