Pahalgam is the place of exquisite natural
beauty. This place offers you scenic landscapes and many adventure sports to go
with them. Skiing is a popular sport taken up by travellers here. Pahalgam is
the second-best place for skiing in the state after Gulmarg.
Skiing in Pahalgam is conducted in the village of
Aru. The place is complete with serene landscapes to make you forget all the
problems of the outside world. The place conducts a two-day snow festival,
highlighting major winter sports, that is celebrated by locals and tourists
from all over.
It is recommended that you thoroughly get
yourself medically inspected before participating. Altitude sickness is a major
issue in these places.
Skiing demands good footwear. It is a must if you
are planning to take up the sport. Look for genuine operators that can help you
get the required equipment for your sport.
Carry medicines for adverse situations involving
cold and flu. Pack enough winter clothes to protect yourself from the harsh
weather. Get yourself insulated jackets. Take into notice all instructions that
your operators give.
Reach Skiing in Pahalgam
Air: Located 96 km away from Pahalgam is the
nearest airport of Srinagar. Taxis are available there to take you up to your
Rail: The nearest railway station is at
Udhampur, 217 km from Gulmarg. Another option is the Jammu railway station
located 285 km away. Both stations offer taxi services up to Pahalgam. On your
way, you can take in the breathtaking views of the valley.
Road: You can easily access Pahalgam from Srinagar and other areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Your options range from public to private transport. Transport services, however, are restricted from Jammu to Pahalgam during the Amarnath Yatra.