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Gulmarg Ski Resort Guide

Gulmarg, Kashmir

Rated: 3/5 (from 5 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Snowboarders and Snowfall.
Highest Lift4,250m13,944ft
Resort Height2,730m8,957ft
 Nearest AirportSrinagar
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Gulmarg is in Kashmir, in North India, and one of the few locations of lift-served skiing in the Himalayas. Extensive back-country and freeride options for powder-hunting Experts and Freeriders!


The Kashmiri ski resort of Gulmarg is at an altitude of 2,730m8,957ft.

Gulmarg has direct access to a total of 6 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,730m8,957ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 4,250m13,944ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Gulmarg is highly rated by Snowboarders.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Gulmarg?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Gulmarg.

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Ski Area Stats

Gulmarg Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Gulmarg Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift4,250m13,944ft
Resort Altitude (Gulmarg)2,730m8,957ft
Max Vertical1,520m4,987ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Gulmarg
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers


In short; Brilliant for backcountry and off piste skiing, ideal for intermediate skiers to improve their off piste skills, but NOT recommended for Beginners!

Gulmarg is in the western Himalaya, perched at 2700m, where Apherwat mountain rises to approximately 4100m. The gondola extends almost to the peak, providing almost 1400m of vertical.

There is lift served access to 10kms of off-piste skiing, and extensive backcountry covering 4 different ski fields. Runs of almost 2000 vertical metres are also possible.

There is no park, but there are many natural jumps, excellent tight gullies and tree runs, all with deep powder.

Gulmarg is approximately 2 hours from the airport in the capital of Kashmir, Srinagar. Srinagar is 1 hour flight from New Delhi.

Guides are essential for the best skiing.

Gulmarg offers good sking, particularly, for Expert skiers.

Location and Map

Where is Gulmarg?

This ski resort is in Baramulla, Kashmir.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Gulmarg is Srinagar, 134 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

There are six ski lifts.

Season Dates

When is Gulmarg open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Gulmarg Piste Map

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Gulmarg, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Gulmarg Tourist Office for the latest.

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