Snow Sports to Cool Down the Summer Heat
Hill stations of India like Shimla, Darjeeling, Nainital, Gulmarg and Srinagar are considered to be the best for snow sports. The unexplored valleys, snow-capped mountains and high peaks with stunning glaciers are the major adventure spots for snow sports such as skiing, ice skating, ice climbing and snowboarding. Other recreational sports can also be enjoyed such as ice hockey, figure skating, snowmobile, ice fishing, snow cycling, snow football and snowball fight.
This recreational activity is one of the most well-known snow sports, which is used as a tool to make skis travel on snow. Skis are attached to the toe and heel with the use of a ligament. Many different types of skiing are also popular such as alpine skiing, freestyle skiing and military skiing. The major destinations with good, flowing, snowy slopes for skiing in India are Auli, Pahalgam, Manali, Narkanda, Uttarakhand and Sikkim. Gulmarg is one of the most popular skiing destinations in India.
Ice skating is one of the major attractions of snow sports in India. The ice-skating destination in India is Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The ice-skating carnival of Shimla is famous for major winter sports such as ice hockey, dance performances and figure skating. The Ice Skating Association of India takes care of all ice skating sports.
The snowboard is a board attached to the rider's feet using a special boot set on mounted bindings. The free-ride style of snowboarding is the most common and easily accessible style of snowboarding, which includes riding in any terrain. Another style of snowboarding is freestyle, in freestyle, the rider uses man-made terrain features to perform tricks. Chill and thrill snowboarding requires skill and exercise such as maintaining balance of the body, turning the board, edging, control and timing.
The sled or sled is similar to slipping in a sitting position on an instrument called a sledge. In sledding riders, descend the snow-capped hill and lead the way by twists and turns. Lying on the stomach can also be a good technique to increase the fun of sled rides.
India is a paradise for mountaineering lovers, famous for its large belt climbing of mountain ranges. As a sport, snow climbing is still developing in India, it is one of the fastest growing sports in India. The exciting and thrilling winter sports snow climbing is one of the major attractions of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh tourism.