Skiing in Himachal (Manali-Kufri-Narkanda)
Skiing in Himachal has its own attraction in Himachal Pradesh. Recent times skiing has become the signature sport of Himachal Pradesh. The credit for turning this state as a major skiing resort goes to the foreigners who realized its potential. The visitors should take up a skiing tour of Himachal Pradesh to enjoy this adventure sport that is all about speeding and balancing. This sport has acquired a special place in the momentous of Himachal Pradesh and gifts the tourists an experience full of enthusiasm and surprises.
Himachal Pradesh is the land of snow, so it become an expected fact that there will be numerous sites where skiing could be enjoyed.
The most common and celebrated place for skiing in Himachal Pradesh is at Kufri. During the winter months this area is flooded with tourists who flock here to try their hands at this delightful sport. The sites of Kufri and Mahasu near Shimla have deep cut slopes that offer perfect chance for this sport. The best slopes in Kufri are the Mahasu Ridge, just above Kufri.
Another popular place where one can enjoy this sport is Manali. This city offers options for winter as well as summer skiing. You should enjoy this sport during the month of February, when an annual skiing championship is held here. At a distance of 13 kms from Manali is the Solang valley that too provides excellent opportunities for skiing. Holding an annual skiing tournament, other attractions include the view of the glaciers, valleys between Manali and Kothi. You should come during the month of January to March in the Gulaba slopes to enjoy a perfect skiing vacation.
Besides these, Narkanda is another place where you can indulge in skiing. Take a skiing trip to Narkand that lies merely 64 kms from Shimla. This is one of the oldest ski resort at an altitude of 8,100 ft. Regular ski courses, along with providing lodging facilities and equipment are organized by HPTDC in Narkanda every year. With slopes ideal for both the lay enthusiast as well as for the advanced skier, you can try slalom or cross- country skiing at Narkanda. The other attractions here are the orchards that are present, as this is also the horticulture centre of the state. This is the best place for all those who want to enjoy some solace while skiing. Catering to experts along with beginners the most celebrated slope is Hattu Peak, 6 km from Narkanda.
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