From Auli to Gulmarg, skiing destinations in India for the adventure-lovers

Do not miss these destinations in India if you wish to try skiing 

In winters when it’s snowing, the Himalayas are at their majestic best. Fresh snowfall not only covers the glorious peaks but they look stunning when they get covered with sunshine. Enthusiasts from across India come to the Himalayas every year for their love of skiing. So if you are one of them, do not miss these mesmerising destinations in India:

Auli, Uttarakhand – the skiing capital of India

Rightly so, this Garhwali hamlet is termed as the skiing capital of India. Every January, the high mountains of Auli are covered by a thick blanket of snow and the sight of coniferous forests and oak trees is one to behold. And isn’t it the perfect setting for a skiing marathon with your friends? Luckily, with the support of the state government, Auli has built a great skiing ecosystem in the hill station.

Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir has one of the highest ski resorts in the world

As we all know, Gulmarg is home to one of the highest ski resorts in the world and people who come to ski there have the opportunity to do that amidst the sun-kissed snowy slopes of the Apharwat peak, which is said to be Asia’s longest ski slope. It has two phases, which are interconnected by the famous Gondola cable cart.

Solang Valley, Himachal Pradesh – haven for adventure lovers

Solang Valley is a haven for skiing lovers during winters and you can find professional and amateur skiers from across the country here. One needs to take a ski lift or a gondola to reach the base located at an altitude of 9,508 ft above sea level. Apart from that, you can also try zorbing, paragliding, quad biking, and other sports activities here.

Kufri, Himachal Pradesh for the amateurs 

Kufri is certainly the best place if you wish to kickstart your skiing life because of the gentle slopes. Known as the winter sports capital of Shimla, the slopes here are suitable for both beginners and experienced people. Do not miss going to the Mahsu ridge where you can also try heliskiing. The best time to visit is December to early February when the snow cover is at its best.

Yumthang Valley, North Sikkim – the one less explored 

As compared to its counterparts, the lesser-explored Yumthang valley has naturally easy slopes, which are in fact perfect for novices. The place was developed as a skiing destination in 2011 and if you are done with skiing here, you can also go on treks or try mountain biking.

Gurpreet Kaur

An entertainment and lifestyle journalist with a perennial hunger for all nice things in life. When she is not writing in her favourite coffee spot, she spends her time socialising with people or exploring different cities. An ardent animal lover, she likes to spend her Sunday afternoons with her furry friends.
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