As soon as the winter comes the snow-covered slopes lure a skier to a great skiing excitement. From elementary skiing to the slalom, Himachal is a destination which has few very good slopes for the skiing which suites to the beginners and to the professionals as well.
Himachal Pradesh lies in the vicinity of Himalayan ranges of Dhauladhar, the Great Himalayas, Shiwalik and Pir Panjal, of the western Himalaya, where most of its higher reaches remain under snow for a long time. Thus one can undertake the ski tour at any time to any height.
Best Places For Skiing In Himachal
Kufri is located 19-kms from Shimla on the National Highway No.22. It has a Himalayan Nature park. Kufri began to be recognized as the tourist attraction soon after the Britishers made the Shimla the summer capital in1864. Near Shimla, Kufri is one of the oldest places in India to be associated with skiing and the slopes are still in use during winter. Above Kufri, the Mahasu ridge also has good slopes.
Comprehensive facilities exist at Narkanda, 64-km from Shimla. There is a range of slopes, including a beginners' run, an advanced slope and a slalom run Himachal Tourism offers ski courses, instruction and has equipment on hire at Narkanda.
At Manali, the Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sports offers a variety of courses and facilities for skiing in winter. Winter and summer skiing are possible in the Solang Nala Situated 17 kms. From Manali-it offers a unique experience which even is shocking for people who had visited this place in summers. A vast snow field and one of the best slope which is safe and secure for both tourist and skier. A moderate level of hotels which suits almost every budget.
Skiing in Himalayas is done from Jan- March only. Ski courses are conducted during this period at all these places. Please ask for the detailed programmers for the same.