Tiffindell Ski Resort, Eastern Cape

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Tiffindell Ski Resort - South Africa's only ski resort situated in Barkley East, Eastern Cape, South Africa's only snow ski resort!  Tiffindell Ski Resort began in 1993 and is a fully equipped ski and snowboard resort with state of the art snowmaking and grooming equipment, ski lifts, restaurant, ski shop, ski school, conference facility and accommodation for over 150 guests. 
The resort is 2720m above sea level in the Eastern Cape Highlands and offers winter skiing each year by way of natural and man-made snow!  Non skiers may come and enjoy a unique South African snow experience, making snowmen, throwing snow balls or tobogganing making it the perfect family holiday for young and old!
Activities
We have skilled ski and snowboard instructors, who will teach you to ski in a controlled and safe environment, and ensure that by the end of your stay, you will be able to swish down the slopes with control.  A beginner ski or snowboard course is compulsory for first timers, on specially prepared flat beginner areas (about 60m long). After your course, you should be skiing or snowboarding on your own with control and using the beginner lift for a day or two. As you gain confidence, you will move onto the main slope.  Private beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons will be available on request. Race training sessions will be on offer during certain periods for the more ambitious junior and adult alpine skiers. Summer activities include some of SA’s best fly fishing, mountain biking, quad biking, the famous 8 passes route for motorcyclists, and alpine hiking. There are more species of alpine flowers than found elsewhere in the country.
Accommodation:​
Tiffindell can accommodate up to 134 guests and all Tiffindell accommodation is situated within 100m of the slopes and is centrally heated. All bedding, linen, towels and amenities are supplied, as well as tea and coffee, in all accommodation types. Three and four night packages are sold from a Wednesday to Sunday or Sunday to Wednesday. Packages are priced per person per package and not per person per night. All packages include accommodation, breakfast, dinner, ski and snowboard equipment hire and ski pass for your entire stay, as well as emergency medical assistance, ICE-AID band and resort entertainment.
 
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Last updated : 29-May-2019

This article was produced by South African History Online on 29-May-2019

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