There are no organised Uganda ski areas and indeed the country very rarely sees any snow, but the country’s Ruwenzori Mountains, which lie along the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are some of the highest on the continent reaching heights of up to 5,109m (16,761 feet) and have glaciers on their upper slopes.
Although one of only a handful of permanently snow-capped mountains in Africa, it is not expected by scientists that the glaciers and snowfields here will last beyond 2030 because of climate change.
A century ago 43 separate glaciers had been identified over six mountains in the range covering a total of 7.5 square kilometres. These were reported to have melted away completely from three of the mountains by 2005 with coverage on the other three peaks down to a total 1.5 km².
Skiing is not easy given the declining glacier cover, the high altitude and the problems that can be caused from tensions between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo but a Ski Club of Uganda was formed in 1955 and Rwenzori has been skied in the past by ski mountaineers. read more...
Uganda: latest snow conditions round-up
Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Uganda. Fresh snow is forecast at 0resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.