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 5resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

All resorts

Ski resorts of India, alphabetically

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue

(2520m — 3049m)

clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 2784 m
4400m 4100m 3900m 3800m 3850m

(2600m — 3950m)

36
8
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 3275 m
4000m 3900m 3750m 3750m 3750m

(4000m — 5500m)

27
85
56
moderate snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
heavy snow
Mid station 4750 m
3650m 3500m 3450m 3550m 3450m

(4000m — 6400m)

1
16
7
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 5200 m
3950m 3750m 3600m 3650m 3850m

(2024m — 2502m)

clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light rain
Mid station 2263 m
4450m 4300m 4150m 4200m 4200m

(2000m — 5500m)

6
94
33
rain showers
light snow
snow showers
light snow
heavy snow
Mid station 3750 m
4150m 3800m 3700m 3650m 3600m

(3500m — 7135m)

32
99
59
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
heavy snow
Mid station 5318 m
3650m 3500m 3500m 3550m 3450m

(3770m — 6000m)

47
18
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 4885 m
4000m 3800m 3700m 3750m 3800m

(2750m — 3200m)

4
11
rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
moderate rain
heavy rain
Mid station 2975 m
4100m 3750m 3650m 3600m 3550m

(2895m — 5500m)

4
18
15
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 4198 m
3850m 3600m 3450m 3500m 3750m