The roads felt good, the views turned dreamy, welcoming whiteland, roads full of snow and damn gorgeous forests of pine and fir covered with powdered snow felt unreal for a bit. I genuinely had to pinch myself to test. Honestly if you are in Kashmir & an adventure junkie, definitely do Gulmarg specially in winter's for Skiing and Gondola Ride till Phase-2. Gondola is one of world's highest operating cable car that connects Gulmarg to a shoulder of nearby Apharwat peak(4200mt).
Running on slopes full of snow using skii seemed to tedious once but turned out to be super fun later. For learning skiing you can check on below institutes of mountaineering in Kashmir :
JIM, IISM and some other local private institutes there.
They run various adventure courses in pretty economical price with best of amenities to survive in harsh winter . 24*7 warm water,
centralised geyser, electric blanket. JIM conducts proper displinary course and at the end of the course you have to give both practical and written exam. So gentle reminder if you are already considering yourself going for skiing sometime soon..
*Do carry Sunglasses to avoid snow blindness
*Moisturizer and sunscreen is must.
*Don't get tempted to eat fresh snow. you can fall sick.
*Do carry some gel, iodex , pain killer and move spray for muscle relief.
*Follow the instructions of instructors and do not try to experiment untill you're pro.
*Be patient while learning skii. Slopes do teach you alot, trust me.