Skiing in India

Believe it or not there are 14 ski resorts in India! Who would have thought it? Nevertheless, die hard skiers and snowboarders who yearn for the next adventure, want to try unusual places to ski and lets be honest, skiing and snowboarding in India is about as unusual as it gets!

Skiing in the French Alps is wonderful and you know exactly what you’re getting. But, for those who want to discover the Himalayan Mountain range, what better way than skiing in the Himalayas and taking in those amazing picture perfect views! You can try for yourself the 35 km of slopes available to you, which are served by 12 ski lifts.

  • The best ski resort in India is Gulmarg Ski Resort – Kongdoori-Aferwat it’s ranked 3.2 stars out of 5.
  • The largest ski resort in India is Gulmarg Ski Resort – Kongdoori-Aferwat with 30 km of snowy slopes.
  • The highest ski resort in India is Gulmarg Ski Resort – Kongdoori-Aferwat with an altitude of 3,950 m.

I think it’s safe to say that Gulmarg Ski Resort – Kongdoori-Aferwat is definitely the number one ski resort in India. Gulmarg translates to “Meadow of Flowers” which perfectly describes this delightful ski location.

Gulmarg Resort – Kongdoori-Aferwat is located in the Baramla district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Asia

  • The closest town to this ski resort is Gulmarg
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • 30 km of slopes
  • Elevations are between 2,600 m and 3,950
  • There are 7.5 km of beginner runs, 16.5 of intermediate runs and 6 km for advanced skiers
  • 8 ski lifts – moving 4,200 passengers per hour
  • Total lift length is 6.3 km
  • A valley run
  • Summer season
  • 3.2 out of 5 stars
  • The ski season is from mid November until early May

Gulmarg Ski Resort – Kongdoori-Aferwat is where avid skiers and snowboarders head to. Although, it has to be said that the ungroomed pistes and valley runs of the Himalayas, should only be attempted by advanced and expert skiers. This will give them all the thrills and adrenalin rush they crave!

Solang Nullaha – Kullu Valley is located in Manali Tehsil, India, Asia

  • The closest town to this ski resort is Manali
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • 2.1 km of slopes
  • Elevations are between 2,500 m and 2,898 m
  • There are 1.2 km of beginner runs, 0.9 km of intermediate runs and 0 km for advanced skiers
  • 1 ski lift – moving 2,400 passengers per hour
  • Total lift length is 0.8 km
  • A valley run
  • Summer season
  • 2.6 out of 5 stars
  • The ski season is from mid November until early May

Auli – is located in Uttarakhand, India, Asia

  • The closest town to this ski resort is Auli
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • 3 km of slopes
  • Elevations are between 2,520 m and 3,049 m
  • There are 2.5 km of beginner runs, 0.5 km of intermediate runs and 0 km for advanced skiers
  • 3 ski lifts – moving 2,080 passengers per hour
  • Total lift length is 5.5 km
  • A valley run
  • Summer season
  • 2.4 out of 5 stars
  • The ski season is from mid November until early May

Skiing in India may not be your first thought when deciding where to go skiing for your next holiday. But, think about it, skiing in the Himalayan Mountains has got to be worth a try, if nothing else for the experience alone, of visiting an unusual ski destination, India.