Skiing has its own charm and tremendous reputation all over the globe. After late development in 1930s skiing has become the spectacular and signature sports of Himachal Pradesh. Thanks to the Britishers who turned the state into major skiing resort. The amazing size and distribute of the snow fulfilled mountains, with the power of powdered snowfall are captivating enough to magnetize the amazing mood of the devoted skier, offering all the enjoyment connected to the game. Skiing in Himachal can be can be broadly classified into two parts – Alpine and Nordic. Alpine means racing down to steep prepared slopes and Nordic means jumping from a height. No of hills and snow valleys increases the glory of the skiing in the state. This sport has acquired a special place in the momentous of Himachal Pradesh and gifts the tourists an experience full of excitement and surprises. If you love adventures then you should have experience of Skiing in the Himachal Pradesh.
Though India is not the foremost choice by the skiers when compared to the rest of the World, but one can have enough thrill and entertainment here in Himachal. One can engage in skiing at any time and from any height. Major sites for skiing in Himachal are Kullu, Lahaul & Spiti, Kinnaur and some part of the Shimla. Various kufri slopes attracts several ski enthusiasts during winter. January to March is the skiing season in Himachal Pradesh. The sites of Kufri and Mahasu near Shimla have deep cut slopes that offer perfect chance for this sport. The best slopes in Kufri are the Mahasu Ridge, just above Kufri.
Major Skiing Sites In Himachal
Tourism in Manali is continuously increasing at a rapid speed. One of the major reason for tourism in Manali is heli-skiing. Deo Tibba , Hanuman Tibba, Rohtang Pass are the few places around Manali where heli-skiing takes place.one can have exhilarating and thrilling experience of heli-skiing in these places because skiers are taken to a 14000 ft height with helicopter and then skiers get off the copter. Solang valley is equipped with excellent lift and is also a popular destination for skiing. The Valley between Manali and Kothi offers a splendid view of glaciers and snow capped mountain peaks. Solang has annual skiing tournament every year. The Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sports in Manali is one of the premier institutions for skiing in the Himalayas. There are lot of ski courses which one can avail during winter season.
64 km from Shimla, Narkanda is the oldest ski resort at an altitude of 8,100 ft and is an important horticultural centre. Around this season orchards on the hills produces most luscious apples and cherries. The most amazing part of the skiing at this site is that you won’t find yourself suffocated by hordes of fellow skiers. Himachal tourism has all the hands in the skiing facilities at Narkanda. Himachal Tourism handles everything from equipments and accommodation to transport. Special skiing courses are also organised at Narkanda every year. Hattu Peak, 6 km from Narkanda, towers 2,000 ft above Narkanda and has popular ski slopes.
Kufri is the place which is easily approachable by everyone visiting to Shimla. Just from 12 km away from Shimla, Kufri is a tranquil little town which changes to wonderland when snow falls starting. Friends & families all can have a pretty satisfying experience of skiing in Kufri. There are few other slopes around kufri where one can have little experience of skiing.