You've skied in Colorado and Utah. Maybe you've ventured to Montana, or Alaska, or Tahoe. But have you skied in Turkey, Spain, Japan, or New Zealand? Perhaps it's time to stretch your skier's passport. Check out The Adventure Project
, which leads ski trips to exotic locals like Russia, Iran, Chile and Argentina, and beyond. This winter, their featured trip is to the Indian Himalayas of Gulmarg, which features 4,000-vertical foot descents from towering gondolas. Add to that snow monkeys, tasty curry, and new and interesting people and you've got yourself quite a ski trip.
Nestled in the Pir Panjals, one of the mountain ranges that make up the Himalayas, Gulmarg is one of the world's best kept secrets when it comes to powder and big mountain riding. Gulmarg has one of the world's highest gondolas that gives access to a massive mountain that gets more than 45 feet of snow per year. The really good news is, there are only 300 other people there on a busy day, so if you know where to go, you can always find untouched snow.
The Adventure Project has been running freeride camps to Gulmarg for the last four winters. Their two-week sessions are for expert skiers and boarders who are looking for an experience out of the ordinary. Not only will you ski and board some of the best terrain in the world, but you'll be with some very experienced and knowledgeable guides. too. They fully host the trips and will do all the ground work for you, so getting to Gulmarg is easy. So, still not convinced? Check out this video teaser of a run in Gulmarg, posted above. You can also use this code FLYLOW1415 for a $100 discount off of one of their two-week trips.