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Kashmir Valley Skiing Resort

Asia's only heli-skiing resort is at Gulmarg, Kashmir. Come December, and the verdant green slopes of Gulmarg are blanketed with snow, forming some of the finest natural slopes for ski runs of all levels.

The gentle slopes, having runs of upto 200 meters, are the best for beginners while the steeper runs of 500 meters for intermediate level skiers, and yet other stretches of over 2,000 meters, precipitously steep, for top level skiers. T-bars and chair lifts, on five runs for beginners and intermediates, are operated throughout the day.


Gulmarg also offers heli-skiing, being the first destination in Asia to do so. A helicopter takes you upto the Apherwat peak from where you choose your own descent route. Also in Gulmarg during winter are toboggans, sledges and snow cycles. Requiring little, if any, skills, they are perfect way to enter the spirit of fun and excitement that snow generates.
The winter sports season in Gulmarg lasts for as long as the snow does - normally December through March. The State Tourism has winterized huts including some privately owned hotels, mainly in the upper bracket, remain open during this season.

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