Stunning Photos Prove Snow In Africa Means Switzerland Exists In Morocco

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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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Wendy Hung


As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and Russia because they were all so different! St. Bart's was pretty amazing too (wink)!

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