Location : Kufri, Manali and Narkanda.
Ski Destination : Hattu Peak, 6 km from Narkanda
Heli Skiing Destinations : Manali (7,000 ft)
Major Attraction : View of the Mountains and Valleys
Tourist Indulged in Skiing
|Interesting Facts :||Manali Plays Host to many International Level Skiing Championships and Tournaments.|
|Heli Skiing Destination :||Hanuman Tibba, Rohtang Pass, Deo Tibba and Chanderkhani Pass near Manali.|
|Best Time To Visit :||The period between December To April, when Mountains are Covered with Thick Snow.|
|Learn To Ski :||Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sports at Manali, is the Club that Conduct Skiing Courses.|
|Must Enjoy :||Views of the Glaciers and Valleys between Manali and Kothi.|
|Skiing Equipments :||Skiing Equipments Such as Skis, Boots, Sticks, Gloves and Goggles are Available on Hire from the Various Clubs that Conduct Skiing Courses.|
|Must Try :||Skiing in Laka and Triund above Dharamshala Unexplored Destinations That Offer Serenity.|
|Clothing :||Waterproof Ski Jackets with Taped Seams, Venting Zippers, Ski Goggles to Protect Your Eyes and a Helmet for Safety.|
|Inside Tip :||A lot of Preparatory Steps are Supposed to be Undertaken Before you Take up this Sport.|
Skiing has its own charm in Himachal Pradesh. Though
developed only in late 1930s Skiing has become the signature sport of
Himachal Pradesh. The credit for turning this state as a major skiing
resort goes to the British who realized its potential. The skiing zone in
Himachal Pradesh can be broadly classified in two parts - Alpine and
Nordic. While Alpine requires racing down on a steep prepared slopes,
Nordic is essentially cross country and involves jumping from a height.
The idyllic location of Himachal Pradesh that is surrounded by hills and
valleys also adds glamor to this sport.
You should take up a skiing tour of Himachal Pradesh to enjoy this adventure sport that is all about speeding and balancing. This sport has acquired a special place in the momentous of Himachal Pradesh and gifts the tourists an experience full of excitement and surprises.
Cluster of Skii Lovers in Solang Valley
Himachal Pradesh is the land of snow, so it become an
inevitable fact that there will be numerous sites where skiing could be
enjoyed. The most common and celebrated place for skiing in Himachal
Pradesh is at Kufri. During the winter months this area is flooded with
tourists who flock here to try their hands at this delightful sport. 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.
Another popular place where one can enjoy this sport is Manali. This city offers options for winter as well as summer skiing. You should enjoy this sport during the month of February, when an annual skiing championship is held here. At a distance of 13 kms from Manali is the Solang valley that too provides excellent opportunities for skiing. Holding an annual skiing tournament, other attractions include the view of the glaciers, valleys between Manali and Kothi. You should come during the month of January to March in the Gulaba slopes to enjoy a perfect skiing vacation.
Besides these, Narkanda is another place where you can indulge in skiing. Take a skiing trip to Narkand that lies merely 64 kms from Shimla. This is one of the oldest ski resort at an altitude of 8,100 ft. Regular ski courses, along with providing lodging facilities and equipment are organized by HPTDC in Narkanda every year. With slopes ideal for both the lay enthusiast as well as for the advanced skier, you can try slalom or cross- country skiing at Narkanda. The other attractions here are the orchards that are present, as this is also the horticulture centre of the state. This is the best place for all those who want to enjoy some solace while skiing. Catering to experts along with beginners the most celebrated slope is Hattu Peak, 6 km from Narkanda, that towers up to a height of 2,000 ft.
The exotic destination for skiing in Himachal Pradesh will be Laka and Triund above Dharamshala. These destinations have not been fully explored, hence giving you a chance to see the virgin beauty and enjoy the unspoilt ice.
Skiing on Rocky Surface in Spiti
The tourism department assist the tourist with the gears
and various facilities. Various courses for learning skiing are conducted
all around the year. You should join the Directorate of Mountaineering and
Allied Sports at Manali that conduct certificate courses in the month of
January. These clubs make provision for various skiing equipments like ski
jackets, ski goggles, ski helmets, ski socks and skies.
Before indulging in skiing there are certain precautionary measures that one has to adopt. Take the assistance of a certified ski guide, as this way your skiing trip will be fruitful and hassle free.
Heli Skiing in Himachal Pradesh is the best way to explore the high snowfields of Himachal Pradesh. Take a heli skiing tour of Himachal Pradesh to feel thrill and excitement. You should be aware that this sports is a little expensive affair, as the participants need to hire an helicopter to reach the mountains top. Practiced at an altitude of 14,000 ft, a helicopter will drop you and from there, you are on your own. This is one of the most challenging sport wherein a lot of caliber and gumption is required. Though there are dangers involved but for a potential sportsman this is a blessing
Take up an adventure tour of Himachal Pradesh and enjoy
heli skiing adventure in this land of gods and snow. The most popular
destinations for Heli Skiing in Himachal Pradesh are Hanuman Tibba,
Rohtang Pass, Deo Tibba and Chanderkhani Pass near Manali. The best time
to take up this sport is during the months of December to February, when
the famous mountains of Himachal are covered with a white sheet of the
If you are a beginner then you should go to Manali which is considered to be one of the best location for this sport. With its unspoilt panorama here skiers go up to a height of 7,000 ft, Manali since ages have lured the tourists with this sport hence making itself an ideal Himalayan resort. The best time to come to Manali is during the end of February, when a winter carnival takes place.
There are some very perquisites for skiing, physical fitness being the most important. You should start getting into shape at least 15 days before arriving at the slopes. Extra attention should be paid to strengthening the knee joints as they are the most common injury areas. Ensure to use the right kind of equipment to enjoy the sport fully. Specialized ski-clothing, gloves, UV-resistant sunglasses and a monkey-cap are some of the must-haves before hitting the slopes. Carbon skis are the ideal equipment. Regular intake of fluids is mandatory to avoid getting dehydrated. Do not forget to slap on that new SpF 50 sunscreen for a happy skiing photograph.
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