(Ministry of Tourism)

Indian Institute of Skiing & Mountaineering (IISM)



About Gulmarg

Gulmarg is located 53 Kms fromSrinagarin northKashmirat a height of 2730 mtrs. above the sea level. It is a legendary beauty spot called paradise on earth. It is most beautiful place frequented by tourists both in winter for skiing and in summers for its healthy climate and scenic beauty. Indian Institute of Skiing & Mountaineering conducts various courses here both in summer and winter. The Cable Car and Chair-Lifts are the main attractions of this hill resort. It has the highest cable car in the world which goes to 14000 ft above sea level. A snow festival is organized around Christmas every year during which different activities of sports and culture are conducted on the fresh snow.


Indian Institute of Skiing & Mountaineering was founded in 1969 at Gulmarg by Government of India, Ministry of Tourism. Initially it was started as a Project named Gulmarg Winter Sports Project (GWSP) in order to develop Gulmarg as Ski resorts of international standard.  Now it has grown into a full-fledged adventure Institute which conducts various adventure courses and exciting corporate activities. The Institute had been attracting a large number of trainees as well as tourists not only from within the country but throughout the world. The snow conditions, terrain and the length of skiing season at Gulmarg coupled with a dependable Air service have been major factors in selection of this place as the Ski Centre in the country. Surveys by the foreign experts have also shown that Gulmarg is one of the best areas for development of Winter Sports. Tourists as well as Winter Sports lovers are coming to Gulmarg in large numbers.

Adventure Courses

Adventure Training is very important aspect of our education to develop those traits of personality in our youth which are not possible in the protected environments of schools & colleges. The Institute conducts various adventure courses in different fields as follows:-

1.Snow Skiing.
2. Water Skiing.

3.  Para-gladding/Para Motors.

4. Parasailing.

5.  Hot Ballooning,

6.  White Water Rafting/Canoeing.

7.  Mountaineering etc.

These courses and activities not only train our youth but also entertain the tourists who come to Gulmarg and makesKashmiras exciting adventure destination in the world. The schedule of courses is given separately in this brochure

Hotel, Guest Rooms & Restaurant:

     Indian Institute of Skiing & Mountaineering has also diversified into hospitalility. It has guest rooms for tourists in a state of the art centrally heated building at Gulmarg which are better than the best hotels in Gulmarg. Its centrally heated Restaurant provides all varieties of food in a cozy environment.  The Institute is planning to have a pool table, TT and fully equipped Gym with a Sauna bath. Many other recreational facilities are being set up in guest rooms which have the best view of Gulmarg. (Tariff is given separately)


  • Ø Centrally Heated well furnished neat and clean Rooms.
  • Ø Restaurant with Indian and Kashmiri food 
  • Ø Convention Hall for conferences/ functions
  • Ø Ski Hire Shop to make good use of your spare time
  • Ø Adventure Courses
  • Ø Corporate Activities such as team building, recreation
  • Ø Snow Mobiles for smooth rides on vast snow fields



      Corporate Activities:

Institute has a centrally heated Convention Hall where corporates can hold conference for 150-200 personals. Institute can accommodate up to 90 persons in its guest rooms. Short team-building adventure courses for corporates are also conducted by Indian Institute of Skiing & Mountaineering. Gulmarg being the most accessible hill station by air, it is ideal to hold such activities at Indian Institute of Skiing & Mountaineering (IISM) to enhance corporate efficiency. Weekend activities or conferences can also be arranged on demand.


Cable Car/Chair-Lift:

Gulmarg has worlds highest Cable Car. IISM has its own Ski Lift and chair lifts, which are used by its students. The Gondola ride in picturesque valley is a life time experience. Indian Institute of Skiing & Mountaineering (IIS&M) organizes such rides in a convenient way for its guests and students.

Ski Hire Shop/Equipment & machinery:

Indian Institute of Skiing & Mountaineering (IISM) has the latest ski & snow boarding equipment to cater for the needs of up to 700 tourists at a time. It also has ice skating and ice hockey equipment for visitors.  It has new snow mobiles (scooters) and snow groomers which are available to the tourists to enhance their thrilling experience in Gulmarg.

Heli skiing:

Institute is planning to start heli skiing activity in Gulmarg and other parts of Kashmir shortly. It is most exciting way of skiing in which skiers are picked up in a helicopter and dropped on the mountain tops to enjoy the long ski runs with advanced thrills.

How to reach Gulmarg

Gulmarg is the easily accessible hill station of our country. Almost all major cities are connected with direct flights toSrinagar. Prepaid taxies are available from Srinagar Air port, which takes just 70-80 Mins to reach Gulmarg.By train the nearest rail Head is Jammu/Udhampur from where buses and taxies are available. It takes approx 8-9 hours to reach Gulmarg by road fromJammu.

Book in advance to avoid inconvenience.



Tele:  01954 – 254480 & 0194 -2312749

Mob: 09419604990, 09419076335,






 S.No                Course                                 Duration                     Fee                  Remarks


1.                     Skiing                                         14 days                   7000/-              Dec. to Mar.

                                                                                                               14000/-(above 25 years)

2.                     Trekking                               4-10 days                         May to Sep.

 3.                     Water Skiing                       10 days                         May to Aug.

4.                     Paragliding                              7 days                        Oct   to Nov.

5.                     Parasailing                               6 days                          May to Oct.

6.                     White Water Rafting          7 days                         September.

7.                     Adventure                              14 days                        May/June/Sep.

8.                     Mountaineering                 21 days                             June to Sep.

 9.                     Hot Air ballooning             5 days                          August to Oct.

10.                   Corporate convention

11.                   Team building courses      2-5 days on demand.

 1.                    Fee is inclusive of all charges

2.                  Accommodation is best in Gulmarg

3.                  Schedule of courses is displayed on our web site

Book in advance to avoid inconvenience.



Tele:  01954 – 254480 & 0194 -2312749

Mob: 09419604990, 09419076335






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IISM, House No 183, Kursoo, Raj Bagh, Srinagar, J & K Pin: 190008 Tel / Fax: 0194 - 2312749 IISM, Near Golf Club, Gulmarg, J & K, Pin: 193403 Tel / Fax: 01954 - 254480 Mobile: (0)  9419604990, 9419034449,   9419076335, (contact during office hours 10 AM to 04 PM),