To reach Gulmarg during the skiing season, you need to fly to Srinagar. Most major Indian airlines have daily flights from Delhi to Srinagar.
From Srinagar airport, our vehicles will pick you up and drive you to Gulmarg. The distance is approximately 50Kms. The drive time is roughly 2.5 to 3 hours. During the drive, you can stop at Tanmarg for a Kashmiri Lunch. Our trip coordinators and drivers will advise you of the best places to stop for lunch.
After crossing Tanmarg, you will drive through a beautiful snow covered terrain which offers some splendid photography opportunities.
During the snow season (January to March), it is very cold. Night time temperatures can drop to as low as -10 to -15 degrees centigrade. Day time temperatures range from -1 to 5 degrees on the slopes.
Be adequately prepared to handle these temperatures.
Our packages include breakfast and dinner which will be a mix of Kashmiri, continental, Indian and Chinese cuisines.
For lunch, you will be able to get a quick bite at the beginner slopes or phase 1 of the gondola. Lunch would typically be on parathas, snacks, soups etc. Our instructors will advice you where you can go for your lunch.
Heavy jacket which is preferably waterproof, sunscreen, shades, a cap/hat, long socks/body hugging lowers (ankle length socks let ski boots come in contact with your skin and can be irritating on bare skin and give a rash), carry as many pairs of socks as you can to keep your feet dry at all times, lowers – preferably quick dry ones and wide enough to wear over ski boots (this will ensure that snow doesn’t get into your boots), if you have a pair of waterproof gloves, carry them along (otherwise you’ll get them from there), carry 2 copies of any one ID – you may not need it, but always good to have a copy.
We will provide all the required skiing equipment like skis, poles and skiing boots.
We have equipment for children as well, so you don’t need to worry about that either.
We have been running our skiing trips for several years now and have faced no problems yet. However, Kashmir is a sensitive area and there can be issues in Srinagar and a few areas around. However, Gulmarg remains safe.
That said do check up on the current situation before you head to Gulmarg.
For skiing safety on the slopes, we provide 1 instructor per person (unless specified otherwise in your trip). This not only ensures that you are safe on the slopes, but also that your learning is the maximum possible.
Typically 25 to 45 years of age.
We do not have any age restrictions and have had people from all age groups join our trips.
Our skiing trips are ideal for families with children over 5 years of age.
Electricity is available at all our partner resorts. Usually, there is minimal power failure in Gulmarg.
Mobile networks are available. Only post-paid (while roaming) mobile connections work in Gulmarg (and all of Jammu & Kashmir).
Some of our partner resorts have Wi-Fi connectivity (our fixed departures ones have Wi-Fi). At some places this facility is offered free while there may be a nominal charge at others.
For action photography, a fast lens and a DSLR camera are required.
Or if you really want to get into the action, get hold of a GoPro Hero 3 camera, strap it on to your helmet (required for advance backcountry skiing), or your chest and capture those awesome skiing videos.
Most fast lenses (f2.8 to f4) will be good for action photography.
Ensure that you do not keep your camera under your jacket, close to your body. Doing that subjects the camera to changes in temperature (warm near your body and cold outside) and will leave water droplets on the sensor and lens. Once you’re out on the slopes, let the camera be out as well. Once you get back to the resort, clean it gently and store it in your camera case.
Want more information about your skiing trip to Gulmarg?
See our Gulmarg skiing trips here: http://gomissing.in/skiing/skiing-trips/
OR get in touch with us