Morocco.Trekking and ski touring

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  1. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    I have been looking at the trekking options in the High Atlas mountains for 2018 and have discovered that ski touring is also possible.
     
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    I was in Morocco 1 month ago . it snowed down to about 1200 metres in the Atlas mountains .
    There seemed to be snow deep enough for touring above about 3200 metres.
     
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    Would be an interesting tour!
     
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    Morocco and Atlas are awesome. Amazing culture, amazing mountains. Toubkal, whilst high is not too hard a treck in summer, but definitely need guides in winter. There are some really cool multi-day ski tours, with several high altitude refuges. There was a heli-ski operation operating out of Marakesh but they've been shut down recently by the government.
     
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    Which months in Morocco would permit some BC XC skiing as well as a possible trek up Jabal Toukbel?
     
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    Good surf in Moroc.
    Same swells as France, Spain and Portugal just quite a bit further south.

    My old Man surfed there in the late 60’s and/or early 70’s.
     
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    Was a nice break at Rabat last Jan, but the water was cold and filthy so wasnt tempted
    Kitesurfing big too, especially Essouria (spelling?).
    We had snow in Fez and the surrounding hills, and the Atlas were spectacular as we left. I took my skis a couple years before, but the snow was marginal. Its always a gamble.
     
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    I would be most inclined to focus on the hike up Jabal Toukbel as well as the culture and architecture in the cities.
     
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    Essentially Morocco is a fairly dry country so to get a decent base you would need a big snowfall in late autumn / winter.Its cold enough at 4000m to stay .
    When I was there in November they had had that .