18/09/2009 | by Anna Langer
Fuelled by every freeriders dream of endless powder and blue skies, the ultimate big mountain Himalayan heli-experience is now taking bookings.
Between the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea rising majestically above the Indian Punjab Plain, lies the Pir Panjal mountain wilderness reserve. At 75 km long it contains 66 peaks over 3,000m and 22 peaks above 4,000m. Within this western-most range of the mighty Himalaya is the mountain village of Gulmarg, situated at 2,700m.
Visitors to Gulmarg Ski Village will find it to be a step above and beyond the usual mountain experience. Already home to the highest ski lift at 4,000m, Gulmarg Heliski will operate from here with access to 22 peaks over 4,000m giving clients the ultimate choice of untracked powder valleys and bowls.
All our guides are internationally qualified heliski and mountain guides. Each holding more than 13 years experience and training in avi-2 snow safety and pre hospital accident medicine. Gulmarg Heliski operates a 2009 model AS350 Squirrel B3 helicopter piloted by captains with extensive Himalayan mountain flying experience. Groups are limited to a maximum of 20 clients per day with our 5 guides, giving a ratio of 1 guide to 4 clients.
Our Pir Panjal Powder Week heliskiing package has been carefully designed to ensure client safety and satisfaction. All your mind has to focus on is your enjoyment of the incredible terrain, Himalayan views and champagne powder. Seven nights quality hotel accommodation with all meals, 6 days guided heliskiing, K2 Pontoon powder skis and airport transfers are all included in the price.
Gulmarg Heliski is the ultimate way to experience your Himalayan adventure.
For more information check out gulmargheliski.com