Heavy Snowfall Brings Skiers To Kashmir


A German skier walks towards the slopes during a snowfall on December... News PhotoFull Length,Gulmarg,Hill,Horizontal,India,Jammu and Kashmir,Kilometer,Lifestyles,Skiing,Snowing,Srinagar,Summer,Walking,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Yawar NazirGULMARG, KASHMIR - DECEMBER 29: A German skier walks towards the slopes during a snowfall on December 29, 2012 in Gulmarg, 54 km (35 miles) to the west of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, India. With the second round of heavy snowfall in Kashmir valley, skiers from around the globe have descended on the ski resort of Gulmarg, known for long-run skiing, snow-boarding, heli-skiing and steep mountains. Gulmarg is located less than six miles from the ceasefire line or Line of Control (LoC) that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan. As a sense of normalcy has started to return to this strife-torn region, various foreign governments, including the United Kingdom, have lifted the travel advisory to its citizens traveling to Kashmir, raising the hopes of the local tourism industry, officials said. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)