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)
Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

(2520m — 3049m)

3 cm
on 4 Mar
thunderstorm thunderstorm mod rain light rain light rain
Mid station 2784 m
5700m 5800m 5800m 5650m 5950m

(2600m — 3950m)

snow report 15 days ago

15 cm
15 days ago
thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm
Mid station 3275 m
5600m 5800m 5700m 5650m 5700m

(4000m — 5500m)

snow report 15 days ago

1 cm
15 days ago
light rain thunderstorm rain showers light rain part cloud
Mid station 4750 m
5800m 6000m 6000m 5950m 5900m

(4000m — 6400m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
14 days ago
part cloud rain showers part cloud cloud part cloud
Mid station 5200 m
6150m 6250m 6150m 6150m 6100m

(2024m — 2502m)

1 cm
on 27 Feb
thunderstorm mod rain thunderstorm rain showers thunderstorm
Mid station 2263 m
5600m 5700m 5700m 5600m 5800m

(2000m — 5500m)

1 cm
6 days ago
light rain thunderstorm mod rain light rain light rain
Mid station 3750 m
5750m 5900m 5850m 5750m 5900m

(3500m — 7135m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
5 days ago
rain showers thunderstorm rain showers light rain part cloud
Mid station 5318 m
5750m 6000m 6000m 5900m 5850m

(3770m — 6000m)

snow report 16 days ago

3 cm
5 days ago
rain showers part cloud rain showers light rain part cloud
Mid station 4885 m
5900m 6050m 6050m 6000m 6050m

(2750m — 3200m)

1 cm
74 days ago
light rain thunderstorm mod rain light rain light rain
Mid station 2975 m
5800m 5900m 5850m 5750m 5950m

(2895m — 5500m)

snow report 14 days ago

1 cm
14 days ago
part cloud part cloud part cloud part cloud clear
Mid station 4198 m
6100m 6250m 6150m 6150m 6000m