This is a splendid valley between Solang village and Beas Kund. Solang valley offers the view of glaciers and snow capped mountains and peaks.
It has fine ski slopes. The Mountaineering Institute has installed a ski lift for training purpose. Located here is a hut and guest house of the Mountaineering and Allied sports Institute, Manali.
Now a few hotels have also come up. The winter skiing festival is organised here. Training in skiing is imparted at this place.
Giant slopes of Solang Valley contribute to it its reputation as a popular ski resort. A few ski agencies offering courses and equipment reside here and operate only during winters.
Paragliding is the most demanding sport here. Most of the tourists try it... There are different places from where it starts. Best one is on the top of a hill on the left side. The view from the top of this hill is spectacular. They ask for good amount of money for different rides but one should negotiate for 40% discount :)
Snow melts during the summer months and skiing is then replaced by zorbing (a giant ball with room for 2 people which is rolled down a 200 meter hill), paragliding, parachuting, and horse riding.
Trained people are there to govern the glide according to wind conditions... *** Check for certified professional.