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India has some of the best UNEXPLORED powder in the world. Ski locales in Jammu and Kashmir, the hills of Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh and the North eastern states of India have become the favourite ski hideouts of extreme skiers & adventure lovers. The powder is amazing , the people are nice & friendly but some of the infrastructure sucks.

major Sites: Gulmarg, Manali, Kufri, Narkanda, Auli.

Skiing Season: mid December To March.
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For beginers, there a lot of schools & instructors avalable at Gulmarg, Manali, Kufri, Narkanda, Auli any of the 'snowfall' winter holiday destinations. Some international instructors come down in the season, you can find them in ski school links.
The Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sports in Manali is one of the premier institutions for skiing in the Himalayas. DMAS offers 7 days Snow Skiing course under the guidance of highly professional skiing Instructors. The institute has sufficient lodging and boarding arrangements and equipment can be hired for trekking purposes.

There is huge amounts of extreme skiing now happening in india mostly by international skiers around the auli & manali areas.

Skiing in Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir: Gulmarg is the ultimate beginner's skiing resort. Justgo to one of the many Ski shops and hire skis, sticks and goggles.The gentlest slope of 200m is linked with a ski lift.At intermediate level - which will happen after the first few days of practice, there are other slopes, longer and steeper, which are connected by chair lift. The Himalayas now have a lift-serviced vertical drop which is bigger than anything in the USA in Gulmarg. The longest ski run is provided by the Gondola cable car, which allows a run of 2,213m.

Skiing in Auli, Garhwal: Snow capped slopes of Auli are flanked by all, dense deodar forest which cuts wind velocity to the minimum 16-kms from Joshimath on the Badrinath route, Auli offers a 180 panoramic view of Himalayan peaks like the Nanda Devi (7,817m) Kamet (7,756m) Mana Parvat (7,273) and Dunagiri (7,066m) seemingly only a snow ball thrown away. Seasonal skiers have a clean stretch of 10.20-kms of absolutely virgin slopes to sport on. These slopes provide excellent opportunities for cross country and downhill skiing events. -(More Info on Auli)- -(Skiing Tours)-

Skiing in Dayara Bugyal, Garhwal:
During winter Dayara Bugyal provides excellent ski slopes over an area of 28 sq. kms There is a small lake in the area that provides an excellent camping site. Dayra Bugyal Bugyal in the local language means "high altitude meadow". The road to Dayara Bugyal branches off near Bhatwari a place on Uttarkashi-Gangotri road about 28 km from Uttarkashi. Vehicles can go up to the village of Barsu from where one has to trek a distance of about 8 km to reach Dayara and other route is via village Raithal, 10 km from Bhatwari, from where one has to trek about 6 km to Dayara Bugyal.
Situated at an elevation of about 3048 m, this vast meadow is second to none in natural beauty. During winter it provides excellent ski slopes over an area of 28 sq km. The panoramic view of the Himalayas from here is breathtaking. Presently accommodation is available at Bhatwari and some villager's huts may also be used by professional skiers.

Skiing in Mundali, GarhwalMundali is situated in district Dehradun, 129 km from Dehradun via Chakrata. Mandali offers an unforgettable view of the snow capped Himalayas. The place has vast ski slopes on which professionals can enjoy skiing. As accommodation facility is only available at Forest Rest House, therefore one has to ensure accommodation through the Forest Department.

Skiing in Munsiyari, Kumaon:
Munsyari is situated at a distance of 66 kms. from Jauljibi and 127 kms. from Pithoragarh via Thal. Munsyari is the center as well as the gateway of the Johar region. Munsyari is the base of treks to Milam, Namik and Ralam glaciers. Khalia Top and Betulidhar are two high altitude places that offer excellent condirions for skiing. -(More Info on Kumaon)- -(Skiing Tours)-

Skiing in Manali, Kufri & Narkanda In Himachal Pradesh Who can forget destinations such as Kufri, Narkanda, Manali in Himachal. The Manali Region in Himachal Pradesh also offers scope for winters as well as summer skiing. It has excellent natural slopes and in the summer months has limited skiing possibilities at Narkanda. Last but not the least is Kufri, which has always been a favourite among ski lovers who visit Shimla in winters. So prepare your skies and zoom through the snow-(Skiing Tours)-

Gulmarg's recent visitors included the Teton Gravity Research film crew from Jackson Hole USA (pictured at left). These guys are among the most travelled snow-riders in the world and they loved it!

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