Gulmarg is a small town in Pirpanjal range of Himalayas. The
town is situated at 2650 meter from sea level and has Mount Apharwat in
backyard which has a summit at 4200 meters. Mount Apharwat is a primary
mountain with majority of slops for skiing and snowboarding. Gulmarg gondola
which is among world highest gondolas goes all the way up to 4000 meters near Apharwat
summit. This means a whopping 1350 meters of vertical rise from Gondola
starting point to end point.
Gulmarg ski resort offers all kind of terrains for skiing –
from groomed run to deep powder backcountry run. The snow conditions remain good
for very long period and the experience to ski in this Himalayan town is very
different from any other ski resort. The virtually unlimited runs of this ski
resort will keep calling you year after year for very long. Check out our
gallery for more fun.
A GOOD GUIDE MEANS GOOD JOURNEY
As you all know that a good guide is one who is well
trained, well experienced, snow safety expert, good communicator and skilled
with advance techniques. And when it comes to backcountry he must know the
mountain like his home. We are proud to say that all our guides qualify in
above mention criteria and they not only qualify but surpass it with some
margins. All our guides are local and they are skiing in these mountains since
Snowkings guides are good rescuer, searcher and
observer. They are trained by American Institute of Avalanche and Research
Education (AIARE) and currently they have level 1 and level 2 Avalanche skills
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
We at snowkings make everyday observation about avalanche
and snow condition before going on mountain. We use weather forecasts, snow
stability test via digging snow pits and communication with ski patrol of
Gulmarg to determine the expected conditions on mountain.
We have all the equipment’s with latest technologies which a
guide should have like Beacons, Probes, Shovels, Avalaung and Airbags.
In Gulmarg there are limited well experienced guides and six
of them are working with Snowkings who are well trained, experienced and
qualified in both skiing and educations skills.