You’ve probably heard of Europe’s main skiing hotspots, but did you know that you can ski in places across the globe? Whilst the Alps have Val d’Isère, Verbier and Courchevel and North America the likes of Whistler in Canada and Aspen in Colorado, Europe and North America do not have a monopoly on skiing. Here at HoodieTee we’ve seen our ski hoodies go far and wide, so we had a look and found some pretty unusual snowsports spots. Here are some of our favourites – what are yours?
More commonly thought of as a warm, sunny place bordering the Mediterranean and the Sahara, but whilst you might struggle to get around on skis in Marrakech, 45 miles away is another story. The Atlas Mountains are just outside the city and home to Oukaimeden – Africa’s highest ski resort. The peak of Jebel Attar is 3,258m above sea level – who knew?
Not all surfing, beaches, outback and kangaroos, the island of Tasmania has two ski resorts – Ben Lomond and Mount Mawson. The states of New South Wales and Victoria are also home to resorts – it’s the opposite season though, so the slopes are open from about July each year.
Races for the alpine skiing World Cup have been hosted in South Korea before, so although not on the radar for most of us there are plenty of facilities here. 31 slopes, 15 lifts and a few ramps and half pipes, there’s plenty here for a great skiing holiday and then a few days exploring Seoul afterwards.
A mere hour’s drive from the capital, Beirut, there are six ski resorts. Dubbed the ‘Switzerland of the East’, Lebanon’s resorts have a combined 30km of pistes and 46 lifts.
You may not even have heard of this tiny country, but landlocked by South Africa on all sides the whole place is above an altitude of 1,000m. There’s only one resort – AfriSki – and it’s small, but it brings in many visitors each year. It’s open June-August.
The adventurous one – Afghanistan
Probably not the one for you if you’re looking for a great apres-ski, but the Bamyan ski resort does exist. Set about 100 miles to the west of Kabul the resort is very up and coming, aiming to draw in winter sports crowds.
- 19 Sep, 2014
- Louise MacKenzie
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