The Indian Institute of Skiing & Mountaineering (IISM), a venture of the Government of India, Ministry of Tourism, has offices in Gulmarg and Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir(J&K). The IISM conducts skiing courses for all age groups and both locals and foreigners. The training period starts in the last week of December and ends in mid-March. As of 2012, the 14-day skiing course fee amounts to INR 5,000.00 for a student below 25 years, and INR 10,000.00 for a trainee above 25 years. The fee includes training, equipment, lodging and boarding. Contact the skiing institute for more details.