Skiing originated in China many hundreds of years ago, but the modern method of skiing with two poles originated in Scandinavia. The word Ski comes from the Old Norse word “skíð” which means “split piece of wood or firewood. What started as the only means to transport materials across mountains when roads did not exist or were snowed over in the winters, has now become an Olympic sport. Skiing indeed has come a long way since and is one of the most favored winter adventure activities in the world. The thrill of sliding down a slope completely covered with snow and the exhilaration thereof is unparalleled. Skiing in the Himalayas is safe as long as you’re in the right hands. We’re Himalayan ski and snowboarding specialists. This is the best place to find and book your Auli Snow Skiing winter Course, winter resort, hotel or skiing and snowboarding packages at our India Skiing Center. Whether you are planning a ski holiday break to the lofty Himalayas or a Himalayan family ski vacation, we are here to give you a hand.
Don’t have ski equipment? No problem! We got you covered! Our ski shop has all the ski equipment you need available for purchase or hire. If you’re a beginner and not sure where to go or confused as to how it all works then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a guide to help you choose the best beginner course as well your start and how to reach. We at Planetwayround offer skiing packages to suit everyone’s need. Feel free to browse our ski packages or let us know if you need any help.
We currently offer ski packages at the following locations
Auli is a winter sport paradise. Boasting of one of the best ski slopes in the world, Auli has something to offer for everyone. With packages to suit everyone’s needs, we offer the best value for money.
Some general information about what to expect in a ski package
Skiing is an amazingly addictive sport, it can take you across the world, and you’ll meet many new friends and have some of the most memorable days of your life. Take lessons at every level as it is always possible to improve and there is always another harder snow level to tackle. Skiing offers something for the whole family, and can be enjoyed into old age. Get the first trip right and you’ll probably be skiing for the rest of your life.
The first day should not be taken as an example of a good day’s skiing. You may have to walk up the hill for a few meters and take very short runs until you have the simple skills necessary to ride the lift. Usually you’ll start on the flat, to get used to the sensation of wearing skies, then progress to a gentle incline with a run out. An average person can expect to be skiing nursery slopes, or even a gentle beginner’s run, by day three. A good instructor will not push you too hard on the first or second day and you really need to stay on the nursery slope to enjoy the learning experience and build confidence: don’t rush to get up the mountain.
By the end of your first week you can expect to have completed your first complete ski run – but to help make this happen choose a ski sports center suitable for beginners, one that has a lot of face 1 runs and a reputation for good ski schools. Your first ski trip should be the start of a life-long passion that will keep you fit, take you to many interesting places where you will make new friends and enjoy holidays with old ones. Remember to tip your instructor at the end of a set of lessons; they often love their work – but it’s not very well paid
How to carry your equipment
Walking in ski boots while carrying your skis and poles is challenging. It is best to keep your boots unbuckled until you have arrived at the base of the chairlift. The best way to carry your equipment is to put your skis over your shoulder and carry both poles in your other hand.
The appropriate dress can make or break your day on the slopes. It is worth investing in a pair of waterproof ski pants as jeans get wet and do not allow enough movement. It is best to dress in layers as temperatures can vary from day to day. A waterproof shell is your best bet for a jacket, with a fleece and under layers for additional warmth. Contrary to popular belief, the thinnest pair of cotton socks is essential in boot comfort, allowing for optimal circulation and boot fit. Additional comfort can be achieved by wearing highly breathable clothing specifically made for winter outdoor activities. Neck gators, hats and face masks are also highly recommended.