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Gulmarg's Best Sled Runs: A Guide To Snow Sledging In Kashmir

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Are you ready for a snowy adventure like no other? Look no further than snow sledging in the breathtaking valleys of Kashmir! Imagine gliding through snow-covered landscapes, feeling the brisk mountain air on your face and the thrill of speeding down the slopes. There’s nothing quite like the rush of gliding through a winter wonderland on a sledge in Gulmarg! The crisp air biting at your cheeks, the sound of snow crunching beneath you, and the thrill of the ride all make for an unforgettable experience. 

Whether you’re a pro or a first-time sledge-er, Gulmarg’s slopes cater to all skill levels. From gentle inclines to challenging drops, you’ll find the perfect run to suit your adrenaline cravings. So, pack your warmest clothes and gear up for a thrilling ride in Gulmarg. 

Sledge Ride In Gulmarg

Adventure-seeking tourists are drawn to this unrivalled winter sport location in Gulmarg. Image: Immo Wegmann/Unsplash

One of the best things about sledge riding is that it’s a fun activity for people of all ages. Kids will love the thrill of the ride, while adults can enjoy the peaceful scenery and the opportunity to bond with their loved ones. Plus, Sledging with friends and family is always more fun. 

It’s a great way to get some adventure and enjoy the great outdoors. And when in Kashmir, nothing is more exciting than riding a sledge through the truly spectacular views of the Valley! 

You can enjoy the adventure of sledging at baby slopes, Kangdori (Seven Springs) and Apharwat. The most fun begins at Apharwat peak, reserved for experts who go there to ski and sledge. The gentle gradient of Gulmarg’s Apharwat peak makes for the perfect slope for sledge riding. You’ll sit on the sledge with your feet facing forward once you’ve reached the top of the hill and then push off to begin your drop.

Sledging, however, is more than just a physical activity. It’s an opportunity to relive your youth and your feeling of wonder. The wind in your hair and the snow on your feet somehow transports you to more carefree days. And let’s remember the feeling of accomplishment after a successful ride down the hill.

What to keep in mind: snow sledging in Kashmir

Sledding in Gulmarg is a wonderful experience thanks to the amazing snow terrains there. Image: India, Winter and Sports

Typically composed of wood or plastic, the sledge is intended to go across the snow with ease. You’ll be able to control your speed and direction by using your feet and body weight, leaning left or right to steer and using your feet to brake or accelerate. You can take the ride solo or with a friend, depending on the size of the sledge.

Depending on how long the slope is, the ride will take several minutes, and you’ll reach the bottom feeling invigorated, with an adrenaline rush and a big smile on your face. You can either make your way back up the hill and do it once more or dine at Cafe Igloo, reminiscing the experience with family and friends.

Lastly, wear a helmet at all times, and be sure to follow the guidelines for a safe ride. Additionally, it’s a good idea to inform someone of your destination and return time.

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