For beginners, learning skiing or snowboarding in Sethan comes with a lot of advantages. One of them being the kind of slopes around Sethan Village. Between December and March, Sethan receives heavy snowfall bringing the sport alive in the region.
Unlike other places, like Auli and Gulmarg, slopes in Sethan can only be accessed on foot, hence cutting down the traffic and making it ideal for beginners.
Despite no ski-lift, trying snowboarding in Sethan is one of the top recommended experiences. According to publications like Tripadvisors, and others, Sethan is one of the best destinations to learn the sport in entire India. Redbull Magazine has placed Sethan as one of the top 5 destinations for learning snowboarding in India. The same goes for skiing, of course.
Located at only 15km from Manali Mall Road, Sethan is almost 1000m higher than Manali. In meters, Manali is 2050m above sea level. Sethan is over 2800m. In feet, Sethan is located at an altitude of nearly 9500 feet. It has a population of nearly 1000 people and it has emerged as a cult favourite for offbeat travellers and backcountry snowboarders in recent years.
At Footloose Camps, between December and March (please WhatsApp 8285695030 for enquiry) we organise two different packages available:
- Per day basis
- Basic ski/snowboarding course
If you only want to get a hang of the sport, hire the equipment and the guide for a day or two and see if you like the sport, opt for our per day basis package.
If you are a beginner and would love to understand the first steps required in the activity, you can select the basic ski or snowboarding camp which is for 7 days. You will be introduced to all the equipment and be quipped to ski/snowboard down a mountain on your own.
Both our packages are full-board plans, meaning you will be provided with food, accommodation, transportation and all snowboarding equipment.
- 3400 per person for a group size of bigger than 7 people.
- 3600 per person for a group size of 4 to 7 people.
- 3800 per person for a group size of 2 to 3 people.
For Basic Course (of 7 days)
- 20,000 per person for a group size of bigger than 7 people.
- 21,600 per person for a group size of 4 to 7 people.
- 22,500 per person for a group size of 2 to 3 people.
Day 1 – Upon arriving at Footloose Camps. All the participants would be getting the snowboards (or the ski) and shoes as per their compatibility with the equipment. Afterwards, you will get an orientation course that includes the basic lessons of how to be comfortable on the board.
Day 2 – Today, you would be taught how to balance, turn or push brakes and other related techniques by the instructor.
Day 3 – In the morning, you would be taken to a bunny hill with a slight slope where you will start riding downhill and this is the time you can practice the lessons you learnt the previous day.
Day 4 – Today, you will be going to partake in a ride from the beginner slope. An assistant instructor would help you ride downhill by leading from the front and the head instructor would assess each of you at the back. By the end of today, you can be confident enough to partake in a decent ride with confidence.
Day 5 – On day 5, you would be at the level of participating on any beginner level slopes. After a free run, you will be led to a more challenging slope where you get to know in detail how to cross the challenges in the terrain.
Day 6 – Today, you would be taken to indulge in high altitude snowboarding at 3200 meters. En route, you would be facing multiple levels of challenges but with this ride, you will understand how to tackle backcountry slopes.
Day 7 – It is the day for you to perfect the skills that you have acquired. You would be taken to much higher altitudes to tackle more challenging trails. The main instructor will be monitoring you to give you feedback.
By the end of the day, you will feel perfect in basic snowboarding or skiing.
Accommodation on sharing basis.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on all days of your stay with us.
- Qualified instructor
- Instructor’s fee
- All snowboarding equipment
- All meals throughout the time of your stay with us
- Personal expenses for drinks (except for chai coffee we will provide)
- Manali to Footloose Camps transport (if you are coming by bus). But we can help with taxi pick up at an extra cost
- Other personal expenses
Things To Carry
- Warm clothes
- Comfortable footwear
- Trekking shoes
- Personal medical kit
Transportation would be provided wherever necessary (from the guesthouse to the snowboarding site and back).
If you’re travelling to Manali by bus, you will have to hire a taxi from Manali to Footloose Camps. We do not provide free pickup in the package cost mentioned but we can help you hire a taxi at an extra cost.
If you’re driving, however, you can drive all the way to Footloose Camps. We will have a parking space for you.
- If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
- If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
- If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
To enquire, please WhatsApp 8285695030 with details including PACKAGE YOU WANT (BASIC COURSE OR PER DAY BASIS), NUMBER OF PEOPLE, AND DATES TRAVELLING.
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