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Malam Jabba is a Hill Station and ski resort in the Hindu Kush mountain range nearly 40 km from Saidu Sharif in Swat Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan.


In February my friends, siblings and I set off to Malam Jabba’s ski resort! The journey isn’t that long, but the slopes are quite slippery and steep so driving slow is the safer way to go. It took us around 6 hours to reach, we then checked into the hotel and freshened up. Unfortunately, it started to snow so we couldn’t ski that day so we stayed indoors.  We met some people inside the hotel who were playing the guitar and jamming so we joined them and sang songs. We later played board games with them and then everyone headed off to their rooms to sleep.

When we woke up in the morning, to our surprise all the snow had settled down and it was a gorgeous view to look at. We all left the hotel all geared up in our ski attire. The trainer helped us learn as we were all amateurs but we kept slipping and falling. After some serious injuries and bruises we went back inside, cleaned ourselves up and ordered some hot soup.

Cuddled up in our blankets in front of the heaters while enjoying our soup has to be one of the highlights of the trip.

We started telling ghost stories but a few hours into the stories, everyone had shivers down their spines and didn’t want to sleep in separate rooms so we all just lay on top of each other and slept in front of the heater all cuddled up like a batch of new born puppies.

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