Free Ski Himalaya

India: Kashmir

Prepare for “life off!” Your trip is going to be out of this world! Ski or ride at the Gulmarg Ski Resort in the beautiful Himalayas and leave the world behind!

Rates & Packages

2017 / 2018 Freeride / Heli Ski Packages

Gulmarg Ski à la Carte Package
HotelSki Days / Hotel Nights
Price per week
Heevan Standard2 / 7890 CHF
Heevan Premium2 / 7990 CHF
Rosewood2 / 71190 CHF
Khyber2 / 71790 CHF
Gulmarg Classic Ski
Heevan Standard6 / 7990 CHF
Heevan Premium6 / 71090 CHF
Rosewood6 / 71290 CHF
Khyber6 / 71950 CHF
Gulmarg Prime Ski
Heevan Standard6 / 71290 CHF
Heevan Premium6 / 71390 CHF
Rosewood6 / 71590 CHF
Khyber6 / 72150 CHF
Freeride Camps in Gulmarg
Course datesNights 
January 13, 2018 to January 20, 201871650 CHF
January 20, 2018 to January 27, 201871650 CHF
March 3, 2018 March 10, 201871650 CHF
March 10, 2018 to March 17, 201871650 CHF
Heli Skiing in the Himalayas
Heli Skiing in the Himalayas7from 1390 CHF

Please note:

  • Prices per person
  • Season: January 13th - March 18th
  • Free choice of travel dates
  • Contact LUEX for Heli Ski details

What is included / What not

Gulmarg Ski a la Carter:

  • 7 nights in a Standard double room with breakfast and dinner
  • Option to spend the last night on a houseboat in Srinagar
  • Registered and trained local ski guide for 2 days
  • Accompanied transfer from and to the airport in Srinagar
  • Avalanche Workshop (beacon handling, search + rescue)
  • Program management in Gulmarg by Swiss guide

Gulmarg Classic Ski Week

  • 7 nights in a Standard double room with breakfast and dinner
  • Option to spend the last night on a houseboat in Srinagar
  • Registered and trained local ski guide for 6 days
  • Accompanied transfer from and to the airport in Srinagar
  • Avalanche Workshop (beacon handling, search + rescue)
  • Program management in Gulmarg by Swiss guide

Gulmarg Prime Program

  • 7 nights in a Standard double room with breakfast and dinner
  • Option to spend the last night on a houseboat in Srinagar
  • Swiss guide with over 10 years working experience in Gulmarg for 6 days
  • Accompanied transfer from and to the airport in Srinagar
  • Avalanche Workshop (beacon handling, search + rescue)
  • Program management in Gulmarg by Swiss guide

Himalaya Freeding Camp

  • 7 nights in a double room in the FSH Lodge "Heevan Retreat" Premium room
  • Half board with full breakfast and 4 course dinner
  • Accompanied transfer from and to the airport in Srinagar
  • Skipass for 6 days and all transport costs for tree skiing
  • Course instructur Swiss guide with over 10 years working experience in the Himalaya

Heliski in Gulmarg

  • 7 nights in a double room in the FSH Lodge "Heevan Retreat"
  • Half board with full breakfast and 4 course dinner
  • Accompanied transfer from and to the airport in Srinagar
  • Option for Heli Skiing (Price for selected option, 1/2 day, 1 day)
  • Program management by Swiss guide with over 10 years working experience in the Himalaya

Extended Description

1. Freeriding Trips Gulmarg /Mt Apharwat 4'123m

There is nothing better than a ski and powder snow experience Gulmarg, Kashmir with Free Ski Himalaya. Enjoy with us the steep descents from the 4'124 meters high Mt. Apharwat or join us in affronting the challenging forest terrain of the Himalaya ski area in the Gulmarg, a ski resort in Kashmir. We invite you to take part in one of our attractive freeriding, ski and powder snow programs to discover the breath taking descents over the endless snow fields and through the wild forests of the Pir Panjals. An exceptional and fantastic powder snow terrain and ski area in the Himalayas is waiting for you!

Our programs have been created for skiers and snowboarders who are looking for an individual vacation experience but still would like to benefit from the prices and infrastructures of an established operator. With our customized ski and snowboard programs in Gulmarg your personal powder snow dreams become a reality.

A skiing trip to India, this sounds adventurous and exotic – In reality it is, however, a journey to one of the most exciting and beautiful ski areas of the world! Since 2006 we have been regularly taking skiers to Gulmarg. Over the years we explored numerous possibilities for attractive powder snow descents and know most slopes from personal experience.

The gondola to the Mt. Apharwat, one of the highest in the world, takes skiers to its top station at 4‘000 meters and provides access to a great number of   descents through steep and variegated terrain with up to 1’800 vertical meters. The upper part is high alpine ground, from 3‘200 meters downwards the skiing will be mainly in open forests. Participants in our programs normally complete five to eight runs per day which result in 6‘000 to 9‘000 vertical meters of powder snow skiing, and thanks to the terrain options it is possible to ski every day in Gulmarg!

Because of regular and heavy snow fall Gulmarg offers excellent powder snow conditions with an average snow depth of 3 meters. The snow quality and the huge number of variegated descents were described by our guests as key differentiators of our powder snow offer in Kashmir. The participants of our programs characterize Gulmarg as the “last resort” on earth where powder snow skiing still results in an authentic skiing experience. Discover the beauty and the skiing possibilities of Gulmarg with us and book a trip to one of the most extraordinary and exciting skiing and free riding resorts in the world.

The Journey

Our guests travel independently from their home country to Delhi where they will arrive in the early morning. After transferring to the domestic airport our guest fly to Srinagar. After completion of the Kashmiri immigration formalities they will be received by us at the front door of the airport building. The journey continues with an adventurous 50km jeep ride to Gulmarg at 2’600m and check into a comfortable hotel close to the gondola. The following days are available to enjoy the long and varied descents on the wide open, more than 35° steep slopes on the up to 4’300m high Mt. Apharwat range. In the morning of the last day our guest will be brought to the airport in Srinagar from where they fly to Delhi. In the Delhi most people take their return flights home the same night. If our guests prefer we can also drive to Srinagar in the afternoon of the second last day, do some shopping and spend the night on a houseboat on the Dal lake.

Important Information

The participants should be prepared that on a skiing trip to India not everything will go according to expectations. There can be delays and shortcomings that are beyond our understanding like for example the irregular opening times of the gondola. Skiers must also be aware that the meteorological conditions in high alpine terrain are subject to change and that a certain number of bad weather days must be accepted (based on our experience in Gulmarg approx. 40 – 50%). On bad weather days the gondola remains closed due to generally high avalanche danger (level 4) and poor visibility. In order to fully enjoy the trip a positive attitude towards unexpected situations combined with a high tolerance of the local people’s way of living is absolutely necessary.

 Guided Programs from January 11, 2014 to March 16, 2014, (free choice of dates & duration)

To make the best of your powder snow holiday in Gulmarg we recommend that you participate in our guided programs. When skiing or boarding with our registered guides you are are assured of being in safe terrain and you benefit from many years of experience on the Apharwat slopes. In the company of a registered guide you will also experience privileged treatment at the gondola on peak days and thus have a chance for more runs and you will of course discover descents that you would not easily find on your own. Finally you will also gain an insight into the culture and life style of the Kashmiri.

2. Heli Skiing in the Himalayas

Heli Skiing has been available in the Himalaya already for more than two decades and many guests from around the world have so far enjoyed the unforgettable powder runs in these fantastic mountains. As an experienced operator of freeriding programs in the Himalaya we are also organizing heli ski trips to various destinations in this part of the world where the required infrastructure and services are at our disposal.

Heliskiing in the Himalaya is characterized by long and varied runs over steep terrain and through beautiful forests. The longest runs start above 5'000m and usually end at altitudes between 2'200m to 2'700m. Heli Skiing destinations in the Himalaya are located in India in Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir and in Nepal in the Annapurna and Everest regions.

We offer heliskiing on demand only, either as an addition to our Himalaya powder ski programs or as group trips to your preferred heliski destination in India or Nepal.

PP/Night from US$ 179