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Heli skiing in Manali

Heli skiing in Manali is emerging as one of the most expensive adventure activities. Heli-skiing is off-trail, downhill skiing or snowboarding reached by helicopter, instead of a ski lift. In the late 1950s, helicopters were used in Alaska and Europe to access remote terrain and later in 1965, it was commercialized by Canada by combining lodging, transport and guiding. But these days heli skiing in Manali is getting more popularity. People love to take heli ride and see snow-covered mountains and enjoy heli skiing.

In  India, Manali is the only place where you can enjoy heli skiing. In Manali heli skiing is done on the slopes around Hamta Pass, Hanuman Tibba, Rohtang Pass, Deo Tibba and Chandarkhain Pass. It is around 10 minutes ride which carries skier to over 14,000 feet high slopes. Mostly slopes of Hamta Pass are used by skier during heli skiing in Manali. Slopes near Manali are famous for fluffy snow powder which makes these slopes smooth for ski trails and attracts skier for heli skiing in Manali.
Winters is the perfect time for heli skiing in Manali. From late December to Mid March is the time when mountains of Manali witness snowfall. This not only attracts the number of tourists to the place but also adventure lovers.

In Manali, heli skiing is conducted by Himalayan Heli Adventure Pvt. Ltd. It is Manali based private operator and has more than 20 years of experience in heli skiing in the Himalayas with professional pilots and experienced ground staff. There is a guide with every small group of 3 to 4 skiers. Video credit goes to Himalayan Heli Adventure Pvt. Ltd.
Heli skiing in Manali

Heli Skiing is a very expensive adventure activity. And in Manali heli skiing is a seasonal activity. So the cost of Heli skiing in Manali is depending upon the number of persons and amount to be time taken. One who is interested in Heli skiing can visit the official website of Himalayan Heli Adventure Pvt. Ltd and ask for rates.  

One can learn skiing courses in Manali from the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports Manali (ABVIMAS). Every year ABVIMAS conducts skiing courses in Manali. They have a skiing center at Solang Valley near skiing slopes. This is a Government Institute so costs of skiing and other activities are also fixed. These skiing courses are conducted every year depending upon the availability of snow. Some private tour agent also organizes skiing packages but their cost of skiing is not fixed.  

Heli skiing is full of thrill and excitement and like other adventure activities heli skiing also required high safety precautions and measures. The first thing which is required is knowledge of skiing. One should be a perfect skier then only he/she will be able to enjoy this adventure activity. Secondly, there should be a local guide with you who have knowledge of skiing as well as geographical conditions. And lastly please check the weather forecast before planning your heli skiing trip. Normally heli skiing is done under a blue sky and avoids it if weather conditions don’t permit.

No doubt heli skiing in Manali is an adventure of a lifetime. One should explore the Himalayas during winters when mountains are covered with a white blanket of snow. Exploring the Himalaya with you skiing is always full of adventure.
Heli skiing in Manali

Heli skiing in Manali


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  2. Good information on heli-skiing in Manali. Heli skiing is available in a few places in India. If government supports, there is huge potential of heli skiing adventure activities in many more areas in Himachal, Ladakh, J&K and Uttarakhand besides some north east states like Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.


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