Kufri: A retreat of winter sports in Himachal


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Located 16 km away from Shimla and nestled in the quaint valleys of Himalaya, Kufri is known for the oldest ski slopes in Himachal Pradesh. The grand view of the valley framed by snowcapped peaks makes us believe in the land of fairytales. One of the oldest and smallest hill stations in Blissful Himachal, Kufri is gradually becoming popular among tourists because of the flurry of winter sports the city has to offer.

The winter resort of Himachal

Each year the department of travel and tourism in Himachal Pradesh organizes the National Snow Statue competition to boost tourism in the region. Apart from being a serene getaway, Kufri can be a paradise for those who seek adventure and fun holidays. The city offers a perfect location for skiing to tourist, which also earned it the title of ski resort of Himachal. Every year during winters, tourists flock Mahasu Ridge, a region located just above Kufri for skiing experiences. The slopes here are suitable for beginner and pro skiers alike. Himachal Tourism organizes various skiing courses around this time for the tourists to learn skiing.

Himalayas along Manali-Leh highway

Winters are the best season to plan a trip to Kufri. Every year during February, the region hosts one of the most exciting annual winter sports festivals of the country. Best skiers from across the globe come and participate in this competition. The state government of Himachal Pradesh spares no effort to make the region more comfortable and enjoyable for tourists coming in from the different parts of the world. Other sports like tobogganing and snow biking are also popular here.

Apart from participating in winter sports in Kufri, one of the best ways to enjoy your Kufri tour and discover the place’s natural beauty is by experiencing horse or yak safari. The safaris take you on a journey through the lush green forests alongside sky-high mountains and gushing rivers. The region is experienced at its best through this mode of voyage.

Winter sports in Kufri How to reach the location

In order to reach the skiing location you may hire a taxi from the city. Likewise, you can opt for safaris if you want to enjoy the pleasure of sight-seeing on the way to the skiing location.

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