Gilgit - Baltistan

Awards Ceremony of National Ski Championship (Women & Children)

Amina Wali and Ifrah Wali first girl skiiers belonging to Naltar Valley and Fatima Sohail with their cups and medles
Amina Wali and Ifrah Wali first girl skiiers belonging to Naltar Valley and Fatima Sohail with their cups and medles


by Asghar Khan

Gilgit – Award Ceremony of the National Women’s and Children Skiing Championship  was  held on January 30, 2009 at Pakistan Air Force Ski Training Center Naltar, Gilgit, participated by skiers from Northern Areas Ski Association, Northern Area Scouts, Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Navy, Punjab Ski Association, and Sindh Ski Association.

Mr. Rashid Ud Din General Manager Gilgit Serena Hotel was the Chief Guest of the award ceremony. Wg. Cdr. Anwer Bhutti presented report on Saadia Khan Ski Cup and Children Ski Competition.

Prizes were given in four Categories including Children Ski Competition Masters (Children under 12), Children Ski Competition Boys & Girls (Above 12) and Women’s Saadia Khan Ski Cup.
Chief Guest distributed the trophies and awards among the winners. Miss Amina Wali representing Pakistan Army won the Women’s Saadia Khan Ski Cup and received two Gold Medals. The  Children Ski Competition of Girls award was received by Miss Ifrah Wali of Pakistan Army while Children Ski Competition Boys & Masters, both, awards went to the Pakistan Air Force .

After Prize Distribution, the chief guest addressed the audience  and appreciated the efforts of Pakistan Ski Federation and Pakistan Air Force for promoting winter sports in the region. He observed that the efforts have  multiplied the turnover of participants from all over Pakistan within a short span of 2-3 years.

He further said that the marketing  network of Serena Hotels in Paksitan would like to contribute in the efforts of Pakistan Ski Federation and Pakistan Air Force for further promotion of the exciting and thrilling sport in Pakistan, particularly the diplomatic community in Islamabad.

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  1. Waw!!!!! it really looks fantastic, congratulations to the participants and winners specially Amina and Irfan Wali from Naltar. Great event to see, hopefully all of them have enjoyed it verymuch. Cheers to the organizers..

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  2. I guess the ski resort is under control of army and the general public are not allowed to use it.

  3. Congratulation amina and irfan wali and the winners at naltar and great to see the youngs skiers participants at naltar gilgit.

  4. This is assumption, until a few years back ski was being considered the exclusive monopoly of the privileged few. However due to continuous efforts of the Ski Federation of Pakistan, PAF and other Ski Associations in Pakistan, this sport is now open to the general public.

    PAF has over the years, been extending its facilities at Naltar to the civilian population and it is due to this goodwill gesture that the ski population in this country has multiplied considerably over last few year see young boys & girls around.

    This year eight boys from Naltar are participating in skiing competition in Austria, yes they got sponsorship from PAF, Army & Navy. From eight boys five are brothers from one family and last two years a girl of Naltar village of class eight and student of Army Public & School has won two gold medals this year. We can do this sport in our villages and become the ski championship

  5. i am very much pleased of hearing that to girls are from the naive valley of Naltar, my advice to their parants to encurage the babis

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