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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 2 resorts. 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
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
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(4899m — 8046m)

2
9
12
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 6472 m
2600m 2550m 2550m 3000m 3050m

(5925m — 8080m)

1
7
7
clear
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 7002 m
2600m 2600m 2650m 3000m 3100m
K2

(5029m — 8611m)

1
7
9
clear
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 6820 m
2600m 2500m 2500m 3000m 3050m

(2452m — 2652m)

partially cloudy
clear
light rain
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 2552 m
3250m 3300m 3200m 3150m 3250m

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