Skiing in Gulmarg

Skiing in GulmargThe lofty and creamy snow mountains make Gulmarg an ideal destination for skiing. Situated at an altitude of 2,730 metre, Gulmarg in Kashmir offers an adventure enthusiast the best of skiing options. The best time to indulge in this sport lies between December to April, when there is enough snow covering the landscape. Gulmarg has the only ski resort in Asia that is equipped with facilities for heli-skiing. The skiers here are lifted from the slopes of the peak of Affarwat. Thereafter, they choose their own ski routes.

Gulmarg houses The Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering that offers some of the best skiing courses. Training centres have also been set up in Gulmarg where the tourists arriving from far and wide are trained for the sport.

The necessary equipments that are required for performing skiing are available at the ski shops set up in the streets of Gulmarg. These shops are run by the government. The ambiance of this area will invite you to indulge in this exciting sport. Thanks to the quality of the snow fall and the warm sunshine that Gulmarg is till date known as “The Alps of Good Old Days”. Exclusive skiing in India can only be enjoyed in Gulmarg where an aura of freshness and purity prevails till date.

The Gandola cable car ride can be enjoyed but those who do not go for skiing. The ride starts from Gulmarg and ends at Apharwat top. Hold your breath! The sight of the valley from the top is simply stunning. Ski instructors who charge nominally are available here.

Apart from skiing, the place is action packed with a number of other adventure sports such as trekking and sledging. Come this summer and refresh your soul amidst the pristine ambiance of Gulmarg.


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