Skiing Course in Solang Nallah from March 18

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  .

Sanjay Dutta, an engineer by qualification but is a journalist by choice. He has worked for the premier new agency Press Trust of India and leading English daily Indian Express. With more than a decade of experience, he has been highlighting issues related to environment, tourism and other aspects affecting mountain ecology. Sanjay Dutta lives in a village close to Manali in Kullu valley of Himachal.

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