Manali Skiing

Skiing is one of the most exciting activities in Manali. This involves sliding down the snow slopes on a pair of skis or snowboards attached to the feet. The high rising wooded hilly areas of Manali turn into extensive snow fields in winter. The white clocked winter landscape coupled with proper infrastructural facilities offer great scope for Manali skiing. The Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sports also conduct skiing courses for the inexperienced enthusiasts and amateurs.

Facilities for skiing in Manali are available, especially in the Solang valley and a patch in Rohtang pass. Solang valley, situated at about 17 km from Manali, offers just the perfect skiing slope which is safe and secure for the skiers and conventional tourists.

A new ground for skiing has also developed in the Rohtang pass area being situated at an elevation of 3978 meters. The steep descent in this part near Manali is thrilling and the the snow remains all year through. This means, the skiers do not need to wait till the chilly winters for skiing. In fact Rohtang pass is not accessible during the winter months for heavy snowfall and so, thousands of tourists flock Rohtang to beat the heat of summer in the plains. The entire snow field becomes colorful with the skiers.

Manali skiing has flourished a lot in the past few years. Apart from the training institutes, many trainers are available for short time skiing courses in Manali. Safety precautions and necessary equipments are available for buying and on hire in various sports shop of Manali. However, solitary slopes should be avoided in all cases.

Last Updated on 13 June 2011