We fly to Marrakesh on Dec 21 & will be travelling around Morocco for a week-hoping to be in Essaouira for the last few days. Xmas is a sad time for us so we need to keep busy! I would love to travel to Imlil but am anxious about the roads/mountain passes & if they are icy-we will use public transport/taxis. I was also thinking of getting to the Sahara-- or Ouarzazate- but dont you have to pass over the Atlas mountains? will it be too cold to stay in a berber tent? We would really love to do that. Are there any areas of interest for a few days visit not too far from of Marrakesh- without going on icy passes? Any Ideas would be great!