Looking to try your hand at some winter sports in India? Try the Himalayan region, which is known for snow sports. Go snowboarding or skiing in India and experience the fun of swooshing down the beautiful snow covered slopes. It’s all about being alert and learning the art of balancing and with simple techniques and a little training you will be all set to rush down the slopes and feel the ultimate thrill. If you are a skier take part in various ski tournaments that take place during winters in Gulmarg and Manali. Skiing and snowboarding are sports mainly for adventure enthusiasts who are not scared of heights and are in love with speed. So if you are one of those, then gear up for some snow sports in India and get going for an unforgettable snow sport adventure holiday.
Skiing down the powdery slopes of the mighty Himalayas is bound to give a thrill that is hard to beat. The feeling of just flying down the slopes amidst the scenic mountains around is an exhilarating one and all adventure seekers should try their hand at this wonderful sport.
Snowboarding is an exciting snow sport and probably a little tougher than skiing, but no worries, with a little instruction and practice it’s easy as pie - just learn the art of balancing and you ready to go! Jump on to your snow board and get set to have an exhilarating time rushing down the mountain slopes!
Best time to go
Himachal Pradesh etc in India have been frequented by snow sport enthusiasts during the winter months (December till February and mid-March). The mountains are covered with thick snow during these months which serve as an excellent platform for snow sports.
What to bring
Pack clothes you can layer. Take waterproof jackets and lowers, woolen socks, sunglasses, neck-warmer and gloves. First aid kit and camera comes handy.
Keep following things in mind while taking up a snow sport:
Never participate alone in a snow sport
Warm up thoroughly before participating. Cold muscles, tendons, and ligaments are vulnerable to injury
Wear appropriate protective gear, including goggles, helmets, gloves and padding
Check that equipment is working properly prior to use
Bear in mind the instructions or techniques taught by your guide
Check the weather update to ensure safety and avoid any upcoming storms or severe drops in temperature
Seek shelter and medical aid immediately if you experience hypothermia
Make sure to drink plenty of water before and after activities
Avoid participating in sports if you are physically unfit