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A TOP-RATED HIMALAYAN SKI DESTINATION

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March 2011
A TOP-RATED HIMALAYAN SKI DESTINATION As a harsh winter in the U.S. comes to an end (we hope), snow is not what people have in mind. Unless they enjoy skiing. India doesn’t register when we think about ski resorts. However, according to CNN International, India has one of the top 10 ski destinations in Asia. This resort is in Gulmarg, a Himalayan town that’s over 8,800 feet above sea level. Needless to say, it has no artificial snow. Given its proximity to Srinagar in the troubled state of Kashmir, Gulmarg didn’t see a lot of tourists until recently.

That’s changing fast, so don’t forget to pack your ski gear if you plan to visit Kashmir.

Another claim to fame for this area, besides the steep and long slopes, is the Gulmarg Gondola. Since 2008, it’s been the world’s highest operating cable car, ferrying passengers on a ropeway that climbs from 8,530 feet to a dizzying 13,780 feet.

So, yes, also remember to take your medicine for altitude sickness.

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