Jammu and Kashmir is a state, located in the majestic Himalayan mountains. Sharing borders with China in the east and north and Pakistan in the northwest and west, the area is known for its amazing landscapes, such as the Kashmir valley and the bio geographical diversity with a wide range of elevations, subtropical pine forests and the endless, northwestern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows.
Gulmarg is a small mountainous resort town, situated at the western end of Himalayas, in the Pir Panjal mountain range and it overlooks the Valley of Kashmir, Nanga Parbat and other distinct peaks. Considered to be “the heartland of winter sports in India”, Gulmarg is a unique major ski resort and attracts skiers from all over the world, as it combines incredible natural beauty, endless ski slopes, good quality powder snow and low prices.
However, there is something even more exciting that can be experienced in Gulmarg than just skiing down the marked trails of the resort. Heli skiing is the ultimate ski and snowboard adventure and is set in one of the most dramatic lands on earth, the Himalayas. Helicopters pick you up from the resort village and take you to the most amazing, unspoiled alpine bowls and mighty peaks of the Pir Panjal mountain range, which are covered with deep and dry powder snow.
Depending on the itinerary you will choose, you can either book a full day adventure that includes about 32808 ft/10000 m of vertical skiing, a half day adventure that includes about 13123 ft/4000 m of vertical skiing or two helicopter drops that include 6561 ft/2000 m of vertical skiing. The snow season is on from early January to late February and the activity is suitable for intermediate and advanced snow riders.
From the minute you enter the helicopter, the views of the nature around will definitely take your breath away and once you land, an amazing ride in the wild mountain range of Pir Panjal awaits you. All packages include experienced Heli-pilots and mountain guides, as well as gear rentals. If you are a ski enthusiast, this is a once in a lifetime, high adrenaline adventure. Don’t miss it !!