Sarmad Hafeez flags-off student skiers to Russia

Sarmad Hafeez flags-off student skiers to Russia

SRINAGAR: Secretary Youth Services & Sports and Information, Sarmad Hafeez, Monday flagged-off a group of student skiers to Russia to participate in SAKHALIN 2019, 1st Children of Asia Winter International Sports Games. While interacting with participants, Secretary YSS encouraged them to adopt a positive approach and develop zest to perform very well in the international […]

Tourism dept organises mock drill on ‘avalanche accident rescue’ at Gulmarg

Tourism dept organises mock drill on ‘avalanche accident rescue’ at Gulmarg

GULMARG: The Department of Tourism Kashmir in association with Indian Army on Saturday organised a mock drill at Ski Patrol Base, Kangdori to impart necessary skills to the ski patrol team regarding avalanche accident rescue operations. Various agencies including army, Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering, ski guides, police, Ski Patrol Team were imparted training on […]

Cross country ski championship begins in Gulmarg

Cross country ski championship begins in Gulmarg

Holding such sporting events would help in reviving winter tourism: MLA Tangmarg Srinagar : The 4 daylong National Nordic (Cross-Country) Ski Championship for senior men and women started at Gulmarg on Saturday. Teams from host J&K, HP, Uttrakhand, Punjab, IIS&M, HAWS, Indian Army, ABVIMAS, ITBP, and Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Skiing are participating in […]

Skier injured in Gulmarg

Skier injured in Gulmarg

Baramulla: A foreign skier was injured in world famous tourist resort Gulmarg on Sunday. Police sources said that a French skier Aleix Goyer had a fall while skiing at Affarwat peak Gulmarg on Sunday and received serious injuries. However, police and tourism department employees reached on his rescue and shifted the injured tourist to sub […]

French skier injured while skiing in J K’s Gulmarg

French skier injured while skiing in J K’s Gulmarg

Srinagar: A French skier was injured today while skiing in Gulmarg resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said. Aleix Goyer had a fall while skiing on the slopes of Affarwat peak in Gulmarg, a police official said. He has rushed to Bone and Joint hospital here for treatment and his condition was stable, he […]

Russian skier killed in avalanche at Gulmarg

Russian skier killed in avalanche at Gulmarg

Sopore: A skier from Russia was killed but others in his group were rescued when an avalanche hit Affarwat peak at Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday. The avalanche occurred near the second phase of the gondola service on the Affarwat peak in Gulmarg, trapping a group of Russian skiers. While 30-year-old Stanis […]

Tourism dept grieved

Tourism dept grieved

SRINAGAR: Tourism Minister Tassaduq Mufti and the Department of Tourism have expressed grief over the demise of skier who came under an avalanche at Shinmai bowl in the upper reaches of Gulmarg. Mufti expressed grief over the skier’s death and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family. In an official statement issued here, the department […]

World Snow Day celebrates at Gulmarg

World Snow Day celebrates at Gulmarg

Srinagar: Winter Games Federation of India (WGFI) in association with Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering (IISM) celebrated world snow day in Gulmarg on 21st January . World snow day is celebrated all over the world to bring children to snow and to promote snow sports in our future generations. IISM under the ministry of […]

Skiers ventured into avalanche prone area in Gulmarg, says govt

Skiers ventured into avalanche prone area in Gulmarg, says govt

JAMMU: Minister for disaster management, relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction Javaid Mustafa Mir said that a skier namely Daniel, age 25 years, from Stockholm, Sweden came under avalanche at around 1.30 pm on Thursday near the Hapath Khud (gorge) outside Gulmarg Ski area. Immediately after the incident the Ski Patrol team arrived at the site with […]

Swedish skier killed in Gulmarg avalanche

Swedish skier killed in Gulmarg avalanche

Baramulla: A Swedish skier was killed and another injured when they came under an avalanche in ski resort Gulmarg on Thursday. Official sources said that Daniel Akessan, 25, was skiing in the second phase of Gondola on Affarwat peaks and mountaineering area Thursday afternoon along with another Swede Benjamin Asberg, 24, when an avalanche struck […]

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