Skiing in Gulmarg
Skiing, as an adventure sport, has come a long way in India.
Introduced by the Europeans, it started out as a purely elitist sport,
which provided the foreigners an adventurous respite from the heat of
the plains. However, it has today become a sport of the common man.
People from within India as well as all around the world flock to the
country in large number to enjoy the pleasure of skiing.
The fun, excitement and the thrill while sliding down the snow clad slopes of the Himalayans ranges in India is, in one word, fantastic. If you are a novice, you will scream, cry and laugh simultaneously as you speed down the slopes, whereas if experienced, you will enjoy your run down the challenging snowy slopes.
Moreover, the slopes in the skiing destinations in India give you an opportunity to enjoy both snow skiing as well as heli-skiing. In snow skiing itself, you can enjoy both Alpine and Nordic. This means that you can slide downhill in a straight route as well as in a zigzag course, jump from an elevated position, or for extreme adventure, hire a helicopter and have yourself dropped on the snow clad peak itself. From there, the fun and adventure of skiing downwards it enhanced multifold.
Assistance for skiers, in form of equipment, trained guides, pilots and even short courses are available, in an attempt to give them an unmitigated sense of joy when they come to India. So, next time when you feel like running down a snowcapped hill slope with cool icy breezes hitting your face, just think of India. It is here that you will have some of the best moments skiing down the snowy slopes.