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Morocco: 6 amazing snowy destinations you must see to believe!

Is there snow in Morocco?

Morocco is known for its camel rides in the Sahara desert, its friendly community, and hospitality, but what about snow? This is a fact that not everybody knows, but since Morocco is located at the center of the earth the weather differs greatly according to the seasons and Moroccan geography. Many people wonder and ask if there is actually snow in a country known for its sun. Well, the answer is yes, some places in Morocco have snow and it’s beautiful. Here in this article, we are going to share with you some amazing Moroccan destinations to discover under the snow that you must see to believe.

 

#1. Ifrane

Not only Ifrane is so pretty and is considered to be the 2nd cleanest city in the world, but it is unlike any other town in Morocco. Known to be the “Switzerland of Morocco”, it is such a special city with a unique vibe that makes everyone wonder about the endless beauty of Morocco that keeps surprising everyone. Visiting Ifrane is an opportunity to get away from it all and disconnect, whether you are alone or accompanied.

Here is a video below made by Housni El Tohami to give you a glimpse of Ifrane’s beauty:

 

#2. Oukaimden

Oukaïmden or Oukaïmeden is a rural Moroccan commune in the province of Al Haouz, in the Marrakech-Safi region. It is 80km from Marrakech and it is among the best skiing destinations in the world by having the highest ski resort in Africa. The ski season lasts four months, from December to March, so you better grab your skies!

©beum photography

 

#3. Tinghir

This charming town in the Souss-Massa-Drâa region is located in the Todgha valley, at the exit of the High Atlas and facing the djebel Saghro. If you decide to visit Tinghir, its magnificent palm grove and its famous Todra gorges will leave you speechless.

 

#4. Figuig

Figuig is an oasis located in the south-eastern part of Morocco, 7 km from the Algerian city of Beni Ounif. Although snow is a fairly rare phenomenon in this city located in the middle of the mountains in the far east of Morocco, to find oneself under the snow at Figuig is splendid.

 

#5. Imlil

Imlil is a small village in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It’s impossible to disregard the beauty of the snow that embellishes the roofs and trees around Imlil during the winter.

 

#6. Midelt

The town of Midelt is located in the Middle Atlas, 180 km from Fez. In winter, the firs and cedars of the village of Midelt, located at the junction of the Middle Atlas and Eastern High Atlas ranges, are covered with snow. Enough to plunge you into a real end-of-year celebration.

 

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