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Nepals First Ski Resort Opens

01. March 2019
Photo Credit: The Guardian

The Guardian has reported that the first ski area in Nepal has opened at the village of Kuri.

The newspaper reports that the ski area currently has one gentle ski run and one home-made ski lift, although that has currently stopped working because it is too cold.

The ski area is the result of efforts by The Ski and Snowboarding Foundation Nepal who have a plan to build a full ski resort there with a gondola and snow making, but they’re starting small.

Kuri is located at an altitude of 3842m above sea level in the Himalayas and about 150 kilometres (93 miles) away from Nepal’s Kathmandu.
It is reported to be one of the easiest mountain areas to reach from the capital and already has a tourism industry and a cable car, installed at the end of last year, although it was built to lift tourists up to a sacred temple, not to the top of a ski run. Winter access is not so easy as the summer either, with 4x4 vehicles currently needed to make the final 20km ascent to the village over snow.

Representatives of The Ski and Snowboarding Foundation Nepal told The Guardian’s reporter that if there were more locations in Nepal which the Nepalese could reach easily and affordably they wouldn’t hesitate to go skiing, and complained of a lack of government support for their efforts.

Patrick Thorne, also known as the Snow Hunter, is an industry expert in all technical developments in snow sports. In addition to his work Patrick is also father and knows the importance and fun of kids on snow.
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