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Oukaïmeden ski resort

Oukaïmeden ski resort is located in the Atlas mountains near Jebel Toubkal, in Morocco. At an elevation of 2.650m above the sea level, is Africa's highest ski resort. The road to reach the summit is asphalted. It's one of the highest roads of Morocco.

Located in the Marrakesh-Safi region of Morocco, the road to reach the summit is called P2030. It’s asphalted and it’s a dramatic and nicely paved road that twists and turns its way through the valley from which the resort takes its name, this is about 20km in length, climbing at over 5% most of the way, with some tougher kilometres at up to 8%.
This road is usually open all year, but it can be closed in winters when the access is not cleared of snow. The Oukaïmeden ski resort in the shadow of the Toubkal Heights is one of only two fully-functional, constant ski resorts in the country. Long before snow bunnies arrived, there was a high-altitude civilisation in Oukaïmeden. A sign points toward petroglyphs on the right side of road as you enter town. It is one of the few places in Morocco where skiing is possible, and it also boasts the highest ski lift in Africa (reaching 10,825 feet).
There are 2 routes to reach the ski station. Starting from Marrakech, the ascent is 70.67 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 2.109 heightmeters. The average percentage is 2.9 %. And starting from Ourika Valley, the ascent is 36.85 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.945 heightmeters. The average percentage is 5.2 %. 
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