Heliskiing is a new adventurous sport that has gained lot of importance in India, in a very short time. It supports the sport of skiing and has become one of its popular modes. The sport enables the substitution of aircrafts for ski-lifts thus giving the skier many more choices to choose from. This particular sport is very expensive because it involves the participants to be taken to a mountaintop. The skiers then can ski down to their own choice of slopes. This helps the skiers to save time in climbing the slopes and also save the energy required for climbing.
It is very well known in the region of Himalayas and also a major tourist attraction in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This sport is available in the area bound by the Hanuman Tibba, Rohtang Pass, Deo Tibba and Chanderkhani Pass near Manali. A foray of ten minutes carries the skiers to the top of 14,000-foot high slope. This adventure filled sport is surrounded by many more other activities like the skiing, and ice-skating. Also the paragliding thrills the participants and mountain cycling activity tests for the stamina of the rider.
Heliskiing is also accompanied with mountain climbing, playing golf, camping, and fishing or take a safari by car in the Himalayan ranges. Heliskiing is very exciting with rivers in deep gorges, thick forests, green Alpine meadows and mountain lakes. All this forms a lovely sight to be seen from atop a hill and get ready for the sport. This trekking adventure lasts for couple of days, or a few weeks. The experience of the heliskiing can also be sometimes a grueling experience. For all those people who are interested to know more about the heliskiing adventure, here are some of the tips.
No special or formal training is required for heliskiing
Age is also no consideration for participating in the sport.
The only thing essential is a reasonable level of fitness
The necessary equipments, training and instructions for the sport are made available by the trainers.
All this can be experienced when you take a trip to Himachal Pradesh and visit the lovely hill station of Manali. This beautiful city is just 40 km from Kullu, and is at a distance of 521 km from the capital city of Delhi. Manali is very well known for its scenic natural beauty and mountain ranges, surrounded all over the place. In each and every direction, there are acres of grasslands stretching in the valleys. It forms one of the best views anybody can get. The magic of heliskiing surpasses all other mountain thrills.
Most of the skiers are seen in the Himalayas between the period of December and May. Not only skiers from India but also from all over the world are seen during this time. Heliskiing is one of the major sport activities in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/07