Northern India: Ski Gulmarg

Types: Expeditions, International, Ski and Snowboarding, Touring

Region: International

Northern India: Ski Gulmarg

If you’re looking for the next big backcountry skiing destination that’s oozing with culture, adventure, altitude and just happens to get a heap of snow then Galmarg should be top of your list.

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Leaving Jan 25 2025 from $4,299.00

Northern India: Ski Gulmarg

We’re currently organizing an Indian ski touring trip that we're calling Ski Gulmarg as we'll base out of the Gulmarg Ski Resort. If you’re looking for the next big backcountry skiing destination that’s oozing with culture, adventure, altitude and just happens to get a heap of snow then Galmarg should be top of your list. A small ski town, Gulmarg is situated in the Pir Panjal range of Northern India, one of 6 mountain ranges that make up the Himalayas. The Pir Panjal are also the first mountain range to be hit by the storms that sweep across the Indus Plains so you know the area receives a ton of snow! 15m on average per year in fact. Skiing Magazine has called Gulmarg one of the top 10 snowiest resorts in the world!

With a gondola to bump us up into the mountains we can really maximize our slack country ski touring or use the lifts to jump start some higher elevation ski touring and ski mountaineering. The gondola is one of the highest in the world topping out at 13,054 ft or 3,890m!! From there you have 4,250 ft vertical powder runs (1,300m vertical) at your feet! Of course from there we can explore this exotic mountain range on our touring skis or split boards and experience some skiing amazingly long backcountry pow runs!


Accommodation on the mountain is still getting organized as bookings cannot be made this far in advance. We will likely book into Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa or Highlands Park. Of course we have to have and end-of-trip wrap up and that will take place on a houseboat, at a much much lower elevation, on Dal Lake in Srinigar Kashmir.


We will have 2 guides on this trip: Monte Johnston and Hayden Buck. That will keep the guide to client ratio low and allow us a ton of flexibility to break into 2 different groups when we want to. As two separate groups we can tackle different objectives, ski different lines and go at different paces while still providing back-up for each over.

Waiver & Risk Management:

As you know, outdoor activities involve numerous hazards including, but not limited to, avalanches, crevasses, rockfall, slips and falls, equipment failure, poor weather, etc. And while we do our best to anticipate and mitigate these hazards we cannot completely eliminate them. So, as with anything fun, you will be required to sign our Participant Release to take part in one of our courses or trips.

Custom Dates Available

Just let us know what dates will work for you and we will put together a custom package.

January 25th to February 3rd, 2025

Deposit Required: $1,000.00

8 spots remaining
Group Size8 persons
Adult: $4,299.00

Fine Print:

  • Day 1: Fly to New Delhi – stay overnight
  • Day 2: Fly to Srinagar & Transfer to Gulmarg
  • Feb 3 to 8: Ski Lift / Taxi assisted ski touring
  • Day 9: Ski for the day then travel to Srinagar for the final night
  • Day 10: Fly to New Delhi and then on home
Northern India: Ski Gulmarg


  • Explore Indian Himalayas
  • Amazing Snow
  • Gondola Access to Touring Areas
  • Great Food & Culture
  • Low Guide to Client Ratio
Types Expeditions, International, Ski and Snowboarding, Touring
Region International
Season January - February
Next Departure Jan 25 2025
Prices From $4,299.00

Difficulty: Difficulty: Intermediate Intermediate

Prior ski touring or splitboarding experience, moderate skier/rider.

What's Included

  • 2 ACMG Certified Guides
  • 7 night’s accommodation in Gulmarg
  • 1 night accommodation on a houseboat on Dal Lake in Srinagar
  • All breakfasts and dinners in Gulmarg & Srinagar
  • Greeting at Srinagar Airport
  • Transfers to/from Srinagar Airport to Gulmarg
  • 7 days of skiing
  • Lift tickets
  • Taxi rides back to Gulmarg when skiing outside of the resort
  • Black Sheep Adventure Sports Swag

What's Not Included

  • Flights to/from India (you need to fly to Delhi and then Srinagar)
  • Indian Tourist Visa
  • Travel & Rescue insurance
  • Personal equipment
  • Hotels and food in Dehli
  • Lunches, snacks or beverages
  • BlackSheep Merino Wool Toque (Beanie) $35.00

Activities and Add-Ons for this Course

BlackSheep Merino Wool Toque (Beanie)

A beautiful fleece lined merino wool toque. They come in black and grey though colours are subject to availability.

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