Skiing in India

Skiing in India - Gulmarg, Kashmir
Skiing in India - Dal Lake, Srinagar
Skiing in India - endless shopping opportunities for textiles
Skiing in India - Taj Mahal, Agra
Skiing in India - heli skiing in the Himalayas
Skiing in India - meeting some of the locals in Drang Village, Kashmir
Skiing in India - kids hitching a rise in Drang Village, Kashmir
Skiing in India - the colours of Old Delhi shopping precinct by rickshaw
Skiing in India - monkeys at Amber Fort, Jaipur
Skiing in India - with Himalayan Heli Adventures
Skiing in India - sublime terrain & snow heli skiing in Manali
Skiing in India - Gulmarg gondola mid-station
Skiing in India - Lotus temple in Delhi
Skiing in India - Humayun's Tomb in Delhi
Skiing in India - riding in a Shikara on Dal Lake
Skiing in India - some of the incredible terrain at Gulmarg
Skiing in India - Highland Park Hotel, Gulmarg
Skiing in India - one of the many merchants on the Shikara's at Dal Lake Srinagar
Skiing in India - one of the many friendly locals in Kashmir
Skiing in India - Amber Fort at Jaipur

Skiing in India

Ski India

Skiing in India??!! Most people think of India as a hot, dusty and crowded country, where skiing would only be possible in an indoor stadium. However up in the Himalayas, there is an abundance of snow.

Forget skiing in Japan, India is the new "IT" place to go skiing! India will provide you with ski and snowboard travel stories for the rest of your life that will not require any embellishment!

India Ski Resorts

Gulmarg is the most popular Indian ski resort for international skiers and snowboarders. Gulmarg is a no-frills "ski resort" by international standards, although it is very well developed for an Indian ski resort. Gulmarg provides a huge playground for experienced and fit riders who love powder skiing and a bit of ski touring or splitboarding. Gulmarg is in the state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) in northwest India at the foot of the Himalayas, 56km from the city of Srinagar. See our Gulmarg review for more information on this intriguing ski destination. There are various tour companies that offer Gulmarg ski tours.

The Solang Ropeway and Ski Centre is located 13km north of Manali in Himachal in north-eastern India. The ski resort has a modern gondola which services a reasonably steep intermediate run and there is a poma lift for novices. The southeast aspect of the Solang Valley ski resort isn’t ideal for snow maintenance, but in the height of winter it can provide some fun storm skiing in amongst the trees. Solang Ropeway is usually just frequented by domestic tourists who are there for snow play and selfies, but considering that the heli skiing company, Himalayan Heli Adventures, is based up the road, sometimes the heli skiers visit the ski resort on no-fly days.

Auli in Uttarakhand is the third main India ski resort, although it’s rather primitive compared to Gulmarg and targeted to beginners.

India also has some hill stations where people put on skis and sort of walk around and call it “skiing”, but these areas don’t have chair lifts or ropetows, and there are no groomed slopes, just patches of snow.

Heli Skiing India

India heli skiing is emerging as the new trend for powder addicts who are looking for something a bit spicy. Himalayan Heli Adventures are based in Manali and offer week long heli skiing packages, whilst there is also a Gulmarg heli skiing outfit. Heli skiing India offers the amazing combination of phenomenal powder skiing with the unique culture of an India ski holiday.

Why Ski India?

India is a fascinating country. The local people will provide hours of people watching entertainment and this goes way beyond their obsession with cricket and Bollywood. The combination of the interesting cultural experience and an awesome skiing and snowboarding adventure makes for an inimitable ski holiday. Like the curries on offer, skiing in India is very fiery!

Whilst snowboarding or skiing in India, it also seems fitting to take in some other tourist activities with a stop-over in Delhi or a trip to the Taj Mahal. If you’re heading to Gulmarg, a stop-over in Srinagar is rather eye popping.

India Ski Tours

Backcountry Skiing Tours

Bills Trips Gulmarg Tour
GUIDED OFF-PISTE & BC ADVENTURE
14 Nights | 12 Days of Riding
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Experience the best of Gulmarg with Bill Barker. Premium offering with very experienced & highly qualified guides, low guest to guide ratio plus local tail guides, & stay in a charming deluxe hotel. Endless lines of fresh snow in the off-piste and backcountry. Join a fixed-date tour or enquire for a custom group tour
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AUD 6,490
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Gulmarg Powder Pilgrimage
GULMARG GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURE
8 or 15 Days - 6 / 12 Days Skiing / Riding
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Explore Gulmarg's famous 14k+ feet peaks & untracked terrain with Mahmood, Mushtaq and Paul, a guide team with decades of local guiding knowledge in Gulmarg in the Indian Himalaya. Accommodation to suit all budgets with durations from 8-15 days. Flexible arrival and departure dates.
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AUD 1,506
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TAP Gulmarg Tour
GUIDED OFF-PISTE & BC ADVENTURE
10 Nights | 8 Days Skiing | Gulmarg, India
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Gulmarg has arguably the best lift-accessible side country in the world! This 10 night tour provides a solid 8 days of guided skiing & riding the best of the terrain in the best available snow on each day. Accommodation is at 4-star Rosewood Hotel and the tour includes a night on Dal Lake.
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Heli Skiing Tours

Himalayan Heli Adventures - Odyssey
HIMALAYAN HELISKIING (MIXED GROUP)
7 Nights | 30,500 Vertical Metres Included
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Odyssey heliski packages are for mixed groups of solos, duos or small groups. A maximum of 15 skiers share a helicopter, broken into small groups of 3-4 skiers per guide. 6 full days (weather permitting) and 30,500 vertical metres of skiing, with a minimum guarantee of 20,000 vertical metres.
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AUD 13,797
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Himalayan Heli Adventures - Private
HIMALAYAN HELISKIING (PRIVATE GROUP)
7 Nights | 8-14 Helicopter Hours
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
This is an adventure of a lifetime! Immerse yourself in the rich Himalayan culture & ride some of the best skiing terrain on the planet. These PRIVATE packages include 7-nights of deluxe accommodation, all private chef prepared meals, guided heli skiing, domestic transfers & more.
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