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 10 resorts. 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)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

(2520m — 3049m)

snow report 13 days ago

1 cm
13 days ago
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2784 m
3150m 3050m 3450m 3200m 3100m

(2600m — 3950m)

snow report yesterday

27 cm
yesterday
2
10
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 3275 m
2650m 2800m 3200m 3150m 3150m

(2000m — 5500m)

snow report yesterday

48 cm
yesterday
2
5
59
clear
clear
snow showers
snow showers
clear
Mid station 3750 m
2300m 2300m 2800m 2450m 2450m

(4000m — 5500m)

snow report yesterday

32 cm
yesterday
2
7
38
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 4750 m
1750m 1750m 2200m 1900m 1800m

(4000m — 6400m)

snow report 19 days ago

2 cm
19 days ago
1
7
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 5200 m
1750m 1700m 2150m 1900m 1900m

(2024m — 2502m)

snow report 24 days ago

4 cm
24 days ago
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2263 m
3250m 3550m 3700m 3500m 3650m

(3500m — 7135m)

snow report yesterday

9 cm
yesterday
2
7
39
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 5318 m
1650m 1700m 2200m 1950m 1800m

(3770m — 6000m)

snow report yesterday

26 cm
yesterday
1
5
38
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
clear
Mid station 4885 m
1250m 1250m 2150m 1850m 1700m

(2750m — 3200m)

snow report yesterday

17 cm
yesterday
1
3
15
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 2975 m
2300m 2250m 2750m 2400m 2400m

(2895m — 5500m)

snow report yesterday

7 cm
yesterday
1
6
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 4198 m
1750m 1650m 2100m 1950m 1900m