On our tour of Morocco we spent a few days in the Sefrou area and then moved on to Midelt in the east of the country. On the way we drove through a part of the Atlas Mountains. We stopped for a morning tea break in the town of Ifrane as shown in today’s photos.
I would guess that most Australians would think that Morocco is a hot country with sand, deserts and a generally bleak environment, complete with camels and little else. Few would realise that this part of the country has a thriving snow skiing industry. The beautiful town of Ifrane is in the centre of one such skiing location. The style of the buildings in this village would not be out of place in the Alps of Switzerland.
Although the day was sunny, the air was still very cool. Our guide explained that up to the point of our visit the snow falls had been extremely poor, compared with most years. Although there was some snow cover on the mountain peaks, most was still unsuitable for skiing.