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 5 resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

All resorts

Ski resorts of Pakistan, alphabetically

Resort
snow depth
top and bottom

on-piste

off-piste

Last Snow

Next 9 Days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

(4899m — 8046m)

snow report 27 days ago

1.0 cm
7 days ago
17.0
12.0
19.0
snow showers light snow light snow light snow snow showers
Mid station 6472 m
3600m 3900m 3750m 3850m 3450m

(5925m — 8080m)

snow report 8 days ago

1.0 cm
7 days ago
11.0
9.0
13.0
clear snow showers light snow light snow snow showers
Mid station 7002 m
3500m 3850m 3600m 3700m 3300m
K2

(5029m — 8611m)

snow report 27 days ago

1.0 cm
8 days ago
10.0
8.0
11.0
clear light snow snow showers snow showers snow showers
Mid station 6820 m
3700m 4000m 3800m 3950m 3550m

(2452m — 2652m)

2.0 cm
58 days ago
clear clear part cloud part cloud part cloud
Mid station 2552 m
4850m 4900m 4800m 4750m 4850m

(2870m — 2950m)

snow report 27 days ago

4 cm
28 days ago
light rain rain showers light rain rain showers rain showers
Mid station 2910 m
4550m 4400m 4200m 4300m 4200m