The heaven on Earth state of J&K has to offer the world’s third-highest ski resort.
At an elevation of 3950 metres, Gulmarg is known around the world for its powdery snow runs. Also a substitute of Courchevel or Gstaad, Gulmarg is the hot destination for skiers and snowboarders from all over the country. On His Own Trip organizes Kashmir group tour packages, customized Kashmir honeymoon packages and Kashmir tour packages for couples.
To reach there are two phases. The base of Apharwat is where it all starts. Phase 1 is accessible by a Gondola and connects Gulmarg to Kungdori from where you can ski your way down the village. Phase 2 connects Kungdori and Apharwat peak. There are ski runs for adventurers of every level of expertise. The easy ski runs are about 7.5km long, the intermediate 16.5km and the difficult run is 6km long. The Phase 1 and Phase 2 are highly avalanche-prone area. Hence, there is avalanche patrolling on these routes.
Around the village, usually covered with a blanket of snow, are the bunny slopes for beginners. These bunny slopes are also open for night skiing. However, if you are beginner, it is advised to get an instructor. This applies to expert skiers and snowboarders as well.
To go skiing in Gulmarg, you need to buy day passes for different phases. The cost is somewhere around Rs.740-Rs.950 and can be purchased at the ski station itself. You can rent skiing equipment for around Rs.800 per day. However, it is advised to visit Gulmarg with your own helmet and eye gear. After gearing up, you are all set to gush through the snow and ski around the place. The adrenaline rush while skiing through these mountains is indescribable and is definitely a must-try even if you are a beginner. And if you’re with kids, they can interest themselves in snowboarding and sledging activities!
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