Powder Skiing in Gulmarg – Himalayas, Kashmir, India
Gulmarg is a unique ski resort in Kashmir, India. There is a lift that goes to 4000 meters above sea level and no groomers. The village itself is situated among rolling meadows high on a plateau at approximately 2700 meters. Thanks to its geographical position Gulmarg gets some of the heaviest snowfalls in the area and is considered the best ski resort in the Himalayas.
When you come here you need to be prepared, this is totally different from anything you have ever experienced in terms of ski resorts. Ski touring equipment is a must because we cannot rely on the ski lift to run every day. The big gondola to the top is exposed to weather and when the wind blows hard it is closed.
The season runs from mid-December to mid-May, but the best time for the really deep powder is February and early March.
The incredible skiing and India's unique culture is what makes this trip a memory for life.
Skills and stamina
You should have experience of off-piste skiing and be an advanced skier. You should have the equipment for ski touring and be familiar with your equipment.
Program for the week
Travel day. Departure from home (Europe or US).
Arrival in India. Domestic flights from Delhi to Srinagar, taxi to Gulmarg (approx. 1 hour by car), arriving at the hotel.
Six full days of guided off-piste skiing in Gulmarg. Continuous powder runs, 2000 meter vertical – every day – if you can!
Travel day, taxi to Srinagar, domestic flights to Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.
Travel day, flights from Delhi, arrival Sweden.
If you wish to stay a few extra days in New Delhi, that is certainly possible.
We recommend an all mountain ski with climbing skins and randonnee bindings. We will focus on riding directly from the lift but also do some ski touring. We recommend a ski with a 90-95 mm waist and randonnee bindings such as Dynafit or Plum.
• Internationally certified mountain guide (UIAGM/IFMGA)
• All safety equipment for off-piste skiing (transceiver, shovel, probe)
• Transfers to and from the airport
• Hotel accommodation in double room, upgrade to single room can, if possible, be arranged at a supplemental cost.
• Magnificent off-piste skiing in a different culture
Group size 4-6 people, the price is estimated for at least 5 participants/guide
Number of days: 10 days, 6 days skiing
Price: On request, minimum 5 persons
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