Malam Jabba Ski Resort, Pakistan
With a vertical drop of 2,624ft., the Malam Jabba Ski Resort is an anomoly in an otherwise barren ski landscape. Founded in part by the Pakistani government with help from Austrian counterparts, Malam Jabba is the only ski resort in Pakistan. Also interesting, its northern location is home to a majority of Pakistani buddhists who inhabit the hills in several monastaries and stupas. Sounds pretty zen.