Tiffindell Ski Resort

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Tiffindell Ski Resort
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Tiffindell Ski Resort on the south facing slope of Ben Macdhui
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Tiffindell Ski Resort
Location within South Africa
Location South Africa
Nearest major city Rhodes, Eastern Cape: 24 km (10 mi)
Coordinates 30°39′03″S27°55′35″E / 30.65079°S 27.92634°E / -30.65079; 27.92634 Coordinates: 30°39′03″S27°55′35″E / 30.65079°S 27.92634°E / -30.65079; 27.92634
Vertical180 m (590 ft)
Top elevation2,900 m (9,500 ft) [1]
Base elevation2,720 m (8,924 ft) [1]
Runs2 [1]
Lift capacity1600 people/hour [1]
Total length2 km (1.2 mi) [1]
Terrain parks yes [1]
Snowmaking 100% [1]
Website Snow.co.za

Tiffindell Ski Resort is a year-round alpine resort, the only ski resort in South Africa and one of the two ski resorts in Southern Africa. It was established in 1993 in the Southern Drakensberg, Tiffindell is rated number 19 on CNN's "Top 100 Ski Runs of the World".

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Location

Tiffindell is located at 2,720 m (8,920 ft) on the south facing slope of Ben Macdhui, the highest mountain in the Eastern Cape with an elevation of 3,001 m (9,846 ft). It is situated 24 km (15 mi) above the town of Rhodes and about 212 km (132 mi) east of Aliwal North.

International Ski Racing

Tiffindell holds the South African National FIS Championships annually and has successfully run International Ski FIS Races since 2014

Skiing and snowboarding

Tiffindell uses snowmaking and grooming machines to maintain the ski areas. Snowmaking currently covers in excess of 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) of ski runs for about 3 months of the year (June–August) during an average winter. It offers a snow fun-park with rails and jumps, equipment rentals and friendly instructors.

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References

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