Skiing in Morocco

In recent years Morocco has joined the ranks of the world’s off-beat skiing destinations. Yet it’s no also-ran: Morocco’s main resort Oukaimeden (one hour’s drive from Marrakech) lies 3,273 metres above sea level: high enough to ensure snow from January to the end of March. With good infrastructure and some excellent runs, you have to pinch yourself to realise you’re in sub-tropical Africa. Ifrane, in the Middle Atlas, is 1,650 metres above sea level and has a variety of ski runs, as well as Alpine chalets and cedar forests.

For a tailor-made Moroccan ski holiday call 01672 500555 to discuss your plans.

The Lawrence of Morocco map displays the locations of the destinations and accommodation that we have selected and visited; for each item, hovering over or clicking the marker will display a short summary and photo of that place or hotel, and hotel pricing. Follow the links in the info box to the full page listing which has much more information.

Note that the online map offers both a satellite view (click satellite in the top right) and, for some locations, a street level view (Drag the person in the top left onto the map). These let you explore the country; and when you wish to explore in person, or if you have any questions about the places you see, give our staff a call, or request a quote. Our staff regularly visit the places and accommodation that we feature.

When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.

Testimonials

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Your prompt, professional responses could not have been faulted!

Hi Max,

I have been meaning to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday in Morocco. We absolutely loved it and your staff were absolutely brilliant particularly Souad who could not have done more or been more helpful, she was wonderful and took away all the angst of travelling with elderly parents by fast tracking us at the ...

Chris Jones

The best dinner spot was at the riad hotel we were staying, Villa Maroc, where they serve huge platters of meat or fish tagine by candlelight.

Novelist Anna Stothard travelled to Essaouira with Lawrence of Morocco in August 2012, writing for the Observer Magazine.

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Max Lawrence - MD Lawrence of Morocco

When travelling around Morocco it is not (contrary to common belief) necessary for women to ‘cover up’ out of respect for local modesty traditions. Morocco is a very mixed society with Moroccans who dress as westerners and more traditional families dressing in a more traditional way.

The only areas of the country where it is advisable for women to cover up their legs and shoulders would be in some parts of the High Atlas Mountains (very remote areas) where the locals are rarely visited by foreigners. It is highly unlikely that you will be visiting these areas on any holiday arranged by Lawrence of Morocco.

Max Lawrence, Owner

First travelled to Morocco in 1986. Lived and worked in Marrakech for 12 years.