“The winter season 2016 in the Himalayas had again a lot to offer for enthusiastic backcountry skiers and confirmed that Gulmarg has remained the insider tip for skiers in search of an exceptional winter holiday destination.”
I arrived in Gulmarg by mid-January 2016 and was pleased to find the ski area already covered with sufficient snow to ski all the runs on Mt. Apharwat. Contrary to previous seasons also the snowpack was stable early in the season and as a result thereof we were able to take full advantage of the terrain right from the beginning of the winter.
However, the earthquakes in Nepal and the wider Hindukush made people reluctant to visit this part of the world last winter. And as if this was not enough the various acts of terror and violence by Islamic fundamentalists and undisciplined juvenile men, in some parts of Europe and worldwide, increased the fear of visiting areas with a mainly Muslim population, especially when these areas were blacklisted in travel advisories. Read more
Gulmarg has established itself as a preferred backcountry ski destination and is today the only cable car serviced powder ski resort in the Himalaya. Since 2006, we have been offering our professional ski guiding services in Gulmarg to visitors and welcomed until now more than 1’000 guests from all over the world as participants in our backcountry skiing programs in the Himalaya.
To meet guests’ expectations also in the years to come, we have adapted our program proposals for the ski season 2017 to the changed market conditions. In this blog, you find information about our new programs and price comparisons with our key competitors, and also information about the costs of services that can be purchased on the spot in Gulmarg. Read more
Sunny days, perfect snow conditions and mostly low or moderate avalanche danger levels on one hand and inner unrest, frequent strikes and curfews on the other hand were the distinguishing marks of our 8th ski season in Gulmarg, Kashmir.
Despite these few disturbing events outside of Gulmarg our 180 guests were able to fully enjoy their stay in Kashmir, have completed numerous powder ski runs on Mt. Aphawat and got a comprehensive impression of this exceptional ski area in the Himalayas.
Snow and Weather Conditions
The snow and weather conditions in the past winter were ideal, compared to previous years we had less frequent but instead more intensive snowfalls and also considerably longer fair weather periods with lots of sunny days = 60% of all season ski days! Read more
Ski Terrain & Snow Conditions in Gulmarg
Since the opening of phase 2 of the Mt. Apharwat gondola in the winter 2005/2006 the popularity of Gulmarg as backcountry and adventure ski destination has continuously risen. The number of visitors and participants in our programs has also increased during this time and every winter we welcome now several dozens of enthusiastic skiers and snowboarders from all over the world in the Himalaya and introduce them to the terrain and the incredible views on the mountains like on the 8’126m high Nanga Parbat on the picture below.
With the increased popularity of this winter sports resort it is important to give visitors an opportunity to inform themselves fully about what is expecting them in Gulmarg. Read more