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The Adventure Project 2013 Gulmarg Trip

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The Adventure Project

 

 

Our aim is to take adventurous-minded skiers and snowboarders to exciting and exotic destinations around the world. We want to immerse you in new cultures, meet the locals and seek out the deepest powder. 
 
We’ll take you to it and show you how to ski or ride it better! We take the hassle out of organizing your trip, if you’ve ever dreamed of going to somewhere new, somewhere you might not ordinarily go on the adventure of a lifetime, then we’ll make it easy for you.

 

 

We organize everything you will need at the destination: your accommodation; food; transfers; guiding and other fun stuff. We’ll take you around the mountain and work on your skiing and boarding and take you to the next level. You’ll work in a small group of similar level skiers/boarders with the same coach for 2 weeks, so you’ll have plenty of time to improve your skills.
 
Our team consists of highly qualified instructors and patrollers from around the world who are experienced backcountry operators and have a passion for making their clients better skiers and boarders. If you are a good skier or boarder (minimum level advanced), but have never been in the backcountry, we’ll show you how to do it. You should be able to ski/ride groomed black runs in control, as a minimum level, with some experience in powder.
 
We’ll teach you how to use a transceiver, shovel and probe and what to do in the event of an avalanche. We always follow avalanche safety protocols when traveling in potential avalanche terrain. If you are already experienced in the pow, we’ll take you to the deeper spots, take some video and do some analysis and make you even better.
2013 Gulmarg Trip 
 

 

 

We don’t want to take you to all the usual destinations around the world that have already been done to death; somebody else can take you there! We go to the places without the crowds, where you can still get great snow DAYS after a storm, not hours! You will be immersed in different cultures and meet many friendly locals. We hope you like our first destination, Gulmarg in the Indian Himalayas, a freeriders paradise. Gulmarg has the world’s second highest gondola and gets a ton of snow. You can get over 1300 vertical meters in one run and there’s hardly anyone else around to compete for freshies! We hope to expand our list of destinations as demand increases, but we’ll be looking at options in South America, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and even Turkey, Iran and Lebanon. There is so much good riding out there, you’d be surprised. Our aim is to take you there. Watch this space, we’ll keep you updated!

 

Dates and Itinerary
 
 

 

Session 1: Sunday 20th January – Sunday 3rd February 2013.

Session 2: Sunday 3rd February – Sunday 17th February 2013.

Session 3: Sunday 17th February – Sunday 3rd March 2013.

 

Saturday – Arrive in Delhi sometime in the evening or later. You will probably need to stay overnight in Delhi. You can only fly from Delhi to get to Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir.

Day 1 Sunday – depart late morning from domestic terminal for flight to Srinagar. The flight takes approximately 1.5 hours. You will arrive in Srinagar around lunch time and will be picked up by an Adventure Project representative and driven to our Gulmarg hotel.  You will then enjoy an official welcome by the Adventure Project Team and will have a chance to settle into your accommodation.   We finish the day with an afternoon avalanche safety talk, initial beacon training and then dinner (depending on arrival time).

Day 2 Monday – The morning begins with a comprehensive outdoor avalanche safety training session, followed by skiing and the formulation of groups. For the next 12 days expect to skiing in one of the most awe inspiring destinations you will ever see with some of the most renowned powder skiing on earth. From the endless Himalayan vistas off the top of Mount Apharwat, to the skiing the Shark Fin, touring to the Big White or skiing some of the best tree runs to towns like Drang (descending 5800ft of altitude), Tangmarg or skiing to the Baba Reshi Shrine through one of the steeper and longer tree runs available. This trip offers an amazing cultural experience as you get to interact with the friendly people of Kashmir.

Day 13 Saturday – Final departure to Srinagar and overnight stay on the houseboats on Lake Dal. There is the potential for some early morning skiing, depending on the agreed departure time to Srinagar. Saturday morning skiing is therefore not guaranteed. You can take an optional tour around Srinagar if you leave Gulmarg early, otherwise onto the houseboats for Saturday overnight stay and dinner.

Day 14 Sunday – You can take an optional early morning tour to floating vegetable markets, have breakfast and then take your transfer to Srinagar airport for flights home.

 

Prices - What's Included, What's Not
 

 

 

 

 

 

Single Room - $3,885.00 ($500.00 deposit)

Twin Share - $3,385.00 ($500.00 deposit)

Triple Share - $3,085.00 ($500.00 deposit)


(per person, $ USD and includes tax)

Prices include:

- 13 nights accommodation in the Hotel Heevan Retreat or equivalent.
- All dinners/breakfasts at the hotel.
- Greeting at the Srinagar Airport by Adventure Project staff.
- Transfers to and from Srinagar Airport to Gulmarg.
- 12 Full days of instruction and guiding from The Adventure Project instructor/guides.
- Comprehensive avalanche safety training.
- Feedback and analysis on skiing/riding technique by Adventure Project instructor/guides.
- Final nights accommodation (including dinner/breakfast) on Dal Lake houseboat.
- Access to amazing equipment deals from The Adventure Project sponsors.
- Special Gulmarg Powder Sessions t-shirt designed by Kind Designs.


Prices do not include:

- Airfares.
- Indian Tourist Visa.
- Travel Insurance.
- Lift Tickets.
- Jeep transportation for lower tree runs.
- Lunches, snacks, beverages.
- Rental equipment.
- Additional Srinagar tours.
- Overnight accommodation in Delhi.
- Gratuities for Adventure Project staff, local drivers, hotel staff, etc.

 

 

 

Book Your Trip to Gulmarg today!

Stay tuned to the Adventure Project sponsor page on EpicSki for the latest updates and trip information. The ski trip of a lifetime is within reach, book today!

 

 

Gulmarg Powder Sessions - What to Expect 19k .docx file

 

 

 

 

Gulmarg Powder Sessions Overview 58k .docx file

 

 

 

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