Freeski Himalaya

Snow Gulmarg, India

Freeski Himalaya has been operating since 2006 offering freeriding and backcountry skiing programmes, ski camps for beginners and novices, and heli-skiing trips across the Himalayas. Our base camp, in the small ski-town of Gulmarg, ensures all our clients can enjoy a unique and unforgettable skiing holiday in one of the most beautiful mountain regions in the world; The Himalayas.

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Backcountry Skiing Camp Snow

Our backcountry ski camp offers the chance to ski outside of the groomed slopes, escape the crowds and ski down fresh, untouched, powder. Our camp is developed for guests who intend to learn how to ski in deep snow or who would like to improve their backcountry skiing skills. In addition to the deep powder skiing technique, we also provide our course participants with the required knowledge for the selection of safe routes and to assess the risk of avalanches.

  • Course instructor Swiss guide with over 10 years working experience in the Himalaya

  • Skipass for 6 days and all transport costs for tree skiing

  • Accompanied transfer from and to the airport in Srinagar

  • Half board with full breakfast and 4 course dinner

  • 7 nights in a double room in the FSH Lodge "Heevan Retreat" Premium room

This tour includes seven nights in a double room in the FSH Lodge "Heevan Retreat."

Day 1
Day one is spent with an introduction to the slopes where you'll practice warm-up turns and undergo a skill assessment. You'll also work on building up your trust on the slopes and discover stabilising styles.

Day 2
Day two begins with an explanation and demonstration of powder skiing techniques. You'll also learn how to optimize body positions, practice body balance techniques and enjoy your first backcountry run.

Day 3
Today you will learn how to react during an avalanche, the search and rescue methods used during this natural disaster and practice field exercises. You'll then enjoy your first extended descent in the backcountry

Day 4
Day four is packed with a full day of powder skiing.

Day 5
Today you'll enjoy another full day of powder skiing on Mt. Apharwat (4’200m) before taking part in a 3x3 avalanche risk management system.

Day 6
Enjoy a final day of powder skiing on Mt. Apharwat.

January 12, 2019 to January 19, 2019
January 19, 2019 to January 26, 2019
March 2, 2019 March 9, 2019
March 9, 2019 to March 16, 2019

Gulmarg Classic Ski Snow

On this 'classic' ski program include six days of guided skiing in the Himalayas, exploring the best runs of Mt. Apharwat and surrounding mountains, with a qualified and professional ski guide. This tour also includes access to an avalanche workshop, seven nights in our preferred hotel and breakfast and dinner on all days. If you're ready to strap on your ski's, take to the mountains, and learn from the best then this is the tour for you!

  • Extension day CHF 150

  • Single guest surcharge CHF 70

  • Ski pass + Jeep CHF 250

  • Ski pass + Jeep CHF 250

  • Extra Costs

  • Program management in Gulmarg by Swiss guide

  • Avalanche Workshop (beacon handling, search + rescue)

  • Accompanied transfer from and to the airport in Srinagar

  • Registered and trained local ski guide for 6 days

  • Option to spend the last night on a houseboat in Srinagar

  • 7 nights in a Standard double room with breakfast and dinner

This package includes seven nights in a Standard double room, at one of our preferred hotels, and includes both breakfast and dinner on all days.

If you'd like a detailed itinerary for this Classic Ski package, don't hesitate to get in touch!

Gulmarg Classic Ski, January 12, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Heli Skiing Himalaya Snow

Our Heli-Skiing Himalaya trips run on a demand basis only and can be a single expedition or an add-on to an already existing backcountry ski programme in Gulmarg. Heliskiing in the Himalaya is characterized by long and varied runs over steep terrain and through beautiful forests with the longest runs starting above 5'000m and usually ending at altitudes between 2'200m to 2'700m. If you're ready to soar through the skies, land on high ground and power down mountains then get in touch! Our Heli-Skiing destinations in the Himalaya are located in India in Himachal Pradesh, and Kashmir and in Nepal in the Annapurna and Everest regions.

  • Program management by Swiss guide with over 10 years working experience in the Himalaya

  • Option for Heli Skiing (Price for selected option, 1/2 day, 1 day)

  • Accompanied transfer from and to the airport in Srinagar

  • Half board with full breakfast and 4 course dinner

  • 7 nights in a double room in the FSH Lodge "Heevan Retreat"

This package includes seven nights (half-board) in a Standard double room, at one of our preferred hotels, and includes a four-course dinner on all evenings.

We don't have a set itinerary for our backcountry and heli-ski tours, but if you'd like to know more, or submit a proposal for a heliskiing trip, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

About the location

Accommodation

We know and love a handful of local hotels in Gulmarg, and we’d be happy to recommend a number of them to you, but our main base camp can be found at FSH Lodge Heevan retreat, where almost 100% of our guests have lodged since 2009!

Location

All our tours run from the small but popular ski town of Gulmarg, located in the Baramulla district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Sitting right on the Pir Panjal Range in the western Himalayas, the town gives us perfect access to Mt Apharwat and the surrounding, spectacular, Himalayan mountains.

Food

Due to the limited availability of reasonable restaurants, guests will usually take their meals in their respective hotels. The hotel's restaurant serves a full breakfast in the morning and evenings the guests can indulge in 3 to 4-course meals of the Kashmiri, Chinese or Continental cuisine.

Activities

Beginners Ski Camp, Backcountry Skiing, Heli-Skiing and Guided Skiing.

Amenities

  • Cleaning

  • TV

  • Lessons

  • Guides

  • Dinner

  • Lunch

  • Breakfast

Available activities

  • Daytrips

  • Excursions

accommodation Overview

Standard Room

Beds: 2 Room size: Sleeps 2.

Enjoy a cozy nights sleep in a spacious double room at the FSH Lodge "Heevan Retreat. Please note, the accommodation cost is included in all package prices.