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The Atlas Mountains are North Africa’s highest range. Stretching 600 miles diagonally across Morocco, they're renowned for the beauty of their remote snow capped peaks and deep gorges. Covered in snow from November to April, the range is home to a surprising number of ski resorts just 60 miles from Marrakech.
Best time to visit
From March to May and September to November.
With its ochre hues, Taroudant is often referred to as 'the small Marrakech'. Unlike its larger twin, it doesn’t have a Ville Nouvelle (new town). The Berber town is a small treasure set against the backdrop of the High Atlas, a good base for trekking or exploring the western or Anti–Atlas. An hour's drive from Agadir, it makes a good stopover en route to Marrakech or any other Atlas towns and cities.