Gulmarg Snow Report Feb 18 2019

February 18 2019

The season so far.

Significant early snow graced the mountains in November and December to give us the best January base in many years. This has been followed up by consistent moderate to heavy falls since mid-January and the forecast hints that the storms are going to continue for the short term at least.

The Snow Plot.

Our Snow Plot at the Highland Park Hotel sits at 2,700 metres so the amount of fresh snow recorded in the Gulmarg basin is only an indication of what has fallen on the upper mountain. The higher elevation and exposure to wind can sometimes triple the amount that we record in the village. And the base depth recorded at the hotel can also be roughly tripled as you move up the mountain to 4,000 metres.

Monday Feb 18 – Snow Report

24 hours – 18 cm

Base Depth – 188 cm

The Weather – It was snowing heavily this morning and eased during the day. It is snowing heavily again now – 4 pm.

The Skiing – The last few days has been about as good as it gets in the alpine and today was a great day in the lower elevation trees.  Tomorrow is shaping up to be even better!

The Forecast – Looks like significant snow coming over the next few days before clearing at the end of the week.

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