This is an adventure ski trip to the High Atlas mountains of Morocco. Using Riads, refuges and lodges we ski tour for a full 6 days using mules to carry our luggage. Like all adventure ski trips the journey is the destination!
season February to early March (Inshallah).
Our 2019 trip was a great success, despite low snow cover. We have a great relationship with our local agent and the service we receive is excellent. Please register early interest for next year’s African Powder Trip! Highly recommended as a ‘first’ adventure ski trip.
Day 1 : Menara Airport – Hotel
Arrival at Marrakech airport reception and transfer to the Riad overnight,
Day 2 : Marrakech – Imli 1700m –Tacheddirte 2250m
After breakfast, transfer by minibus to the village of Agersioual starting point of the ski tour/hike, meet the team, you cross the pass that bears the name of the village to reach the valley of Imnane. A slight rise takes you to the village of Tachdirte, night in Guest House, Lunch & dinner and overnight.
Day 3 : Tacheddirte 2250m –Summit boIguenouane 3900m –Tacheddirte 2250m
After a good breakfast in front of the Aksoual and Likemt, you head towards the top of the boyguenouane (3900m) a good climb. Another picnic off track again to join Tachdirte, dinner and overnight in Guest House.
Day 4 :Tacheddirte 2250m – 3555m Likemt -Imlil 1750m – Aremd Village 2000m
Another climb to the Likemt and Assarou descent and continuation of the village Aremd, dinner and overnight lodging (1900m)
Day 5 : Armed village – Toubkal Refuge 3200m
A steady climb takes you to the refuge of Toubkal (3207m), installation, dinner and overnight.
Day 6 : Toubkal Refuge 3207m -Summit Toubkal 4167m — Refuge Toubkal 3207m
Ascent of Mount Toubkal (4167m) the highest peak in North Africa, and down to the shelter, a beautiful panorama and descent to refuge.
Day 7 : Toubkal Refuge3207m -Ras Ouanoukrim 4089m –Imlil 1700m –Marrakech.
Day devoted to climb Mont Ounoukrim and descent green Imlil, lunch and transfer back to Marrakech, transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 8 : Hotel – Menara Airport
Transfer to the airport assistance with departure formalities.
Now the dust has settled I wanted to write to thank you for a great trip. I know it’s your job but I think it is important that I share my thoughts and thanks following yet another wonderful and safe trip reaching impressive heights in both a climbing and levels of quality of experience and safety.
The group you put together had excellent dynamics, with zero negatives, enhancing the “three men on tour” experience of last year. We made new friends and I hope contact may continue between some or all of us even within the busy lives we all exist.
The itinerary was both enjoyable, challenging and ticked the most important two boxes of “off piste ski” and “gourmet food”. OK perhaps a critic would say not gourmet but in my mind the food was authentic, plentiful, tasty, and caused no digestive issues whatsoever, which for me in Africa is a definite achievement!
The location was culturally very interesting which added some real variety and enjoyment to the usual Alpine ski tour experience. The guardian and workers within the refuge made such a contrast to the Swiss type guardians. How did we manage walking upstairs in boots, drying stuff in front of the fire and asking for more breakfast and hot water…Mais NON!
Anyway thanks again for keeping us safe and taking me outside my comfort zone, although actually a simple 4200 mtr peak in Africa wasn’t really uncomfortable and still an achievement.
Tim Bloch, Ski Morocco 2019