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Nissar Ahmad | Updated on January 12, 2018

Gulmarg, the ski capital of India, gets busy with a made-to-order snow season

Gulmarg, one of the best skiing destinations in the world, gets its first snow around Christmas, and more until mid-May. Owing to its geographical location, this Kashmir attraction enjoys good snowfall, making it a haven for ski enthusiasts. It pops up in several global lists of top skiing spots. The fresh snowfall makes it ideal especially for powder skiing.

The lifts in Gulmarg valley are perfect for beginners, while the higher stations of Kongdori and Apharwat are for the more experienced skiers. Kongdori is mid-station (10,500 ft) on the Gulmarg gondola (cable car) ride and Apharwat the highest station (13,500 ft approx). According to officials managing the gondola service, tourists start pouring in only after it snows in the region. Activities such as tobogganing surface to meet the demands of tourists. The arrivals, however, peak only around May.



Published on January 12, 2018

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