Elemental Adventure Heliskiing
For an extreme ski / snowboarding adventure, check out the attached FT December 2011 article by Ekow Eshun on heli-skiing in the Indian Himalayas. "Even on remote off-piste slopes in the Alps you’re never too far away from an abandoned ski pole or chocolate wrappers borne aloft in the wind. But here, at roughly three miles up in the sky – the same height as the summit of Mont Blanc – there was nothing in sight other than snow and rock. Row after row of jagged mountain peaks stretched into the distance, the world below invisible beneath layers of cloud." [FT] Elemental Adventure offers a week’s heli-skiing in Manali from €6,850, including domestic flights from Delhi, accommodation, all meals, guiding and avalanche safety equipment.