Gulmarg Snow Report – 2 March 2019

March 2 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.

Saturday March 2 – Snow Report

24 hours – 9 cm

Base Depth – 215 cm

The Weather – Snowing steadily at the moment and due to get heavier tonight.

The Skiing – The last 4 days have been awesome in the alpine with top quality powder on virtually all aspects.  Just good enough visibility for good storm skiing on the chairlift today and it looks like the trees will be really good tomorrow.

The Forecast – Substantial snow tonight followed by small top ups for the next few days.  Looking like a great last week of our operations.

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