their vast open spaces, above the snowline, the Garhwal and
Kumaon hills of Uttar Pradesh, offer a plethora of ski locales.
For the avid skier, cross - country runs of 10-20 km are now
available, with the added advantage of fresh powder snow.
Due to their awesome height and spread, Garhwal and Kumaon,
like other areas in the Himalayas, offer the thrills of exploratory
long distance skiing, round the year. Winter skiing in Garhwal
is, now, professionally conducted at the Auli slopes. The
usual season is late December to early March, depending on
the snow conditions.
Skiing at Pithoragarh in the Kumaon
The easternmost hill district of Uttar Pradesh, bordering
Nepal in the east and Tibet in the north, Pithoragarh, is
often called 'Miniature Kashmir'. Nestling amongst the spectacular
Kumaon Himalayas, at a height of 5412 ft., in a small valley,
barely 5 km long and 2 km wide, Pithoragarh was an important
centre, of the Chand kings of Kumaon. Apart from the excellent
skiing slopes, Pithoragarh and its environs, are known for
their profuse natural beauty, and fine temples.
Other ski locales
Dayara Bugyal & Kush Kalyan in district
Panwali & Matya in district Tehri Garhwal
Mundali in district Dehradun
Bedni Budyal in Chamoli
Top in Munsiyari in Pithoragarh
Chiplakot Valley in Pithoragarh