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

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)
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

(2520m — 3049m)

snow report today

2.0 cm
yesterday
22.0
4.0
mod snow rain showers clear light rain heavy rain
Mid station 2784 m
2050m 2500m 2500m 2900m 3000m

(2600m — 3950m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
61.0
snow showers light snow cloud light snow heavy snow
Mid station 3275 m
1500m 2400m 2750m 2750m 2100m

(4000m — 5500m)

snow report today

8 cm
yesterday
4.0
71.0
5.0
snow showers light snow light snow mod snow mod snow
Mid station 4750 m
0m 1200m 950m 2350m 2800m

(4000m — 6400m)

snow report today

2.0 cm
yesterday
14.0
1.0
part cloud part cloud part cloud light snow snow showers
Mid station 5200 m
550m 1000m 800m 1850m 2700m

(2024m — 2502m)

snow report 22 days ago

2.0 cm
23 days ago
cloud clear part cloud light rain light rain
Mid station 2263 m
2950m 3150m 3350m 3150m 3050m

(2000m — 5500m)

snow report today

6 cm
yesterday
1.0
123.0
3.0
light snow snow showers part cloud light snow heavy snow
Mid station 3750 m
1900m 2000m 1950m 2500m 2850m

(3500m — 7135m)

snow report today

8 cm
yesterday
6.0
78.0
5.0
snow showers light snow light snow mod snow mod snow
Mid station 5318 m
0m 1100m 700m 2400m 2850m

(3770m — 6000m)

snow report today

7 cm
yesterday
2.0
59.0
3.0
snow showers part cloud cloud light snow snow showers
Mid station 4885 m
0m 850m 650m 2500m 2900m

(2750m — 3200m)

snow report today

5 cm
yesterday
100.0
1.0
light snow snow showers part cloud light snow mod snow
Mid station 2975 m
1800m 1950m 1850m 2450m 2800m

(2895m — 5500m)

snow report today

2.0 cm
yesterday
13.0
1.0
part cloud cloud part cloud part cloud snow showers
Mid station 4198 m
600m 1100m 1000m 1750m 2600m