Ski blogger Sam Lozier is spending a chunk of this winter in
We had almost given up hope, and were seriously considering leaving and seeing more of
To give you an idea of what itís like to see this much heavy snow come down this quickly, here are a few quick observations from town:
The golf course in the center of town was brown with a few white patches before this storm, after the storm, the chain link fences surrounding it have been entirely buried
Every 20 minutes or so, during the height of the storm, my home in Gulmarg - the Green Heights Hotel - rumbles and shakes as the roof avalanches under the weight of all the new snow.
The snow banks on the side of the road have risen from shin height to neck height during the storm.
Monkey Hill (a steep, short slope behind my hotel) has gone from skiing OK, with just a bit of snow, to skiing well with midseason coverage all over.
Iíve had to skin out the front door of my hotel to start skiing, and have had to climb a snow bank.
The easiest way to get around town today was by skis. We wanted to run up to another hotel to get on the internet, which of course didnít work because the power was out, but by far the best way to get up there was to put skins on and tour up the hill to get there.
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Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.