Many types of competitive skiing events and skiing resorts are common in Africa.
Africa and Skiing
Cool weather African countries and seven major snow skiing areas in Africa. Africa has many small and large snow ski and snowboarding resorts since snow falls regularly over parts of Africa. Regular snowfall has created ice-capped peaks on Kenya's Mount Kenya, Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro; Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia Atlas Mountains and Ethiopia's Semien Mountains.
|African County||Ski Resort Name||Number of Chair Lifts|
|Jebel Toubkal, Morocco||Oukaïmeden||7|
|Maluti mountains Lesotho||Afriski||2|
|Drakensberg South Africa||Tiffindell||5|
|Middle Atlas, Morocco||Michlifen||2|
|Matroosberg South Africa||Sailor Mountain||2|
More Facts About Africa
Africa and Europe are separated by less than 9 miles at the Strait of Gibraltar.
Africa contains the world’s largest desert, the Sahara, which makes up an area greater in size than the entire continental U.S.
Africa has 54 countries, South Sudan is the newest and Liberia is the oldest republic.
Africa has over 25% of the world’s bird species.
Africa has over 85% of the world’s elephants and over 99% of the remaining lions are on the African continent.
Africa is the second largest covering 20.5% of the earth’s total land area.
Africa is the second most populous continent with about 1.1 billion people or 16% of the world’s population.
African continent is the world’s oldest populated area.
Africa's Kalahari Desert is enormous; it stretches across seven African countries of Angola, Botswana a Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Namibia.