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)
Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

(2520m — 3049m)

2.0 cm
66 days ago
rain showers rain showers rain showers rain showers light rain
Mid station 2784 m
4600m 4800m 4850m 4700m 4900m

(2600m — 3950m)

snow report 17 days ago

5 cm
18 days ago
thunderstorm light rain rain showers rain showers rain showers
Mid station 3275 m
4750m 4550m 4650m 4800m 5050m

(4000m — 5500m)

snow report 5 days ago

6 cm
6 days ago
1.0
clear snow showers snow showers clear part cloud
Mid station 4750 m
3300m 3850m 3750m 3950m 4400m

(4000m — 6400m)

snow report 5 days ago

2.0 cm
6 days ago
2.0
2.0
clear part cloud cloud light snow snow showers
Mid station 5200 m
4300m 4650m 4750m 4750m 4800m

(2024m — 2502m)

2.0 cm
on 4 Feb
clear cloud clear cloud part cloud
Mid station 2263 m
4900m 5050m 5000m 5050m 5150m

(2000m — 5500m)

snow report 14 days ago

4 cm
14 days ago
rain showers mod rain rain showers rain showers rain showers
Mid station 3750 m
4100m 4350m 4350m 4350m 4550m

(3500m — 7135m)

snow report 6 days ago

11 cm
6 days ago
3.0
clear snow showers snow showers clear snow showers
Mid station 5318 m
3000m 3600m 3400m 3600m 4200m

(3770m — 6000m)

snow report 6 days ago

4 cm
6 days ago
clear snow showers snow showers clear part cloud
Mid station 4885 m
4050m 4350m 4400m 4550m 4750m

(2750m — 3200m)

snow report 17 days ago

4 cm
18 days ago
rain showers mod rain rain showers rain showers rain showers
Mid station 2975 m
4050m 4350m 4350m 4300m 4500m

(2895m — 5500m)

snow report 5 days ago

1.0 cm
6 days ago
clear part cloud light rain light rain part cloud
Mid station 4198 m
4350m 4650m 4750m 4750m 4850m