Shark Fin

  • imageGulmarg
  • Jammu & Kashmir

About Shark Fin in Gulmarg, Kashmir

Shark Fin is reckoned to be the finest bowl for powder skiing in Gulmarg. Located on the backside of the lofty Mount Apharwat, Shark Fin is primarily the slope for expert skiers. The main chute from the top of Shark Fin is between 45 and 60 degrees, which is indeed quite steep even by Ski Himalaya standards.

The first few turns on Shark Fin are difficult but once the narrow chute is crossed, it becomes slightly less dangerous. Shark Fin offers a vertical drop of 300-meter. There are some tricky patches where the skier has to ride on the face between rocks and cliffs.

Shark Fin is directly visible from the top of Apharwat mountain peak and thus has become quite a popular Gulmarg tourist place to visit. It unarguably quenches the thirst of adrenaline seekers by adding more thrill and adventure to Gulmarg skiing experience.

Visiting Timings and Best Season to Visit

Shark Fin can be visited from sunrise to sunset all days of the week in the winter season between December and February.

Visit Duration

Around 2-3 hours are enough to hike up and ski down the Shark Fin.

Who is it for?

Shark Fin is basically for expert skiers who can glide down on a 45 - 60 degree slope.

How to Reach?

From the back of the Apharwat, it takes another 35-45 minutes hike to the top of the summit of Shark Fin

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