Most of you may not be aware, the skiing opportunities that Pakistan has to offer. Though skiing is in its initial stages in Pakistan, there are various skiing spots that you can go to. For skiing enthusiasts all over the world, Pakistan offers some fine skiing destinations with stunning scenic vistas. These skiing destinations include Malam Jabba, Naltar in Gilgit, Astore, Nathiagali and many others. However, of all the destinations Malam Jabba some 300 kilometers from Islamabad offers excellent skiing opportunities. Most of these famous ski destinations in Pakistan have good facilities; a couple of chair lifts and great sliding and here are plentiful alternative winter activities are available.
Ski Schools and Club in Pakistan
Skiing is rapidly gaining popularity in Pakistan. Several governed bodies are putting their best efforts for the development of skiing in Pakistan. They have a goal of producing skiers of international repute in the near future. The Ski Federation of Pakistan, Army High Attitude School, Alpine Club of Pakistan, Pioneer Sports and Ski School have a significant contribution in the development of skiing in Pakistan.
Ski Federation of Pakistan
The Ski Federation of Pakistan is the national governing body to develop and promote the sport of Ski in the Country. In December 1990, it was formed by Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force as its Patron in Chief and the Vice Chief of Air Staff as the President of the Federation. National Championships are held annually and Pakistani skiers have also represented the Country in international competitions. This Federation is affiliated with the International Ski Federation (FIS) and the Asian Ski Federation (ASF), and also affiliated with the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) and the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB). It has so far arranged thirteen National Ski Championships.
Army High Attitude School
Established in Rattu (Northern Area of Pakistan) in December 1987, Army High Attitude School trains troops in High Altitude and Mountain Warfare operations including skiing. The courses offered by this school, including Training activities of various courses run at this institution included High Altitude Warfare Course, Mountain Warfare Course and Ski Course.
Alphine Club of Pakistan
Alpine Club of Pakistan is providing the national forum for nature and adventure lovers who are fascinated by the charm and the challenge of the mountains, and are endowed with the spirit of mountaineering, climbing and skiing.
Pioneer Sports and Ski School
Pioneer Sports and Ski School office in Drukhsela Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan is with an aim to promote winter sports and explore the potential of our young generation, by giving them proper and professional training and polish their skills to enable them to show their talent in the national and international ski competitions.