Skiing Adventure Sports in India
Over the years skiing in India has become a popular winter adventure sport the way it is in other winter adventure capitals of the world. The Indian Himalayas are a promising zone for skiing enthusiasts because of the snowy mountains and it fascinates tourists from all across the globe.
This snowy region during winter offers many skiing avenues to all the skiers. The white snow clad peaks standing tall across the mighty Himalayas calls for a thrilling and unforgettable skiing experience to all. In India, skiing is controlled by Indian Mountaineering Foundation of India. It offers a wide range of options when it comes to skiing. With snow-capped mountains and smooth slopes, the Himalayas promises every tourist with a unique skiing experience. There are a few places for the professional skier to test and indulge into this sport which is both an Art & science.
Well known Skiing places in India include Manali, Kufri, Chamba, Shoja, Narkanda in Himachal Pradesh, Pahalgam and Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir, Mundali, Munsiyari, Dayara Bugyal and Auli in Uttarakhand, Lachung in Sikkim and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. Out of the many skiing destinations, Manali & Gulmarg is the most popular. Here skiing happens at a high altitude. Both the places offer skiing thrills for both beginners and professionals. Solang is another popular skiing destination of India. This scenic hill station is perfect for indulging in activities like skiing.
Skiing season in India usually spans from January and ends in the month of March. During the onset of winter season the snow-covered mountains becomes a perfect ski resort These ski resorts have ski equipment centers or shops from where one can buy or hire ski equipment. Moreover, skiing experts offer their expertise for a reasonable fee for anyone wanting to learn the basics of skiing.
Zipping over the snow at amazing speeds across the thick green forests & white slopes of the ski resorts allows one to have a ride of your life which leaves everyone spellbound. If you want to take skiing a notch above, then Heli Skiing is what will get your there. This ultimate skiing experience is offered at Solang and the next best destination for Heli-skiing would be Auli. While riding on a helicopter is a thrill in itself Imagine how better it gets when skiing happens when one gets to ski on the higher ranges of the Himalayas which is even better.
Well, so are you ready to put on your Ski pads and take on the snow!