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Gulmarg



Gulmarg, situated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, 46 kms from Srinagar Airport . Gulmarg is a mountain shelf which nestles under the protective 4250 metre height and 5 km spread of Mount Apharwat. From here it has a view over the valley of Kashmir to 8126 metre Nanga Parbat and other distant peaks. 6 Ski Lifts, 1520m Max Vertical, 4250m Highest Lift, 2730m Resort Altitude. The 3.5 km long and up to a km wide valley of Gulmarg which is about 3-sq-kms in area stands at an altitude of 2,650 metres. Known as Kashmirs premier upland hill resort, the gentle undulating meadows of Gulmarg are carpeted in a thick layer of snow. The ski resort Gulmarg has one T-bar lift, three very modern ski-lifts and a chair-lift. The best and longest skiing in Gulmarg is accessed by the Gandola Cable Car Lift, which allows a ski run of 2,213 m. Designed by Poma of France, gondola ascends extends almost to the peak of Apharwat, at an elevation of 3980 metres above sea level, providing lift served access to 1330 vertical metres of vast snow riding terrain. Due to the setting-up of Gandola Cable Car Lift from Gulmarg to Apharwat top, Gulmarg holds a position as one of the highest lift-served ski resorts in the world.

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