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Best time / season for skiing in Gulmarg : middle of December to April
Positioned 56 km south west of Srinagar, Gulmarg is a mountain shelf which be situated under the protecting 4124 meter height and 5 km extend of Mount Apharwat. From here it has a observation over the valley of Kashmir to 8126 meter Nanga Parbat and other remote peaks. Gulmarg, one of the ultimate skiing sizzling spot for intermediate skiers, is in the western edge of Pir Panjal, one of the six ranges which frame the Himalayas highest peak in the world. The position gets some of the heaviest snowfalls in India as well as has earned the characteristic of being the preeminent ski resort in the Himalayas. This resort was recognized in the year 1927 by two British Army officers who established the first skiing club in Gulmarg. Festivals like Christmas and Easter are the events for organizing skiing races here.
The 3.5 km extended and up to a km wide valley of Gulmarg which is nearly 3 sq kms in area situated at an elevation of 2,650 meters. Identified as premier upland hill resort in Kashmir, the moderate rising and falling meadows of Gulmarg are carpeted in a broad layer of snow. The resort has one T-bar lift, three extremely modern ski-lifts and a chair-lift. The ski school, Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering positioned at this point conducts 10 day and 21 day short ski courses for beginners and advanced skiers. Gulmarg is well thought-out to be the most economical in the world to become skilled at skiing.
The most excellent and longest skiing in Gulmarg admission is done by the Gandola Cable Car Lift, which permits a ski run of 2,213 m. Design done by Poma of France, gondola ascends expands approximately to the peak of Apharwat, at an altitude of 3980 meters over sea level, providing lift serve admittance to 1330 vertical meters of huge snow riding terrain. Owing to the setting up of Gandola Cable Car Lift from Gulmarg to Apharwat summit, Gulmarg holds a position as one of the highest lift served ski resorts in the world.
The gondola terrain is alienated into two segments, an upper and a lower section. The first division is 2,350 m elongated and mounts 450m upright from Gulmarg ski resort to slope at 3300m up the surface of Apharwat Mountain.