Priyanka loves it, Preity loves it and Kareena loves it too! The adventurous activity of skiing is something that you can totally look forward to when you plan on visiting a snowy place. But not every place offers a good terrain to ski even if it is covered in snow. You need to have a smooth and fluffy surface that’s not very slippery and lets you glide easily.
Preity Zinta who often runs away for amazing ski trips in California, recently shared beautiful pictures and videos on Twitter. Have a look:
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Fooling around at the base of the mountain after spending a wonderful day on top of it ⛷🤩 what goes up always comes down ... #lawofnature😍❤️😘🌈 #pztravel #ski ⛷#weekend #ting pic.twitter.com/l3XCrUKero— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) January 21, 2019
Let's have a look at the best destinations to ski in India...
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Top on our list is India’s Switzerland, the ever-white Auli. It’s snowy, it’s clean and it’s also located way up in the hills at an altitude of 2500-3000 metres from the sea level. Why should you visit Auli for skiing? Well, the government hosts awesome winter sports competitions to encourage skiing and the place has a chairlift, ski lift and cable car facilities to let you have a very enjoyable experience.
Best time to ski: November to March
Pahalgam & Gulmarg, Jammu And Kashmir
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Think of snow and the first destination that you can visualise is Kashmir. So ideally, a skiing trip to Kashmir should definitely be in your travel bucket list. Whether it’s the peaks and valleys of the beautiful Pahalgam or the snow-white magnificence of Gulmarg, just take your pick to ski, snowboard and do other activities to get the adrenaline rush that you crave for. It’s the perfect choice for a kiddie trip or an adventure trip with friends.
Best time to ski: December to March (Pahalgam)/January 3rd week to late-February (Gulmarg)
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Head to the picturesque Solang Valley in Manali to have an adventurous dose of skiing. A hit with the family vacationers and adventure enthusiasts alike, the Solang Valley is perfect for snowboarding, ice-skating and other snow sports activities. In fact, Aanchal Thakur, who was the first ever Indian to win an International medal in skiing, hails from a village in Manali only.
Best time to ski: February to mid-April
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Kufri, Himachal Pradesh
Situated at an altitude of 2622 metres, Kufri is a very popular spot for skiing in India. The thick snow of the Mahsu ridge in this winter sport capital of Shimla offers the perfect opportunity to skiers. The closest airport to reach Kufri is Jubbarbhatti Airport.
Best time to ski: Early December to early February
Dayara Bugyal, Uttarakhand
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Situated near Uttarkashi, Dayara Bugyal is another heaven for those who are looking forward to slide on snowy slopes. Trekking here in summer season and skiing here in the winter season are the ultimate activities. Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to reach here.
Best time to ski: December to February
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