winter lasts here for more than five months so a traveler goes through lot of snow holidays. In the month of December, Kashmir receives its first snowfall of the year. The snow is dry, powdery & it falls in abundance continually for days & nights. For normal people it is a sigh of joy as the snowfall decreases some cold and for the ski lovers it is like a message to get them selves loose on the ski slopes.
Gulmarg the valley 45 kms far from srinagar, the capital of Kashmir receives the highest amount of snowfall. As it is located high up in the mountains its beauty is added with the vast stretches of snow sheets. Gulmarg is a famous ski resort, it has some beautiful slopes and there are also lots of
hotels and other accommodation to stay in after a lovely day of skiing. Recently heli skiing has been popular, there is also a ski shop where a skiers can rent the equipments. The gondola is very economical it will take you high up in the mountains and from there you can come down hill your self. It is a cheaper replacement for heli skiing.The valley of pahalgam & sonmarg are other ski destinations. Skiing can be challenging and lot of fun here. Most people visit Kashmir for skiing because they prefer the natural slopes instead for the artificial ones. After you skiing trip is over you can relax and unwind for some days at
houseboats in dallake or nigeen. the culture & beauty of srinagar will soothe your senses. It is a very vibrant city with a very historic back ground. After you ski tour the visit to mughal gardens will be a icing on the cake.
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