The Atlas Mountains in the north of Africa extend across Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia for approximately 2,500 kilometres. The Atlas range separates the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastline from the Sahara Desert.
Toubkal is the highest peak at 4,167 metres in the south west of Morocco. While the trek to the summit is challenging, it does not require mountaineering experience. The starting point of the trek is a couple of hours drive from Marrakech. You can reach the summit and back within 2 days. The panoramic view from the summit makes it worth the effort.
Oukaimeden, a ski resort, is a 2-hour drive from Marrakech. A couple of lifts provide easy access to the skiing area at an altitude of 2,600 to 3,200 metres. Oukaimeden does not receive too much snowfall, but the stunning view makes it a must-visit destination.