Best Ski Resorts in India

India being a subtropical nation experiences hot and sultry weather mostly. The only phase when the country witnesses cold and snowy weather is from November to February. During this time, the natives and tourists make all possible efforts to escape to the snow-clad mountains for skiing. Skiing is one of the most popular sports for mountain lovers. Unfortunately in India, there is only a limited time when the tourists can enjoy ski in India. During winters do not forget to head for these best ski resorts in India to have an incredible experience. The most desired skiing destinations in India are Gulmarg and Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir. The other popular destinations are Manali, Solang, and Fagu in Himachal Pradesh, and a small town Auli in Uttarakhand. Apart from these, tourists may also plan for Lachung or Yumthang in Sikkim. Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh can also be considered for the best skiing experience. The enigmatic Himalayas in northern India accounts for a thrilling skiing experience. Owing to the great heights and long descents as ski slopes, it is a popular spot for skiing. Heli-skiing is also gaining popularity in Gulmarg and Manali lately.

  • 19-Nov-2019
  • Written By: Vartika Srivastava

The Vintage Gulmarg

With luxurious rooms and exquisite design and décor, The Vintage Gulmarg offers a wonderful view of the snow-clad mountains. The Vintage Gulmarg is located at an altitude of 2739 meters. It gives a spectacular view of the Apharwat mountain range and the Gulmarg golf course. It is a popular spot for skiing lovers. It also offers a wide variety of options like ice-skating, snowboarding, heli-skiing, etc. The Himalayan peaks provide advanced skiing experience to the tourists.

Cliff Top Club

It is situated at the Garhwal Himalayas in Auli, Uttarakhand. This resort hosts National Winter Games every year which is welcomed with great enthusiasm. The Cliff Top Club is the second-highest resort in the world. It is located 10,000 feet above the sea altitude. The resort also provides skiing training (owns a ski school) and amenities for skiing. The other winter sports common here are sledding and ice skating.

The Khyber Himalayan Resort

It is located in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. The Khyber Himalayan Resort covers an area of about 7 acres of coniferous forest. It provides delicious local cuisines and advanced spa treatments to give complete relaxation. The Khyber Himalayan Resort offers several skiing packages for ski lovers staying in this property.

Solang Valley Resort

It is located on the banks of River Beas at Solang Valley in Manali. Solang Valley Resort is a perfect getaway to experience the beauty of nature and snowy-mountains. The best time to visit this place is from December to February. Tourists get a range of indoor/outdoor activities option at this property. The resort also has an open-air restaurant by the riverside. It gives you an exclusive view of the Himalayas in the lap of nature.

 

ManuAllaya Resort

The resort embodies a fusion of modern and traditional elegance in its setup. ManuAllaya, located in Manali, is a stylish and luxurious property with spacious rooms, cottages and open lawns. The property represents the best of Himachal history, art, and culture. ManuAllaya serves an array of delicacies, from an all-day multi cuisine Café Jardin to Indian, Tibetan, and Chinese specialty restaurants. An additional feature in ManuAllaya’s case is the exclusive Library bar. It includes an impressive collection of spirits from across the globe and a rich collection of books.

Hotel Highlands Park

Located in Gulmarg, Hotel Highlands Park is a highly recommended ski resort for all the ranks of ski lovers. With park-view rooms and cottages, the property offers a wide array of room options to suit your want. It gives a spectacular glimpse of the beauty of nature. It is a famous spot for winter sports like ice-skating, ski lifts, snowboarding, and skiing. It also offers the longest and highest cable car ride from Gulmarg to Mount Apharwat. The ride moves above the powdery snow of the Himalayas. 

The Himalayan Castle Resort

The Himalayan is built in the Victorian Gothic style and located at an elevation of 2003 meters in Manali. The Himalayan Castle and cottages are built amidst apple and cherry orchards. It is a premier luxury resort that overlooks at the snow-covered mountains. It represents the tradition and culture of India through its grand and elegant infrastructure. The most popular winter activity of this place is skiing. The Castle Resort is a perfect spot to enjoy winters in India.