Bill's Trips News

January 20 2013

The storm

The storm has ended and we ended up with 120cm of fresh snow at the hotel in less than 24hrs. The skiing has been epic on Monkey Hill and the trees below the plateau.  The upper mountain has the best looking cover for a few years, and once the patrol has finished avalanche control we will be…

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January 17 2013

Absolutely dumping

64cm since we got home from skiing today so it looks like we are in  for another epic powder day tomorrow.  This is on top of the measley 8cm we had last night that gave us deep and dry faceshots while doing laps of the chairlift today. Before breakfast Monkey Hill laps are going to be…

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January 14 2013

Early season bliss

Greetings from another powder day in Gulmarg. For the second year in a row, early January has delivered the goods.  A couple of average days after I arrived on the 6th and since then we have had quality fresh tracks.  A couple of 20 cm top ups during the week have given all 30 or so people…

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October 17 2012

First snow of the season

Now the Aussie season has finished and the first snow has fallen in Gulmarg I thought it was time for a blog.  Sorry, too busy skiing, patrolling, and socializing to keep up with social media during the winter.  An après beer after an epic powder day or go home to tap away on the computer?…

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July 10 2012

The bubble has burst… for now

Two weeks of dry snow and great weather has come to an end and we are back in the old borderline rain snow situation that is all too common in an Aussie winter. The last two weeks have been unreal with dry packed snow in the resort and plenty of untracked freeze dried powder around for…

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May 25 2012

Sydney Snow Travel Expo

The Snow Travel Expo is on this Sunday (27th of May) in Sydney.  Come on  down to the Bill’s Trips stand to have all of your Gulmarg questions answered.  I will also be giving a slide presentation on the main stage big screen at some point throughout the day.  Hope to see you there. Cheers, Bill.

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May 19 2012

Snow Travel Expos

The Snow Travel Expo is on Sunday the 20th in Melbourne and the 27th in Sydney. Come on down to the Bill’s Trips stand to have all your Gulmarg questions answered. I will also be giving a skiing Kashmir slide show presentation on the big screen at each event. Hope to see you there. Cheers, Bill.

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March 25 2012

That’s a wrap

G’day. I have just returned from another great winter in Gulmarg.  I cannot count the number of powder days we had.  Regular storms kept rolling through from earl Jan until mid March.  Happy days.  Join the mailing list to receive the March newsletter which contains a semi wrap up of the season just gone.  2013…

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February 12 2012

Mid-season Update

Sorry, been too busy for weekly updates as planned. Powder turns and Apres beers were higher priority than afternoon computing. The winter so far. Great five weeks since I arrived. Powder on offer nearly every day… mixed in with a few avalanches, lift operations and explosives supply issues. The upper gondola was closed for a few extra days…

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January 22 2012

Gulmarg avalanches

G’day all. Many of you may have heard of the two major avalanches that occurred here in Gulmarg yesterday that captured five guided groups injuring several people.  It was extremely lucky that no one died in either of the events. This is just a quick note to let you know that none of Bill’s Trips guides or…

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