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.

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 5 days ago

16 cm
5 days ago
27
2
4
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2784 m
2450m 2400m 2450m 2000m 2050m

(2600m — 3950m)

snow report 2 days ago

8 cm
2 days ago
12
1
5
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 3275 m
1650m 1700m 1800m 1700m 1600m

(4000m — 5500m)

snow report yesterday

9 cm
yesterday
14
3
6
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 4750 m
1250m 1450m 1700m 1250m 950m

(4000m — 6400m)

snow report 12 days ago

6 cm
12 days ago
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 5200 m
900m 1150m 1450m 1250m 800m

(2024m — 2502m)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
19
1
7
rain showers
light snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2263 m
2700m 2450m 2050m 2250m 2250m

(2000m — 5500m)

snow report yesterday

8 cm
yesterday
68
5
31
partly cloudy
heavy snow
moderate snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 3750 m
1850m 2100m 2050m 1650m 1700m

(3500m — 7135m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
16
3
7
cloudy
light snow
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 5318 m
1300m 1450m 1750m 1200m 950m

(3770m — 6000m)

snow report yesterday

8 cm
yesterday
13
4
6
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 4885 m
900m 1000m 1600m 900m 500m

(2750m — 3200m)

snow report yesterday

6 cm
yesterday
40
3
18
partly cloudy
moderate snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 2975 m
1750m 2050m 2050m 1600m 1650m

(2895m — 5500m)

snow report 5 days ago

2 cm
5 days ago
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 4198 m
950m 1100m 1350m 1200m 800m