The Skiing Pack
Some of the major equipments used in Skiing are :
: The ski boards should be versatile, lightweight,
highly durable with long life. There are a variety of Ski Boards
choose from :
» Alpine skis
: These are precise , fast and high performing.
These are suitable from the advanced to the racing levels.
» Freeride Skis
: These can float through powder, cut through
crud, and slice through slush. They are suitable for advanced stage.
» All Mountain and all Terrain bandits
: These can easily
handle off the piste. 70% on piste and 30% off piste these are suitable for
advaned to expert skiers.
» All mountain trailblazers
: These are designed for blazing
around the blues and the reds. Suitable for the beginners, intermediates and
the advance learners.
» Just Cruising
: Perfect for cruising along blues and greens
these are good for the begineers and the intermediates.
» Carving carvaholics
: These are the short, extreme carving
skis and are best suited for advanced and expert skiers.
» Nu School
: These have twin tips ski boards and jumping skis.
: The Second equipment required in Skiing is Ski poles. Ski
Poles consist of a shaft, a handle and a basket.
: The most common type of Handle is the strap type,
with a loop of leather, or a webbing to attach the pole to the wrist.The
sword type consists of a moulded guard which extends round the back of the
: These are used in skiing in the Piste. Usually
smaller size piste are used.
: These are made of a light metal such as aluminum.
They are an important part of Skiing.
» Straight poless
: The cheapest of all, these are adequate for
all sorts of skiers.
» Aerodynamic poles
: Theses are important for down hill races
and speed skiers.
: The third most important equipment is the Ski Binding
» Heel Piece
: This releases upwards, opening in a forward
fall. Some models offer a diagonal or sideways heel release.
: A Teflon anti-friction pad under the toe allows
the boot to slide easily even when body weight is pushing down on it during
: These are the most important ones, just like the
life saving drugs. If the binding releases, the brake springs back down,
preventing the ski from escaping down the mountain and causing injury to
The other things required while skiing are helmets, knee pads, elbow
guards, wrist guards, and the ski boots.
Places For Skiing In India
Manali, Himalayas, Shimla, Gangtok are some of the
places which are best known as Skiing grounds in India. Here is a list of
the popular skiing places India
Auli in Garhwal Region , Himachal Pradesh
Kumaon Region, Himachal Pradesh
Gulmarg Jammu and Kashmir
Kufri Himachal Pradesh
Narkanda Himachal Pradesh
Kuper Himachal Pradesh
Hanuman Tibba Gangtok
Deo Tibba Gangtok
Chanderkhani Pass Manali
What To Take
Warm Clothings, dark glasses, heavy pair of shoes, High altitude sickness
health book and mineral water.
There are certain things which one should remember while skiing -
Take a little bit of training if you are an ametuer skier or not
accoustmed to skiing.
Learn the basics and learn them well.
Consult a Doctor before going, get a edical check up done and carry the
necessary medicines where you go.
Learn how to deal with High-altitude sickness or high-altitude madness
Learn how to bay and handle snow blindness, frostbiting and sun
burning. If there is a need call the help or a Doctor.
keep the local emergency numbers of the place where you are going
always with you.