Introduction to Skiing

Get Introduced to Ski in 5 Days - For Absolute Beginners


Introduction to Skiing

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Brief Description
Location: Kashmir
Altitude:3780 m
Duration:5 Days
Looking to add skiing to your list of adventures this winter? Great choice! There’s no better way to experience the wide winter landscapes than taking up his graceful sport to explore the midwinter outdoors. We are thrilled to introduce this 5 day skiing course in Gulmarg, a place that is fondly referred to as the Skiing Capital of India. This bite-sized course is a perfect introduction to skiing if you are looking to get a first taste of something new this winter.

No prior skiing experience? No problem! Our Introduction to Skiing Course is perfectly suited for first-timers, ensuring that you'll feel comfortable and confident right from the start. Our skilled instructors will guide you through every step of the process, from strapping on your skis for the first time to confidently maneuvering down gentle slopes. By the end of the course you will have the skills and the confidence to ski down easy slopes independently.

Nestled in the heart of snow-capped mountains and picturesque alpine landscapes, our program is designed to provide beginners with a solid foundation in skiing techniques and safety protocols. Expect to learn basic techniques like balancing on your skis, gliding down and stopping on powder slopes. Led by a team of seasoned skiing instructors, this course promises not only an educational experience but also an unforgettable adventure.

If you are looking for something more comprehensive as a starting point, we do have a separate Basic Skiing Course which is 10 days long. But, in case you are not sure you are ready to invest that much time in a new sport, the Introduction to Skiing Course is a perfect way to find out.

See you on the slopes!

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Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1

Make your way from Srinagar to Gulmarg

Distance: 47 kms

Time Taken: 2-3 hours (based on traffic)

The Basic Skiing Course is held in Gulmarg: a place that is fondly referred to as the Skiing Capital of India. Travel from Srinagar to Gulmarg is not included in the course fee. If you would like to share the cost of this travel, please coordinate with your course mates in the Whatsapp group we create a few days before the start date.

The drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg, although a short one, takes you through some scenic vistas of the countryside of Kashmir.

On getting to the ski resort in Gulmarg, we head to the ski shop to collect all your essential ski gear post which we have our first session. Your instructor will give you a brief of your Course Schedule for the next 4 days and introduce you to skiing. In the session we learn about the gear we use, fundamentals of skiing and some foundational techniques like the basic stance of skiing which are essential to get you through the rest of your course.

The Gulmarg weather can range from sunny to white-out in the winters, with day time temperatures averaging around -5 degrees. So please make sure you bring proper clothing with enough warm layers to the Ski Site.

Day 2

Basic techniques, balancing and hands-on practice

Today is technically our first day on the ski slopes. After some warm-up exercises, we get into some basics to learn how to fit our skiing equipment and get comfortable in them. Once this is achieved, we get into some techniques like learning how to balance, how to navigate the slopes, control our speed and initiate turns efficiently. 

After spending a whole day on the powder learning and practicing our basic skills, we head back down to the ski resort and call it a day. 

Day 3

Snowplough Techniques

We continue our lessons from yesterday. After practicing the skills and techniques we learnt yesterday, we do a few more exercises to help improve our balance on the skis. 

We then get into learning a new technique – snowplough. Snowplough refers to a technique that helps you slow down on powder slopes and come to a stop by maneuvering your skis. This is a vital skill essential for learning how to control your speed on the slopes. Like any skill, mastering this is a matter of consistent practice. We continue to brush up on this skill throughout the day to gain more control and confidence on the slopes.   

Day 4

Making Turns

We follow the same routine as previous days. Gear up and get to our slopes. Practice our skills and techniques from the last 3 days. And then move on to add to the skill set. After learning how to balance, glide and control our speed, the new skill for today is learning how to make turns while riding a slope. 

Our instructors will be on your side every step of the way. Take the time to practice your newly learnt skills as much as possible all throughout the day. These snow slopes are a perfect playground!

Day 5

Advanced Slopes and Departure

It is time to practice our skills on an advanced slope. With the drills from the last four days you will realize you already feel much more comfortable in your ski gear and much more confident tackling these powder slopes. The new slope gives you enough opportunity to implement all your learning from the previous days. Skiing down these slopes on your own is truly liberating! 

After spending the day on the slopes, it is time to bid farewell. We wrap up the course by early afternoon so you have enough time to travel out. There are evening flights out of Srinagar. If you are planning to fly on this day, try to book one of the late evening flights. If you’ve developed a taste for the sport yet, we hope to see you on some advanced slopes in some advanced courses!

(P.S.: The cost of travel from Gulmarg to Srinagar is not included in the course fee. After completion of the course, you can start your journey to Srinagar.)

What's Included
  • Ski Equipment for 4 days (Skis, Ski boots, Runners, Ski poles)
  • Ski instructor for 4 days
  • Course certificates for all students
What's Not Included
  • Any portage services on the slopes
  • Any expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel or Adventure Insurance
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in Inclusions
  • Gloves and personal woolen clothes

Are you Eligible for this Adventure?


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BRS Level Required


Introduction to Skiing is a level 3 adventure on the Bikat Rating Scale.

This makes it mandatory for you to have high-altitude experience of preferably multiple treks marked at level 2 on the BRS. The altitude, the terrain and the nature of the activity demand a certain level of skill and a need for you to be aware of how your body reacts to the various features of high altitude environment.

If you do not know what level of BRS trek would suit you best, worry not! Fill out this Form:

we will send you a progression chart to help you comfortably get out of your comfort zone in order to level up and ultimately reach your highest potential in the big, bad world of outdoor adventure.

Packing List

  • Ski Socks (Knee length)
  • Ski Pants (any outdoor waterproof pants will do)
  • Windproof jacket
  • Gloves (waterproof with a warm layer inside)
  • Sunglasses / Ski Goggles
  • Neck Gaiter
  • Warm Cap
  • 3 sets of Quick Dry T shirts
  • 2 pairs of Quick Dry Pants
  • Thermals
  • Toiletries
  • If you are new to skiing and are wondering how to attire for your upcoming skiing course, then this article is for you. It lays out the basics of what you will need to keep yourself protected from the cold and the harsh sun. How to Attire for your Basic Skiing Course - Essentials for Beginners

Frequently Asked Questions

The Introduction to Skiing Course introduces beginners to the exciting and adventure-filled world of Skiing on the stunning ski slopes of Gulmarg. This course is for anyone who wishes to learn and master the art of skiing.

If you can Jog/Run for 5 kms in 30-35 mins, you are ready to take on this activity. Adding some resistance based workouts into this can ensure you complete the course comfortably and enjoyably.

If you cannot do the above, there’s no need to worry. It is important to remember that it’s all about practice. Get on a training schedule and we can assure you that you will meet these standards in a matter of a few months.

Since this is a basic skiing course, no skills are required as such. Throughout the course, you’ll be taught the ABCs of Skiing by our team of expert and certified instructors.

The Introduction to Skiing Course is held in Gulmarg: a place that is fondly referred to as the Skiing Capital of India.

Apart from learning a whole new skill and sport, the location of the course is a major highlight in itself. The stunning backdrop of Gulmarg; nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayan mountains, this place is straight out of a winter wonderland fairytale. Majestic peaks, glistening snow, and an atmosphere charged with adventure await you at every turn. With one of the highest ski lifts in the world and slopes that will leave you breathless, this is a playground where you can unleash your inner adrenaline junkie. Whether you're a complete beginner or have a bit of experience under your belt, Gulmarg has the perfect terrain to suit your skill level.

The weather conditions here can be unpredictable, the temperature goes down to -15 degrees; it may be challenging to adapt to the cold and stay warm while learning to ski. Maintaining balance and coordination while skiing can be another challenge for beginners. Skiing involves using muscles and movements that might be unfamiliar, leading to falls and difficulty in controlling speed. But these are all just part of learning a new skill - nothing to lose sleep over!

The skiing course happens in the months of January to March when there is ample snow and the snow conditions provide perfect slopes for practising the sport.

During the course, you will be accommodated in hotels on a twin/triple sharing basis.

The skiing course will happen in the months of January to March when the temperatures will drop to as low as -15 deg Celsius and will see an ample amount of fresh snow and snowfall. Daytime temperature varies from -4 to 2 degrees Celsius. During the night, the temperature can dip to -15 degrees Celsius but we stay in heated rooms to stay warm.

Skiing is a technical skill which involves handling equipment suited for the sport. However, the point of the course is exactly this - to get you comfortable with and provide practice using these technical gears. You don’t need any prior technical skills in order to join the course.

To get to Srinagar: By Air: There are multiple flights daily directly from Delhi to Srinagar, or connecting flights from all major cities. By air is the easiest way to reach Srinagar.

By Rail: The National railway station to reach Srinagar is Jammu Tawi, from where Srinagar is 270 km away. Another railway station is Udhampur, from where Srinagar is 183 km away. There are multiple trains from Delhi and Chandigarh to Jammu Tawi. From Jammu, you can make the road journey to Srinagar either via private or state run buses or private taxi.

By Road: The road distance from Delhi to Srinagar is 800 kms if you are taking a taxi or driving down in a private vehicle. Direct buses to Srinagar are available from Jammu.

All major networks have coverage in Gulmarg. However, all outstation prepaid connections do not work in J&K. You will need either a postpaid connection or a local prepaid connection.

You’ll find ATMs in Gulmarg, but it's advised to carry enough cash with you.

Transportation facilities are not provided for this activity.

Transportation facilities are not provided for this activity.

Dal Lake: The jewel of Srinagar, the Dal lake is synonymous to a visit to Srinagar and almost a visual definition to the town. Spread over a straggling 26 sq.kms, it is the most photogenic stretch of this paradise on earth and undoubtedly also one of the most sought after of attractions.

Mughal Gardens: Built in the Mughal era, donning its majestic architecture, are the Mughal gardens. The garden is a combination of the Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Gardens & Chashm-e-Shahi. The most prominent feature of the gardens is its long stretches of cascading fountains making this a must see for every traveller.

Nishant Bagh: Laid out in 1633, Nishant Bagh is fondly known as the Garden of Joy. Its beauty is enhanced by the well-manicured landscapes, long avenues of Chinar & cypress trees, rare flowering plants, 12 terraces & several bubbling fountains that cover the whole expanse of the garden.

Shankaracharya Temple: Visit this effulgent, age old temple in Srinagar to feel closer to the gods. Situated at a height of about 1100 feet on the south-east of the city, this sacred temple offers splendid views of the valley and snow-clad mountains of the Pir Panjal range.

Hazratbal: Hazratbal Mosque, situated on the western shore of the pristine Dal Lake, is a sacred Muslim shrine in Hazratbal. Hazratbal's significance is derived from the fact that it houses an heir of the prophet Muhammad, a relic, titled Moi-e-Muqqadas. The relic is only displayed to the public on religious occasions, usually accompanied by colourful fairs afterwards. The shrine commands a grand view of the lake and the mountain beyond, especially when its pristine white marble elegance is reflected in the waters of the lake.

You will be provided with all the equipment needed for the skiing course - skis, ski poles, helmets, ski boots. If you have ski equipment of your own then you can carry the same for the course.

You can rent a fleece jacket, and a rucksack from us. In case you have any other requirements, you can talk to our representative and we will be happy to assist you in any way that we can.

You will receive your rented equipment at Gulmarg, on Day 1.

Our instructors will collect the rented equipment from you at the end of the course on the last day.

For a detailed list, check the Packing List section on this page.

You can buy your essentials in Srinagar. However, it is advised to not leave anything for last-minute purchases.

As we’ll be staying in hotels, you’ll have proper toilet facilities.

In case you get your period during the course and don’t have sanitary napkins, our instructors can provide them to you. If you need any other kind of assistance, you can let our instructors know. Irrespective of gender, our team is gender sensitised and equipped to assist you in any way you need them to.

Since we will be staying in hotels, you will have access to electricity. It is, however, advised to carry power back-up in case of power cuts.

A copy of your ID Proof (Aadhar card or any other government ID) and Medical Certificate are the mandatory documents required for this course. (Soft copies for all of these are to be sent to us & originals should be on your person during the course.)

Yes, insurance for any high-altitude activity is highly recommended to cover the cost of any emergency service required as well as to cover for medical cost in case of injury or illness during the activity. You can buy it on your own. Alternatively, if you want us to buy it on your behalf, you can speak to our post-booking team and they will arrange it for you. They will send you a payment link once the insurance has been purchased.

Yes, there are multiple permits required for this. We obtain the permits on every participant’s behalf. All the permit costs are included in your course fee.

Participants in our ski courses will be provided with a Certificate of Participation, Graduation and merit certificate with grades A/B/C to those who complete all lessons and pass the tests as well as a Certificate from J&K tourism.

On completion of the course, the certificate will show up on your dashboard on our website. You can download it directly from there.

Gulmarg is in India. If you are coming from outside, you will need a visa to enter the country. You should be able to find the rules for obtaining a Visa based on your home country on the internet. This information is easily available.

This does not apply to you if you are an Indian citizen. In case you don’t hold an Indian passport, you will need to check online for Visa application rules based on your home country.

If you are not an Indian citizen, you will need Travel Medical Insurance to travel to the country. Please make sure that your insurance policy is valid for the altitude you are going to and the activity you are undertaking, to cover risks during the activity. The insurance policy provided by Bikat Adventures does not cover foreign nationals. So, please do not purchase it while making the booking from our website.

Introduction to Skiing - Gulmarg is located in Kashmir Himalayas. The Himalayas house the tallest mountains in the world and have long been a treasure trove for all adventure enthusiasts. The slopes of Gulmarg are perfect for all levels of skiing, from amateur to experts. It also has established safety measures since it is a hub for sports like skiing making it a safe place for a beginner.

You can make the booking any time depending on availability of slots in our batches. You will get this information at the top of this page.

It absolutely is. We recognize, value and embody the ideology that the world of outdoor adventure can benefit from diversity. We make it our mission to create outdoor spaces as equally accessible and safe for all genders as possible. We also encourage women leaders in the outdoors and all of our staff (irrespective of gender) is gender sensitised. As for accommodation, in case there are no other women, a solo female participant is provided with a separate single-occupancy room.

Our batch sizes for Introduction to Skiing Course are capped at 12 with the participant to instructor ratio of 2:1.

All the gear used during the course are tried and tested, maintained for good quality and is overall top notch in quality and condition. We are continually looking to obtain the best of everything there is in the market so as to ensure optimum safety.

That will depend on the nature of your medical condition. Do give us a call, and one of our people will help you understand what is best for you. If not this, we are sure there would be plenty of other options you can choose from our vast portfolio to pick as your next adventure.

On making the payment, you will receive a booking confirmation along with the packing list and a copy of the undertaking form via email. You will subsequently receive emails detailing documents required, how to prepare physically and mentally for this course, information on pick-up location on the first day etc. Please add in your trusted emails list to make sure our emails don't go to your spam folder.

A Whatsapp group will be formed a few weeks before the start of the course. Members from our team are on those groups as well. Feel free to seek any clarifications you require in regards to the activity, on the group itself. Updates related to transportation/pickup point/pickup timing, accommodation etc. will be shared on the Whatsapp group as well.

Yes, we create a Whatsapp group a few weeks before the start date so that the flow of information remains smooth and transparent.

Yes, it is one of the mandatory documents you will need to submit before the course starts. The soft copy is to be sent to us & the original should be on your person during the course.

Yes, we will provide you an undertaking form through email which will need to be filled up by you and submitted to us post booking.

Why Bikat?
Personalised Experience

2:1 Participant to Instructor ratio

Certified equipment

State of the art certified equipment that will see you through your entire course

Certified Instructors

Learn from highly skilled and certified instructors who are passionate about skiing


Our impeccable track record ensures you are in safe hands throughout the course


Capability to Run trips in remote and difficult regions

Eco-sensitive approach

We conduct out courses in an eco-friendly manner


Very competent, committed and cohesive team

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Cancellation Policy

Cash refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date

5% deduction

Cancellations between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure date

50% deduction

Cancellations within 15 days prior to departure date

No Refund

Voucher refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date

No Deduction

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No Refund

Please Note:
  1. Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers
  2. This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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