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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-17-2008, 10:05 AM
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Gulmarg '08/09

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thinking of going to gulmarg in next Feb...
...heliboarding is aviable in kirgistan, but what's the reason to do heliboarding somewhere else while in Gulmar you do not have to pay for heli?


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post #12 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-18-2008, 09:03 PM
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2008-2009

i will be in chengdu in west china near tibet for the winter most likely.
i know i can take a train to Lhasa in tibet and then cross to nepal and then to india. sounds like a week at least to get to khasmir.

riding looks unreal as its all above the tree line? right??

depending on how much time and mulla i have i might try swing by!

led zeppelin song anyone!! ha.
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Lot's of great articles on Gulmarg have been coming out. It sounds like most of it is in the trees type stuff, but amazing none the less. Backcountry mag has done some good articles on it. You might be able to find some info online at the site. The snow sounds plentiful and deep. Uncrowded, and if you are willing to hoof it, the possibilities look amazing.
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kashmir

st. anton austria without people!

from the vid on the kashmir/gulmarg sight it looks like a lot of high alt stuff..
no lift line and no one to ruin your freshies!

nice.

i think i will check it out.

ride the loveland pass free basin this year?
how was the expansion down the pass at a-basin?
hit it either.
thanx for the imput- i miss 'rado!
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I heard the expansion was good at A Basin. Personally I haven't been to it. I did some lines in Grizzly Gulch off of Loveland Pass. The day was unfortunately cut short. Lot's of stuff around Berthoud Pass this year, as per usual.
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Lot's of great articles on Gulmarg have been coming out. It sounds like most of it is in the trees type stuff, but amazing none the less. Backcountry mag has done some good articles on it. You might be able to find some info online at the site. The snow sounds plentiful and deep. Uncrowded, and if you are willing to hoof it, the possibilities look amazing.
The possibilities are truly endless, plus anyone with a pair of skins, AT gear, or a splitboard can access great terrain without even getting on the gondola. The access road from Tangmarg up to Gulmarg zigs and zags up a steep approach that is nicely treed and holds great snow as it faces NE and stays cool, shaded and dry. The gondola at Gulmarg is two-stage: first stage (2650-3050m) runs through forest and small meadows, has one groomed run, and is generally low-angle terrain that bogs down in deep snow, while the second stage (3050-3950m) is almost wholly above the treeline and is nicely pitched. That's about 3000 vertical feet of open fall-line powder without a tree or obstacle for each lap on the top stage.

As for the amount of coverage Gulmarg has received from this season it is increasing substantially from previous seasons and the quality is generally very good (exception: shaky head cam footage with the whoo-whoo soundtrack). Most of it, and the best of it, is gathered here at Gulmarg '08/09

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Ummm that just looks slightly "fun". Yeah, it's one of those places on the list for me. Have splitboard will travel...
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re: WAVE OF VIOLENCE ROCKS INDIA

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Ummm that just looks slightly "fun". Yeah, it's one of those places on the list for me. Have splitboard will travel...
Sh*t!
They are going nuts in India:
Explosions in Gujarat kill 45
Bombs in Bangalore
And in Kashmir:
Pakistan & India Trade Fire On the LoC
Grenade Kills 9 at Srinagar Bus Depot
Wave of Violence Rocks Kashmir
Grenade Attack Rocks Gulmarg
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Trip Reports: Gulmarg '08/09

Returned from Kashmir and posted up these trip reports at TGR. Rather than re-posting in their entirety, the links and topics are provided below:

TR: GULMARG '08/09 - THE GULMARG GONDOLA
TR: GULMARG '08/09 - TERRAIN, PT. ONE
TR: GULMARG '08/09 - TERRAIN, PT. TWO
TR: GULMARG '08/09 - SHARKS FIN
TR: GULMARG '08/09 - COMMUTING TO GULMARG
TR: GULMARG '08/09 - 23 MARCH: 1 GONDOLA, 1 DAY, 2 RIDERS
TR: GULMARG '08/09 - KASHMIR HUMOR

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So I see that you have a split board there in the picture. I have always wondered what the benefits are to a split board compared to any other backcountry board. Does anybody have an explanation?
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