3 Alternative Ski Resorts 3 Alternative Ski Resorts


“We’re going on a ski break”

Not an easy sentence to say without sounding like a dickhead...

Yep, skiing in the Alps is for ballers and your parents mates ⛷

Don’t get caught out, this is your guide to 3 alternative ski resorts…

Ski in Africa

Oukaïmden, Morocco

“Ski lift or donkey?”

Feel like a regular Jesus Christ as you’re carried up the Atlas mountains on an ass.

You’ve heard about the sweaty souks, and imagined rolling sand dunes but here you are in Morocco wrapped up on Oukaïmden’s snowy slopes.

There’s over 3000m of powdery pistes to slide down (suck it Verbier) before the après-ski of ‘Berber whiskey’ and lamb tagine.

It's £7 for a ski pass (no joke) and about an hour and a half from Marrakech.

Ski in the Middle East

Mount Tochal, Iran

Mount Tochal is the Alp’s chilled-out Persian cousin.

It’s just as big, but less flashy and without Gunter the try-hard instructor.

Ride the world’s largest cable car to the top of the peak, and when you hop off you’ll have 1000m of snowy slopes to play with.

Skiing runs 8 months of the year with eye-watering views over Tehran.

Ski in Eastern Europe

Janska, Slovakia

£1 beers in a ski resort?!?!

Now that’s an après-ski you can get behind.

Tucked away in the foresty Low Tatras slopes, Jansa offers ‘freeride zones’ with challenging tree runs and gentler slopes for noobs.

Head to Happy End bar 👀 after a hard day on the slopes.

Less than an hour from Poprad.