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Skiing and snowboarding is a fascinating and addictive winter sport. In India, the popular destinations for skiing are Gulmarg in Kashmir, Auli in Uttarakhand and Manali in Himachal Pradesh. In Manali, the skiing training happens in Solang Valley and Hampta Valley. Solang valley is more crowded with normal non-skiing tourists whereas Hampta provides a serene environment of learning in the beautiful backcountry. We operate our winter ski training programmes from Hampta Valley. The introductory, basic, and intermediate training is conducted in Manali and advance training is organised in the amazing slopes of Gulmarg, Kashmir.
How is Skiing and Snowboarding Different?
Skiing is a recreational sport where a pair of long flat runners called skies, attached to the feet of the riders are used to slide down the slopes. In snowboarding, a single snowboard on to which both feet of the rider is attached is used to slide down the slopes.
Skiing was originated centuries back and snowboarding is relatively a new sport which got developed recently. Snowboarding can be a little intimidating to learn in the start but get easier as you progress. Skiing seems easier to learn as a beginner but needs lots of practice and commitment to reach the expertise level.
Why Live360 Adventures?
We have highly experienced and skilled instructors who have made skiing and snowboarding their lifestyle. Many of them have skied almost every popular slopes in the world and have represented India in competitive winter sports. We have a wide range of high-quality equipment and gears cater to the participants of all age, size and expertise level.
Skiing and snowboarding course in Manali is amazing as it has got some great slopes which are best suited for beginners and advanced skiers and snowboarders equally. Moreover, Manali is very much accessible from Delhi both by road and air. As Manali is not a full-fledged ski resort compared to Gulmarg, accommodation and other facilities are much economical. This makes Manali the best option for beginners. Once you reach a specific level of expertise, then you are free to practice it around the world.
Day 01 – Arrival in Manali
Meet us at our designated meeting point in Manali before noon. From there we start our scenic drive to the training base in Hampta. The drive should take around an hour. Check-in, have lunch and relax. Post lunch its time for equipment issue gear set up. You will be introduced to all your ski/snowboarding equipment and its technical names. Evenings at easy, if needed can make small snow hike to the nearby village along with our instructors. Enjoy the evening sunset at the base. If the weather permits enjoy the late evening post-sunset around a bonfire.
Day 02 – Ski / Snowboarding training day
After breakfast, we start our ski/snowboarding lessons on a small basic slope. We will learn how to stand, walk, and move on skis/snowboard. After lunch, you will be free to rest or do short a snow trek to explore the beautiful surrounding, regroup for the evening session practice till sunset and evening at leisure.
DAY 03 – Ski / Snowboarding training day
By today you would have learned that skiing is all about practice, patience, and more practice. Today you will learn how to make turns and control your skis using the snowplough technique. Once a get a hang of the basics of snowplough you will start to get an idea of how much fun skiing can be!!!
If you put in the efforts and give your 100% by the evening you should be able to stop and turns on the ski with ease.
Day 04 – Departure
After breakfast, it will be time to say goodbye to this beautiful adventure trip, your beloved instructors and the team. Now you know that you have got introduced to the addictive world of skiing and snowboarding, you must be already planning your next visit to practice and learn more about the sport. We will drive to Manali, where you will be free to explore Manali, maybe go and take a soak in the hot water springs in Vashisht.
- All accommodations in dormitory bunk beds or triple sharing tents
- All Meals – Lunch on Day 01 to Breakfast on Day 04
- Training by experienced and qualified ski/snowboarding instructors
- Technical gears – ski or Snowboard, Ski/Snowboard boots, Ski poles, Ski pant and jacket, Ski gloves.
- Transportation in a 4WD vehicle from Manali meeting point to training base and return
- Adventure insurance
- GST at 5%
- Any other personal expenses which are not mentioned in inclusions
- The cost incurred due to any force majeure events
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