Ski in Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains – Travel the Slopes of Oukaimeden and Mischliffen
Imagine soaring down white powdered slopes, edging your way through the soft snow on a clear brisk day. Now imagine that you are doing this in Morocco! Most people associate Morocco with camels trekking through deserts of sand, not snow capped mountain peaks. But what the average traveler does not know is that Morocco is home to some of the best skiing in all of Africa.
Most of Morocco’s ski resorts are deep within the Atlas Mountains. Oukaimeden, a premier resort lies just south of Marrakech. Mischliffen a mountain town in the Middle Atlas is referred to as the “Moroccan Aspen” and is not far from Fez.
Oukaimeden and Mischliffen would be considered intermediate runs, both containing ski lifts and equipment rentals. These slopes cater to the average skier looking to enjoy beautiful Moroccan terrain.
For those more experienced Morocco also contains expert ski slopes in areas like Tazaghart. Tazaghart is extremely adventurous terrain suited only for those with years of training and experience.
Travelers can also snowshoe, cross-country ski, mountain trek and ski tour within these areas. The frosted peaks provide beautiful natural scenery you can explore on foot or on ski. Outdoor adventure is best recommended from November to mid June.
Skiing and trekking Morocco is a great way to see enticing areas surrounding Marrakech and the high Atlas Mountains.
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