Fast Facts :
Situated : Himachal Pradesh
Places of Major Interest : Manali, Kufri
Apt Time to Visit : Mid May - Mid October
Skiing is one exiting sport that has earned lots of attention all over the world. Unlike other adventure sports, skiing has attracted major crowd because of the Himalayas in India. The wide-open arenas over the snowline of the mountain have opened lots of potential for this sport. A plethora of panoramic ski locales in Himachal Pradesh is world famous and visited mostly by the foreign tourists. These spots are immensely popular for adventure lovers. The excellent height and the placement of the snow-capped mountains, with addition of minutely powdered snow are luring to the adventure lovers to magnetize themselves to the place. As Indian Tourism has come to know about the wide prospect of the Skiing sport, India has formulated most modern amenities and Ski resorts in these locales for the global tourists.
Himachal, located at the hills of the Mighty Himalayas is cherished with mountain peaks, spectacular sceneries and for all the adventure lovers alluring skiing grounds in places like Marakanda, Manali and Kufri.Altitude as high as 3000m is available where the professional skiers can check their skills near places like Manali known for the adventure sport Heli skiing. The carnival and Winter Sports Festival held in the 1st week in the month of February in Manali and Kufri is worth watching as skiers from all over the world come here to test their skills.
The Type of Skiing Includes:
Heli Skiing :
Just imagine all you adventure lovers with your roter blades on the witty smooth ice and the chilled breeze slashing your face. It is an exhilarating experience. The most amazing fact of this sport is that a run of almost 10 minutes can carry the skiers on the top of 14000ft slope. This sport is available at Rohtang Pass, Chanderkhani Pass and Hanuman Tibba near Manali.
Ice skating is a major sport that is practiced in Shimla. Shimla has the world’s largest clear air area in its ice skating rink. You can enjoy Figure skating, ice hockey, and speed skating at the ice skating club.
In winters, the snow-capped mountains lure skiers to attain the majestic mountain ranges. The Mountaineering institute at Manali coordinates ski courses from the month of January at Narkanda.Kufri, Manali and Narkanda remains the hot favorite amongst the skiing enthusiasts for this adventurous sport.