Gulmarg Snow Report Feb 26 2019

February 26 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.

Tuesday Feb 26 – Snow Report

24 hours – 8 cm

7 Days – 76 cm

Base Depth – 213 cm

The Weather – A bit milky out there this morning but you can still see the top of the mountain.  We are expecting snow showers through the day.

The Skiing – Great turns in the alpine over the weekend and enough fresh snow to cover the tracks in the main bowl for yesterday morning.  The temps have remained cold for several days so the snow quality in the trees has been top notch.  We expect there was enough snow yesterday afternoon to cover most of the tracks in the main bowl again and the back-country turns will be beaut.

The Forecast – A little more snow today, clearing for a couple of days and then a moderate fall coming in to freshen things up again.  Happy Days in Gulmarg!

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