Skiing, as an adventure sport, has come a long way in Pakistan. Introduced
by the Europeans, it started out as a purely elitist sport, which provided
the foreigners an adventurous respite from the heat of the plains. However,
it has today become a sport of the common man. People from within Pakistan
as well as all around the world flock to the country in large number to
enjoy the pleasure of skiing.
The fun, excitement and the thrill while sliding down the snow clad slopes
of the Karakoram, HinduKush and Himalayan ranges in Pakistan is, in one
word, fantastic. If you are a novice, you will scream, cry and laugh
simultaneously as you speed down the slopes, whereas if experienced, you
will enjoy your run down the challenging snowy slopes.
Moreover, the slopes in the skiing destinations in Pakistan give you an
opportunity to enjoy both snow skiing as well as heli-skiing. In snow skiing
itself, you can enjoy both Alpine and Nordic. This means that you can slide
downhill in a straight route as well as in a zigzag course, jump from an
elevated position, or for extreme adventure, hire a helicopter and have
yourself dropped on the snow clad peak itself. From there, the fun and
adventure of skiing downwards it enhanced multifold.
Assistance for skiers, in form of equipment, trained guides, pilots and even
short courses are available, in an attempt to give them an unmitigated sense
of joy when they come to Pakistan. So, next time when you feel like running
down a snowcapped hill slope with cool icy breezes hitting your face, just
think of Pakistan. It is here that you will have some of the best moments
skiing down the snowy slopes.
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