Malam Jabba is located nearly 40km from Saidu Sharif in
Swat Valley. Malam Jabba is 314 Kilometers from Islamabad and 51 Kilometers
from Saidu Sharif Airport. It is a popular Hill Station and Ski Resort in
Pakistan. Perched about 8,700 feet above sea level, Malam Jabba is an
excellent skiing resort. The mighty Karakoram range and black mountains
surround the resort and offers excellent views.
The resort has a ski slope of about 800m which is facilitated with a
chairlift. The highest point of the slope is 2,804 m (9,200 feet) above sea
level. There is a smaller slope with ski-lift for amateur skiers as well.
The resort is equipped with snow clearing equipment and roller/ice skating
Mala Jabba Ski Resort is the joint effort of the Pakistan government with
its Austrian counter part. Well equipped with modern facilities, Malam Jabba
has fine infrastructure and offers a number of facilities like
roller/ice-skating rinks, chair lifts, skiing platforms, telephone facility
and snow clearing equipment.
Apart from presenting wonderful scenic views, the Malam Jabba Ski Resort has
some monuments that add to the excitement of a traveler.
Malam Jabba has two Buddhist stupas and six monasteries that are scattered
around the resort. The presence of the monuments at such a height clearly
indicates that the area was inhabited for over 2000 years.
Malam Jabba also offers two exciting trekking trails that offer excellent
scenery. Passing through the Ghorband Valley and Shangla Top is one of the
treks, which is about 18 kilometers from the resort. The other trek passes
through the Sabonev Valley and is about 17 kilometers from the resort.
Malam Jabba is a complete adventure tourist destination. You can enjoy
skiing on the powdery slopes of the Malam Jabba Skiing Resort, trek to the
some spectacularly beautiful places or simply sit outside your cottage and
enjoy the scenic beauty that the resort has to offer.
Malam Jabba is well connected by road and air with
Islamabad and Peshawar. You can take flight from Islamabad to reach Saidu
Sharif, which is the nearest airport to Malam Jabba. From the airport, Malam
Jabba is about 45 kilometers.