Afriski Over The Years

First Afriski Trip 2007 - with YoungsAfriski Infrastructure

Skiing became sad, you had to snowboard.

Afriski with Naudes 2011Afriski with Ogilvies 2010

Friends joined us to fill up the 11-bed chalet.

Afriski Chalet Indoors Collage

The instructors were great to the kids.

Afriski Instructors - So Good to the Kids

Some years there was free snow, some years only the machine snow.

Afriski with Naudes & Lungelo 2014Afriski 2010 SnapShots Collage

The older the kids got the more popular the pubs became!

Afriski blizzard

Afriski 2014 - All Grown Up

Afriski in Lesotho

In the featured pic above the heading our ‘Estonia-type’ chalet is off to the far right. It’s the middle one in the picture below. It sleeps 11 people and is wonderfully comfy and warm as toast – very well insulated, double-glazed. Its called ‘St Moritz’ for some reason. It used to be called Estonia No.5. I’d have preferred a Sesotho name! Anyway, a rose by any other name . . . Maybe Mahae – ‘rural home’ or ‘rustic home’? The new chalets they’re selling are smaller, modern, square, lots of glass. They’re OK. They call them ‘edgy’. But they’re nothing like the old “Swiss wooden chalets”!

Afriski new huts

We bought one week of winter skiing (plus three weeks in summer) and we have used it seven winters in the ten years we’ve had it. Now I would sell if I got a buyer. Someone could get a bargain for the last five years, especially if two families shared it.

One thought on “Afriski Over The Years

  1. headhuntbds

    About two weeks ago we slept at Ox Bow Lodge (two more lodges are being built) and tried to pop into Afriski for coffee on our way to Sani.
    The gate wanted R20 each so we bypassed Afriski. They have constructed off-road bike and bicycle tracks which criss-cross the slope.
    Incidentally there is now a magnificent tar road with crash barriers that runs thru to Sani Top.

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