Tourism Kashmir are reported to have been testing the potential for a new ski area in the Indian Himalayan state.
Tourism officials organised ski and snowboarding event at Doodhpathri tourist resort at the weekend in which numerous skiers and boarders participated.
Doodhpathri (the name means “Valley of Milk”) is a summer tourist destination and hill station located 2730m above sea level 42 km from state capital Srinagar.
Tourism Kashmir’s director Mahmood A Shah said that like India’s best known ski resort, Gulmarg, Doodhpathri also receives good snowfall and has good slopes for beginners.
The department is planning to construct drag lifts at Doodhpathri at an unspecified future date in order to utilize its winter sports potential in downhill and cross-country skiing.
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