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Skiing and snowboarding in Afghanistan

Skiing and snowboarding opportunities are limited and not well developed. However, there are a few spots in the country, particularly in the central highlands and in the north-eastern regions where the Hindu Kush and Pamir mountain ranges intersect.

One of the best known ski destinations in Afghanistan is Bamiyan, located in Bamiyan province. It is here that the Afghan Ski Federation has developed.  

The Afghan Ski Challenge is a backcountry ski race, which takes place every spring in Koh-e-Baba Mountain Range, Bamyan Province, Central Afghanistan. The event is organized by the Bamyan Ski Club and open to all.

Snowboarders are united in the Afghan Snowboard Federation and their spots are near Kabul, Salang Pass and the Panjshir Valley.

It is worth noting that in 2023, a winter sports festival was held in Bamyan, including skiing, snowboarding, curling and ice skating.

If you want to support young skiers and snowboarders, you may donate to Swiss association Boule de Neige or to the Bamyan Ski Club

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