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ixigoers Nov 28 2013

Which are the Best places to do Skiing in India ?

Mercy Jacob Nov 28 2013
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One cannot deny the fact that India is blessed with the mesmerizing Himalayas, with breathtaking snow cliffs, these mountains become the best place for the adventure sport lovers. If you are a skiing lover, this piece may help you in picking up your destination this winter. Some of the best places to do Skiing in India are :-


Skiing enthusiasts from all over India and abroad visit Manali each year to enjoy alpine skiing on the slopes offered by Solang Valley and Rohtang pass. The high rising wooded hilly areas of Manali turn into extensive snowfields in winter. Sliding down the snowy slopes on a pair of skis or snowboards attached to the feet at this place is an activity worth experiencing. The white clocked winter landscape coupled with proper infrastructural facilities offer great scope for Manali skiing. There are many tournaments organized as well as workshops held here for teaching amateurs the basics of skiing. Manali is also one of the popular honeymoon destinations in India and various honeymoon packages are available in different rates.

Photo of Manali (By Saurc zlunag)

Some of the Skiing operators in Manali are :

1. Himalayan Frontiers Cultural and Adventure Tours (PVT) Ltd
Contact no : +91-1902-250130

2. Trans Himalayan Adventure
Contact no : +91-1902-254397


Kufri in winter gets transformed into a fairy-tale picture, with snow covering the mountains and trees. This is the season when adventure sports are in full swing, Kufri has the oldest and one of the Finest ski-slopes in the country. From December to March it wears its white winter garb, with snow trimmings on its tall green pines and deodars. Its undulating slopes are fashioned by nature to exhilarate lovers of winter sports.

Photo of Kufri (by : zimble thimble)

Some of the Skiing operators in Kufri are : -

1. Aryan Tours India
Contact no : +91-11-41750276

2. Caper Travel Company Pvt. Ltd.
Contact no : +91-11-46003737


Perched at the very top of India, the beautiful village of Gulmarg sits on the rim of the Kashmir valley in the Pir Panjal range of the mighty Himalayas. Known for its unparalleled beauty, the place is the 7th best skiing destination of Asia and is known as “the heart of winter sports”. The main Alpine slopes offer great runs of 2 km, with a stunning altitude drop of over 700m. The slopes have a gondola to the top, and is called Phase 2. For the intermediate skier, there is the Phase 1, a 3 km long trail through the wooded hills, usually cured with snow beaters and for learners, it has baby slopes. Gulmarg also offers Heliskiing for adventure seekers and is Asia's only Heli Skiing resort. Gulmarg has something for everyone which makes it one of the best places to do Skiing in India.

Photo of Gulmarg (by : Skywayman9)

Some of the skiing operators in Gulmarg are :-

1. The Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering
Contact no : +91-94196-04990

2. Shahnama Tours
Contact no : +91-194-2488494

3. Gulmarg Cloud Ski
Contact no : +91-94197-12560


Blessed with a panoramic view of the Nanda devi hill and other splendid mountain ranges, Auli is an ideal place for Skiing, covered with evergreen conifers and oak forest. These slopes provide excellent opportunities for cross country and downhill skiing events. Auli boasts of international quality skiing infrastructure. It has a 4 kms long cable car and along with it, it has chair lifts and ski lifts for skiers.

Photo of Auli (by : Kuldeep Thind)

Some of the Skiing operators in Auli are :-
1. Kalra Tours and Hotels Inc.
Contact no : +91-93161-51530

2. Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd.
Contact no : + 91-135-2740896

3. Ganga Valley Adventure
Contact no : +91-98979-96881


Narkanda is famous for Skiing & Winter sport activities. During these days the slopes come alive with skiers. What gives Narkanda its awe-inspiring view of the snowy peaks is the fact that it is located on the ridge of the last watershed before the Himalayan range. The slopes are filled with thick cover of snow in the winter months, which makes it a paradise for cross-country skiers. It has a choice of slopes ranging from a beginners run and slalom slope, to sharper descents for the experienced skier.

Photo of Narkanda (by : Chandramohan B V)

Some of the Skiing operators in Narkanda are :-

1. Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation
Contact no : +91-11-23325320

2. Renaissance Reizen India Pvt. Ltd.
Contact no : +91-11-47597176

3. Caper Travel Company Pvt. Ltd.
Contact no : +91-11-46003737


Known as the ‘Valley of Shepherds’, Pahalgam is a famous hill station located in Jammu and Kashmir. It is one of the major destination where snow skiing is undertaken heavily. The resplendent valley of Pahalgam is in itself a natural splendour personified. Tourist from all over the world come here to witness the two-day Snow Festival which showcases winter sports - Skiing, snow-sledging and many more.

Photo of Skiing (by Méribel)

Some of the Skiing operators in Pahalgam are :-

1. The Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports
Contact no : +91-1936-243002

2. Snowman Adventures
Contact no : +91-97977-98424

Here are some of the local tips for tourists

Tourist are advised to bring heavy woollen clothing like caps, socks, gloves, mufflers, pullovers, trousers, windproof jackets, dark glasses and snow boots for comfort and safety.

The best time to visit all these places for skiing are from January to March.

If you are not an adventure seeker, you can still visit these places to enjoy the snow and the scenic beauty that goes with it. For more information you can read the best places to see snowfall in India.

No dictionary has been able to define the joys and thrills of this activity. 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 and this is what makes these destinations the best places to do skiing in India.

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