Indian summer skiing
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Why wait ’til winter to cut through fresh powder at the top of the world? The mountains around Manali in Northern India are renowned for some of the deepest snowpacks in the Himalayas. The high altitude makes for superb re-crystallised powder, and slopes around Patalsu and Rohtang stay open well into the summer months. It’s not the cheapest break you can take, but for expert skiiers with cash to thaw and then burn it’s also unforgettable.
This snippet was published in June/July 2006 as part of Lastminute.com’s Smart Summer Stuff booklet, distributed with a 3 million print-run through various publications inc. The Observer, The Sunday Times, GQ, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire