Tajikistan's only ski resort: Safed Dara

In a country with an abundance of snow, a lone ski resort 70km north of Dushanbe trains local young people with hopes of becoming downhill champions.

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    Verbier, St Moritz, Whistler - just some of the world’s famous ski resorts.

    Less well known is Safed Dara.

    It’s the only resort in Tajikistan, where a new generation of local skiers is dreaming of sporting glory.

    Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports.


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