Heli Skiing in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is known for its winter sports. One of the major emerging winter sports is Heli Skiing. Himachal Pradesh with its snow covered peaks of Pir Panjal, Dhauladhar and Zanslar ranges make it the ideal place for Heli skiing. This article is intended to provide you the knowledge of how and whare the Heli Skiing is done in Himachal Pradesh.

What is Heli skiing?

Helicopter skiing, abbreviated as heli skiing is an adventurous winter sport for those who love to explore nature. Heli skiing involves the use of Helicopter for reaching the skiing spots which are not accessible by any other mean. As it requires more technical and physical strength so it is always advised for skilled skiers.

History of Heli Skiing-

Generally the credit of starting Heli skiing is given to Hans Gmoser, a mountain guide in Canada. He started heli skiing in 1965 in the Bungaboo Mountains of British Columbia with his company named Canadian Mountain Holidays.
But some thoughts are also give that this sport is originated in late 50s or early 60s in Alaska, Wyoming or Utah.

Heli skiing spots in Himachal Pradesh-

Manali is recognised as potential spot for heli skiing in Himachal Pradesh. To reach the height of about 6500 m is really can be a thrilling experience for skiing lovers. Regions where heli skiing can be enjoyed in Manali includes-
  • Hanuman Tibba

  • Rohtang Pass

  • Deo Tibba

  • Chanderkhani Pass

  • Experience of Heli skiing in Manali-

    With open sky, snow all around, unreachable height and adventure of skiing are the things which make this experience really special and memorable for life time. For the first timer it can prove to be an experience which can't be forgotten in whole life time. The heli skiing spots of Manali are considered as best area for Heli skiing in Himalayas.

    Heli skiing packages in Manali –

    All the heli skiing packages are similar in Manali, which include-
  • 6500 m of vertical skiing with 6 day guide services.

  • Seven night lodging in Manali including meal.

  • Air and ground travel from Dehli to Manali.

  • Precautions and equipments required for Heli skiing-

    There is more risk involved in Heli skiing than conventional skiing; particularly the risk of avalanche is a major concern. Companies which provide heli skiing also have a staff to monitor weather and the staff which monitors and decide whether Heli skiing can be done on the particular day or not.
    Safety of the skiers is also ensured by the certified guides, experienced pilots, proper medical facilities and backup from the India Air Force.
    Here is the list of equipments which must be carried by a skier while going for the Heli skiing-
  • Transceiver which broadcast the exact location of the skier.

  • Layer clothing fit for zero temperature, goggles, hat, ski gloves and neck warmer.

  • So in the end, I only want to say that although it is an expensive sport but it can be life time experience for those who can spend high money and love adventure. Your winter trip will be full of some thrilling skiing stories if you opt for Heli skiing this winter.


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