Gulmarg Snow Report Feb 22 2019

February 22 2019

The Report

We measure and record the snowfall and depth every day at 7 am however it is unlikely that the report will be published each day.  I will try to get it out as often as possible but sometimes the internet is not very reliable and other times I am just too busy getting ready to ski powder with our guests.  However I should be able to get one out soon after each significant event so hopefully it will still give you some idea of what to expect when you arrive in Gulmarg.

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.

Thursday Feb 22 – Snow Report

24 hours – 21 cm

7 Days – 104 cm

Base Depth – 225 cm

The Weather – The storm has cleared and today is mostly sunny with light winds.

The Skiing – Yesterday was great on the first phase and Babareeshi trees in the morning.  It warmed during the day but it got colder overnight and today is really good freeze dried powder in most areas. Patrol are currently blasting to open the upper lifts as soon as possible.

The Forecast – It looks to be mainly fine with light winds for the next couple of days and more snow coming during the week.

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