Manali: With enough snow, various winter sports activities have been taking place at gentle Solang Nallah Ski Slopes these days , 13 Kms from here . Presently, there is 1 to 2 feet snow at picturesque Solang Slopes. The existing snow is sufficient to organize different courses in skiing at Solang Nallah,said Mahavir Thakur Deputy Director, A.B. Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali .
Thakur, who has been camping at Solang Nallah while interacting with Hill Post said that an 8 day elementary skiing course will be organized for the students of Indian Institute of Tour & Travel Management ( IITTM) Gawaliar from March 18 next. He said that the trainees in the age group of 17 to 40 years would participate in intermediate course scheduled to commence very shortly at Solang Nallah.
It is learnt that 7 day elementary skiing course has already been started for 73 students from Indian Institute of Travel and Tour Management ( IITTM) Delhi since March 9. To a query, Deputy Director disclosed that special consideration was being given to the safety of trainees while learning skiing at Solang Nallah. He further said that in case any skier lost balance while skiing the latest skies did not cause any harm to the skiers as the skies got automatically unfolded in case of a fall while learning skiing . According to Thakur, there is adequate arrangement of First Aid and para-medical staff to provide immediate medical rescue to those skiers who are injured in accidents while learning skiing .