Special day excursion from Marrakech to Oukaimeden, the highest and equipped ski resort in Africa, the snow falls in the mountains above 2500m of altitude just almost every winter, and last for a couple of months.
For most people, it is quiet strange to ski in Morocco but is it definitly one of unique experiences that the guests could enjoy during their holiday in Marrakech.
Oukaimeden ski station is located at the edge of Mt/Jebel Oukaïmeden located at at 3268 metres above sea level, 70km south of Marrakech. Depending on your skiing experience, you could either go up to Oukaimeden summit on left and ski down to the flat level or learn skiing on Beginner & Medium ski left level.
Anyway, you could visit the summit with lefts if you level of experience doesn’t allow you to ski down the hill, the summit offers stunning views over all atlas snow capped sommits over 4000m as well as valleys & Berber villages.
Equipment hire (Skis, Gloves, Ski pants, Ski poles….)
Off pist skiing experience – 3 days /2 nights
Day 1: Transfer from Marrakech to Oukaimeden via Ourika valley, the first day to acclimatize and experience skiing from Oukaimeden summit (3270m of altitude), transfer to Riad Jnane Imlil at the end of he day.
Day 2: After breakfast, transfer to Tachdirt village and up to Bouignouane summit (3882m of altitude) on the South-East side of the station, this will take 3-4hrs to reach the summit and ski down through one of the couloirs. transfer to Riad Jnane Imlil at the end of he day.
Day 2: Cimb another pass called Tizi n’Likemt (3600m) and enjoy the views over the whole Imnane valley & Adrar n’Dern on the other side, easy and smooth downhill ski to Fousarou, transfer back to Imlil valley for late lunch and then to Marrakech.
Essaouira is one of the most popular travel destination in Morocco, a day trip from Marrakech may be interesting to go there & visit its attarctive sites including the Port and its ramparts, the old Medina and “Scala”.