Heliski in Africa

A HELISKI STAY IN AFRICA A FEW HOURS FROM EUROPEANS CAPITALS IN AN UNIQUE AND AMAZING ENVIRONMENT

Contrasting Worlds

Africa: a first.

The only heli-ski base on the African continent.

Two altitudes

Base camp at 1000m with heli-drops at over 4000m.

Snow and sand

Winter snow from the summits down to the foothills. The vast expanse of the desert spreading out to the south.

Nature

Arid desert conditions at the base camp and a rocky environment on the summits. Stunning views from the Atlas Mountains out across the Sahara.

Températures

Au camp de base, au coeur de l’hiver, des chaleurs quasi estivales … dans l’Atlas, en altitude, les rigueurs de l’hiver.

Culture

Immerse yourself in the rich Moroccan culture of Marrakech and the freeride spirit of skiing in Africa.

Town and mountain

Near one of Africa’s most beautiful cities, the Marrakech base camp is a mere 25 minutes heli-flight from the mountains.

With Morocco opening up and developing, what was but an impossible dream a few years ago; heli-skiing on the Atlas Mountains in Africa, albeit tightly regulated is now possible.



Ski in the Moroccan Atlas

Mountain ski in an exceptional environment


An unknow relief

Skiing between 4000 meters and 2000 meters. The drops allowed by the Moroccan authorities are in the valley of Ourika near Setti Fatma. The terrain has varied descents, rather similar to the relief of Alpine valleys, steep slopes, couloirs, valleys…

The environment is rocky. No forest zone, even at lower altitudes. Snow conditions are quite similar to those found in the Alps with significant differences in quality according to the aspect (dry snow on the northern slopes, hard snow and wet on the south, east and west slopes).

It’s “all-mountain” skiing from the summit drops to the snow limit in the valleys.