If during vacations you would love to explore snow-clad mountains then skiing in India will offer you a golden chance to indulge in such expeditions. With fresh-fallen ice flakes, biting cool breeze and sky-touching mountains, the various destinations in India are sufficient enough to give you an adrenaline rush.
This activity involves the action of gliding on snow with the use of ski, which is a pair of long and narrow strips of flexible material fastened under the feet. It falls into three different categories.
- Nordic Skiing: In this, the binding is attached to the toes of the boots instead of heels.
- Alpine Skiing: This technique uses fixed-heel bindings, attached both to the toes and heels of the boot.
- Telemark Skiing: It is the oldest and original form of this activity, and combines the elements of both Nordic and Alpine skiing.
The equipment needed to glide over the snow include skis, bindings, boots and helmet.
The mountains of Uttarakhand are quite famous in India for undertaking trekking expeditions. People travel from all over the world to Uttarakhand to de-stress themselves and relish an impressive trekking jaunt in the mountains. Uttarakhand trekking has many benefits. Moderate and pleasant wheather throughout the year; mountains covered with gorgeous meadows and stunning alpine forests most of the seasons; panoramic view of pristine snow clad peaks of the Himalayas; amazing roads; pretty villages and lot more.
The period from January to March is ideal to go for skiing in India as most of the slopes are well-covered under a thick blanket of snow.