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The ski slope at Afriski
The ski slope at Afriski
Location Lesotho
Coordinates 28°49′22″S 28°43′41″E / 28.82278°S 28.72806°E / -28.82278; 28.72806Coordinates: 28°49′22″S 28°43′41″E / 28.82278°S 28.72806°E / -28.82278; 28.72806
Vertical 305 m (1,001 ft)
Top elevation 3,222 m (10,571 ft) [1]
Base elevation 2,917 m (9,570 ft) [1]
Runs 6 [2]
Lift capacity 1500 people/hour [1]
Total length 1.7 km (1.1 mi) [1]
Terrain parks yes [1][2]

Afriski is the only skiing resort in Lesotho, located 3050 m above sea-level (just below Mahlasela Pass, 3222 m) in the Maluti Mountains, operating in Southern Africa near the northern border of Lesotho and South Africa.[3] It is one of only two ski resorts in southern Africa.[4][5] The resort is a 4.5-hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria via the steep tarred Moteng pass and the Mahlasela pass; it sits along Highway A1.[6] The resort can accommodate about 320 people and offers a 1 km ski slope, beginners slope and operates during the winter months (June–August). Afriski also Operates in summer Months and offer a variety of activities, from Mountain Biking, Guided Enduro Motorbike Trips, Paintball, Hiking, Trail Running and more.

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Ski resort Afriski Ski & Mountain Resort". Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Afriski Resort Map". Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  3. ^ Spooner, Samantha (1 September 2014). "8 things you probably didn't know about Lesotho". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Sharwood, Anthony (2 September 2014). "Tiffindell in South Africa is probably the world's worst ski resort, but hey, full marks for effort, guys". Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "L'Afrique du Sud organise ses championnats de ski… sans neige naturelle (in French)". Le Figaro. 29 Aug 2014. Retrieved 17 Sep 2014. 
  6. ^ "Afri Ski". 20 May 2013. Retrieved 17 Sep 2014.