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January 21 2012

Week two update

Probably had one of the best days ever in Gulmarg in the last week. The new chairlift has proved its worth by giving us access to a section the upper mountain during the storm. Really cold temps, decent snowfall and no one around gave us one of those epic powder days full of face shots and…

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January 17 2012

Week 1 in Gulmarg

Here is the first of the planned weekly updates so you can keep in touch with how the season is panning out here in Kashmir . A classic Gulmarg week and the best start to winter for a few years. New lift’s opening, high avalanche danger, new lift’s breaking down, no change at the ticket counter, but…..the…

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January 8 2012

First blog of the winter

I arrived yesterday and about 30cm had fallen the previous day in the village.  We had about another 10 today down here, there is about a meter at the mid station and it is still snowing lightly. There was not much on the ground before this storm but there will be enough up high to give…

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October 16 2011

Only a couple of months to go!

The Aussie ski season has come and gone without too much to get excited about.  More like a prolonged spring than a real winter. There was plenty of good weather and lots of fun turns to be had but after the great start we were expecting a bit more from it.  If you are keen, there is still plenty of snow on…

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June 12 2011

Winter 2011

G’day all. Had my first turns of the Aussie winter yesterday.  Not a bad day to start the season.  Blue sky, dry snow, not much wind and enough cover to open a few lifts and get some turns in.  Who knows what the season will bring, however, like most Aussie winters you can probably expect a few epic storms that are worth dropping everything…

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May 13 2011

Melbourne Snow Travel Expo this Sunday

The Melbourne Snow Travel Expo is on this Sunday from 10 am  until 4 pm at the Exhibition Centre. Come to the Bill’s Trips stand, fire away with any Gulmarg questions and check out my slide and movie presentation on the big screen. Go in the draw to win a pair of 2011 K2 skis care of…

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May 9 2011

Snow Travel Expo

The “Snow Travel Expo” is on again in Melbourne on May 15th and Sydney on May 22nd.  Times and locations on Bill’s Trips will have a stand where you can come along and ask Bill any questions you may have regarding Gulmarg.  I will also be giving a slide show and presenting “Azadi” on the big screen at each venue….

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April 30 2011

R.I.P. Kip Garre

Very sad news just reached me. Kip and his girlfriend Alison have died in an avalanche while ski mountaineering at home in the Sierras. Kip helped establish and train the Ski Patrol in Gulmarg in 2005-6 and was a senior guide with Bill’s Trips and Points North in Alaska. Anyone who had the pleasure of being guided by Kip in Kashmir,…

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April 29 2011

Gulmarg movie screening

G’day all. I am showing Azadi tonight, Friday the 29th April at Geelong Snow Sports.  Azadi is an award winning ski film made in Gulmarg last season by a friend of mine.  I will also show some slides and answer any questions. Starts at 6pm.  See you there. Hope all you Victorian surfers made the most of the classic waves…

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April 16 2011

Bill’s blog

Back home after scoring some great late season powder in BC.  I Went to Canada under the guise of marketing, networking and training but once all those boxes were ticked the focus quickly turned to be more about skiing powder, catching up with old friends and skiing more powder.   Red Mountain , Big Red Cats, Snow Water Heli Ski and Revelstoke all turned…

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