Off piste skiing in Gulmarg in Kashmir

IFMGA guide Jean-Marc guides off-piste ski trips in the fabulous Gulmarg resort in the Indian Himalayas. An original destination with exceptional snow.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

10 days

Mountain Range

Himalaya

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Feb, Mar

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
     

    Nestled among the imposing peaks of the Himalayas, Gulmarg, at 2690m, is the highest and the best-equipped ski resort of continental Asia. Thanks to heavy snowfall during the winter season, the powder is abundant and of extraordinary quality. On this trip, I’ll take you off piste to some of the best ski spots in the Himalayas. 

    Gulmarg, or the “Meadow of Flowers,” is a small resort in the State of Kashmir. For a long time, it was a holiday resort appreciated by both royal Indian families and by British people stationed in India. Then it fell into oblivion because of rebellions and insecurity. However, in recent years there has been a return of peaceful and calm tourism.

    I love taking people to Gulmarg because opportunities for off-piste skiing and touring are countless, even in bad weather. This is thanks to the protection of magnificent forests. So I can ensure you great snow quality throughout the trip. The ski resort has ski lifts and a cable car going up to 3950 m, giving us great views and ever better descents. We’ll make descents to the resort or to the adjacent valleys, and then we’ll go back to the hotel by minibus. Each day’s plan will depend on your skiing ability and level of fitness. There are great descents for all levels.

    This highly original destination for skiing off-piste is also an introduction to the rich culture of the remote Himalayan valleys. If you want a unique trip in a special place, join me on a ski exploration of Kashmir. For a trip of this scale, the price is very reasonable. Heliskiing is also possible in Gulmarg. Let me know if that’s what you’re looking for.

    Contact me for more information about this trip! I would love to be your guide in the Indian Himalayas. 

    I take great pleasure in leading mountain trips around the world. You could also join me at Mt. Kilimanjaro or Alaska.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2850 EUR

    Group of 2
    2850 EUR

    Group of 3
    2850 EUR

    Group of 4
    2850 EUR

    Group of 5
    2850 EUR

    Group of 6
    2850 EUR

    Group of 7
    2850 EUR

    Group of 8
    2850 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
     Price does not include flight to Srinagar in India via New Delhi or the extra charge if you would like a single room in the hotel.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Departure

      You travel from your departure point to New Delhi. Night spent on the plane.

    • Day 2Flight to Srinagar

      You arrive in New Delhi and take a morning flight to Srinagar. I’ll meet you in Srinagar and we’ll travel by mini bus to Gulmarg. Evening meal and night in the hotel.

    • Day 3 to 8Skiing in Kashmir

      We’ll spend six days off piste skiing and ski touring in this beautiful region of the Himalayas. The tours will be chosen each day according to the weather forecast, snow conditions and fitness of the participants. The technical level of slope is chosen to suit the group’s level. We’ll spend each night at our comfortable 4-star hotel in Gulmarg.

    • Day 9Departure

      We’ll travel in the morning from Gulmarg to Srinagar and you’ll fly to New Delhi. In the evening you’ll fly from New Delhi to your final destination.

    • Day 10Arrive at your final destination

      You’ll arrive at your final destination.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Airport in Srinagar

    Accommodation

    Very comfortable 4-star hotel in Gulmarg.

    More info

    If you have a group of 4-6 people I can offer you another date for this program.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide

    - The passion of virgin areas -
    Climbing, mountaineering, trekking, off-piste skiing, ski touring, heliskiing, I have used all the resources available in the mountain to explore the Alps in France, Italy, Switzerland, and also Nepal, Peru and Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Alaska, Canada, Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco and Turkey, Norway, Greenland and Spitsbergen…
    Currently, with the enthusiasm of being a guide, I traverse the world’s mountains and I share my passion with those whom I call “clients” but after many years of common adventures have become my friends.

     
     
     

     

    What People are Saying about Jean-Marc Kaufmann

     

    Hello to all who like the intensity of amazing heights reached with sometimes a bit of sweat but so rewarding that the memories live in you year in or out. I travelled many times with Jean-Marc as guide. Heliskiing in Canada, Touring skiing (seals\' skin skiing) in Tromso, Spitzberg or more simply in ski resorts like France, Italy and Bulgaria. I recommend him for the complete trust in what he is sure I can do and his guiding ability on top of our sharing a good bear after the day\'s efforts (I am Belgian so ...). I even tried myself at 53 years\' old to a bit of climbing with \"Aiguille d\'Entrève\" and discovered a new ability. Great moments past and to come.
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    Chantal
    Jean-Marc nous a guidé avec beaucoup de professionnalisme dans l\'ascension du Grand-Paradis cet été. Ce fut une très belle première expérience d\'alpinisme pour moi, en toute confiance. Les passionnantes discussions à bâtons-rompus comme le respect du silence (dans la longue descente) m\'ont paru précieux également.
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    Noémie
    J’ai eu la chance de rencontrer Goulven et d’être guidé par lui sur le Grand Paradis en août 2014. C’est un super compagnon de cordée, un pro de la sécurité, un excellent leader, un défenseur de belles valeurs montagnardes et une personne très riche par le métier diversifié qu’il exerce, guide de haute montagne mais aussi copilote d’hélicoptère.
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    Gauthier
    Je recommande vivement de vous entourer de Goulven pour vos expéditions. Outre ses excellentes compétences techniques, vous découvrirez un guide aimant partagé sa riche expérience humaine et professionnelle et soucieux de vous faire vivre de belles choses à ses côtés!
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    Charles
     

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