27 March 2017

What does the scale above mean to you as a skier or snowboarder in the Gulmarg backcountry? Remember, this advisory is for the Gulmarg backcountry, which means the terrain that is outside of Gulmarg Ski Area. The red areas in the photo below are the Gulmarg backcountry, and the green area is Gulmarg Ski Area. This advisory does not apply to the green zone ski area. Read more here.

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Snowpack Discussion

27 March 2017 – Avalanche danger above Treeline today is Low (1), natural and human triggered avalanches unlikely.  Be careful around cornices today, travel on the rocks away from them. It is wise to avoid travel beneath them during the warmest hours of the day.  At Treeline and Below Treeline, avalanche danger is Low (1), natural and human triggered avalanches unlikely. Watch out for unstable Wet Loose snow during the warmest hours of the day today below treeline. As always, Low avalanche danger doesn’t mean no avalanche danger. Normal caution advised. Choose terrain wisely with a mind for terrain traps (rocks, gullies, trees).

http://www.deepsnowsafety.org/index.php/. We now have enough snow in the conifer forests for skiers and riders to get trapped in tree wells and stream holes. Read more about this phenomenon in the link above. It causes several fatalities each year in other ski regions of the globe.


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Weather Forecast (link:http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Gulmarg/6day/mid)