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Snow or No Snow, Ski When the Heart Desires

Snow or No Snow, Ski When the Heart Desires
Ski in the Solang Valley in Manali throughout the year, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Attain your skiing ambition regardless of the weather

OT Staff
January 28 , 2019
01 Min Read

Whether you live in bone chilling Alaska or the warm cauldron that is the Sahara Desert, the effects of global warming can be felt far and wide. With ice caps melting, ocean levels rising, warmer destinations getting even warmer, global warming is something that simply cannot be ignored (unless you’re Donald Trump of course). Similarly, this global phenomenon’s effects can felt on India’s Valley of Gods – Manali. A steady decrease in the snow cover has been observed over the last decade which could result in devastating effects for the local economy that is largely dependent on tourists escaping the scorching heat in other parts of India and flocking to frosty Manali.

Experts believe that the Manali skiing industry could crumple given the mild snowfall in the recent past, enter India’s first snow park that calls Solang Valley in Manali as its base. Having obtained a snow gun from Europe at a premium of Rs 60 Lakh, the machine was fed 60,000-70,000 litres of water and in turn froze over one foot of snow in a 100 metre radius. This will come as a big boost to the adventure industry in the Kullu-Manali region that not only offers skiing but sledging as well, all at a cost of Rs 500 per person. Not to mention the fact that skiing is now an option 365 days of the year, all that is needed now is the desire to ski!

Hello snow gun and goodbye inadequately covered ski slopes!


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