Backcountry skiing and snowboarding in Gulmarg @ Khyber
8-days / 7-nights | Gulmarg
Backcountry Skiing Tour Overview
Just 50km away from Srinagar Airport, sitting at 9000ft, lies one of the highest ski resorts in the world. The Gulmarg experience can be summed up in one word – terrain. The highest gondola in the world takes riders to 12,500ft above sea level and the nearest peak, just minutes away by skinning, rises to a jaw-dropping 14,000ft. From here, endless fresh lines plunging into the surrounding couloirs of Mt. Apharwat. Visible in the distance is Nanga Parbat (Killer Mountain), the ninth highest peak in the world, and Nun Kun, the ninth highest Himalayan peak. When the gondola closes due to heavy snowfall, the most incredible below-tree-line riding in the world opens up, delivering you to the doorstep of century-old villages.
Our 8-day ‘Essential’ Gulmarg backcountry skiing adventure (Khyber) is designed to allow dedicated riders to experience the best that Gulmarg has to offer in just one week. You will maximise your time on the mountain, whilst sampling some local culture along the way. This trip is designed for intermediate piste riders and above. Gulmarg’s only 5-star hotel, the Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa, will be your home during your stay.