It's an unlikely ski resort in the middle of wartorn Afghanistan.

There's no ski lift, no apres ski bars - in fact there are few skis - but it is a symbol of the hope and resilience of the Hazara people.

The Taliban persecuted the Hazara when they were in control of Bamiyan, infamously destroying the magnificent giant Buddhas that dated back to the 6th century.

Today, a resurgent Taliban is seizing huge swaths of the country.

But instead of fleeing, the Hazara are aiming high - from encouraging international tourism to rebuilding the sacred Buddhas of Bamiyan.

So will this enterprise in the remote alps of Afghanistan - and the Hazara people - survive a resurgent Taliban?

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Source: Al Jazeera