Skiing in Gulmarg Kashmir @ Alpine Ridge
15-days / 14-nights | Gulmarg
Overview of Skiing Trip in Gulmarg
Just 50km away from Srinagar Airport, sitting at 9000ft, lies one of the highest ski resorts in the world. The Gulmarg skiing 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 15-day ‘Voyager’ Gulmarg backcountry adventure (Alpine Ridge) is designed to allow dedicated riders to soak in all the experiences of the Gulmarg ski resort, from exploring the bowls surrounding Mt. Apharwat to riding the countless tree runs down to the local shrines and villages. You will also get a nice dose of culture, as you’ll be spending the last night in a houseboat on Dal Lake where you’ll enjoy a traditional feast. You will also take a shikara boat ride around Dal Lake, and visit historic landmarks and shop at local markets.This trip is designed for intermediate piste riders and above. Gulmarg’s only 5 -star hotel, the Alpine Ridge, will be your home during your stay in Kashmir.