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11 Ski Resorts in Gulmarg You Need to Have on Your Bucket List

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Gulmarg, a hill station in the valley of Kashmir stays true to its literal meaning, i.e, a meadow of flowers. Imagine skiing on the alpine slopes, trying out traditional Kashmiri foods, and simply soaking in the magnificence of the Himalayas! A Gulmarg package that can offer all these experiences and more, is just what you need. Tourists who love skiing will enjoy the 30-km stretch of powder snow in Gulmarg. First-time skiers are advised to learn this sport from certified instructors so that they can make the most of their skiing adventure in Gulmarg. Be it skiing, snowboarding, or snow biking, Gulmarg is the perfect place for skiers who love to “shred some pow” in the Himalayas. To make your journey memorable, it is advised to stay at a reputed accommodation. Here are 11 ski resorts in Gulmarg that should be on your bucket list:

1. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa

One of the most popular ski resorts in Gulmarg is The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa. Expect luxury in every nook and corner, a welcoming staff, and heavenly Kashmiri food at this 5-star accommodation. If you are someone who enjoys the finer things in life but craves some adventure too, then staying at The Khyber is your destiny! Foodies will have a gala time here as there 5 eateries in this resort offering authentic Kashmiri and international delights. Not only will you be able to relax in a luxury property but also have access to the highest ski lift in the world! That’s right, the Gulmarg Gondola (colloquially known as poma lift) is a walk away from this resort, making your Gulmarg skiing experience pretty easy.

Location - Hotel Khyber Rd Forest Block, Gulmarg 

2. Shaw Inn by Stay Pattern

A 4-star ski resort in Gulmarg, Kashmir,  Shaw Inn by Stay Pattern is a ski-in and ski-out property just like The Khyber, which means that you can simply ski in the slopes for your entire stay without navigating through other areas in this region. This ski resort is touted as one of the best places to stay for ski enthusiasts because of its top-notch amenities like an in-house restaurant, free parking, a kids’ club, and the like. If these perks are not enough, then having a hot cup of Kehwa in the garden overlooking the Pir Panjal range would surely make you fall in love with this Kashmiri ski resort in Gulmarg.

Location - Resort Road, next to Gondola, Gulmarg 

3. Gulmarg Ski Hill Resort

Gulmarg Ski Hill Resort

Gulmarg’s powder snow and ski slopes have inspired a lot of travellers to visit it from India and abroad. The sheer magic of skiing in the Himalayas is best enjoyed when you get to stay at a renowned resort with the best amenities and service. Another favourite in Gulmarg’s skiing circle is the Gulmarg Ski Hill Resort where you can get everything for your alpine expedition like well-maintained guestrooms, an in-house restaurant, a dedicated ski shop, and many other amenities. The Gulmarg Ski Hill Resort is not just a hotel but a haven for skiers who like to socialize with like-minded people.

Location - Opposite Gulmarg Club, near Lala Restaurant, Gulmarg

4. Hotel Pine Spring Gulmarg

Kashmir’s pine trees are iconic in their own right and Hotel Pine Spring Gulmarg celebrates their beauty, lustre, and magnificence. Nestled next to the poma lift, this property is affordable, reliable, and easy to access. Hotel Pine Spring Gulmarg is considered one of the best ski resorts in Kashmir because it prioritizes the privacy of its customers above all else. You can vibe with the mystical energy of the pine forests right from your hotel room, devour mouth-watering delicacies, and ski to your heart’s content without any hassles!

Location - Next to Gondola, Gulmarg

5. Heevan Retreat Gulmarg

On the way to Khilanmarg lies a ski resort in Gulmarg, Kashmir that will make your vacation in Kashmir simply memorable. Heevan Retreat Gulmarg is a 4-star property with a golf course nestled right next to it. So, if you are tired from skiing on the alpine slopes, relax a little, and try your hand at golf! The central heating in this hotel is a game-changer, especially during the freezing winter months. Dilkusa and Samavar are two restaurants at Heevan Retreat Gulmarg where Kashmiri, North Indian, and European fares are available throughout the year.

Location - Heevan Retreats Rd, Gulmarg 

6. The Rosewood Hotel

This is a ski resort in Gulmarg, Kashmir that is nothing less than a hidden treasure in the Apharwat Mountain. Exuding a sense of elegance coupled with homeliness, The Rosewood Hotel is worth staying in, at least once! Besides its Oakwood bedrooms and suites, the delicacies prepared at The Mist and Filamento are motivation enough for you to check out. As one of the most awe-inspiring ski resorts in Gulmarg, this one gets sold out pretty quickly, so make sure your bookings are made in advance.

Location - Reservoir Road, Gulmarg

7. Hotel Pine Palace Platinum 

A lot of travellers prefer staying in resorts close to the city center because they like the hustle and bustle around them. If you happen to be one of them, then Hotel Pine Palace Platinum will give you a taste of that! Located only 10 minutes from the Gulmarg Market, this ski resort is perfect for families who want to enjoy city life along with the tranquil magic of the Himalayas. Treat yourself to the best of both worlds at Hotel Pine Palace Platinum and make your vacation in Kashmir an unforgettable experience.

Location - Pine Palace Avenue, Gulmarg

8. Nedou’s Hotel Gulmarg

A heritage boutique hotel tucked in the pine trees of Gulmarg that has been a wonderland for international tourists since the 19th century. Open to domestic tourists now, this is one property that will surely know your socks off! Every room has a story of its own that the friendly staff member will happily share with you. Nedou’s Hotel Gulmarg is listed as one of those ski resorts that ensure the best services are provided to their patrons at all times.

Location - Golf Club, Ski Institute Rd, Opposite Gulmarg

9. Hotel Affarwat

When you think about ski resorts in Gulmarg, you may feel that the accommodation charges can be a bit too much. Fret not! Hotel Affarwat is a reasonably priced resort located close to two ski lines. No compromises are made in providing world-class amenities in each bedroom, so your Kashmir trip would be sorted. Since this property is centrally located, you will be able to access every part of Gulmarg in a jiffy.

Location - Near main market, Opposite Shiv Mandir, Gulmarg

10. The Vintage Gulmarg 

If waking up to a spectacular view of the Himalayas is just your idea of a perfect holiday, The Vintage Gulmarg should be on your bucket list! Going for a rustic feel with contemporary facilities, this ski resort was designed by the watch connoisseur Ali Shah in the 19th century. Redefining luxury by commemorating the Kashmiri culture is what makes this ski resort in Gulmarg, Kashmir different from the rest. Enjoy a night devouring authentic kebabs at The Garden Grill and your soul will be fully satisfied.

Location - Circular Road, Gulmarg

11. Grand Mumtaz Resorts Gulmarg

The name of this property can give you an idea of its regular grandeur. Grand Mumtaz Resorts, a luxury resort by Mushtaq Group of Hotels, is yet another place where your skiing aspirations come true. Situated close to the Gondola cable car, it is a favourite among travellers who regularly visit Kashmir for recreational activities. Our personal recommendation is to have at least one meal at their on-site restaurant, Lazeez, where you will get to try Kashmiri and North Indian dishes.

Location - Near Gondola, Gulmarg.

Is the thrill-seeker in you all geared up?!

December 08, 2022

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