the onset of winter season, the vast landscapes and mountains of
northern India that are nestled in Himalayan mountainous regions,
covers with thick layer of snow. This provides an excellent
opportunity for various kinds of winter sports such as Skiing.
Similar to western nations, skiing in India has recently grabbed
the attention of numerous expert skiers. Apart from trained skiers,
first timers also love to indulge themselves in this exciting sport
while their vacation.
To participate in skiing, the foremost thing which is required is a
ski. It is a long, flat device worn on the feet. It enables the
skier to slide smoothly over snow. This device was originally
developed to facilitate the people living in snowy regions, so that
they can traverse easily amidst the thick layer of snow. Skis are
made up of various materials such as wooden planks made from single
piece of wood, glass fiber, Kevlar, Titanium, other polymers and
Skiing can be divided into various kinds such as Alpine ski,
Twin-tip ski, Alpine Touring Ski, Monoski, Telemark Ski,
Cross-country Ski, Backcountry Ski, Mogul Ski and Ski Jumping Ski.
All these skis are developed various purposes. For instance, some
are good for downhill skiing or backward skiing or skiing through
unbroken snow etc.
Skiing Destinations In India:
India has immense potential to developed as a world class skiing
destination in the world. Globetrotters from far and wide loves to
vacationing in India for its vast snow-covered regions. Some of the
Indian states that are nestled in the Himalayan mountain ranges, has
some excellent sites for skiing. During the winter season, these
beautiful locales get chock-a-block with thousands of tourists who
visit these places to engage themselves in this thrilling sports.
Some of the famous skiing destinations of India are
Gulmarg and Sonmarg in Jammu Kashmir , Auli, Dayara Bugyal and
Mundali in Garwhal region of Uttarakhand, Munsiyari in Kumaon region
of Uttarkhand and Manali, Kufri and Narkanda in Himachal Pradesh
Tips For Skiing:
Skiing is an exciting sport that requires good practice and
excellent skills to be a perfectionist. Some of the valuable tips
for skiing that will help both a novice and an expert one to enjoy
the thrill of this sport such as
Each and every skier should learn balancing act
before participating in this sport because the snow is very
slippery. A stance is required that is comfortable but stable on the
Before indulging in skiing, participants has to
wear warm clothes but not big jumpers. Always use layers of clothes.
Have a thermal layer next to your skin. Make sure the outside layer
must be waterproof, especially the bottom half. Always wear one pair
of socks. It will keep your feet warmer.
Don't forget to wear sunglasses for the sun and goggles for the
shade and cloud.
Protection From Tanning:
Use plenty of suncream lotion as
snow reflects the sun rays which is responsible for tanning. Some
suncream lotion also protect the skin from wind and cold burning
Always use those skis which are 20 to 30 cm shorter
than your height. Shorter ones are easier to turn.
Never rent boots from the shoes because they won't
provide you comfort. Instead buy a new pair in accordance with your
size. Have them tight and comfortable your calf muscles, but not
tight across the top of the feet because it will than restrict the
blood flow into the toes. One more thing, don't tuck your trousers
or salapettes into the boots.
Donning Your Skis:
Before placing your planks on, get used
to feel of your boots. Get dome training. Take a quick walk around
in them and crouch down and stand up tall a couple of times to feel
Moving Your Skis:
Try to pick one feet at a time, with skis
on. Turn them to right and then the left. First of all, point your
skis where you want to proceed by turning the feet. Keep your feet
shoulder width apart , width toes pointing inward and heels apart.
So, that it becomes a V-shaped or triangle. It will safeguard the
skiers from falling.
Apart from them there are some more tips that a skier must follow,