Thank you for the reply. Gulmarg now has a fixed, 4 person chair that can accesses intermediate level terrain. It was never groomed last year (to my knowledge), so I would say an upper-intermediate level sker would be able to handle it. There are also several options for low angle, wide-spaced tree skiing (say the runs to Tangmarg) which are suitable for upper-intermediate level skiers as well. Personally, I think there is a nice variety of terrain to start a less-experienced powder skier on, though Gulmarg probably does have a reputation as a resort 'only for expert skiers'. It is part of our job as instructor/guides to make sure we put our clients on the right terrain. Fat skis (100mm plus) also make powder a lot easier too. The altitude is comparable to some of the higher resorts here in Colorado. The gondola tops out at nearly 4,000m, or nearly 13,100 ft, so altitude can be a little tough depending on where you are from. Here's a little link to show you some of the terrain, though this might be considered some of the steeper terrain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfyFiHbH05s&feature=g-upl. Cheers for your post!