Snow Skiing and Skating – Snow Sports Places in India
If you are not quite aware of what places in the world that have some of the best extreme sports adventures, then try to check out the northern part of India. There you will find many avenues for mountaineering and exciting snow sports. Whether you’re looking for heli-skiing adventure, ice skating, or ice climbing escapade, north India is an ideal destination for such expedition. Places such as Manali in Himachal, Garhwal region in Uttar Pradesh and Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir have the ultimate extreme sports you are searching for. So start packing up your sports gear and let’s have an interesting voyage to Indian north.
There are plenty of activities one can engage in when the particular interest is winter sports. It is not just limited to snow skiing. You can have many choices of sports out in the snow. If you’re up for a breathtaking climb up the snowy mountains, then call out friends and reach the peak together. But if you have a particular fear of heights, you can opt for ice figure skating. Glide in the snow and have a whole of fun dancing.
Other than Gulmarg, another premier skiing resort called Auli in the Indian north can be found in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttaranchal. The snow-capped mountains and hills in The Manali Region in Himachal Pradesh are not just conducive for winter sports but summer skiing as well. The mountainous area in Narkanda has natural ski slopes but during the warmer days, skiing is not recommended. Shimla is never left behind as a favorite spot for skiing especially during winter season.
Check out ice skating in Shimla which holds an annual sports festival. The yearly event highlights ice skating as a major attraction. No worries if you are a beginner in ice skating. Just learn the ropes with stability and steadiness and you will enjoy this particular snow sport along with the rest of the ice skaters.
Mountaineering and Ice Climbing
The most challenging mountain peaks in the Indian Himalayas that climbers would want to try would be Nanda Devi and Kanchenjunga. Apart from that, mountaineers can also try their experience at Garhwal Himalayas, the Zanskar range in Jammu & Kashmir, Kullu & Lahaul in Himachal Pradesh and the eastern Himalayan range of Sikkim & Darjeeling.
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