Manali is a popular destination for snow skiing.
At an altitude of over 2000m, this place is a paradise for all those who love the Himalayan nature and mountain sports.
Manali is located in the lush green Beas valley of Himachal Pradesh, and with its lofty peaks and verdant surroundings, it’s the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. But let’s talk about the real deal – skiing! This place is a ski lover’s dream come true. It receives a good amount of snowfall, and its prime skiing zones are easily accessible from the main town.
And let’s not forget about the huge involvement of tourists. With enthusiasts from all over the world flocking to Manali every year (especially in the winter months), adventure camps and resorts have popped up all over the place. So, there’s no need to worry about finding a good place to stay while you’re here.
For the ultimate skiing experience, head to the high altitude regions of Rohtang Pass and Solang valley in Manali. These two areas receive a hefty amount of snowfall during winters, making them perfect for skiing. There are many ski operators like Vajpayee Institute, Iceland Solang, and Himalayan Adventurers operating in these two area (Contact details given below).
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s something for everyone.
Now, let’s talk about the best time to hit the slopes in Manali. If you’re planning to visit primarily for skiing, then December and January are the best months. These months are characterized by heavy snowfall that completely covers the hill station with its milky shade. The cold spell of winters continues to stay in Manali post January, but with a receding snowfall.
But before you pack your bags and head to Manali, let’s talk about some safety tips.
Firstly, undergo certain medical tests to check for altitude sickness before you embark upon this trip.
Good footwear is a must if you plan to go skiing, so make sure you find operators that are registered and provide decent equipment and safety harnesses.
Carry medicines for cold and flu, and make sure you have plenty of warm clothes, including jackets that insulate.
And last but not least, take your instructor’s tips very seriously, and carry pain relievers for casualties.
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, put on your ski boots, and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime in Manali!
1. Solang Ropeway & Ski Centre
Location: Solang Power House , manali . HP Solang, Palchan
Contact: 97366 99999
2. Sky One Ski Resort
Location: Solang Valley Palchan, Manali
Contact: 88817 66780
3. Himalayan Extreme Centre – Manali
Location: Old Manali, Manali
Contact: 98161 74164
4. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports
Location: MDR 29, Aleo, opposite to Hotel Honeymoon, Manali
Contact: 1902 252 342
5. Solang Valley Adventures
Location: Rangree, Simsa Village, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, near Indian Petrol Pump, Manali
Contact: 88949 15059