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Skiing in Kufri

Fast Facts
Location : 19 kms from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
Altitude : 2,510 metres.
Mountain Belts : Indian Himalayas.
Major Attractions : Mashru Peak, Indira Tourist Park, Lord James Ramsay, Marquis Of Dalhousie and Khajjiar.
Best Time for Kufri-Skiing : November to February and April to June.

Introducing Kufri
A small hill station, located 19 kms away from Shimla, Kufri abounds with tourists and adventure seekers all through the year. Endowed with some great skiing, some hiking, some picturesque scenery and a pleasant environment, Kufri is nothing short of a paradise for visitors.

Once a part of the Kingdom of Nepal, Kufri region remained unnoticed till 1819, when the British discovered it as a hill resort. In the year 1864, the British made Shimla their summer capital and it remained until 1939. After India’s independence in 1947, Shimla gained importance and Kufri also got recognition as a tourist destination to visit nearby Shimla.

Skiing in Kufri
If you love adventure and wish to experience nature at its best, then skiing in Kufri is a perfect option for you. In fact, any trip to Himachal Pradesh is not complete without enjoying the adventure sport of skiing in Kufri.

Skiing in Himachal Pradesh is a very old adventure activity which was first introduced in 1930 by British Army, when they explored the Kufri slopes around 12 kms north of Shimla. Later, the Kufri slopes were developed where the ski-enthusiasts flocked during the winter season.

From a beginner’s run to an advanced slope and slalom run, Kufri offers excellent skiing opportunities for both novice as well as experienced people. Just above Kufri region, the Mahasu ridge also boasts of some good skiing slopes.

In Kufri, skiing season usually extends between November to February, when the ridge wears its white winter apparel, with snow trimming on its tall deodars and green pines.

Moreover, nature itself decorates Kufri’s undulating slopes to amaze the winter sports lovers.

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