2017 Morocco Ski Odyssey
The Best Skiing in Africa
Organization of Group Logistics: February, March, April 2017
Adventure Dates: February, March, and April 2017
$2900/person for 6 person group (exact program cost depends on program length and number of participants)
Atlas Cultural Adventures can organize all in-country logistics for your African ski expedition.
This ski expedition to the rugged Central High Atlas Mountains of Morocco will treat you to the best skiing on the continent of Africa. You will have full days of backcountry skiing in spectacular alpine locales in addition to the opportunity to explore the country’s rich and exotic history and culture. The skiing consists of various objectives (from 600m to1200m descents) including a summit and descent of Jbel M’goun (4071m; 13,356ft), the second highest peak in North Africa, Jbel Oumsoud (3883m), Jbel Tarkeddit (3650m), and Jbel Azourki (3677m).
Morocco is a land of inspiration, exoticism, awe-inspiring scenery, grand architecture and graciously hospitable people. For centuries it has been a muse for explorers, famed artists, writers and designers such as William Thesiger, Eugene Delacroix, Henri Matisse, Paul Bowles, William Burroughs and Jacques Majorelle. Few places in the world will overwhelm your senses with contrasts as intense as Morocco’s sharp white sun against towering golden limestone cliffs; expansive vistas of palm trees framed in 4000 meter high snow-capped peaks; slow-cooked dishes bursting with the flavor of preserved lemons, green olives and cumin; robed and hooded nomads traversing the desert alongside masses of camels, sheep, and goats; and narrow, winding medieval streets bustling with merchants, artisans, storytellers and snake charmers.
Travel from the trodden tourist circuit, deep into the heart of Morocco and North Africa. You will be challenged and exhilarated during your climbs and descents of Jbel M’goun, Oumsoud, Tarkeddit and Azourki. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable culture and inspirational journey.