Yearly Archive: 2012

October 17 2012

First snow of the season

Now the Aussie season has finished and the first snow has fallen in Gulmarg I thought it was time for a blog.  Sorry, too busy skiing, patrolling, and socializing to keep up with social media during the winter.  An après beer after an epic powder day or go home to tap away on the computer?…

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July 10 2012

The bubble has burst… for now

Two weeks of dry snow and great weather has come to an end and we are back in the old borderline rain snow situation that is all too common in an Aussie winter. The last two weeks have been unreal with dry packed snow in the resort and plenty of untracked freeze dried powder around for…

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May 25 2012

Sydney Snow Travel Expo

The Snow Travel Expo is on this Sunday (27th of May) in Sydney.  Come on  down to the Bill’s Trips stand to have all of your Gulmarg questions answered.  I will also be giving a slide presentation on the main stage big screen at some point throughout the day.  Hope to see you there. Cheers, Bill.

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May 19 2012

Snow Travel Expos

The Snow Travel Expo is on Sunday the 20th in Melbourne and the 27th in Sydney. Come on down to the Bill’s Trips stand to have all your Gulmarg questions answered. I will also be giving a skiing Kashmir slide show presentation on the big screen at each event. Hope to see you there. Cheers, Bill.

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March 25 2012

That’s a wrap

G’day. I have just returned from another great winter in Gulmarg.  I cannot count the number of powder days we had.  Regular storms kept rolling through from earl Jan until mid March.  Happy days.  Join the mailing list to receive the March newsletter which contains a semi wrap up of the season just gone.  2013…

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February 12 2012

Mid-season Update

Sorry, been too busy for weekly updates as planned. Powder turns and Apres beers were higher priority than afternoon computing. The winter so far. Great five weeks since I arrived. Powder on offer nearly every day… mixed in with a few avalanches, lift operations and explosives supply issues. The upper gondola was closed for a few extra days…

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January 22 2012

Gulmarg avalanches

G’day all. Many of you may have heard of the two major avalanches that occurred here in Gulmarg yesterday that captured five guided groups injuring several people.  It was extremely lucky that no one died in either of the events. This is just a quick note to let you know that none of Bill’s Trips guides or…

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January 21 2012

Week two update

Probably had one of the best days ever in Gulmarg in the last week. The new chairlift has proved its worth by giving us access to a section the upper mountain during the storm. Really cold temps, decent snowfall and no one around gave us one of those epic powder days full of face shots and…

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January 17 2012

Week 1 in Gulmarg

Here is the first of the planned weekly updates so you can keep in touch with how the season is panning out here in Kashmir . A classic Gulmarg week and the best start to winter for a few years. New lift’s opening, high avalanche danger, new lift’s breaking down, no change at the ticket counter, but…..the…

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January 8 2012

First blog of the winter

I arrived yesterday and about 30cm had fallen the previous day in the village.  We had about another 10 today down here, there is about a meter at the mid station and it is still snowing lightly. There was not much on the ground before this storm but there will be enough up high to give…

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