Gulmarg is a town, a hill station and India’s premier ski resort located at 56 km south west of Srinagar, Kashmir. Gulmarg is in the Pir Panjals, one of the six ranges which make up the Himalayas. It is a mountain shelf which nestles under the protective 4124 metre height and 5kilometre shoulders of Mt Apharwat. From here it overlooks the Vale of Kashmir to 8126 metre Nanga Parbat and other distant peaks.
The journey to Gulmarg Kashmir is as beautiful as the place itself. Upon your arrival at Srinagar airport, you shall be escorted with our representative to Gulmarg, the uphill drive with numerous stiff curves, roads filled with snow and lush green pine tree gives you a sneak peak before reaching the valley. Gulmarg is not only a place of exceptional beauty, the mountains here are one of the best mountains for Skiing and Snowboarding across the world. Gulmarg’s gondola, ascends from the resort at 2650metres, via a mid station and restaurant at 3050metres, to an elevation of 3980metres, providing lift served access to 1330metres vertical of vast snow riding terrain. Skiing down the slopes will give you an adrenalin rush like you have never felt before. Gulmarg is as far from a typical alpine ski destination as you can get. You won’t find shiny resorts and European sensibilities here. Instead, you’ll be met by the usual Indian mayhem, a remote location and people whose warmth melts away the frigid winter.
Skiing down the slopes in Gulmarg can be a lifechanging experience to all adventure sports lovers as the slopes are left natural unlike other famous ski resorts across the world, there are numerous untouched routes which are yet to be explored, fresh powdered snow, and skiing in the Himalaya’s is just a few things which makes Gulmarg rise and shine above all the mountains. Outdoorsy India gives you choices for other sports like snowboarding, ice skating and sledge riding in Gulmarg, just incase you thought skiing only is not worth your shot.
Come join us on our upcoming trip to Gulmarg!