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Ski Season in Morocco

What can be better than a day trip to the ski resort to get away from the heat of the city?

Ski Season

Morocco has the perfect feature to itself: you can enjoy both summer and winter activities there! For example, if you are too tired to hang out in the sun, why not take a day trip to a ski resort nearby? The highest ski resort in Africa is Ouka'meden. It is situated only 45 km from Marrakech in the High Atlas Mountains. Generally skiing in Morocco may be of a dangerous kind due to its rocky slopes, but most resorts have skiing tracks for all levels. Isn't this a perfect holiday retreat?

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What is the name of the highest ski resort in Africa?

Ouka'meden, situated in the High Atlas Mountains, is the highest ski resort in Africa. It was constructed during the French colonial era and is located 45 kilometers from Marrakech. Skiers can test their abilities on its challenging terrain, which reaches an altitude of 3,258m. Ouka'meden is the continent's sole ski resort. Show more

What are the best months to visit Morocco for skiing?

Between February and April is the ideal time for skiing in Morocco, coinciding with the country's winter season. At this point, skiers are likely to find the best snow conditions, while the ski resorts are open. To avoid heavy traffic, skiing early in the day is preferable before the snow gets slushy. Show more

Are the skiing tracks in Morocco suitable for all levels?

Most of Morocco's ski resorts cater to everyone, offering skiing tracks ideal for beginners to advanced skiers. Despite this, inexperienced people should not ski without professional supervision. The rocky and steep topography of the region can make skiing dangerous. Show more

How far is Ouka'meden from Marrakech?

Located only 45 kilometers from Marrakech, Ouka'meden is the closest ski resort to the city. You can either hire a taxi or drive to the resort and get there in nearly 2 hours. Local travel agencies offer day trips to the ski resort from Marrakech, making it easier to access. Show more

What makes Morocco a unique destination for summer and winter activities?

Morocco stands out as a unique destination in North Africa due to its extensive array of summer and winter activities. Its climate and geography are ideal for both summer and winter pastimes. You can engage in diverse leisure activities such as skiing, mountain climbing, beach sports, trekking, and desert safari, to name a few. Show more

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