Despite never having skied before, there were some impressive runs (and spills). This young man is using skis made in the local bazaar out of wood, metal sheeting nailed to the bottom and sides and homemade bindings.
To promote eco-tourism in Bamyan province, the Agha Khan Foundation organized a day of skiing near the village of Ali Beg.Hundreds of Afghans turned out for the event and tried skiing for the first time in their lives.
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