Yea, the golf course has a couple of Poma lifts. There were what appeared to be hundreds if not thousands of Indians learning to ski on the low angle terrain there.
Brian Newsome, a Coloradoan (who actually lives only a few miles from me) was hired a couple of years ago to establish a professional ski patrol. He had to get explosives for avalanche control from the Indian army. Interesting that there are 700,000 troops in Kashmir. There is a very small portion of the ridge that is controlled; the vast majority is not. But if they can't do avalanche control or believe things need to settle down, they won't run the second stage of the gondola (which gains 3,000 feet). Last year after a big storm, the army refused to give ski patrol any explosives unless they would bomb the chute above the High Altitude Warfare School, a base where a massive avalanche buried 70 soldiers and killed 14 several years ago. Brian didn't have the resources to safely do so, but offered to bomb the chute from a helicopter if the army would supply one. The army said they had no pilots trained to fly with explosives(!), so an Indian standoff ensued. The guests were really frustrated, and many started to leave, which led to complaints from the hotel owners to the Kashmiri Minister for Tourism. Needless to say, political pressure was applied, and this year Brian is able to get explosives from a commercial source. As far as I know, there have been no closures of the second stage this year because of a lack of explosives, which was a regular occurrence previously. Certainly there weren't before or while I was there.
BTW, they installed a chair above Stage I of the Gondola that gets perhaps 1000 vertical feet. Last year, during the standoff, some of my group skinned from the top of the chair to the top of the mountain, a shorter skin than you had. There were quite a few of the remaining guests who did as well. The rewards are pretty incredible!