For high mountain thrills perhaps nothing can surpass the magic of heli-skiing. Under a deep blue sky, you are carried by a helicopter to a snow-draped peak. And after that there is nothing except steadily distancing whirr of rotor blades, the sky and the snow. It is a thrilling experience as you rapidly zoom down the slopes. The icy winds slap your face and the swiftly slithering hiss of skies remind you that you are racing away on your own steam.
The sport is available in the area bound by Hanuman Tibba, Rohtang Pass, Deo Tibba and Chandrakhani Pass near the resort town of Manali (Kullu). A major feature is the compactness of the heli-skiing area. A sortie of ten minutes can carry the skiers to the top of a 14,000 feet high slope.