Skiing in Jammu and Kashmir is one of the popular winter sports in the state. As most of the peaks remain snow-covered round the year, skiing activities in Jammu and Kashmir never remains restricted to winters. It is a delight that tourists can enjoy round the year.Among the various adventure sports in Jammu and Kashmir, skiing forms the foremost attraction. The high peaks and the glittering snow provide the perfect setting for a winter sport like Skiing. Gulmarg is the ideal place for skiing and other snow activities. All the necessary equipments are available in the local shops of Gulmarg. The beginners can train themselves with help of experts, who train and guide the tourists.
Gulmarg, the snow city of Jammu and Kashmir is the best destination to play with snow and enjoy it to the heart’s content. Skiing and skating in Jammu and Kashmir are the most popular activities among the domestic and the international tourists.Pahalgam is another important Skiing destination in Jammu and Kashmir, where tourists can enjoy the sun and the snow. According to the reports of recent developments, Heli-Skiing will be introduced and will increase the inflow of tourists.
There are various skiing spots in Jammu and Kashmir that make the trip more exciting and adventurous. Ice-skiing, hockey skiing and snow boarding are popular among various ages of the tourists.Gulmarg ski shops import all the items from foreign countries like Australia, Canada and other European countries. The white snow-covered hills and the serenity of the place, invite the tourists to enjoy and explore this land of snow and ice.Apart from skiing, there are other adventure sports like, fishing, trekking, golfing and water sports to make your trip filled with enjoyment and fun activities.
Skiing is one of the attractive winter adventure sports in Kashmir. In winter season, gentle slopes of snow-clad landscapes of Gulmarg offer immense opportunities to indulge in skiing activities. Lush green mountains of Gulmarg are transformed from a sleepy agricultural town to a winter wonderland. Other winter activities one can enjoy in Kashmir are ice-skating, ice-hockey, heli skiing and cross country skiing.
Gulmarg had been a popular skiing resort from pre-independence years. It hosts some winter festivals and carnivals during Christmas and New Year. The best time for skiing in Gulmarg is from mid December to mid April. Quality equipments for skiing activity are available on rent on the J&K Tourism owned ski shop. There are trained instructors available for guiding the tourists. Skiing in Gulmarg is ideally suited for both learner and expert skiers alike.
Patnitop and Madha Top, 5 km away from Patnitop, are other skiing resorts in the state. The gently graded ski slopes of Patnitop are best suits the beginners while Madha Top offers good skiing experience to both beginners and trained skiers
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