ISLAMABAD - International skiers from across the world will converge on the Karakoram mountain ranges to participate in different categories of international ski races at the picturesque PAF Ski Resort Naltar, Gilgit.

Winter Sports Federation of Pakistan (WSFP) has also released an exciting promo, highlighting the electrifying and thrilling experience of this sport. The WSFP spokesman said: “It is indeed a landmark event as high ranking international skiers from 12 countries including Greece, Afghanistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Morocco, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan and Tajikistan will be participating in the FIS races on the slopes of enchanting PAF ski resort.”

He said: “The athletes will be racing in slalom and giant slalom categories of CAS International Karakoram Alpine Ski Cup. Top national skiers from various regions and ski associations of the country will also be seen in action on the treacherous slopes of Naltar Ski resort, competing in the FIS races against the highly ranked skiers of the world will provide an excellent opportunity to Pakistani athletes to showcase their talent at international level and learn from their competitors’ experience.

“The winter sports season has already commenced at PAF Naltar with Saadia Khan and Children Ski Cup and Inter-varsity Championships for men and women. Besides skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and ice hockey competitions were also held here for the first time in the country,” he added.

“The WSFP, in collaboration with Pakistan Air Force (PAF), is earnestly working for the promotion of winter sports in the country and holding such events will not only boost the tourism industry in the magnificent mountains and valleys in the northern areas of Pakistan but also help in projecting a positive image of the country all over the world,” he concluded.