We can't belive that in Morocco, in north of Africa, we can do ski, yes you can do it in a wonderful situation. You can try it and you will want to do it again. Enjoy the winter months in the High Atlas. Morocco's mountains are a paradise for snow climbers and ski fans.
During this trip we are likely to encounter a variety of snow conditions from very soft to hard and icy. Generally at this time of the year the snow is in excellent condition for skiing.
Typically we will ski for 6 - 8 hours each day. It will be necessary at some points to carry skis and to ascend using crampons.
The downhill slopes will be maximum 35 degrees. This holiday is suitable for experienced off-piste skiers. Participants should have very good control of turns and stops, particularly on hard slopes. In addition the relatively high altitudes encountered will mean that a good level of physical fitness is also required.
Arrive to Marrakech airport then transfer to a Riad.
Marrakech – Imlil – Tazaghart After an early transfer from Marrakech to Imlil where we meet out mule team and guide we set off , over the Tizi Mezzik Pass (2450m) via Tamsoult to the refuge at Tazaghart (3000m) where we will spend the night.
Tazaghart – Tadat Pass - Toubkal Refuge To climb up to the Tadat Pass (3800m) we might need ropes and crampons but we are rewarded by spectacular views across to Toubkal (4167m). From the pass we descend 600m to the Toubkal refuge where we spend the night. A total of 6 to 7 hours.
Toubkal refuge – Toubkal summit - Toubkal refuge This is a climb of 1000m to the summit of Toubkal – with a panoramic view across the Anti-Atlas in the south and the Marrakech plains to the north. From the summit we descend the 1000m back to the refuge – some fabulous skiing. A total of 5 – 6 hours.
Toubkal Refuge – Sidi Chamarouch – Imlil We start by climbing up in the direction of Ouanoukrim (4083m) in order to descend to Sidi Chamarouch (2318m) – an exhilarating, long descent. From here we complete our descent to Imlil where we stay the night in a Berber house (gite). A total of 6 hours.
Imlil – Tizi n ' Tamatert Pass – Tachdirth – Bouygnouane We set out from Imlil to cross the Tamatert Pass (2300m) before dropping down to the Imenane valley, ready for the ascent of Bouygunouane (3800m). From here we have splendid views before we descend 1400m to our gite in Tachdirt village (2400m) where we spend the night.
Tachdirth– Tizi n ' Likemt Pass – Imlil – Marrakech Early in the morning we set off for the Likemt Pass (3600m) – a 3 – 4 hour climb – followed by a final exhilarating descent of 2 – 3 hours (1200m) back towards Imlil where our transport is ready to transfer us back to Marrakech.
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