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Ski Touring Toubkal - Morocco - 8 Days

Ski tours Morocco

The best time of year for ski touring is February to April when snow conditions are usually at their best. Enjoy the winter months in the High Atlas Mountain of Morocco.

 

Morocco's mountains are a paradise for snow climbers and ski fans. We start most of our ski-tours at the Toubkal Base Camp 3,200m.

 

Enjoy the winter months in the High Atlas. Morocco's mountains are a paradise for snow climbers and ski fans. We start most of our ski-tours at the Toubkal-Hut (3,200m / 10,499ft).


 
Ski Touring Toubkal

Trip Facts

Total Days : 8
Ski Days : 6
Trip Nature : Ski tours
Lodging : Hotel & Guest house, Refuge
Min. Altitude : ( 1740 m )
Max. Altitude : ( 4167 m )
Overal walking :  5 / 9 hrs P/D    
Difficulty : Hard
Group Size :  +2 person    
Best Time : Available from February to April, you can start at any date you wish.
 

Intinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Marrakech Airport - Hotel
Day 02: Marrakech - Imlil - Lipiney Refuge / Tazzaghart
Day 03:  Refuge Lipiney / Tazzaghart - Toubkal Refuge
Day 04: Toubkal Refuge - Toubkal Summit - Toubkal Refuge
Day 05: Toubkal Refuge - Ouankerim Peak - Toubkal Refuge - Imlil
Day 06: Imlil - Tamatert Pass - Bouigenouane - Tachedirt
Day 07: Tachedirt - Likkemet Pass - Imlil - Marrakech
Day 08:  Marrakech - Airport

Services

What's Included
  • Airport Tranfers
  • 2 Night Hotel in Marrakech (B&B)
  • Private Transport to and from Marrakech
  • Qualified English Mountain Guide
  • All food during the trek
  • Mules and Porters to carry the baggage and food
  • Accommodation in the Refuges, Guest house
  • Cook to prepare all meals

What's Not Included
  • Meals in Marrakech
  • Personal Insurance
  • Tip
  • Drinks
  • Trekking equipment such as ( ski, sleeping bags, crampons, ice axe .....)
Day 01: Arrival to Marrakech Airport - Hotel
Our guide and driver will meet you at the airport, and pick up to your Hotel /Raid In the medina .

Day 02: Marrakech - Imlil - Refuge Lipiney
After an early transfer from Marrakech to Imlil we meet out mule team and guide. We set off, over the Mezzik Pass (2500m) via Tamsoult to the refuge at Tazaghart (3000m) where we will spend the night. We will ski as much as the conditions allow.

Day 03:  Refuge Lipiney - Toubkal Refuge
To climb up to the Tadaft Pass (3800m) we might need ropes and crampons, but we are rewarded by spectacular views across to Toubkal (4167m). From the pass we descend 600m to the Toubkal refuge where we spend the night. A total of 6 – 7 hours.

Day 04: Toubkal Refuge - Toubkal Summit - Toubkal Refuge

This is a climb of 1000m to the summit of Toubkal with a panoramic view across the Sahara in the south and the Marrakech plains to the north. From the summit we descend the 1000m back to the refuge – where there is some fabulous skiing. A total of 5 – 6 hours.

 

Day 05: Toubkal Refuge - Ouankerim Peak - Imlil
We start by climbing up in the direction of Ouanoukrim (4083m) in order to descend to Sidi Chamarouch (2318m) – an exhilarating, long descent. From here we complete our descent to Imlil where we stay the night in a Berber house (gite). A total of 7 – 8 hours.

Day 06: Imlil - Bouigneouane - Tachedirt
We set out from Imlil to cross the Tamatert Pass (2300m) before dropping down to the Imenane valley, ready for the ascent of Bouiguenouane (3800m). From here we have splendid views before we descend 1400m to our nice hotel in Tachdirte (2400m) where we spend the night.

Day 07: Tachedirt - Likkemet - Imlil - Marrakech
Early in the morning we set off for the Likkemt Pass (3600m), a 3 to 4 hour climb, followed by a final exhilarating descent of 2 to 3 hours (1200m) back towards Imlil. Here our transport is ready to transfer us back to Marrakech. Night in our Riad.

Day 08:  Marrakech - Airport
Breakfast at your Hotel and visit the city and transfer to airport for departure .


For Atlas Trekking you need to prepare as you would for walking in any mountain region; it can be warm and sunny during the day but the weather in the mountains can quickly change from sunshine to snow and cold winds (autumn through late spring). Please do not leave any rubbish behind you; carry out what you carry in.

Atlas Treks are tailored to match the season and your level of fitness. You have the choice of basing yourself in Berber Guesthouses, from where you can take daily walks, or you can Atlas Mule Trek for 2+ days. On mule treks you usually have the choice of staying in Berber Guesthouse/with families or wild camping in 2-person tents. In addition to regular packing, here is a Check List for Atlas Trekking:

Clothing Equipment
Good walking boots and socks 3 to 4 season sleeping bag
Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse Walking stick
Trekking pants Day sack/backpack
Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants Headtorch / headlamp
Underwear Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details
Long johns Ice axe and crampons (winter)
T-shirts Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
Fleece jacket or warm jumper Penknife (useful)
Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket  
Hat  
Goggles (winter) and sunglasses (summer)  
Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves  
   
Other  
Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)
Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds
Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in
Matches e.g. burn toilet paper
Trail snacks
Zip-Up bags for camera
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
 

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