Srinagar: The World number one fielder and former international cricketer of South Africa, Jonty Rhodes tried his skills in Heli-Ski on the famed ski slopes of Gulmarg, Kashmir.

During the last three days the renowned SA stretchy fielder was regularly boarding the Heli-Ski helicopter and skiing down the extreme high risk slopes of Gulmarg.

Last year, Rhodes during his first visit to Gulmarg as a state guest learnt the art of snowboarding from the local ski instructors.

“He had done booking with us in advance and we were overwhelmed to have such a world known personality with us. For continuous three days he did snowboarding on the snow slopes in Gulmarg,” member of Himalaya Sports, Billa Majeed Bakshi said.

“Rhodes liked the picturesque Gulmarg so much that he came on personal visit this year. Rhodes had booked three days with Heli-Ski Company Himalaya Sports in advance” he added.

The Tourism authorities are also buoyed with arrival of a high profile personality to the ski-resort.  “It is good to see these high profile personalities are visiting Gulmarg. It will help us to get automatic promotion at global level,” member of Himalaya Sports Masood Ahmed Shah said.

While relishing the ski slopes of Gulmarg, Jonty Rhodes said, “I want to visit this paradise again and again. This place is really very beautiful and has no comparison. I’ll continue visiting here, He said.”

JPN/Bureau