Afghanistan – the new skiing destination |

Article from Guardian World News, mentions efforts by AKDN to revive the tourist industry in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan – the new skiing destinationRisky Afghanistan is not an obvious tourist draw. But it’s hoped that a snowy valley may change that

Jon Boone –, Tuesday 27 April 2010


These are the deeply humble beginnings out of which Bamiyan, an impoverished but heart-stoppingly beautiful province, hopes to develop a robust ski industry. There is serious weight behind the plan to encourage winter “ecotourism” here, including the province’s governor, the Aga Khan Development Network and the New Zealand government (the country has troops in the province).

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