The Korek Mountain ski area in the Northern Iraq autonomous region of Kurdistan has been reporting snowfall through January and now says its base depth has reached 71cm (28”).

The centre has a short ski slope, with an artificial surface usually used for anyone wanting to ski when there isn’t enough snow. It’s unclear if anyone is there at present to ski the snow.  There’s also a large modern gondola lift but that’s used predominantly to access the mountain resort from the valley below, not as a ski lift.

Iraq has attracted ski tourers, particularly to its Zagros mountains near the border of Iran and staged an international Iraq Ski Rally to, in part, help encourage and fund equipment for locals in the years up to the pandemic.