In Ski India

India is home to nearly a dozen ski areas, most of them fairly primitive facilities in the foothills of the Himilayas.

By far the best known internationally is Gulmarg which is generally regarded as the highest ‘proper’ ski area in the world with lifts peaking at nearly 4,000m (there are highest ski slopes in China but they have just one run and short drag lift).

Gulmarg began life as a hill station in British Colonial times and in the past few decades has faced the challenges of its proximity to Pakistan and the terrorist activities of Kashmiri separatists which have resulted in occasional kidnaps, cross border shelling and most visible day to day, a heavy Indian army presence.

The centre added a second chairlift for the 11–12 season and has up to 70km of runs and over 1000m of lift served vertical. Other major resorts include Auli with a 4km long gondola that was at one time Asia’s longest and Narkanda.

There have been several plans to build ‘international standard destination resorts’ in India over the past 10 years too. One high profile project by the grandson of Ford Motor Cars founder Alfred Ford was bogged down in controversy and litigation for many years.

India is also known for its affordable and exciting heliskiing and if you’re down in the hotter parts of the country you can find a couple of indoor snow centres to escape the heat too.
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India: latest snow conditions round-up

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in India. Fresh snow is forecast at 0resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

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Ski resorts of India, alphabetically

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next 9 days
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Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
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(2520m — 3049m)

rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
Mid station 2784 m
5800m 5700m 5800m 5900m 6000m

(2600m — 3950m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 3275 m
5500m 5500m 5600m 5850m 5900m

(4000m — 5500m)

rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
Mid station 4750 m
5800m 5750m 5900m 6150m 6200m

(4000m — 6400m)

rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 5200 m
6000m 6000m 6100m 6300m 6450m

(2024m — 2502m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2263 m
5550m 5550m 5600m 5850m 5850m

(2000m — 5500m)

rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
moderate rain
thunderstorm
Mid station 3750 m
5750m 5750m 5850m 6000m 6050m

(3500m — 7135m)

rain showers
rain showers
light rain
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 5318 m
5750m 5750m 5900m 6100m 6200m

(3770m — 6000m)

rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 4885 m
5900m 5900m 6000m 6250m 6300m

(2750m — 3200m)

rain showers
heavy rain
rain showers
thunderstorm
heavy rain
Mid station 2975 m
5800m 5750m 5850m 6050m 6050m

(2895m — 5500m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 4198 m
5950m 5950m 6100m 6300m 6400m