Pk Ski Pakistan

Pakistan has great potential for its ski industry with a large amount of mountainous terrain stretching up to the Himalayas, and also a strong military heritage of ski competition but the country’s ski area development has been held back by economic and political issues. These include border conflicts with India in Kashmir and fighting around the Gulmarg ski area there that was at its low point in the 1990s, but more recently in Pakistan’s own North West Territories the Taliban destroyed the country’s one commercial resort during their occupation of the beautiful SWAT Valley up to 2009. This was one of the less significant atrocities during their occupation of the region.

The centre had been created in the early 1960s with chairlifts between around 2900 and 3100m above sea level in the Himalayas and a hotel installed in the late 1980s, a gift from Austria. The Pakistan government now has plans to rebuild the centre.

There are other small ski centres in Pakistan but they are mostly at military bases including Nalter and Kalabagh run by the country’s army and airforce. These stage competitions each winter for military personnel and are hotly contended.

Pakistan is also of note in world skiing terms as it is the favoured access route to K2 and the country’s other four ‘8000ers’ for extreme ski mountaineers attempting to climb and ski down the world’s highest peaks. K2 is considered the most dangerous and has seen several deaths of extreme skiers attempting to conquer it including the ill fated expeditions of Fredrik Ericsson in 2009 and 2010.
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Pakistan: latest snow conditions round-up

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Pakistan. Fresh snow is forecast at 3resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

All resorts

Ski resorts of Pakistan, alphabetically

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Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
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snow (cm)
Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
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(4899m — 8046m)

45
10
4
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 6472 m
6050m 5950m 5850m 5850m 6050m

(5925m — 8080m)

51
13
4
light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 7002 m
6050m 5950m 5900m 5900m 6050m
K2

(5029m — 8611m)

35
6
4
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 6820 m
6050m 5900m 5850m 5850m 6050m

(2452m — 2652m)

rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 2552 m
5500m 5500m 5500m 5600m 5700m