Ride Our World

Twitter
Facebook


India

Hindus and Himalayas

After the slipping into tourist mode in China, we are hitting it hard in India. Through all the discussions we have had with numerous forum posts and web browsers, India is hands-down the spot to ride in the Middle East. A strong military presence guarding the Line of Control—the boarder between Indian Kashmir and Pakistan—can't help but be noticed when traveling to India. When one thinks of India, the thought of black markets, house boats, and Hinduism floods the mind. What may be surprising though is that the Himalayan Mountains are home to both incredibly majestic views and arguably the best powder terrain in the world. Ask anyone who has ever been and they will tell you that India's powder leaves you speechless. Amazingly, skiing in India is relatively well-established; whereas, the boarding scene is almost all but unknown. India quite possibly has it all: culture, food, camaraderie, and most of all POWDER. What more can you ask for on a trip around the world?

Gulmarg

"AK's and First Descents," claims boarder Matt Barr. Even the entire Snowsphere Team claims that Gulmarg houses the best powder terrain the world has to offer. The empty slopes, Gondola accessed mountain, and Himalayan Powder makes Gulmarg the most probable destination for pristine turns. Getting fresh lines here seems to be rarely a problem; by simply hopping onto the world's highest Gondola, one can shred powder that you'd pay hundreds of dollars for a heli-drop to access. Not only is the riding rumored to be second to none, but the village of Tangmarg—dubbed the gateway to Gulmarg—has lost nearly none of its culture. Gulmarg, India is definitely showing to be the world's best kept secret. Don't believe us? Just Google Search it for yourself!

Town Altitude: 2690 m
Highest Lift: 4150 m
Vertical Drop: 1400 m
KM of Pistes: n/a
Gondolas/Chairs: 1
Parks: 0
Halfpipe: 0
Cost: $

Upcoming R.O.W. Trips

USA
Japan
China
India
Russia
Poland
Slovakia
Spain

Slovenia
Austria
Germany
Switzerland
Italy
France
Hungary
Czech Republic

Our Sponsors