Morocco’s Oukaimden Tops the 12 Most Exotic Ski Resorts in the…

Taroudant – The Oukaimden ski resort, located about 80 kilometers from Marrakech, Morocco, has been ranked at the top of the twelve most exotic ski resorts in the world by Unofficial Networks, the “ski bum’s guide to outdoor news and entertainment.”“The summit of Oukaimden sounds like it should belong in Colorado,” according to the Unofficial Networks ranking.Although the resort only has marginal snowfall, its two ski lifts “serve some of the most beautiful and bizarre ski terrain in the world.” Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, which is described by the Unofficial Networks as “a powder paradise that stands among a series of volcanic geology,” comes second after Morocco’s Oukaimden ski resort.Other exotic ski resorts ranked by Unofficial Networks included Malam Jabba Ski Resort (Pakistan); Cerro Castor (Patagonia Argentina); Bansko (Bulgaria), Alyeska (Alaska); Hlíðarfjall (Iceland); Sky Resort, Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia); Gulmarg (Kashmir); Karakol Ski Resort (Kyrgyzstan); Thredbo Ski Resort (Australia); and Ski Dubai (United Arab Emirates).In snow season, Oukaimden has all the facilities one would find in a typical European resort, yet with reasonable prices, and snow is reliable from January until late March or April.The Oukaimden ski resort has been ranked among the top 100 resorts in the world by American TV channel CNN, ranking in 86th position, ahead of some of the most famous locations for winter sports in the world, such as Saulire, in the Three Valleys in France, and The Back Corries, at the Ben Nevis Range in Scotland.