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.
Day 1: Marrakech:
We will be waiting for you at the airport in Marrakech. We then transfer you to Hotel or Riad; you can spend the afternoon visiting the Medina.
Day 2: Marrakech - Imlil - Refuge Tazaghart:
We transfer from Marrakech to meet in imlil with the equipe muleteers and carriers, At col Mezzik (2500m), we lunch in the sheep-fold of Tamsoult, then if the season is snowed, we will slip the skis starting from the cascade (2400m), in the direction of the refuge of Tazaghart (3000m), this section is 700m of rise and 250m of descent, then 800m of rise. The mules will be replaced by the carriers at the cascade. We spend the night at Tazaghart refuge.
Day 3: Refuge Tazagharte - Col Tadate - Refuge Toubkal:
Today we take a descent towards refuge Toubkal, of 5 and half hours. At 08:30hrs we start to get to the col of Tadaft, a cord is necessary to avoid cramps. There is one only passage which will be difficult. We take lunch in the col, a wonderful sight from the col tadaft, with the Toubkal in the front of us. The remainder of the tops exceeding the 4000m. We take a fabulous descent, which is stiff at the beginning, with the fine snow joining us for a total of 800m of rise and 600m of descent.
Day 4: Refuge Toubkal - Toubkal Summit - Refuge Toubkal:
Today, we rise at 7:00 am, leave at 8h30 am, so that we do not go up at the time when the snow is cold and very hard. We have 3hours of rise and a panoramic sight on the valleys around Toubkal, followed by a fabulous descent towards the refuge of Toubkal. This is 1000m of rise and 1000m of descent, We stay at the Toubkal refuge again tonight.
Day 5: Refuge Toubkal - Ouankerim - Akioud - Imlil:
We leave towards 7:00 am, in the direction to Ras Nouan Oukrim, large combe, then the col, then the top, with a splendid sight, especially on the valleys of the southern slope of the Toubkal. We take a long descent of the top 4083m until 2600m, and take lunch with Marabout chamharouch. After lunch, we descend on foot towards the Armed village, then Imlil to our lodging. 1600m with ski and 1000m with foot.
Day 6: Imlil - Foussarou - Bouiguenouane - Foussarou:
One of the most beautiful trips, with mules carrying our tents and mattress, we head towards the col Tamatert (2300m), then descend towards the Imenane valley, then we approach with our mules on foot to the top Bouiguenouane (3800m). We take lunch and then continue to the top, a 1400m of rise easy, regular, with a small valley, combe, Crete. We arrive at the top of a splendid sight with Toubkal on our left and we have a wonderful descent towards the base camp (2400m). The most beautiful descent. 1400m of rise and 1400m of descent. We then find our camp with Ousarou (2400m).
Day 7: Foussarou - Pass Likemet - Imlil - Marrakech:
Still another top to be gone up today, early in the morning we head towards col Likkemt (3600m), which is not to be missed. We have around a 3 hour rise, and then return to the same bivouac. Then we have around 2 hours 30 minutes of descent towards Imlil with the mules carrying our items. The car will wait for us to go down into Marrakech, 1200m of rise and descent. The night is spent in a hotel in Marrakech.
Day 8: Marrakech - Airport:
Breakfast in the hotel. If you have spare time before the transfer to the airport, you can finish your visit to the city or going shopping in the souk, then transfer to the airport of Marrakech.