Makings of a Fairytale… Don’t believe us? Then you need to get up there and see for yourself. Powdery white snow glistening in the sun, the cold crisp air that will awaken all your senses, the mountain peaks that will dominate your dreams for months to come, the majestic evergreen trees to colour your mind a pretty green… These are not just words tumbling down, its a bewitching beauty out there that really exists, that needs witnessing at least once in a lifetime. So now suit up, put those glasses and helmets on, fit those boots in and get those poles out because you are about to ride into a dream-like experience.”
Comfort Zone… A warm fuzzy word, that makes us happy. But we all sometimes like to step out of it and it happens the moment you put skis on. When you Strap those two planks and head down the slope, with the wind buzzing in your ear there is a certain kind of magic that flows through your veins, that prevents your mind from ever coming into a halt. You are not the first one to fall into this trance, you wouldn’t be the last either, and all that thoughts about the risk vanishes into a wisp of smoke. So let us just leave that word behind, and do something to leave ourselves with an unparalleled experience for a lifetime.
Safety, known places, familiar patterns, Limited, levelled they all sound good, in everyday life… but when an adventure is meant to break you away from the everyday groove are these the words you would be searching for? While our mind often brawls between boring and daring, excitement and abstention, regular or something out of the norm, the moment you experience this sport, every obstacle is an opportunity to be divergent, every risk is just another adventure, Everything is just so much interesting. Skiing, of course, isn’t for the weak hearted, but whoever you are, or whatever you are made of, it will teach you that you can do a little bit beyond what you thought you were capable of.
Phobia, your deepest fear, what does it take the shape of. Different for different people. As quoted by JK Rowling “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself” We often fear things, that we have never tried and have no knowledge about, but When you’re willing to push yourself a little further, you discover that you’re capable of more than you ever thought. Skiing gets you out of that cocoon and makes you undo fear. Fear of heights, speed, unknown path, the downward slope, the fear of what lies ahead… Skiing makes you try everything that you are scared of because beyond fear lies your greatest adventure, and no one knows what better than your trusty planks
Fall, Skid, slip, laugh, rise… repeat! That pretty much sums up your first day of skiing. It leaves you cold but it also makes you confident and when you are in that outfit, skiing down the slope it gives you a charisma that no other sport does. Won’t be perfect, not in your first or not in your second attempt, but you will fall in love it with to never give up and to never fall behind. It Strengthens your moral fibre as no other sport does. Once you can push past your boundaries, you’ll get a boost of confidence, and every time you get better, this sport changes you into a new person… a better version of your old self.
The Northern part of India is flanked by the greatest mountain range on Earth, but skiing echoes word such as unexplored, unconventional and unfamiliar in the minds of most Indians. Hurdles such as high costs of travel and equipment, lack of proper infrastructures such as cable cars and chairlifts and the dearth of Skiing schools is really a thing of past. What we still probably fall behind in, is getting the word out on what an amazing sport, skiing is and actually lack of proper effort to accelerate the popularity of this sport. But for the serious enthusiast or for someone who wants to make it big, or even be an amateur, what we have in India isn’t about to leave you disappointed. No more trudging to the mountain top on foot, no more worrying about the safest way to slide down the mountain, because we’ve progressed enough to keep you covered on all grounds…