Gulmarg has a distinction of being recognized as a winter sports capital of India. Gulmarg was primarily established as a ski resort by the British. Skiing had become very popular here and major events started taking place here. Skiing in Gulmarg starts from December to ending March. It has become hub of winter sports in India as first ‘National Winter Sports Games of India’ took place here in 1998.

 Gulmarg has the distinction of always bustling in winter season as large number of tourists flock the place to enjoy the snow clad slopes as the atmosphere here presents a festive look. The place is not only hot spot tourist destination but also one of the finest ski destinations in Asia as large number of ski lovers not only from Asia but from Europe, Australia and America visit the place for enjoyment of the game.

 Following the international safety parameters foreign ski – experts are working in coordination with the Tourism Department to make sure tourists enjoy hassle free skiing in Gulmarg.

 Gulmarg has the distinction of having Highest Cable Car Lift Served Ski – Resort in the World.

Aparwath peak at a height of 4511 meters & 13 kms from Gulmarg is one day trek via Khilanmarg. It takes several hours to trained skiers to reach to the top of the Aparwath & a descent from Aparwath lasts for more than half an hour. For professional skiers Heli skiing was introduced in 1980 in Gulmarg. In Heli skiing professional skiers are taken to highest snow peaks by helicopter for the descent. In winter other snow sports activities include sledging where a sledge is pulled on the snow covered slopes. The best ski run of 3 kms is accessed by Gondola Cable Car Lift in Gulmarg which allows a ski run of 2213 meters.

 Different sporting activities which take place in Gulmarg include ice skating, snow cycling, marathon, free style ski, junior & senior ski championships, ski touring and Gulmarg global derby run all starting  from December to mid March depending upon the weather in the area. Worth mentioning is the fact that at Gulmarg there is all arrangement for the experienced professional skiers and also in place training camps for junior and new skiers further. The costs running at Gulmarg for skiing and other activities are less as compared to the other places where the same arrangements are in place. It is most important to mention here that concerning the safety of the skiers the ski petrol team that looks after the skiers is stationed at Kongdoori round the clock to ensure the safety of the skiers.

 Ask for a Customized Tour Package at Gulmarg.