GULMARG: Jammu & Kashmir affords great opportunities for adventure sports like Skiing, Snow Surfing, Hot Air Ballooning, Trekking, Wind surfing, Heli Sking etc which are being used extensively by tourists including foreigners. During winters, Gulmarg becomes a global destination for professional and amateur skiers because of its excellent ski slopes.
Keeping in view the celebrations of “2012 – A Year of Adventure Tourism” by Jammu & Kashmir, the response of children & on popular demand of locals, Dagger Division once again took the initiative to introduce the art of skiing to local boys at Gulmarg.
The Skiing Camp is underway at Gulmarg under the aegis of 4 RAJPUTANA RIFLES from 27 February to 04 Mar 2012. Dagger Division of the Indian Army earlier also conducted skiing camp at Gulmarg during the year 2011 with great zeal & enthusiasm.
The camp was formally inaugurated by Brig Sanjeev Saini Commander, Pir Panjal Brigade in an impressive ceremony at Gulmarg. 25 Children from remote areas of Valley are taking part in the camp during which, besides skiing, events like trekking, sightseeing, cultural evening, motivational lectures and various competitions have also been planned.