Africa: a first.
The only heli-ski base on the African continent.
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.
Arid desert conditions at the base camp and a rocky environment on the summits. Stunning views from the Atlas Mountains out across the Sahara.
Au camp de base, au coeur de l’hiver, des chaleurs quasi estivales … dans l’Atlas, en altitude, les rigueurs de l’hiver.
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.
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.