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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...
Location: Solang Valley, Manali
Timings: You can avail the activity anytime between 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM.
Winters bring an all-new edge to the beauty of Manali by adding the pearly white colour 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.
About Skiing in Manali:
Solang Valley is where this skiing tour takes place. With 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. Skiing in Manali begins in February and extends to mid-April.
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 snowplough 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.
How to reach Manali Skiing Location: 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.
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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
It was the most exciting as well as thrilling experience we had in Manali. Skiing is just a lifetime experience we had in Manali.
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 sport is not too risky but yes for the kids you need to be a bit more careful. Initially, they need to be trained with some professional trainers.
The best Manali skiing season is during the winter. The winter season properly starts in the month of December in Manali. During this season, the town experiences heavy snowfall covering the hill station with complete snow. This is one of the reasons tourists flock in at Manali during the winters for skiing.
Yes, after successful boking of your package through Thrillophilia, you will be provided with the ski kit during your activity. The ski kit will include skis and ski boots. You can also get a snow dress at the site at an additional cost.
Anyone can do skiing irrespective of their age. However, it is recommended that minors and children below 6 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 this service.
The best option is to keep your luggage at your accommodation or in your vehicle. But, in case it is not possible, the activity organizer can make arrangements 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.
The skiing in Manali cost starts from 542 INR per adult. The cost does not include GST cost in the package. You can book this package from Thrillophilia website as this is the best online price that you can get. Moreover, you will receive your confirmation voucher on email within 15 minutes of successful booking.
The things you should carry while going for Skiing in Manali are
- Comfortable Skiing pants/trousers and shirts: The comfortable clothes will help you enjoy the activity to its best as it is an adventurous activity.
- Good hiking shoes: The hiking shoes can help you while you are going to the skiing site. The shoes can help you walk from one spot to another.
- Flashlight with extra batteries: A flashlight with some extra batteries can always be of some help when you travel or participate in any adventurous activity.
- Sunglasses: The sunglasses will protect your eyes from dust and sun during your skiing activity.
- Camera: Carrying a camera is optional. You can carry a camera to record your wonderful moments while you enjoy the activity.
- Water bottle: Carrying a water bottle is always recommended or your trip. The water bottle can help you keep hydrated while you enjoy this adventurous activity.
- Warm jacket/pullover: Manali is a cold place especially during the winter season it becomes freezing. Therefore, a warm jacket or pullover can always keep you warm.
- Comfortable loose fitting windproof pants: Windproof pants can help remain comfortable while you enjoy your skiing activity.
- Warm gloves and warm socks: Warm glove and socks can help you keep your arms warm during your visit to Manali for the skiing activity.
- Raincoat: In case it rains, a raincoat can help you avoid getting wet and keep you safe during the rain
- Prescribed medication: In case you are prescribed with some personal medication, it is advised that you carry your medicines along with you.
- Thrillophilia Booking Voucher: You should carry your Thrillophilia confirmation voucher for the activity. The voucher is mandatory to validate your booking. Additionally, as an eco-friendly movement, you can e-voucher instead of a printed voucher.
The timings to avail this activity is between 10 AM to 4 PM. You can participate in the activity for 20 minutes and enjoy the snow paradise by downhill skiing.
You should wear proper clothes for your skiing activity in Manali. The skiing activity requires a comfortable skiing shirt and pants/trousers. Moreover, you can also wear warm socks and gloves to make yourself skiing activity more comfortable. The skiing site also provides snow clothes at an additional cost.
The skiing activity is carried out at Solang Valley in Manali. The Solang valley is about 14 km away from the Mall road of Manali. The location is easily accessible through both public and private transport.
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