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 9resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for India

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)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(2520m — 3049m)

2
59
snow showers
clear
rain showers
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2784 m
2900m 3100m 3200m 2900m 2800m

(2600m — 3950m)

60
247
23
snow showers
light snow
moderate snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
Mid station 3275 m
2250m 2400m 2350m 2400m 2350m

(4000m — 5500m)

54
139
15
light snow
light snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
Mid station 4750 m
2400m 2450m 2600m 2900m 2800m

(4000m — 6400m)

12
47
6
snow showers
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 5200 m
2600m 2300m 2800m 3100m 2950m

(2024m — 2502m)

38
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 2263 m
3000m 3250m 3250m 3200m 3050m

(2000m — 5500m)

81
279
26
snow showers
partly cloudy
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
Mid station 3750 m
2500m 2700m 2700m 2800m 2650m

(3500m — 7135m)

49
129
16
light snow
light snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
Mid station 5318 m
2400m 2450m 2600m 2950m 2850m

(3770m — 6000m)

29
117
6
snow showers
partly cloudy
moderate snow
heavy snow
moderate snow
Mid station 4885 m
2550m 2500m 2800m 2950m 3000m

(2750m — 3200m)

snow report 23 days ago

10
5
Hard
Heavy
1 cm
24 days ago
47
145
15
snow showers
partly cloudy
moderate snow
heavy snow
heavy snow
Mid station 2975 m
2450m 2650m 2700m 2850m 2700m

(2895m — 5500m)

15
52
13
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 4198 m
2550m 2250m 2650m 2950m 2850m