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Gulmarg is India’s best and Asia’s 7th best skiing destination. But you probably knew that already! Steep skiing slopes amidst spectacular views draw several enthusiasts to Gulmarg every year. The skiing area, called the Gulmarg ski resort, is known as the finest powder destination in the world. The main Alpine slopes offer great runs of two km or so with an amazing altitude drop of over 700 m. The gondola at the top, called Phase Two, is the second highest cable car in the world. There are many ski packages available in Gulmarg for all levels of skiers. This is primarily used by amateur skiers. For intermediate ones, there is another 3 km trail called phase 1 that goes through some wooded trails. There are instructors all around and for starters, there are small slopes of varying difficulties with assisting snow lifts. Also Read - Netizens Share Pictures of the Winter Wonderland As Kashmir Valley Receives Season's First Snowfall
1. Khyber Himalayan Resorts and spa
Spacious rooms, Luxurious treatment and prime location right next to the skiing slopes make Khyber Himalayan Resort the best ski resort in Gulmarg. The Spa and heated swimming pool overlooking snow-covered lawns make it a fine choice for a relaxing stay. Due to its proximity to the skiing slopes, it serves as a ski-in ski-out resort. Also Read - Pack up And Leave: Amarnath Pilgrims Asked to Return Home; Airlines Advised to Make Space | All You Need to Know
Address: Near Gondola Cable, Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir 193403
Phone: 099066 03272
2. Gulmarg Resorts
Located close to the Gondola ride, Gulmarg resorts is a good economical option close to the skiing arena. Rooms begin at Rs 3,000 a night. It offers great views of the pine forests and has all amenities for a comfortable stay.
Address: Near Gandola Cable Car, Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir 193403
Phone:01954 254 598
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3. The Pine palace resort
Located close to the gondola cable car station, Pine palace resort is a great choice for skiing enthusiasts. Good food, pleasant staff and value for money makes it one of the best resorts in Gulmarg. Rooms begin at Rs 1200 a night.
Address: Near Gondola, Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir 193403
Phone:01954 254 466
4. Gulmarg backcountry ski lodge
Located close to the gondola and ski area, the Gulmarg backcountry ski lodge has spectacular views and great reviews.
Address: Near to Hotel Green Park, Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir 193403
Phone: 095960 00399
5. Indian Institute of skiing and mountaineering
This is where you can actually get technical training for snow skiing. The Institute offers 14-day ski courses at Rs 12000 between December and March. Accommodation is comfortable for trainees as well as tourists with rooms beginning at Rs 3500 a night.
Address: IISM, Hourse No 183, Kursoo, Raj Bagh, Srinagar, J & K Pin: 190008
Phone: 9419604990, 9419034449, 9419076335