Skiing Packages for Winters
The skiing packages are organised at Narkanda during winters.
How to Reach: Narkanda is situated at a distance of 65 km from Shimla on NH – 22 towards Rampur and Kinnaur after crossing Kufri, Fagu Theog and Matiana. It is connected by regular Bus / Taxi services. In case traveling from Delhi, state transport buses traveling from Delhi to Rampur cross Narkanda. Buses from Delhi leave in the night. Distance from New Delhi to Narkanda is 434 km.
Other General Information
Physical Fitness: It is commonly believed that only athletes can aspire to be skiing. This is not true. However, good physical conditions will ensure quick all around progress and avoid accidents. It is, therefore, recommended that 30 minutes exercise for about 20 days prior to joining the courses will be of help to tone-up the required muscles and enable the trainees to pick-up skiing quickly and efficiently. Some suggested exercises are given below:
- SKY JUMPS 60 TO 100
- ABDOMINAL EXERCISE
- DEEP BREATHING EXERCISE.
- LIGHT YOGA EXERCISE.
Medical Facilities: Medical facilities are available in the Government health centers and private clinics at Manali and Narkanda. It is advisable to bring blood group card and any special instruction regarding medicines for sprain, headache, cold and pain balm, foot powder and other relevant patent medicines.
Risk: In the modern techniques of ski training and with advanced equipment the chances of injuries are greatly reduced. However, Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Limited / Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports does not take any responsibility should any mishap or other unavoidable factors occur. Participants, who are below 21 years of age, will have to get the accompanying information from signed by their parents / guardians.
Insurance: Participants are advised to insure themselves against accident before joining the course.
Travelling Consession: Participants should bring their own / rail concession certificates. Reservation of rail / air journeys are to be done by the participants though our offices will render all possible assistance.
Essential Items required: Participants are advised to bring the following articles with them:
- Gum boots / snow boots, mountain jersey.
- Small torch with cells.
- Toilet articles as required.
- Woolen/leather gloves.
- Woolen clothing cap, Including socks etc.
- Wind proof or padded jacket.
- Dark glasses.