Situated at the western end of the Himalayas in the north of India and close to the border of Pakistan lies the ski resort of Gulmarg. This small village in Kashmir is the access point to a large backcountry skiing area and has over the past few years become one of the preferred winter sports destinations for freeriders and adventure tourists from all over the world.
Gulmarg the “heartland for winter sport in India” is still a young ski resort that is visited by only a few hundred people per week. Because of the cable car to Mt. Apharwat with its top station at 3’990m (13’000 feet) it has, however, become one of the best places in the world for backcountry skiing.
In addition the forests of Baba Reshi and Tangmarg offer excellent tree skiing and are a good option for bad weather programs.
We look forward to welcoming you in Gulmarg!
Finding the right hotel in Gulmarg is nearly as difficult as finding a qualified local guide. The hotel where we lodge our guests must meet the following requirements: it must offer near western 3 star accommodation standard without compromising on all of the typical limitations one would expect when making an adventure ski trip to the Himalaya.
The hotel staff must be driven by a service philosophy that is geared towards “total guest happiness”, the hotel must have an ambiance which assures coziness and must be of a size which makes sure that we remain more or less among ourselves.View Hotels
Since 2006, we are working in Gulmarg with a team of local ski guides. All were trained according to the specifications of swiss snow sports for the module " Freeriding + Ski Touring. " Several hundred days of practical work experience on the mountain and excellent knowledge of the region characterize our guides.More about Guides
More than 1,000 freeriders from all over the world have given us their confidence so far and have explored the great ski resort in Gulmarg with us. Thanks to small groups with a guide / guest ratio of 1: 4, we can easily adapt the programs to the wishes and abilities of our guests and guarantee them great backcountry skiing experiences.More about Guides
The ski area at Mt. Apharwat, 4'200m, is varied and has numerous entry points to long and steep runs. It is referred to as " complex, high alpine terrain, " which only has a limited avalanche and rescue service. A professional and experienced ski guiding team is, therefore, the best guarantee for our guests' security.More about Guides
" For me, a dream has become a reality. For years I had the intention to travel to the Himalaya, to experience the feeling of skiing in these mountains and to enjoy the peace and the sights, to look up at an 8'000m peak from 4'500m - simply to be on the Roof of the World. On my trip to Gulmarg, I have only seen a small part of what makes the Himalaya. I can only assume what this vast mountain range has to offer, and therefore I still continue to dream.......and dream on and on.....and I will be back. With Chris, I would feel comfortable to go anywhere in these massive mountains. "
Andreas Buhr, Düsseldorf/Germany
" As you know I spent a wonderful time with you and your team in Gulmarg and Srinagar. I enjoyed the descents in the deep Himalayan powder very much, and for me who grew up in Courmayeur at the foot of the Mont Blanc, this was a marvelous experience. Never will I forget the "bear tracks" in the snow, the wilderness of the landscape and the runs with you and Mushtaq on the steep slopes of Mt. Apharwat. I thank you and hope to return to Gulmarg again with some of my friends. "
Dr. med. Edoardo Formento, Turin/Italy
" Gulmarg is huge, wild and incredible. It is Jackson Hole times 5 for the readily accessible skiable terrain. I have done big mountain skiing in many places around the world, and this is one of the greatest ski adventures I have ever experienced. The terrain is awesome, and the Kashmiri cultural experience is unique and unforgettable. In order to fully experience Gulmarg, I would highly recommend Chris Werren of FSH who has the most professional, knowledgeable and safe guide service in the area. "
Mike Fitz, Boulder/Colorado, USA