Gulmarg Ski Area Overview

Ranked 3 of 29 sightseeing in Gulmarg
About 35 kilometres away from Srinagar, is the Gulmarg hill resort, which is a part of the Pir Panjals Himalayan range. Heavy snowfall in this region has made it a favourite ski area for foreign as well as inland residents.
Anyone coming here is spellbound at the spectacular view of the snow peaks. The skiing area consists of the gondola terrain, lower tree skiing areas and the poma terrain in the town. A good option is to go and ski in the old fir and pine trees that take you into the valley. It is also possible to do heli-ski type runs from great heights off a gondola. Apart from skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, snow scooters and snow bobbing are popular activities seen here.
Imambara Goom, Alpather Lake, St Mary's Church, Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Baba Reshi Shrine, golf course, Apharwat Peak are other interesting sites in this region.
Though Gulmarg is equally attractive both in summer as well as in winter, skiing is always more fun in winters. Tourists who plan to stay in the ski area can get many comfortable hotels and guest houses here. Otherwise, there are lots of tour operators arranging day trips from Srinagar to Gulmarg.

What travellers are saying about Gulmarg Ski Area

Experience scale
  • Excellent 10
  • Very Good 4
  • Poor 1
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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
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  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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Famous for: Sports

Entry: free

89% voted as clean

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Review and Ratings

Amir Sayyed4.3/5

12 reviews

Heaven on earth

the place is on earth like heaven very beautiful place with full ice scenery and totally diffrent place from other attraction i visited many time there with my family and friends.

Dr-imran Jan5.0/5

1 review

Must see place

Spectacular ...breathtaking scenery..must see place..kashmir as a whole is beautiful with some of the best tourist destinations...must visit n that too atleat 4times in 4 different seasons..each season has its unique beauty to offer..gulmarg is a must visit during winters while during spring new blossoming can b seen everywhere with air mixd with their fragnances..:summer is the season where u can visit most of the places with cool climate when the rest of india is under simmering heat..autumn n fall season u can get fresh fruits including apples peach pears etc n leaves of chinar,the iconic tree of kashmir, tuening reddish brown looking aa if they r on kashmir is a must visit atleast 4 times tat too in 4 different seasons

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Nayona dutta3.9/5

3 reviews

Snow Magic

Well, we had quite an unusual journey till Gulmarg, so thats an experience in itself. Anyway, after the much anticipated arrival to our very own heaven on earth I was spellbound by its beauty. we thought we would freeze to death (our very first encounter wuth snow). However, it felt so pleasant and the feeling of content and accomplishment filled our hearts. But yes the locals will try and convince you to try out lot of things around with absolute no peace which could get a little annoying for a traveller but not a tourister may be.That could be a little hard to comment. Inshort an enthralling experience overall :)

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Janardhan P g4.3/5

19 reviews

The eternal Ski area for Indians

This is the place where snow is available throughout the year and is suitable for skiing. There are many visitors to this place for skiing from India and abroad. For a sum of around 1500, you will be taught to ski and also to ski around the nearby areas. Also, there snow scooters to around for about 2000. It is fun to sit under the light snow. Very enjoyable.

Rishika Jain5.0/5

1 review

Awesome place to enjoy with the snow

it is a good place to visit. we played and enjoyed a lot in the snow, there are various facilities available there. skating is also available. and the sunrise gives a beautiful view.

Venkatesh sundararaghavan5.0/5

3 reviews

Excellent place to enjoy the snowfall

Excllent & beautiful place enjoy the snowfall, get prepared with good winter clothes complete cover is required, my request to those who are intrested in snow bike ride, please avoid this for pollution reasons. Because our coming generations needs to see this places if we cause air pollutions, they will not be in position to see the snow falls, it is is my sincere request to start with eco friendly snow bikes.

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Tanmay Mohapatra4.3/5

1 review

Awesome view and nice activities

At first sight this place steals the heart away! An awesome place to see. Perfect balance of weather in summer. Lovely ice everywhere, you can enjoy skiing, eating corn with lemon and salt sprinkled.. Awesome taste. You will never forget this place after visiting this place.

Mannu Singh4.3/5

1 review

Nice skiing experience

we went to gulmarg in feb 2015, nice powder snow was there which was good for skiing, the skiing area is very large and one can learn to ski and have awesome first time experience of it. do not forget to bargain,they mentioned 3000rs per person and we paid 1500rs per person only.

Amit Porwal5.0/5

7 reviews

Pristine White View of the Ski area

While taking the gondola ride one can get a Pristine white view of the ski area. Ski area is very clean and there are lots of vendors ready to rent their equipments for doing ski, one has to bargain though. it is either available on hourly basis or till one gets tired of it. these vendors help you to learn and do ski. These vendors are good and very friendly.

Debayan Bhowmik3.9/5

160 reviews

A winter retreat for skiers

In winter the gulmarg ski ground is one of the main attraction of tourists. You can gulp on some hot momos and brace yourselves to take a ski in the ground. Wear warm clothes here and try to come in winter if you are really interested in sking.As during other times of the year,it may or may not remain open. Wear snow shoes and always carry your sunglasses here.