New York Times com: For Ski Break Without Crowds (or Rebels), an Afghan Town Beckons — By ROD NORDLAND

James Robertson of Britain, at left, and Afghans prepared to go skiing last month in Bamian. Credit Mauricio Lima for The New York Times

BAMIAN, Afghanistan — It will be a long time before anyone calls this mountain town a tourist trap, especially at 9,000 feet when lows in the winter can plunge to 20 degrees below zero.


The nascent ski industry has been promoted heavily by the international Aga Khan Foundation’s Development Network as one of its many Afghan projects. The foundation thought that to build a tourist industry in this remote place, it made sense to make it all-season to promote year-round jobs.

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