Snow cycling, a new favorite sport in Kashmir

February 23rd, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI  

Gulmarg, Feb.23 (ANI): During the Gulmarg Snow Festival in Jammu and Kashmir, snow cycling attracted the fancy of many and emerged a favorite sport of the winter.

Gulmarg is the epicenter of winter adventure sports in the country.

The department of Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir organizes the snow festival annually.

Snow cycling was added to skiing and gliding in the festival just two years ago.

Though it failed to attract tourists initially, this year many people participated in snow cycling.

“Here in Gulmarg, only skiing was popular earlier. Then, we cooperated with the tourism department and started this (snow cycling). We told them that we are national-level athletes and even participated in international events. We told them that we want cycling to be a part of the festival,” said Mudasir Ahmad, a snow cycling coach. (ANI)

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