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 2resorts. 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)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

(2520m — 3049m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2784 m
5000m 5050m 5100m 5150m 5400m

(2600m — 3950m)

rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 3275 m
4650m 4700m 4850m 5000m 5200m

(4000m — 5500m)

2
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 4750 m
4700m 4700m 4800m 5050m 5350m

(4000m — 6400m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 5200 m
4800m 4800m 4850m 5100m 5350m

(2024m — 2502m)

thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2263 m
4800m 4850m 4900m 5050m 5250m

(2000m — 5500m)

rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 3750 m
4900m 4900m 5000m 5150m 5400m

(3500m — 7135m)

4
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
clear
Mid station 5318 m
4750m 4700m 4800m 5100m 5350m

(3770m — 6000m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 4885 m
4900m 4900m 4950m 5200m 5400m

(2750m — 3200m)

rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2975 m
4900m 4900m 5000m 5150m 5400m

(2895m — 5500m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 4198 m
4750m 4750m 4750m 5000m 5300m