Srinagar, Jan. 31 -- The stage is all set for the Khelo India Winter Games at Gulmarg in the third week of February.

Thanks to late snowfall, Gulmarg is bracing up to welcome the athletes for the national tourney. This year J&K and Ladakh will jointly host the Khelo India Winter Games.

Late snowfall not only enhanced the venue's beauty but also made slopes suitable for the event. At the same time, the freezing temperature in Ladakh is expected to solidify ice rinks for the event.

"We were waiting for snowfall. Since snowfall has occurred, the event will take place in the third week of February. Until then, we're hoping to get more snow," Sarmad Hafeez, Secretary, Youth Services and Sports, told The Kashmir Monitor.

J&K has hosted all ...