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TOPIC: Snow shoes in India

Snow shoes in India 7 years, 3 months ago #521

Can I buy snow shoes/ boots in India? Where? i am sure there must be some stores where they are available..
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Re: Snow shoes in India 7 years, 2 months ago #525

Hi ,

Honestly its difficult to buy snow shoes in India . There are limited places you get them . In the cities its next to impossible to find them . Places like - Leh , Manali , Uttarkashi , Kathmandu etc its much easier to find and you get more choice there .

One place I saw them recently was the Decathlon store in Thane. I believe there's one in Bangalore also . Check this out - www.decathlon.in/SHOES-ALPINISM-300-BOOT . If Iam not wrong , I saw Asolo aslo there , but they were the same price range.

Would recommend buying them from one of the above places mentioned as they are hubs for some serious Mountaineering in India. If its a one time use or so , Just rent them out from any of these locations , its works out much more reasonable.

Re: Snow shoes in India 7 years, 2 months ago #527

Also i think try and get in touch with Indian Mountaineering Foundation or Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.. they can most probably help you with information on snow shoes.. all the best!

Re: Snow shoes in India 7 years, 2 months ago #531

NIM & IMF would be helpful if you are looking for reasonable rentals . They both offer rental of equipment (including good quality snow boots) at reasonable prices .

Getting any Info as such from them may not be possible as they dont have any generic help-line number or anything close .
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