Itahari: Nepal Mountain Academy, the government-run academic institution under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, is gearing to produce 28 skiers. The skill-based Himalayan adventurers will be produced from two different training programmes, informed by NMA.
The first category of training will be for 20 participants for a week which is titled ‘Ski Level-1 Training’. Likewise, the 11-day-long training would be for eight potential participants which are titled ‘Ski Level-2 Training’. For Ski Level-2 Training, participants must have accomplished Ski Level-1 Training.
Public notice of the training has been made public on Thursday and the deadline is until December 16. Training fees for both categories is Rs. 5,000. Participants have to bear their own expenses for travel, accommodation and other related insurance packages.
”This is our sixth batch enrollment for both categories”, informed Uttam Babu Bhattarai, the Director and also the Spokesperson at the NMA, ”We are afoot to promote winter tourism in our Himalayan regions and skiing is an indispensable part of it.”
Bhattarai said it is their first priority to produce more and more skilled skiers to promote this neglected part of Nepal’s tourism world and Himalayan adventures.