Malam Jabba is one of the most beautiful resorts in the Swat area...
Malam Jabba is one of the most beautiful resorts in the Swat area. A 'Hill Station', 8700 feet above the sea level and approximately 314 km away from Islamabad. It is situated on the top of Hindu Kush mountain range, in the Northeast of Saidu Sharif which is 51 km away from this resort. Malam Jabba is home to one of the two ski resorts in Pakistan, other is at Naltar, Gilgit Baltistan. Tourist can reach Saidu Sharif using the airport facility and from there cars and jeeps are used to travel to other nearby places.
On the main Madyan-Kalam road, the road turns to the right at Manglor town (12 km from Saidu Sahrif), for the Malam-Jabba Dara which has a series of small villages and settlements like Salanda, Jehanabad, Talegraam, Badar, Ser, Malam, Kishora, Spine Oba, and finally Jabba. Malam is a small village which comes prior to Kishora village on the main Malam-Jabba road. Malam is nearly 17 km from Manglor while Kishora is at 18 km distance. Jabba (12 km from Kishora) is the upper most part of the whole Dara (gorge).
The Malam Jabba Ski Resort is owned by the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation. It has a ski slope of about 800m with the highest point of the slope 2804 m (9200 ft) above sea level. The resort is equipped with modern facilities including roller/ice-skating rinks, chair lifts, skiing platforms, telephones and snow clearing equipment.
Two stations at Malam Jabba provide the facility of chair lift for tourists and couples for their enjoyment. This chair lift can elevate approximately 56 passengers at a time to the height of 10500 feet. Inside the Malam Jabba resort, the facility of indoor games and other ice games are available.
In winter, six to eight feet snow falls around the resort. Two beautiful tracks for walking are also available in the area. The surroundings of these tracks include tall trees and beautiful scenic views. There is a 'Green Valley' where the tourist guides can take you to experience the beauty of a valley which has a green carpet of grass. Cattles can be seen grazing around in the valley. Flowers and plants of different kind can be seen there on the way to Green Valley.