Gulmarg is a place of beauty in Kashmir and is also called the high elevated skiing destination. Gulmarg is exotic to the core and has become a perfect winter destination. This is the place of intense natural beauty with an easy access from the capital city of Srinagar. In the previous times, the place was called Gaurimarg but the name changed after sultan came here. Gul means flower and marg means meadow. The combined word Gulmarg means meadow of flowers. In fact, Gulmarg was one of the most favorite places for the emperor Jahangir. He loved the place very much. Gulmarg has pictured post card looks and the place ranks high when it comes to the degree of perfection in the area of natural beauty. In the year 1927, a skiing resort was established at this place.
In the present times, one can find a heavy rush during the Christmas and Easter seasons. With the passage of time, this place has acquired the status among the top high altitude skiing destinations on the face of the earth. This place has acquired the status of Alps of the east. The fresh and experienced can enjoy skiing experience here. Slopes with the elevation ranging from 200 meters to nine hundred meters are quite suited for the skiing adventure. One has to be thoroughly equipped with the key essentials like goggles, sticks etc before going for skiing.
In the present times, the place has acquired the status of highest lift service resorts of the world. The region is famous for heli -skiing. In this type of skiing, the helicopter drops the person on the high elevation and from here, the downward journey on the powdered snow starts. Heli skiing is the highest form of skiing when we talk of experience. For the fresher, such type of skiing is not recommended because it can be dangerous. Such type of skiing is available at the Apharwat range.