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LOCATION

The ski resort of Gulmarg is located in one of the most scenic areas of Kashmir and lies 52 kilometers south west of the capital Srinagar at an altitude of 2'730 meters. In 1927 the ski and snowboard area in Gulmarg was discovered by British residents who were immediately attracted to its beautiful landscape.

It became a preferred ski area and a trekking and golf destination for foreign residents and visitors from all parts of the world. The skiing area in Gulmarg offers a unique view on the 8'126 meter Nanga Parbat and many other high peaks.

 

HOUSING

 

Our partner hotel is situated in an idyllic site in the forest above Gulmarg, close to the skiing slopes and with its 30 comfortable double rooms it is one of the largest hotels in Gulmarg. 

 

The rooms are spacious and well furnished with large beds, comfy chairs with a small table, a writing desk, color TV and western style bath rooms. All rooms are centrally heated (not common in this part of the world) and dispose in addition of a powerful electric heater. Hot water is available in all bathrooms. Single room occupancy is available for a surcharge.

 

There is also bar and lounge with a fire place in the hotel.

 

The hotel's own restaurant serves a full breakfast in the morning and in evenings the guests can indulge in 3 to 4 course meals of the Kashmiri, Chinese or Continental cuisine.

 

RIDING

 

Gulmarg's ski terrain is located in the Pir Panjals, one of the six ranges which make up the Himalayas. Situated at the western extremity of the world's highest peaks, the Pir Panjals are the first mountains to be hit by the westerly and south westerly storms which roll over the Indus river flood plains each year, providing the greater part of the Himalaya's winter snowfalls. Extensive snowfalls of more than 20 meters in a season make the ski area in the ski resort of Gulmarg a true ski vacations paradise for skiers and snowboarders.

 

The six seat gondola in the ski resort of Gulmarg ascends from 2'650 meters via a middle station with restaurant at 3'050 meters to an elevation of 3'990 meters, providing lift served access to a vast and untracked ski and snowboard terrain with long powder snow descents of up to 1'800 vertical meters.

 

The chosen heli-ski area is located around the highest peak of the Pir Panjals, the 4'745 meters high Sunset Peak. Due to its location and topography this terrain offers excellent conditions for heli ski vacations with attractive and challenging freeriding descents of more than 2'000 vertical meters.

 

TRANSPORT

Fly to Delhi and then Srinagar.

 

For the domestic flights from Delhi to Srinagar we recommend Jet Airways who also take off directly from the international "Terminal 3".

 

For flights with other domestic airlines the minimal transfer time between the international airport "Terminal 3" and the domestic airport "Terminal 1" for guaranteed connecting flights is 3 hours!

 

To visit India a visa is needed. The respective information and application forms can be downloaded from the Indian Embassy website in the respective country of residence.

 

PRICES

 

The programs have been created for skiers and snowboarders who are looking for an individual vacation experience but still would like to benefit from the prices and infrastructures of an established operator. With our customized ski and snowboard programs in Gulmarg your personal powder snow dreams become a reality.

 

Freeriding Ski Package                CHF 1.740.- per person  (ca. € 1440.-)

 

Season: January 10 to March 15, 2015 

 

Package is a guided program with 7 ski days. You have free choice of arrival and departure dates as well as the length of stay. 

 

 

Including:

  • 8 nights in double rooms  in our partner hotel
  • 8 full breakfasts and 3-4 course dinners
  • one registered and trained guide for 4 persons
  • 7 days skipass  for Mt. Apharwat gondola
  • every evening a long descent to the Drang village (ca. 18km) and return by Jeep to Gulmarg
  • Jeep transport for bad weather programs and tree skiing to Tangmarg and Baba Reshi
  • transfer from and to the airport in Srinagar
  • short avalanche awareness training (transceiver handling, search and rescue methodology)
  • program Management in Gulmarg by Swiss guide

 

Powder skis and avalanche safety material is available for rent. Personal welcome at the airport in Srinagar.

  • season :  I-III
  • heliski :  available
  • rooms :  double
  • gondola : available
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