February 8 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.

Thursday Feb 8 – Snow Report

24 hours – 41 cm

Storm so far – 133 cm

Base Depth – 190 cm

The Weather – The weather has cleared today.  The mountain is looking amazing!

The Skiing – Yesterday was about as good as it gets in the steep tree options.  With the clearing overnight the snow has settled and dried out even more so the turns are awesome in the trees again today.  Ski Patrol and Gondola staff are working hard to dig out the chairlift and prepare the upper mountain for opening.

The Forecast – It looks like a few mostly fine days on the way before a freshen up mid week.

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