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Label : Top Attraction

Tags : Skiing

Time Required : 1-2.5 hrs

Skii with 30 Minutes Training : INR 3000

Snow Scooter : INR 3500

Guide : INR 700

Jacket and Boot Rent : INR 250 Per Person

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Skiing in Gulmarg, Gulmarg Overview

Gulmarg is a hill town in Jammu and Kashmir which is lately gaining a lot of popularity for its ski terrain. Ideal for both amateur and professional skiers, the place has several skiing operators and institutes that can tutor you on the same. 

Gulmarg is normally blessed with unbelievable amounts of snow. It ranks in the realms of Utah and Niseko in the snowfall stakes. The average annual snowfall is not well documented, but it is thought to be about 14 metres, while in the year 2004 it came around 20 metres.

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Gulmarg Ski Terrain

Advanced and expert terrain are lumped together because the Gulmarg ski terrain requires competent skills wherever you go, and the difference between an advanced or expert line might be a matter of metres left or right. The main bowls under the phase 2 Gulmarg gondola offer fast lines down some spurs.

There are even some patchy trees skiers right off the lift line above the mid-station restaurants. A short hike halfway towards the summit where one may access the North and South Apharwat bowls via a traverse. They can also be accessed via the summit proper. The skiing here is sublime. The possibilities beyond the summit are endless.

Medical fitness

Undergoing certain medical tests is suggested. Altitude sickness should be checked for before you embark upon this trip.

Safety Tips

  • Carry medicines for cold and flu.
  • Make sure you carry plenty of warm clothes. Jackets that insulate are suggested.
  • Take your instructor's tips very seriously and pain relievers for casulaties!

How to reach Skiing in Gulmarg

  • Air: The nearest airport to Gulmarg is Srinagar. One can easily hire a taxi from the airport to reach your destination. The fare may range from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 2000.

  • Rail: Jammu serves as the nearest railhead to Gulmarg, situated about 348 kms away. Udhampur railway station is another alternative, the station being at a distance of 283 kms. One can easily avail a taxi from Jammu and Udhampur till Gulmarg while enjoying the scenic beauty of the region.

  • Road: Gulmarg is easily accessible through motorable road from Srinagar and other neighbouring regions of the state. You can board a private or a public bus till Gulmarg all the while enjoying the natureÕs beauty. However, in winters the buses operates till Tangmarg from where you will need to hire small vehicles for remaining 11 kms.

More about Skiing in Gulmarg

Base Town: Tangmarg

Cost: Starts at INR 14000

Highest Altitude: 13000 feet

Lowest Altitude: 9000 feet

Nearest Airport: Srinagar

Nearest Railhead: Jammu

Nearest road city: Srinagar

Number of Days Required: 3 - 4 days atleast

Region: Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas

Terrain: Snow covered slopes

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