Skiing in India

SKIING IN AULI

Auli Located at an altitude of 2500 – 3050 mts above sea level, offering a panoramic view of Mt.Nanda Devi, Kamet, Mana Parwat, Dunagiri, Beethartoli, Nilkanth, Hathi Parbat, Ghori Parbat and Nar Parbat, is an ideal place for Skiing, covered with evergreen conifers and oak forests. The potential of snow dressed slopes of Auli, once the training grounds for the Paramilitary forces was adjudged by the French and Austrian experts who compared it with the best skiing grounds of the world, and rated it as one of the best. In summers, Hikers/ Trekkers will find numerous marked walks and there are also mountain bike trails. Here is the famous high altitude Gorson Reserve forest (part of Nanda Devi National Park ) richly habituated by rare Himalayan wildlife including snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Cat,Wild Rabbit, Jackal, Fox, Hyena and Beer. There are various scenic locations around .

The climate in summers is extremely pleasant and air from the deodar and oak trees contribute to natural health spa, strongly recommended by Physicians/ Naturopaths/ Therapists. Auli is today a promising ski spot, a perfect health resort and an ideal vacation resort, both for the winters and summers.breathtaking view of snow-capped peaks all around you.

SKIING IN GULMARG

Gulmarg is known as Kashmir’s premier upland hill resort at the the altitude of 2,730 metres and offers one of the largest and best equipped winter sports opportunities in India. The snow conditions over here remain excellent over here from the month of December to April. Skiers can find all kind of modern facilities and world class equipments for skiing in Gulmarg.

T-bars, ski-lifts, chair-cars, and rope-ways are inbuilt. skating and heli-skiing, too are encouraged here. The Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering, where skiing courses are offered, is also located over here.

SKIING IN MANALI

Manali is one of the beautiful hill stations of India and Skiing is considered as one of the best activities for adventure sports on tours to Manali. A visit to this beautiful hill town of Himachal Pradesh offers fabulous opportunity for skiing, heli skiing, snow boarding, ice skating, and other ice sports. These activities can be enjoyed not only by professionals but also for beginners.

There are several fascinating & natural slopes to enjoy skiing activities in the region of Manali and Kullu. Some of the finest slopes located near Manali are at Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Dhundi, Kothi, Gulaba, Marhi, and Patalsu. These peaks are considered among some of the best skiing slopes in the world. Adventure sport lovers from all over the world come here to enjoy skiing in these fascinating sloples of Himalayan peaks. In Rohtang Pass and Patalsu, summer skiing can also be enjoyed. Skiing is also favorite activities of honeymooners on their manali tours in Himachal Pradesh, India.

SKIING IN SHIMLA

Shimla is known for its snow-capped peaks and smooth slopes. This is what makes it the ideal location for indulging in skiing in Shimla. The lofty ranges of Himalayas are the perfect place (after Swiss Alps!) to try out the skiing sport of Simla. There are many places in Shimla that offer skiing and the tourists flock these places in winters to try out this exhilarating adventure sport. Some of the famous spots known for Skiing near Shimla are:

Kufri
Known as the winter sport capital of Shimla, Kufri is located very close to Shimla. At a distance of 13 kilometers from Shimla and an altitude that reaches 2622 meters, Kufri is a skier’s paradise. The skiing season lasts from January to March and many people flock at Kufri for trying out skiing. Otherwise a quiet little town, Kufri comes alive in its entire splendor once it starts to snow. This place attracts ski enthusiasts from all over the world during winters.

Mashobra
This place is located at a distance of 13 kilometers from Shimla and is a popular location for skiing. This place attracts many tourists and is covered in snow from December to March thus making it the ideal place to indulge in skiing and other winter adventure sports.

Narkanda
One of the oldest ski resorts of India, Narkanda is located at a distance of 60 kilometers from Shimla. It is less crowded and the slopes are virtually unexplored which is what makes Narkanda a haven for ardent skiers. This beautiful ski resort is located at a height of 8100 feet. The place is also famous for producing some of the most delicious apples and cherries.