With one of the best ski slopes in Asia, Gulmarg is the most popular skiing hotspot in the country. It is ranked 7th among skiing and snowboarding sites in Asia, and has also received the Best Ski Destination award from CNN International. The height of slopes in Gulmarg vary between 8,700 ft and 10,500 ft and their gradient challenges both beginners and experts. The snow level goes up as much as 8 ft in January and February, making Gulmarg one of the most sought-after sites.

Apart from skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing (riding on a type of sled) are popular activities here. There are options for heli-skiing (skiing after being dropped off from a helicopter) as well, along with snow cycling or playing snow rugby and snow baseball. In case you are not familiar with any of these, there are several resorts that offer training in winter adventure sports. Experts can head to the Pir Panjal range, at an altitude of 14,000 ft, to get a carpet of powder snow, ideal for adventurous sojourns.