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With the help of our guide, I and my friends could enjoy the skiing very much. It was the second time we were going for this tour. It was better than l...
After doing multiple trips via Thrillophilia in the mountains, I believe Solang valley is the adventure land of Himachal. The last time I booked a pack...
For adventure enthusiasts, skiing in Manali takes you on an experience of a lifetime in the most favorite tourist destination of India. Manali is easily deserving of many titles that it has earned. The cultural and adventure hub of the state of Himachal Pradesh, Manali is the true gem in the Kullu Valley, nestled on the slopes of it in all its glory and beauty. A gateway to many brilliant getaways of Himachal and other great places in the Himalayas, Manali is the most popular place to visit in the country, experiencing an annual footfall in hundreds of thousands.
It is home to many well-known attractions, like Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Rohtang Pass, the Great Himalayan National Park, Nehru Kund, Beas Kund, Bhrigu Lake and many other such noticeable names that are flocked with tourists throughout the year.
Winters bring an all new edge to the beauty of this place by adding the pearly white color to the whole city. And the best place to see the effect that snow brings to this serene city is to visit the amazing Solang Valley or Solang Nallah. A hotspot for paragliding and zorbing, the valley doubles as a snowy resort in the winters, attracting visitors to try their hands at some Manali Skiing.
Solang Valley is where this skiing tour takes place. With a lot of stress laid on providing a safe and sound environment for you to learn and practice your skills of skiing in this snowy paradise. The adventure of Manali Skiing starts with your arrival at Solang Valley, where you will be spending time under the eye of trained experts and instructors who will introduce you to all the equipment needed in this experience, including the techniques to use them conveniently.
Why should one go skiing in Manali, especially Solang Valley? Because the trainers here are certified from renowned institutions and the thick sheet of snow in the valley is just the perfect place to try this at. You will learn to balance, turning and skiing downhill in the snow plough positions, before finally putting all your skills to test.
You will be taken to a higher slope in the valley, so you get to test yourself and enjoy the feeling of gliding on thick sheets of snow in the valley. Celebrate the completion of the experience upon your arrival back in Manali, as you relive the memories and miss the snowy slopes of Solang Valley.
Timings: You can avail the activity anytime between 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM.
How to reach: It is located at about 14 km from Mall Road of Manali and you can reach here by either taking public transport or by hiring a private cab.
You will have to arrive at Solang Valley on your own to begin the experience.
After your arrival at the designated meeting point, you will meet your instructor who will conduct an introduction to the basic ski equipment and the techniques of using them.
You will learn crucial skills like walking in skis, side steps, balancing, and most importantly, the snow plough.
After a short successful downhill skiing experience, the trip comes to an end.
You can then return to Manali and celebrate or move on to your return journey.
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Inclusions:Skiing, Skiing instructors, Skiing gear (Skis and Ski boots), Snow Dress at an additional cost
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Rated : 5.0
With the help of our guide, I and my friends could enjoy the skiing very much. It was the second time we were going for this tour. It was better than last time. The weather was in favour. As we had already experience in skiing, it was pretty easy for the guide too. And we shouldn't talk about Solang Valley, right? It was fantastic as it is always. One hour of pure adventure. Come on folks, you can't miss out on this.
Rated : 5.0
After doing multiple trips via Thrillophilia in the mountains, I believe Solang valley is the adventure land of Himachal. The last time I booked a package with them was for paragliding and both my experience with the team is excellent.
Rated : 5.0
What an absolutely amazing experience this way. Never thought I would try out skiing in India, and that too in such a professional way.
Rated : 4.0
A cost effective tour that makes you enjoy skiing like nothing else. Had a fantastic adventure in the beautiful environs of Manali. We had a tour guide who is doing skiing for a long time and made it easier for us to try it for the first time.Solang Valley is immensely beautiful and I will love to go back there again to have some morre adventurous activities.
Rated : 4.0
All the equipment provided was in really good condition and the clothes they gave were clean and hygienic. We also had a really good instructor, Vipin, to help us out along the way and make sure we were safe.
Rated : 4.0
Skiing in Manali gave us all the energy needed to deal with the freezing temperature. Our trainers were polite and really handled us well. I learnt how to start, stop, and balance in the snow.
Skiing is not a dangerous sports all is needed is some proper training and guidance. You must be aware of the possible risk before starting skiing.
Before going for skiing it is preferably said that you must work on your biometric and weight distribution of the body.
Again the same answer we give that this sports is not too risky but yes for the kinds you need to be bit more careful. Initially they need to train with some professional trainer.
you can visit Manali in any season but if you are going for snow sports then you must go in the month of January to early June.
For your heli ski adventure you must be good enough or say you must have reached to the intermediate level of skiing then only you can able to enjoy the heli skiing.
Anyone can do skiing irrespective of their age. However, it is recommended that minors and children below 12 years of age should not do skiing in Manali.
Solang Valley is the most popular skiing spot in Manali, but skiing is also available in Rohtang Pass area.
Skiing, like any other adventure activity, involves some degree of risk. To have a safe skiing experience it is recommended that you should always follow safety rules and instructions, and wear the safety gear i.e. helmet and tinted goggles provided to you. Also keep in mind that there should be thick layer of snow for smooth sliding. It is recommended to do skiing when the sun is strong so that the snow is fluffy, as it minimizes the extent of injury.
There are two different types of Manali skiing: Short skiing – Short skiing covers a stretch of 7 km, and is ideal for beginners and first-timers. Long skiing – Long skiing covers a stretch of 14 km, and is preferred by hardcore adventure enthusiasts.
All activity organizers are trained to give first-aid treatment. But in extreme cases, the injured person is taken to the nearest hospital for treatment.
Since Manali is the adventure capital of Himachal Pradesh, there are many other adventure activities apart from skiing that can be tried here. They are: Paragliding, Trekking, Camping, Rafting, Rock climbing, Biking, Rappelling.
Heli-skiing is the type of skiing in which a person is taken up the mountain in a helicopter and is dropped there to ski downhill from the dropping point. Skiing, on the other hand, doesn’t involve any helicopter and that is the major difference. In regular skiing, a person goes to a heighted place which is not always the hilltop and glides down through the trail.
You can get your Manali skiing photos from the activity organizer since photography service is available with most organizers. However, you will have to pay additional charges to avail of the service.
The best option is to keep your luggage at your accommodation or your vehicle. But, in case it is not possible, the activity organizer can make arrangement to deposit your luggage.
Manali is a beautiful resort town, and has a wide range of good places to visit. Some of the best places to visit in Manali are: Solang Valley, Bhrigu Lake, Hidimba Devi Temple, Rohtang Pass, Manali Sanctuary, Bijli Mahadev, Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art.
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