Gulmarg

Sixty kilometers west of Srinagar, the winter skiing and summer golfing resort of Gulmarg sits on a high mountain plateau.  It is a beautiful flower filled meadow in summer and when the snow falls in December it is transformed into one of the world’s greatest winter adventure playgrounds.

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The mountain

Mt Apharwat and surrounding peaks offer a diverse range of skiing and boarding opportunities from long open alpine bowls to sheltered tree runs down into surrounding villages.

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The snow

Reliable snow falls beginning mid December through to the end of March blanket the mountain in deep dry snow giving visitors some of the best skiing and riding conditions found anywhere on earth.

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Gulmarg Overview

Gulmarg Overview Sixty kilometers west of Srinagar, Gulmarg has been a summer resort destination for many years.  During the Raj era, the Indians and British used it as a cool retreat to escape the oppressive heat of an Indian summer. A golf course was built at the turn of the century and during the winter…

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The Mountain

Mt Apharwat Gulmarg village sits on a mountain plateau at 2600 metres beneath the 4200 metre summit of Mt Apharwat.  A table-top shaped mountain, Mt Apharwat has a crest approximately 5 kilometers long with ridges and gullies dropping towards the resort offering countless skiing opportunities. The first stage of the gondola delivers you from the…

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The Snow

When the snow falls in Gulmarg, it really falls. It is not uncommon for storms to deliver a metre in the village over a couple of days and at higher elevations, metres more will have fallen. The usual winter weather pattern in Gulmarg is characterised by intense storms followed by extended periods of fine stable weather, light winds and surprisingly mild…

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