After an incredibly cold and snowy period in the Alps with epic days in the deep powder of steep flanks and in the trees of the resorts, as well as up high on lonesome peaks, I spontaneously decided to leave to distant lands. Lea, Lorenzo, Melina, Clarisse and Sonia – the multinational powder and fun team from Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Spain – had in mind to challenge the mountains surrounding the town of Imlil and Tacheddirt that are towered by Massif du Toubkal.
As of leaving Europe it was not clear if there would be enough snow to put on our skis, but fortunately we were proven wrong and the expectations got exceeded by far!
The cultural and natural contrasts were drawing our interest to visit the not-so-famous for skiing Morocco and we could experience or passion in a completely unfamiliar setting. A short stay in Essaouira and Marrakech rounded up the adventure and let us dive into a country where one gets woken up early by the call of the muezzin, every price is subject to heated bargaining and European people with skis gather rather puzzled looks when they head off to the green-brown-red bouldered mountains and its huts.