8 amazing ski resorts in unexpected places

Move over Aspen! We’ve considered the three big S’s of a perfect ski trip – ski-lifts, slopes and snow – to create our bucket list of unusual ski destinations around the world. Whether you see yourself hitting the glades in Morocco or the Lebanon, we have fantastic resorts lined up to suit all levels of skiers. Just wrap up warm, take a leaf out of Rachel Green’s book and get ready to “Shoop, shoop, shoop!”

A ski resort in Morocco perfect for families and amateur skiers

Michlifen Ifrane Suites & Spa Hotel

The 5-star Michlifen Ifrane Suites & Spa is situated in one of the most attractive regions of Morocco, 60 km from the two great imperial cities of Meknes and Fez in the Atlas Mountains.

Often described as the “Little Switzerland” of Morocco, the area is full of lush green landscapes, lakes and immense forests of cedars, oaks and pines.

Since opening in 1973, the Michlifen Ifrane has attracted the most prestigious of guests. As well as boasting five types of accommodation – the American lodge, Savoyarde, Tyrolienne and Royal Duplex – the hotel offers three restaurants, two bars, spa, indoor swimming pool and omni-sports compound, as well as cooking workshops and temporary traditional Henna tattoos.

Known fondly as the “Moroccan Aspen“, the small ski resort Michlifen is located in the beautiful Meknès-Tafilalet Region.

Every winter, the area is blanketed in snow with an average temperature of 5°C, with elevations between 1,880 and 2,060 m above sea level.

Originally built in the 1950s, it’s best suited to families and amateur skiers and snowboarders, with 1 km of slopes available and one ski lift to transport guests.

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