Skiing in Uttarakhand
With their vast open spaces, above the snowline, the Garhwal and Kumaon hills of Uttaranchal, offer a plethora of ski locales. For the avid skier, cross - country runs of 10-20 km are now available, with the added advantage of fresh powder snow.
Due to their awesome height and spread, Garhwal and Kumaon, like other areas in the Himalayas, offer the thrills of exploratory long distance skiing, round the year.
Winter skiing in Garhwal is, now, professionally conducted at the Auli slopes. The usual season is late December to early March, depending on the snow conditions.
The large slopes of Garhwal and Kumaon covered with seasonal snow become an ideal place for skiing in the winter months . One can feel the adrenaline levels rising as one negotiates the challenges of the steep gradients and traverses unimaginable distances.
Quite truly , the thrill of skiing remains unparalleled as the elements are defeated exhilaration swells up in skiing , the use of only the simplest forms of implements adds to the adventure. With their wide open spaces above the snowline, garhwal and kumaon offer yet another exciting possibility - ski touring amongst the glaciers, for the avid skier , cross - country runs of 10-20 km are now available , with the added advantage.
Of fresh powder snow , away from criss - crossing streams of skiers that overtake the slopes of the European alps because of their height and spread , Garwhal and Kumaon, like other sectors of the himalayas , are in a position to offer the thrills of exploratory long distance skiing the year.