Foreign skiers throng Gulmarg to experience skiing at high altitude

skiingGulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan 28 : Skiers from Australia and England thronged the ski resort here in Baramula district of Jammu and Kashmir to experience 12000 vertical meters of skiing.

Foreign tourists were thrilled with their skiing experience, as the snow-capped mountains and lush beautiful valley filled them with joy.

"We are happy to get two days snowfall and I think like for months we can enjoy the mountains and snowboarding. I am a beginner, so, for me it''s really difficult to go to the top but it is a good thing here in Gulmarg, you have the layers for different kind of snow-boarders and skiers," said Sarah, a skier from Australia.

Kashmir promotes winter sports in Gulmarg through skiing course

skiing.Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan 2 : The Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering (IISM) at Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir''s Baramulla District has introduced skiing courses to provide an impetus to winter sports and to attract local youth to adventure sports.

The IISM began the skiing course on Tuesday and a large number of children thronged snow covered Gulmarg to participate.

Colonel J S Dhillon, the principal of IISM, said that the objective behind introducing such courses is to popularise skiing among the local children.

National Snow Rugby Championship begins in Kashmir

Gulmarg, Mar 8: India''s first National Snow Rugby Championship was kick-started in Gulmarg, Kashmir, on Saturday.

The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department and the state''s rugby association are co-hosting the event.

Teams from Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and the host state, along with the team from the armed forces are competing for top honours at the three-day event.

Jammu and Kashmir''s Tourism Director Farooq Shah said the championship would boost the state''s tourism.

Snow Festival in Gulmarg attracts tourists in large numbers

Gulmarg, Feb 5 : Tourists are thronging Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir state to take part in the annual Snow Festival.

The Snow Festival involving a number of events like snow cycling, ice hockey and snow rugby kick-started on Tuesday.

The festival was inaugurated by Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Nawan Rigzin Jora.

"As far as the games are concerned, there are plenty of games like ice skating, ice hockey, rugby, cycling and other small events. The motto of the festival is to tell people that Gulmarg has a good snowfall," said Shabir Ahmed, co-ordinator, Snow Festival.

The tourists from various parts of India have arrived in Gulmarg to participate in snow sports.

Snowfall in Gulmarg brings cheer to tourists

Snowfall in Gulmarg Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan. 8 :Tourists are thronging Gulmarg to revel in its famous snow clad slopes.

Trees, buildings, roads, are all covered in white with snow flakes occasionally falling adding to the joyous atmosphere around.

Tourists from the hot Indian plains are thrilled to see the snowfall, some of them experiencing it for the first time, of course a life time experience for them.

"It seems like heaven everywhere here. I would like to request all the tourists that they should come and see the paradise on earth here," said Manoj Sharma, a tourist.

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir brings cheer to tourists

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir brings cheer to touristsGulmarg, Apr 17 : Unexpected snowfall in the upper reaches of the Himalayas has buoyed the spirits of tourists currently vacationing in Kashmir.

Gulmarg received around nine inches of snow over the past two days, bringing cheer to the tourists.

Covered from head to toe in winter wear, tourists could be seen reveling in the surroundings, as they made the most of this unexpected bout of good luck.

"I'm very happy to see the snow here at this time of the year. It felt really nice to see snowfall," said Ramesh, a tourist from Gujarat.

Tourists throng Kashmir as violence ebbs

Tourists throng Kashmir as violence ebbsGulmarg, Feb 28 : Domestic and foreign tourists are increasingly thronging Kashmir once again as militancy related violence in the valley comes down.

The region where gunfire and bomb blasts had become the order of the day, is now proving to be a major attraction for tourists from different European and Asian countries.

“I come for skiing because the slopes are so excellent, there is such good snow and so much terrain," said Joltey Hagen, a foreign tourist.

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