The anti-resort, Lift accessed backcountry
Mt. Affarwat is a 6 km wide alpine playground that overlooks the Gulmarg village. The ridge line provides relatively easy access to the south side of the mountain while the northern side requiring a little ‘earn your turns’ effort to gain not only the goods but the summit. The “resort” in Gulmarg is only one bowl out of the 18 that make up the front side of Mt. Affarwat. In gondola bowl, ski patrol conduct regular avalanche control, mark hazards and rescue injured parties.
Outside the resort boundary is acres of backcountry. Mt Affarwat offers a vast array of different riding options.
Open bowls that rival helicopter accessed terrain; are a great space to get your legs, if you are new to riding the deep stuff.
There are ridges galore with a plethora of lips, hips and hits that let you surf the Himalaya.
Steep trees that vary from sparse birch to massive old growth pines.
Technically challenging terrain that more seasoned riders will delight in threading lines between the rocks and cliff bands.
MT affarwat STATS
SUMMIT: 4280M ASL.
RIDGELINE: 6KM WIDE
LONGEST RUN: 2000 Metres
annual snowfall: 14 metres
LIFT ACCESSED VERTICLE: 1300 METRES