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Ski lift opens in Afghanistan powered by a MOTORBIKE

Ski Lift Opens in Bamyan, Powered by a Motorcycle

BAMYAN – A ski lift has opened in Afghanistan with a pulley system driven by a motorcycle.
Video footage of the lift shared on social media shows the innovative DIY thing used on the slopes of the Bamyan ski resort, 100 miles west of Kabul.
Skiers take a rope that is wrapped around the rear wheel of the engine and is attached to a wheelbarrow at the top. The faster the motor is increased, the faster the lift goes.
The tow lift, installed by an American family living in the city of Bamyan, will undoubtedly be welcomed by skiers in the area.
In the video clip, a young skier moves fast while holding the tow rope. Others are quickly queuing to make a turn on the cunning device.
For many years, skiers have had to climb uphill for long stints to practice their parallel curves because the cost of installing an elevator was too high.
The Norwegian ski instructor Henriette Bjorge, who helped introduce Afghan men and women to the pleasures of skiing, told MailOnline Travel that this is the only ski lift in the country she knows.
Skiers in the Bamyan, Afghanistan are currently preparing for the Afghan ski challenge, which will take place in March. The annual backcountry ski circuit, organized by the Bamyan Ski Club, offers downhill and downhill descents of about 3 km.
Untamed Borders, an adventurous travel company that has been touring in Afghanistan for many years, says the country is a paradise for people with a love for the mountains and mountain people. Skiers in the Bamyan area of Afghanistan are currently preparing for the Afghan ski challenge, which will take place in March.
The annual backcountry ski circuit, organized by the Bamyan Ski Club, offers downhill and downhill descents of about 3 km, and the rules stipulate that arms are not allowed and everyone must start at the same time.
Since the start in 2011, the race is now also for girls.
The province of Bamyan is famous for its gaping hilly niches that once protected ancient Buddha statues. They were blown up by the Taliban, who are no longer in the area.
(Sahar News)

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