Solang Nala (Valley) derives its name from combination of words Solang (Nearby village) and Nallah (water stream). It is a side valley at the top of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India 14 km northwest of the resort town Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass, and is known for its summer and winter sport conditions. The sports most commonly offered are parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing.
Giant slopes of lawn comprise Solang Valley and provide its reputation as a popular ski resort. A few ski agencies offering courses and equipment reside here and operate only during winters.
Snow melts during the summer months starting May and skiing is then replaced by zorbing (a giant ball with room for 2 people which is rolled down a 200 metre hill), paragliding, parachuting and horse riding. A Ski Himalayas Ropeway was recently opened. Going to the summit can be possible by ATVs, Ropeway or Climbing (Trekking) Canadian Store is also there to purchase good quality imported products for daily use. Products range from Adventure - Camping Trekking to Lifestyle Products.
Best time to visit Solang valley for skiing
Skiing being a winter sportitself states the best time to visit Solang valley. The cold season starts here from October and continues till March. Shadowing the entire hill station with mist and snow, it draws a lot of tourists from all over the world. Skiing lovers have to wait little more than October, as the region starts receiving the best snowfall of the season from the month of January. Temperature then drops below the freezing point and the mountains get covered in a thick blanket of snow.