J&K’s Sonamarg hosts first-ever National Snowshoe Championship

National Snowshoe Championship. — IANS

Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) The picturesque resort of Sonamarg in Kashmir is hosting first-ever national-level event in winter sports — the 8th National Snowshoe Championship 2024.

This event marks a significant milestone for the mountain resort, as previous editions of the championship were traditionally held at the renowned ski-resort Gulmarg.

An official said that the 8th edition of the championship is being organized by the J&K SnowShoe Federation in collaboration with the Sonamarg Development Authority and key stakeholders vis-a-vis the Hoteliers Association of Sonamarg.

He said that the event was inaugurated by Shyambir, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal.

“Over 200 athletes representing 13 states across India are participating in various events throughout the three-day championship,” the official said. He said that the gathering of athletes from different regions further emphasises the national significance of the championship and underscores its role in promoting winter sports in Sonamarg.

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