The Morning Call
Indeed winter sports are not the most famous in Africa, but the sector is beginning to develop, or even contributes a small slice to the economy of the countries where they being practice.
Morocco understands best the economic advantage it could get it.
The Michlifen station, located 60 kilometers from the city of Ifrane, in the heart of the Middle Atlas.
For a panorama with a better view of the desert,the Oukaimden station is preferable.
In 2015 , It had a record attendance of more than 30,000 visitors per weekend. The lack of accommodation in the area however hinders the growth of the sector.
Algeria is yet to make the Alpine sector a priority.
A few cottages and private hotels here and there, were built, but abandoned infrastructure prevented massive influx of tourists.
Lesotho and South Africa, two exceptions of southern Africa.
The high peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains covering more than 1,000 kilometres allowed these two countries to innovate in the Alpine sector.
At the peak of Ben MacDhui, above 3,000 meters, stands the unique station of South Africa: Tiffindell. Organizers of the first international Alpine skiing race in 2014, the station does not skimp on resources to satisfy its customers.
Chalets, chairlifts, cafes, bars… Nothing is left to chance in this sector that is promising.
The mountains have no borders, Afriski, Lesotho station, also located at 3 222 meters above sea level, is installed on the Drakensberg Mountains.
For leisure or competition, it attracts thousands of visitors each year.
If snow falls are of varying intensity depending on the year, the station does not hesitate either to invest in snow cannons in order to satisfy the enthusiasts.
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