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Top 10 Skiing destinations to glide over snow in India

Skiing in India

The Northern part of India is having ample opportunity for skiing as it is blessed with the mighty Himalayas. There are some of the prominent skiing destinations in Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, and Sikkim. you will get a thrilling skiing experience in the snow-bound mountains. If you love skiing in the snow, then here we recommend these top 10 skiing destinations in India that will offer you a wonderful and adventurous experience.

1. Gulmarg, Kashmir

Gulmarg is the perfect land to make your dream come true. It truly offers some astounding places to explore that are out of imagination. Head towards such beautiful places for some good memories and witness nature at its best. Travelers planning to explore Gulmarg in winter get ample options for adventure activities. One can go skiing and snowboarding during winter for unique experiences. The Attic Snowboard Shop is one such shop where you can without much of a stretch get skiing and traveling gear.

Best time to visit Gulmarg for Skiing

An ideal time to experience some adventure sports such as skiing in Gulmarg is from January to March month. The curing period does it snow which provides ample opportunities to enjoy this type of sport.

Where to Stay

Some of the best hotels to stay in Gulmarg are Hotel Pine Spring, Nedou's Hotel, Royal Park Hotel, The Marigold Resort & Mirch Masala Restaurant, Hotel Alpine Ridge, Grand Mumtaz Resorts, Hotel Khaleel Palace, Hotel Affarwat, etc.

2. Pahalgam, Kashmir

Pahalgam sometimes is labeled as a health resort as it calms the body mind and soul of the visitors visiting this serene place.  The rich green meadows against the backdrop of the snow-white mountains are surely an outstanding experience for adventure junkies. Another famous activity is skiing. Get involved in this thrilling activity for a great experience. One can indulge in trekking that will surely make your adventure trip memorable.

The best time to visit Pahalgam for Skiing

If you want to enjoy outdoor activities in Pahalgam then you need to visit this place between the period of March month tilt in November month. Winter months are considered to be best for experiencing skin activity as during the winter times the area experiences heavy snowfall.

Where to Stay

Some of the best hotels to stay in Pahalgam are The Chinar Resort & Spa, Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels, Pine N Peak, Pahalgam, The Villagio, Hotel Heevan Pahalgam, Royal Hilton Pahalgam, Hotel Paradise Inn, The Hermitage By Grand Resorts, Volga Hotel, etc.

3. Auli, Uttarakhand

Auli is dotted with coniferous, old oak and cedar trees that offer nature lovers a different delight. This hill station in winter turns into a scenic place. Tourists enjoy skiing and fully enjoy throwing snowballs at each other. Nature lovers can enjoy ski lifting of 500m and chair lifting of 800m which gives a different feel of nature. Skiing in this place is one of the most important activities in winter as Auli ski resort is one of the handful of resorts in India. Also, the artificial lake of Auli provides peace and joy to tourists.

Best time to visit Auli for Skiing

In winter many tourists visit this place just to enjoy skiing however, it is covered with artificial snow so you can enjoy skiing throughout the year. The temperature in this season goes down to minus degrees so this skiing will be full of thrill.

Where to Stay

Auli is having some awesome hotels for stay such as The Himalayan Abode, Hotel Manik Resort, Hotel Mount View, Hotel Auli D, The Sleeping Beauty, Cliff Top Club, Himalayan Eco Lodge, And Camps, etc.

4. Solang,  Himachal

Solang Valley is located at a distance of 13km is located in between the Beas Kund and Solang Village. The valley is visited by thousands of tourists to enjoy the views of snow-capped mountains. The magnificent glaciers of this place fanatics tourists from all over the world. The beauty of this place is enhanced by emerald green trees, the pure white landscape, magnificent mountains, and clear blue skies. Solang Valley can also be visited by adventure lovers to enjoy various winter sports like skiing, zorbing, and paragliding. The views of the place become mesmerizing as you ski through the valley and one needs to be witnessed to believe. One can also try camping here amidst its lush green meadows.

Best time to visit Solang for Skiing

The most appropriate time to explore Solang Valley is throughout the year. If you want to enjoy camping under the stars, then you can visit the Solang Valley during summers that are from May to August, but if you want to enjoy the snow and skiing, and snowmobiling, then you should visit during winters, that is from November and February.

Where to Stay

Some of the best places to spend your night in Solang are Wonderhill Resort -WelcomHeritage Urvashi's Retreat, Chalet Windflower, The Highland Park, SOLANG HEIGHTS HOTEL AND CAFE, etc.

5. Munsiyari, Uttarakhand

Munsiyari offers the most prerequisite view of snow-clad mountain peaks and  Panchachuli which is a group of five peaks is the major attraction of Munsiyari. Munsiyari is also one of the famous destinations for adventure seekers as it offers activities like trekking at a high elevation and the view from those points is phenomenal. Other than trekking one of the most enjoyable activities here is Skiing. Some of the famous adventure places are Milam, Ralam, and Namik glaciers.

The best time to visit Munsiyari for Skiing

The best time to visit Munsiyari is from March month till June month and again from September month till October month as during this period the temperature remains pleasant and the nights become cooler. If you want to enjoy some of the adventure activities such as the scheme then you should visit this place from November month till March month as at this point of time the whole area gets covered under the sheet of snow.

Where to Stay

Some of the good hotels where you can spend the night in Munsiyari are Hotel Chand Paradise, Ojaswi Resort, Parwati Resort, Hotel King, Hotel Opulence, Hotel Jyonar Palace, etc.

6. Kufri, Himachal

Kufri is located just a few distances away from Shimla and is one of the most visited towns, especially for honeymooners who are traveling to Himachal Pradesh. During the winter months, the area becomes entirely white and offers some of the most magnificent sites whereas during the summer months, the area is a refreshing green wipe of the lofty valleys. This Valley is also having rich flora and fauna. In Kufri, one can also enjoy various adventure opportunities as well as Sporting some of the wild mammals in their natural habitat. A national park in Kufri is having 31 species of animals and around 150 species of birds. One of the most enjoyable activities in Kufri is skiing, a donkey ride, etc.

Best time to visit Kufri for Skiing

Kufri remains pleasant and worth visiting throughout the year yet the best time to explore this place is from April to June month. If one wants to enjoy skiing activity then one must visit this place during the winter months from December to February month. Otherwise one can visit this place throughout the year to enjoy picnics, walks, and sightseeing.

Where to Stay

Some of the good hotels to stay in Kufri are Himalayan Heights, Zazroo Mud Cottages, Gulmarg Height Homestay Kufri, Highlands Kufri Home Stay, Woodays Resort, Galleu Hill Resort etc.

7. Yumthang Valley, Sikkim

Yumthang Valley is located in North Sikkim and has an elevation of 11800 feet which is located in the proximity of 28 kilometers from the Lachung. Yumthang Valley is a splendorous Valley that is surrounded by mountains from all sides. There is a hot spring that is alleged to have some medicinal properties Pranayam thang belly and the Teesta River which flows beside the valley. Desert Zero Point which is located at a distance of 26 kilometers from Yumthang Valley in the Northern part is one of the most visited places in north Sikkim as it has a breathtaking view of mountains and Himalayan ranges. Another attractive thing in this place is the Tungabhadra Shiva temple which is visited by various devotees.

Best time to visit Yumthang Valley for Skiing

Yumthang Valley is best to visit during the winter months as it receives heavy snow during this period. The snowfall remains at its peak from December till January to March and at this period, you can enjoy the skiing activity at its best.

Where to Stay

Some of the places where you can spend your night with comfort at Lachung are OurGuest Camp Lachung, Magellan's The Golden Bridge, Lachung Homestay, Keerong cottages, Delight Royal Lachung. Etc.

8. Phuni Valley in Lachung, Sikkim

Phuni Valley is a fascinating and unexplored skiing destination in Northern India, Phuni is located in the proximity of 20 km away from Lachung. often Lachung served as a base for visiting Phuni. The snow covers Phuni all winter, with lovely gentle slopes Phuni is located at an elevation of 11,500 and generally remains covered with snow during winter months which makes it the best destination for skiing. Ice Skiing Festivals are organized by SMA (Sikkim Mountaineering Association) at Phuni for 15 in March month.

Best time to visit Phuni Valley for Skiing

The most appropriate time to enjoy skiing in Phuni is during the winter months that is from November month till late March month as during this time frame there is a thick sheet of soft and velvety snow which enhances the experience of skiing.

Where to Stay

There are several amazing places to stay overnight in Lachung such as Our Guest Camp Lachung, ZAMBALHA HOMESTAY, Delight Royal Lachung, Magellan's The Golden Bridge, Keerong Cottages, Season House, Norling Zimkhang, Lachung North Sikkim, etc.

9. Narkanda, Himachal

Narkanda is situated at an elevation of 2708 meters on NH – 22. This place offers a spectacular view of snow ranges during winter. This is a perfect place for tourists who want to stay in the mountains. It offers a unique view of the snow line and is having apple orchards and dense forests. Narkanda is famous for Skiing and other winter sports. During the winter months, the slopes become attractive to skiers. In the year 1980, skiing at Narkanda was started and since then HPTDC has been conducting skiing courses every year. Narkanda is like a gateway to Apple country.

Best time to visit Narkanda for Skiing

Narkanda is visited throughout the year. The best time to explore this place is from April to November to March and can enjoy skiing over the thick snow blanket covering the hills around.

Where to Stay

Some of the best hotels in Narkanda and Shimla are Hotel Taj View, BETHAL HOMESTAY, Echor - Narkanda Cottages, Aaramgah-The Alpine Homestay, Narkanda Cottages, Zostel Homes Kotgarh (Shimla), Livingstone Ojuven Resort, etc.

10. Dayara Bugyal, Uttarakhand

Dayara Bugyal is a grassland which is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand it is one of the most popular destinations for camping and trekking. Dayara Bugyal is located at an elevation of 3639 meters. This place is rich in flora and fauna and here you can find numerous trees rhododendrons and deodar trees. During the winter months, various activities can be enjoyed in the snow such as skiing and other snow activities. This place is open for its tourists throughout the year except for the monsoon months during this month the route becomes risky. From there you can have a view of Nanda Devi, Swargarohini, and Bandar Pooch mountain peaks.

The best time to visit Dayara Bugyal for Skiing

If you want to enjoy the skiing activity then you should visit their books during the winter season during this time the region experiences heavy rainfall. Accept that the best time to explore Dayara Bugyal is till November month.

Where to Stay

The best places to stay in Dayara Bugyal are The Goat Village, Dayara Bugyal, Dayara Resort, GMVN Hotel, Shikhar Nature Resort, Garhwal Resort, Hill Dew Homestay, etc.

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