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Location : Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir
Ski Destination : Apharwat Top, at an altitude of 2, 730m
Also Known as : Kashmir's Upland Premium Hill Resort, The Alps of Good Old Days
Major Attraction : Gandola Cable Car Lift
Skiing in Gulmarg Jammu Kashmir
Couple Enjoying Skiing in Gulmarg

Ski Tours : - From Pahalgam to Sonamarg Through High Mountain Passes,
- Mt Apharwat, via its Southeastern Shoulder and the Village of Drang to Sunset Peak.
- Ski from Gulmarg to Tangmarg and an Half Hour Hike to Monkey Hill.
Interesting Facts : Gulmarg plays host to many International Level Golf Championships.
Best Time : The Period Between December To April, when Mountains are Covered with Thick Snow.
Learn To ski : The Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering, in Gulmarg is the Association Where Skiing Courses are Offered.
Skiing Equipments : Skiing Equipments such as Skis, Boots, Sticks, Gloves and Goggles are available on Hire from the Ski shops run by Government in Gulmarg.
Must Enjoy : Gandola Cable Car Lift from Gulmarg to Apharwat top and Snow Cycles.
Clothing : Waterproof Ski Jackets with Taped Seams, Venting Zippers, Ski Goggles to Protect your Eyes and a Helmet for Safety.
Must Visit : Come to Gulmarg During the Month of December When Kashmir Snow Festival will be Held. Another Best Time is in March 2008, During the International Skiing Race.
Inside Tip : A lot of Preparatory Steps are supposed to be Undertaken Before you Take up this Sport.

Skiing – A Surreal Experience

Skiing had gained immense popularity during the time of pre independence and at that time. Skiing is the sport that involves sliding over snow by the help of flat runners, referred as skis and are attached to the boots or the shoes. These runners are used by the skiers to maintain balance and counter their velocity as well as directions. Though used as a means of transport in the olden days, it has become a popular recreational activity in the 20th century. It is the activity of gliding over the snow. This sport involves a lot of skill and practice. Skiing is a recreation that has gained immense popularity across the globe.

The snow covered hills of Kashmir with its undiscovered meadows and the lush green environment is a perfect mixture of adventures that are capable of thrilling and terrifying you, at the same time. Skiing is one such sport that is gaining huge recognition in Kashmir. Credence of Skiing in Kashmir has developed majority because of the presence of the mighty Himalayas, which is a perfect location for this sport. Played on high altitude, skiing is ideal to escape from the scorching heat of the blazing sun. the cool breeze on the hilltop eliminates the presence of dust in the air, purifying the atmosphere.

Destination For Skiing

Skiing in Gulmarg Jammu Kashmir
Skiing in Gulmarg - An Ethereal Experience

Gulmarg is the most important part of Kashmir, where people indulge in skiing. Nestling at an altitude of 2,730m, Gulmarg valley is referred as the 'Kashmir's upland premium hill resort' and offers some of the best skiing options available in the world. The snow condition of this place from the period between December To April, is the ideal time to get engrossed in this sport. Training centers have been set up here to facilitate the tourists. All kinds of skiing equipments of international repute are also available here. It is also home to The Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering, where skiing courses are offered.

Gulmarg, highest lift-served ski resorts in the world, caters to 'the ultimate beginner's as well to the professionals. Facility of the Gandola Cable Car Lift from Gulmarg to Apharwat top, is the main reason behind its popularity as it has become convenient to reach the mountain top and also offers the panoramic view of the valley. It is also the cheapest ski resort in the world, in addition. Due to the world wide recognition of this sport, there has been a steadfast growth in the quality of the skiing slopes, as well. Tourists from all over the world are trained here for this activity.

Skiing Tips

Himalayas is a region of extreme temperatures and you cannot afford to wear just woolen clothes and head towards the slopes. A lot of preparatory steps are supposed to be undertaken before you take up skiing. Waterproof ski jackets with taped seams, venting zippers and insulating stretch components prove comfortable. To protect yourself from the harmful UV rays of the sun, you should always wear a ski goggles. It will also help in keeping yourself away from frostbiting or snow blindness. A helmet adds to the level of safety. Though skiing is a sport that can be savored by everyone, expectant mothers and people suffering from heart ailment and blood pressure disorder are not allowed to participate.

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Top 5 Reasons to Indulge in Skiing

Gulmarg Jammu Kashmir

Ski – The Experience
Come to Gulmarg to have the best experience of skiing. With its lofty mountains and creamy snow, Kashmir is the ideal destination for your family skiing holiday. It is the ski resort in Asia where the skiers are lifted from down slopes to the Affarwat peak from where they can choose their own routes to ski.

Plan Your Trip To The Mountains
Government run ski-shops are set up in Gulmarg that provides the necessary equipments for this sport. The ambiance of the area is breath taking and will excite you to indulge into this beautiful and sophisticated sport.

The Aura of Purity And Freshness Still Prevails
Because of the quality of snow fall and the warm, cozy sunshine, Gulmarg is still referred as 1940's and 50's European skiing 'The Alps of Good Old Days'. If you want to enjoy exclusive skiing this is the place to be this holiday.

Enjoy The Cable Car Ride
Those who cannot indulge in skiing activities can enjoy the Gandola cable car ride from Gulmarg to Apharwat top. The sight of the valley from the top is breath taking. Ski instructors are available for the novices and they charge very reasonably.

Refresh Your Soul
It is the best way you can escape the heat of the plains and enjoy the unadulterated air. Kashmir valley with its pristine ambiance can refresh your soul. This place offers you a wide option for adventure sports. Besides Skiing, you can try trekking as well as sledging.

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