WATCH: Can snowsports take off in Africa?

2018-07-12 16:05
A young skier enjoys a run at Afriski in the Maluti Mountains of the Southern African Kingdom of Lesotho. (File, AFP)

A young skier enjoys a run at Afriski in the Maluti Mountains of the Southern African Kingdom of Lesotho. (File, AFP)

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When you think of skiing and snowboarding, you probably picture the snowy slopes of Europe and North America.

But what about Africa? Nestled in southern Africa, the mountain kingdom of Lesotho is starting to make itself known on the snowsports scene.

Its slopes are tiny as compared to those of Europe and north America. 

So, why are skiers and snowboarders from around the world travelling there?

According to BBC, Snow-maker at Afriski resort, Martin Schultz says": "they generally come here as a unique destination. Great, it's skiing in Africa. It's a bucket list. Let's do it."

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