The Jammu and Kashmir state Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSS) organizes courses every winter in collaboration with Jammu Kashmir Tourism Department.
They can accommodate a maximum of sixty students at one time after some selection process. The boarding and lodging expenses are borne by the department.
The ski equipment ise provided by the Tourism department and DYSS together.
On Feb 7, 2009, a girls only 15 days skiing course organized by the department of Youth Services and Sports concluded at Gulmarg with Sixty students participated in three-tier course.
Feb 17, 2009: The department of Youth Services and Sports is organizing a state-level ski-championship at Gulmarg in the first week of March.
Skiers of various age groups, both boys and girls, would be participating in different events. All the intended skiers wishing to participate have been asked to register their names at the office of the deputy director, Youth Services and Sports, old Secretariat Srinagar latest by February 25. They will have to produce their certificates at the time of registration.
All arrangements have been made for the event in which around 200 skiers are likely to participate.