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  • Published: 5 hours ago

Announcement: Ski World – Global ski resorts

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Ski World – Global ski resorts

World ski resorts




If you’re travelling, we recommend that you take a good guidebook. We like the layout and content of the Lonely Planet book. It provides an excellent mix of travel information and practical advice. Click below to purchase. You won’t regret buying it!

  • Published: Yesterday

Announcement: Ski Algeria – Algerian ski resorts

Ski holidays in Algeria

Algeria Ski Algeria - Algerian ski resorts

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Both the small towns of Chrea and Blida are located approximately seventy kilometers outside of Algiers, Algeria. Not many visitors to Algeria are even aware of this magnificent part of the country. Even though Chrea is mostly known as a ski area and nature reserve, it has also played a role in the literary and revolutionary history of Algeria. Revolutionary author and essayist, Frantz Fanon, was extremely fond of Chrea. His writings and literary works were the inspiration behind anti-colonial liberation movements.

Fanon’s trips to the Chrea ski area were known to be sinister, as a FLN base was secretly located here. Although Frantz Fanon will always be remembered for his masterpiece, “Letter of Resignation to the Resident Minister”, Chrea is remembered and known as a small piece of skiing paradise in Africa.

The Chrea ski area has had a history of turbulence itself. Between the years 1992 and 2002, the slopes of Chrea lay barren and quiet. The stores and hotels that once flourished with visitors and tourists were demolished, and all the joy, excitement and family holiday fun that was synonymous with Chrea, was replaced by armed groups, military vehicles and the brutal leaders of the GIA (Armed Islamic Group). Most of the three thousand residents of Chrea fled the area. The armed groups have now been chased from Chrea, soldiers protect the area and keep a watchful eye on the ski area from towers and barracks that have been constructed on nearby hill tops.

Today the shrieks of laughter and snowball fighting children have returned to the mountain. Skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts crowd the slopes, and sleighs come past every now and then. The ski area is located inside the Chrea National Park, which is one of the smallest national parks in Algeria. But its size is not what lures people to the park, it is the majestic mountain forest landscapes, the undisturbed beauty of nature and the vast variety of wildlife that remained isolated from the public eye for ten years that draws them.

The town of Chrea and the ski area are slowly picking up the pieces, and rebuilding this spectacular holiday hide-away. Locals are beginning to return to the town, good memories and days of happiness have been reunited with the mountain, and the people of Algeria have begun to live and plan for the future again. The Chrea ski area is a wonderful escape from city life, and a rare opportunity to go skiing in Africa.

If you’re travelling here, we recommend that you take a good guidebook. We like the layout and content of the Lonely Planet book. It provides an excellent mix of travel information and practical advice. Click below to purchase. You won’t regret buying it!

  • Published: 3 days ago

Announcement: Ski Morocco – Moroccan ski resorts

Ski holidays in Morocco

Morocco Ski Morocco - Moroccan ski resorts




Occupying the northwestern tip of North Africa, Morocco is steeped in history and is home to such famed cities as Casablanca, Marrakech and Tangier and is also known for its open-air markets that are loaded with jewellery, rugs and quality leather. Morocco is chiefly associated with deserts and heat, yet there are one or two ski areas here that offer cool and quiet respite from the bustling cities and warm temperatures.

Morocco’s ski season generally extends from December to March, with the best snow appearing in January. Near the town of Ifrane and nearly 200 miles from Casablanca, Michlifen ski resort is situated at over 6,500 feet above sea level and receives a fair amount of snow on its four slopes, while two ski lifts provide access over the 656-foot vertical.

The top ski resort in Morocco is Oukaimeden, which happens to be North Africas largest ski resort, conveniently located near Marrakech. Oukaimeden has 20 slopes that traverse more than 10 miles of terrain, with the longest slope at two miles, while there are also plenty of alternative activities available. Views from the top slopes are stunning. Other resorts within proximity include Arzou, Djebel Bou Iblane, Hoher Atlas and Rif Gebirge.

There are four international airports in Morocco at Casablanca, Tangier, Marrakech and Agadir, with frequent connections with European and other major world cities. You can also bring your own car from southern Europe on one of the many ferry services. Internal flights are the only real way to cross the country, but they are relatively expensive. Rail travel is faster than the fairly reliable bus services in the country, while shared taxis are also very popular here. Car hire is expensive and police and customs road blocks are common.

http://www.visitmorocco.com/

If you’re travelling here, we recommend that you take a good guidebook. We like the layout and content of the Lonely Planet book. It provides an excellent mix of travel information and practical advice. Click below to purchase. You won’t regret buying it!

  • Published: 3 days ago

Announcement: Ski Countries – Country ski resorts

Ski holidays in countries

Ski Countries – Country ski resorts

A list of all the best ski countries with their finest ski resorts. For help in choosing a particular type of ski resort, click here to look at all our shortlists of the best ski resorts chosen by Snow Menu.

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  • Published: 3 days ago

Announcement: Funski with Funzee adult onesies

Onesies for adults from Funzee UK

Funski with Funzee adult onesies

Funski with Funzee adult onesies

Funzee have been designing and making onesies for adults since 2008. We now have a range of adult onesie designs and colours in both natural cotton and warm polar fleece.

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