What is the difference between normal skiing and Heli Skiing? Well, a
helicopter is involved in the latter. If you just don't care about the risk
part of high altitude skiing and have got the courage against all odds then,
Heli Skiing is just for you. The helicopter is going to leave you at the top
of a snow capped peak and from there you just have to criss-cross your way
This sport challenges the risk-taking explorer in you, as you have to ski
down through unknown routes and ridges. Indian Himalayan region is just the
best way to start off this thrilling sport. Some of the best choices include
Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, Rohtang Pass and Chandrakhani Pass near Manali.
Heli Skiing Tips
Cautions & Essentials about Heli-Skiing
Are you new to heli skiing or the extreme sports arena of skiing, then
before taking up any of the heli skiing expeditions, firstly ask your tour
operators what kind of facilities do they offer to the skiers. Some key
points to keep in mind include how many groups will be carried by one
helicopter; the type of lodging skiers are going to get; the exact height of
the start point from where the skiing will begin and the most important one
the equipment and services availability.
Safety is always important when you are planning to have skiing expeditions
on the glacial regions as there are potential dangers involved over their.
There are always chances to have Avalanche in the snowy areas, that's why
make it a point to check upon the snow conditions and weather information
from the sports associations and information centre of that particular
Skiing stability not only changes from mountain range to other mountain
range but from slope to slope. That's why its always better to have a guide
or ski instructor, who have a good knowledge about that skiing area The
guides' decisions are paramount and should be respected always.
The second important safety fact is flying. Helicopter skiing pilots are
seasoned professionals who are thorough with the winter flying conditions
within the mountains. They are alert to the onset of sudden weather changes
and work together with your guide to ensure maximum safety. Always remember
that the snowy regions are prone to accidents, so always pre-plan your ski
trip keeping the precautions in mind.
Major Regions Of Heli-Skiing In India
Himalayas is full of ultimate skiing destinations and if you an extreme
sports lover and experienced enough to climb the glacial regions, then take
up you heli skiing venture among the Indian Himalayas. Consistent heavy
snowfalls and variety of mountain ranges, the Himalayas provide the best
attributes for any skier. In addition to the numerous ski resorts throughout
the Himalayan region, you can also find the ultimate skiing experiences of
heli skiing over here.
For the first timer heli skiing at the remote locations is always an
experience to remember. Remote destination lodge such as the onces located
in Manali, provide multiple day packages and are considered to be the best
heli skiing regions of the Himalayas.
The Manali heli skiing expeditions involve helicopters, which are going to
drop keen skiers onto peaks as high as 6,500m. The high peaks reduce the
wind speed at lower levels where one skis, resulting in consistent, light
and powdery snow. Powder skiing is easier to learn with the new thick kind
of skis, especially if you are new to skiing.
For interested teenage skiers, groups of three skiers are made and to keep
pace with them there's also a ski guide. The group's size eliminates
pressure on less-experienced skiers and allows the experienced ones to ski
to their heart's content. Safety is ensured by certified guides, experienced
helicopter pilots, easy availability of medical facilities and emergency
backup arrangements with the Indian Air Force.
All the heli-skiing packages in Manali include 100,000 ft. of vertical
skiing six-day guide service and use of an avalanche transceiver,
seven-light lodging in Manali plus all meals, escorted air and ground
transfer Delhi-Manali-Delhi, airport transfers and local taxes. South of
Kullu, 50-km away in Bhuntar an airport is situated with regular flights to
Delhi and Chandigarh. For tourists, taxis are available from Bhuntar to
Manali. If you are looking for more adventure, then drive from Delhi to
Manali, which a 16 hour long journey.
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