Famous tourist attraction Gulmarg has been listed as one of the top 10 ski destinations in Asia by a top media organisation.
Placed 7th in the coveted list, Gulmarg has been recommended by CNN International as one of the best ski destinations for downhill thrills, which attracts visitors from across the globe, an official spokesman said here today.
Appi Kogen, Tohoku, Japan, tops the list as the best ski resort in Asia, followed destinations in South Korea, Mongolia and China. CNN International writes that in the 19th Century, Gulmarg was a hill station for British colonies to escape the summer heat.
"These days, it is a world class ski resort blanketed with fresh light powder from the Himalayas, attracting ski bums tired of Alpine lift queues and fondues," the CNN report said. It further reports that the resort’s claim to fame is the Gulmarg Gandola, the highest ski lift in the world, at a dizzying 3,979 metres. Around 400,000 intrepid skiers took gondola ride last year, it said.