Location of Gulmarg
Gulmarg is a ski resort place. It’s located west of Srinagar at a distance of around 50 kilometers and is located on an altitude of 2.600 meters. The drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg will take approximately one hour depending on the traffic and snow conditions. During the winter it is only accessible by a four wheel drive. It´s totally different from other skiplaces in Europe, USA, Canada or New Zealand. It’s filled with Kashmiri tradition.
Free ski the terrain of Gulmarg
Heliskiing as well as free skiing at a very unique place with exceptional powder terrain. This is what the ski resort place Gulmarg in the Himalayas will offer you. You won´t find prepared ski slopes in the Pir Panjal Range of Gulmarg. Only deep untracked “curry” powder, that´s what our ski area is about. Gulmarg also offers you the world´s highest gondola ride. The poma gondola will bring you up to 3.300 meters (1st phase). The second phase goes up to Mt. Apharwat to an elevation of 4.200 meters.
The hotels are built in a typical design only found in Kashmir. Most of them are covered in pine wood and have colorful roofs. All facilities provide central heating ensuring you to have a convinient stay when you get up for your breakfast or return in the evening after carving fresh powder lines during the day. All hotels are outfitted with a so called “Bhukari” which is a typical wood fired oven in the living room. It gives the room a very cozy and warm feeling. After a tasteful and traditional dinner with herbs, spices and meal combinations you’ll find nowhere else in this world you can either enjoy for e.g. the markets in Gulmarg “downtown”, go ice skating or bump into one of the party nights.
Yes, there is a kind of ‘Apres-ski’ here in Gulmarg. For e. g. there’s a party happening every Friday and Saturday here in Global, Alpine Ridge and at the Pine Palace Hotel. Check out our pictures below. Here in Gulmarg you’ll find ATM’s and all credit cards are accepted apart from American Express. The bank offers currency exchange for you to change your foreign currency into Indian rupees. All hotels provide a Wi-Fi connection for their customers. At the markets in Gulmarg you’ll find a huge variety of fresh fruits and vegetables for a decent price. Typically Kashmiri handicraft and pashmina shawls are also available in a huge variety at several stores.