Gulmarg in Winter (Jan – March) turns itself into the premier Ski resort of South East Asia. Vehicles arrive at base town of Tangmarg from where 4WD vehicles take guests to Gulmarg. Enroute one is required to pass through a road that is virtually carved out from snow.
Gulmarg in Winter is all white covered with tones of snow. Skating Rink in Gulmarg is open in Winters. Fun skiing on baby slopes is possible in Gulmarg itself. Guests looking for more serious skiing then take up cable car for the higher slopes. Highest slopes of Gulmarg (Phase II of cable car at 13,000 ft asl) is open only on a clear weather day.
Gulmarg snow quality is renowned to be the best and offers the best skiing experience in India and South East Asia. All resorts here are geared to cater to skiers and offers guides / ski equipment hire and necessary assistance. Some of the best slopes in the country for beginners and intermediate skiers are available at Gulmarg.
Among the multitudes of slopes, there are a few which are serviced by ski lifts. Most of the skiing becomes centred on these slopes, which are specially suited to beginners and intermediate level skiers, with ski runs ranging from 200 m to 3 kms, instructors are available for both levels.
There are a host of snow sports at Gulmarg at this time of the year, Tobogganing, the most popular among them. There are also snow scooters and snow bobbing as well.
Guests here stay anywhere for a few days (to enjoy fun skiing) to a week (for a beginner) to a couple of weeks (a ski holiday).
Stay Duration: Typically Skiers stay for a week to two weeks in Gulmarg during winter.