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Skiing in Kashmir

Skiing in the Himalayas is one of the major attractions for the adventure loving tourists. Skiing is done on open slope, off trail through the pine forests. Gulmarg is the best ski resort in the Himalayas. Gulmarg is the main place for all the ski lovers, with good snow conditions from December to March. Gulmarg's atmosphere can be identified with the 1940 and 1950's European skiing - the Alps of good old days. It has good sunshine and snow.

Skiing in Gulmarg

Gulmarg, also known as “Meadow of Flowers” is situated at an altitude of 2730 meters from sea level. Gulmarg turns into a meadow of romance during summer and a ski-resort during winters. It is the only ski resort which offers a magnificent view of the Karokaram, K2 Nanga Parbat and Nunkun. This resort was first established by the British in 1927, when two British Army Officers, Maj. Metcarp and Maj. Hedaw setup the ski club at Gulmarg in India. Skiing became very popular during the pre-independence years and Gulmarg used to host two main events during Christmas and Easter. In 1938-39 about 500 skiers participated in the Christmas and Easter ski races. Heliskiing is also possible at Gulmarg. Modern facilities such as T bars, ski lifts, chair cable cars and ropeways are also available in Gulmarg.The Gulmarg Gondola Cable Car from Gulmarg to the majestic heights of the Apaharwat mountains.

Skiing in Gulmarg
Gulmarg Gondola

The world famous M/S Pomagalaski of France supplied and installed the Ropeway system at Gulmarg Gondola Project. This system is detachable grip type in which the Gondola carrying the passengers gets detached from the carrying rope at the terminal station. Various safety devices serves as integral part of the system design to ensure absolute safety of passengers. Gulmarg Gondola project has become a great tourist attraction. The maximum capacity of Gondola is 1500 persons per hour. The travel speed of the cable is 0 to 5 Sec.


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Kashmir Valley Cable Car Ride in Gulmarg
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