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Off piste skiing in India – Gulmarg, Kashmir

Ski off piste in the Himalayas at Gulmarg in India. Hans, an IFMGA-certified guide, will guide you in this little-known skier's paradise.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration8 days
Offer periodJan, Feb
Skill LevelIntermediate
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Gulmarg is one of the world’s finest ski areas, but it is still unknown by most skiers. I want to share this beautiful area with you on an 8-day trip to this unique region.

I have been skiing in Gulmarg for years now, and love the incredible slopes combined with presence of local culture. Gulmarg is in the foothills of the Himalayas, and for years was well known by the British for its pleasant summers. The town, whose name means “Meadow of Flowers,” has since been converted into a hot spot for skiers.

At 4000 m, the top lift at Gulmarg is the highest in the Asian continent, and one of the highest in the world. From this dazzling spot, we have access to dream skiing conditions. The first 1000 m down is complete deep powder. You’ll ski through many different bowls and wide couloirs. Then, from the mid-point at 3000 m, you can ski to the ancient villages of Tanmarg and Drang through serene pine forests. It adds a enchanting touch to an experience that’s already magical to ski down through these distinct forests.

There are so many different parts to explore that you’ll never get tired of skiing in Gulmarg. Actually you’ll wish you had even more time! That’s one of the reasons why I go back to ski there every year in January and February.

Another great reason to ski in Gulmarg is the close interaction with highland Indian culture. The town offers an uncommon view into how the locals live. Furthermore, all your interactions with the warm and friendly people will serve as a reminder of the beauty of human connection around the world.

I hope you understand how special this trip really is. It’s in an incredible ski area, surrounding by the beautiful Himalayan mountains and culture. If you join me, it will be an experience you’ll never forget.

Book your trip to Gulmarg now!

And while you’re here, check out some other trips I guide, like off piste skiing in Verbier

Accommodation

3-star hotel in Gulmarg

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The maximum group size is 12, with 3 guides.

Meeting point

Srinagar, Kashmir

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About the guide

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I'm a Swiss trained, American born, mountain guide living in Verbier, Switzerland. I guide my clients backcountry skiing in winter and mountaineering in the summer. Many of my clients are repeat clients with whom I have been sharing experiences together for over 20 years.

I was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. Helping my father break horses as soon as I could walk certainly helped me acquire a taste of adventure. I left the Hawaiian islands to attend JSC in northern Vermont and discovered winter. Majoring in Urban and Environmental planning increased my desire to explore the outdoors, and with the ski slopes of northern Vermont in my back yard, the addiction to winter skiing and ice climbing and summer rock climbing set in.

I moved to Verbier, Switzerland in 1983. Some of my climbing partners were local guides and encouraged me to enter the Swiss Mountain Guide’s Training program. I began my first course in the winter of ’91 and received my UIAGM status two and a half years later.

I'm passionate about my guiding and sharing these alpine and maritime experiences with my clients. Over the years, they have become very close friends and through mutual confidence, are able to extend their reach further and further into the mountains. My approach through cognitive behavioral coaching, heightens these shared experiences and enables us to enjoy all our life experiences to their fullest.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 8248 each

Group of 2

EUR 4124 each

Group of 3

EUR 2750 each

Group of 4

EUR 2062 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Luggage transfer during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


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