Stunning Photos Prove Snow In Africa Means Switzerland Exists In Morocco

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Stunning Photos Prove Snow In Africa Means Switzerland Exists In Morocco
Ifran means caves in Berber.

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Stunning Photos Prove Snow In Africa Means Switzerland Exists In Morocco
Because of its elevation, Ifrane experiences snow during the winter months.

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Stunning Photos Prove Snow In Africa Means Switzerland Exists In Morocco
Ifrane is also affected by the cold north Atlantic current.

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Stunning Photos Prove Snow In Africa Means Switzerland Exists In Morocco
Ifrane is also known as a garden city.

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Stunning Photos Prove Snow In Africa Means Switzerland Exists In Morocco
Ifrane is located between Fez and Meknes.

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Stunning Photos Prove Snow In Africa Means Switzerland Exists In Morocco
Ifrane's alpine climate gave its nickname of Switzerland of Morocco.

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Stunning Photos Prove Snow In Africa Means Switzerland Exists In Morocco
Located in the Atlas Mountains, Ifrane has an oceanic climate.

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Stunning Photos Prove Snow In Africa Means Switzerland Exists In Morocco
The climate shifts from cold in winter to warm days in the summer months.

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Stunning Photos Prove Snow In Africa Means Switzerland Exists In Morocco
Winter highs here rarely exceed 10 °C.

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BY WENDY HUNG

If you’re road tripping between Fez and Meknes in Morocco, you’ll most likely run into Switzerland. Well, at least you’ll think you’re in the Swiss Alps at first. Then, you’ll realize it’s indeed Morocco. But the snow is gorgeously deceiving.

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Slopes, alpine-style villages, snow angels and bunnies pop up at every corner in this incidental city. With a population of 73,000, it’s not rare to see women dressed in niqabs zipping down a sleigh with children. If you ever doubted Morocco’s colorful landscapes, then a city blanketed in fluffy white more than substantial proof.

Established by the French administration in 1928, Ifrane came to life as a hill station or a resort town where European vacationers could escape the summer heat. Although today, Ifrane’s fame derives from its winter scenery, and as a popular place for altitude training.

Hotel recommendation:

Hôtel Michlifen Ifrane Suite & Spa – 5-star suites, USD $250-$300/night.

Hotel Hotel Farah Inn – 3-star contemporary style, USD $30-40/night.

Photos: Wendy Hung

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