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

All resorts

Ski resorts of India, alphabetically

Resort
snow depth
top and bottom

on-piste

off-piste

Last Snow

Next 9 Days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(2520m — 3049m)

thunderstorm thunderstorm mod rain thunderstorm thunderstorm
Mid station 2784 m
4950m 5000m 5050m 5000m 5150m

(2600m — 3950m)

clear thunderstorm thunderstorm clear part cloud
Mid station 3275 m
5050m 5050m 4950m 5000m 5050m

(2000m — 5500m)

rain showers thunderstorm thunderstorm rain showers thunderstorm
Mid station 3750 m
4800m 5000m 4900m 5050m 5100m

(4000m — 5500m)

snow report 14 days ago

2 cm
14 days ago
clear part cloud cloud part cloud clear
Mid station 4750 m
4950m 5200m 4950m 5200m 5200m

(4000m — 6400m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
clear clear part cloud clear clear
Mid station 5200 m
5000m 5450m 5300m 5400m 5550m

(2024m — 2502m)

clear thunderstorm thunderstorm part cloud part cloud
Mid station 2263 m
5000m 5100m 5000m 5100m 5150m

(3500m — 7135m)

snow report 5 days ago

1 cm
5 days ago
clear clear light snow part cloud clear
Mid station 5318 m
4900m 5150m 4850m 5150m 5150m

(3770m — 6000m)

clear part cloud part cloud clear clear
Mid station 4885 m
5000m 5300m 5050m 5250m 5250m

(2750m — 3200m)

rain showers thunderstorm thunderstorm rain showers rain showers
Mid station 2975 m
4850m 5000m 4900m 5050m 5150m

(2895m — 5500m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 4198 m
4950m 5400m 5250m 5400m 5550m