The Absolute Best Ski Destinations on Each Continent


While the options for skiing in Africa aren’t plentiful, there are still some places that are worth a visit. For instance, Michlifen is located in the Atlas Mountains of Moroccoand is a popular place for local athletes to train at altitude. Most of the runs are designed for beginners and intermediate skiers, so experts may find them a bit on the tame side. With just a little over a half mile of trails and a single ski lift, the resort won’t overwhelm visitors with its size. In fact, the drop in elevation is a modest 180 meters (590 feet), but the snow is smooth and acceptable, giving travelers the chance to hit the slopes in a very unexpected place.


With an average of 60 inches of snowfall each year, Mt. Hotham has been dubbed the “Powder Capital of Australia.” The resort offers some of the best options for skiers on the continent, with more than 60 trails spread out over 605 acres. The longest run stretches for an impressive 1.5 miles, offering a test of both skill and stamina. With a surprising amount of terrain aimed at more advanced skiers, Hotham can be a bit intimidating at first, but there are runs specifically designed to cater to beginners too. During the winter season, the resort even offers night skiing on Wednesdays and Saturday, which are typically wonderful times to be on the slopes. There is even a rail park for the daredevils amongst us and sledding and snow tubing too.

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