For high mountain thrills perhaps nothing can surpass the magic of heli- skiing. Under a deep blue sky, the skiers are carried by 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 the skier rapidly zooms down the slopes.
Heli-skiing is an expensive sport because participants are taken to high mountain tops or the ridges by the helicopter and dropped there. The skiers than ski down through the unknown route on the slopes. Skiers also choose their own slopes or terrain thus they need not waste time and energy in climbing up the slopes.
The sport is available in the area abound by the Hanuman Tibba, Rohtang Pass, Deo Tibba and Chanderkhani Pass near Manali . 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.