Welcome to the world of Skiing. Guys, if you haven’t tried your hand at Skiing then the only thing I can say is “forgive them oh lord as they do not know what they have done”. Hey, don’t worry I will be your savior and initiate you into the wonderful world of skiing. During the last decade the sport of skiing has really picked up in India. The biggest reason of skiing picking up in India is the discovery and easy access to excellent locales and latest ski equipment. The facilities are world class and the ski slopes are of international level.
Some of the best ski locales in India are the Kumaon hills, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and the north eastern parts of India which have become the favorite ski hideouts of adventure sports lovers. Vast open spaces above the snowline and the awesome height and spread of the snow clad mountains is enough to pump the aderline of adventure lovers.
The cool wind grazing your face as you ski down over freshly fallen snow and pristine ski slopes is a mind blowing experience which will be etched in your memory till eternity. It’s a promise, try your hand at skiing and you will be hooked on to it, as they say “hook line and sinker”.
Some of the best locales for skiing trips in India are:-
1. Auli ( Garhwal ) :- Auli is my favorite skiing destination. Sorry Guys, I will always be partial to Auli because this is the place where I first tired my hand at skiing. Every thing from the best ski slopes , ski equipment, lodging facilities are available here. Auli is about 250 Kms from Rishiekesh and 16Kms from Joshimath.
Location:-16-Kms from Joshimath, Garhwal Hills, Uttranchal.
Altitude :- 2500-3000 Mts
Specialty:- Skiing Resort
Best Time To Visit:- January till March.
Nearby places to visit
Valley Of Flowers:- 3 things that you will find here” flowers flowers flowers”. For flower lovers this place is a paradise. Till you can see the only thing you will find are exotic kinds of flowers. If you have enough time, should not miss this place. Click Here to know more details.
Hemkund Sahib:- It is one of the most holy places for people following the Sikh religion. To reach Hemkund Sahib you have to trek for more than 18 Kms from the nearest road head.
2. Gulmarg ( Jammu & Kashmir ):- Gulmarg is one of the most beautiful skiing destinations you will find in India. The name Gulmarg means “ Meadow of Flowers “. It holds itself true to its name, in summers the whole 3Km long and 2Km wide meadow is filled with flowers of different kinds and in winters it is one of the hottest skiing destinations in the country. All the modern facilities that are required are available in Gulmarg. It excludes the old world charm of style and grace. The place is steeped in history which you feel and absorb when you stay there. The best time for skiing in Gulmarg would be from December till mid March. The ski slopes are world class and offer some great skiing to all, from the novice to the expert. Truly a great skiing destination.
Location:- 57-Kms from Srinagar, the capital city of Jammu & Kashmir.
Altitude:- 2730mts above sea level
Specialty:- In winters it is one of the best skiing resorts in the country and also a start up point for various treks into the mountains surrounding it.
Best Time To Visit:- Mid December till Mid March.
Nearby places to visit:- Kashmir is God’s own country which is full of exotic places to visit and admire. It is really a difficult task to point out a particular place because everything is so beautiful. Some where you can go which is off the beaten track is the Alpather Lake remains frozen till end of May. Click Here to know more details.
3. Manali ( Himachal ). Manali is situated about 590Kms from
New Delhi on the national highway leading to Leh. It is a beautiful hill station which acts as a gateway to the Ladakh valley. Some good ski slopes are located in Solang Valley which is about 14Kms from Manali and skiing can be done from January till February. From March till June skiing can be done in Gulaba, Marhi or Rohtang.
I hope the above information will be useful to the readers. If you guys have any questions or clarifications, please feel free to contact me. We can also make a customized itinerary according to your schedule and requirements. Click Here to know more details.