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Young Ski Instructors on a Mission in Gulmarg

Discussion in 'Noticeboard' started by snowguide, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. snowguide

    snowguide Hard Yards

    Sep 24, 2009
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    Switzerland, Nepal, India
    #1 snowguide, Sep 24, 2009
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  2. Endless Winter

    Endless Winter Hard Yards

    Jun 9, 2004
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    A mountain near you
    With a title like that ... I thought for a minute the knuckleheads from Utah [​IMG] are seeking the ultimate prize of India .... Nice work and enjoyed the video.
    #2 Endless Winter, Sep 25, 2009
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  3. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Oct 14, 2005
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    Nice work! [​IMG]

    The comment on the lack of local women/girls visible was certainly true. You hardly see any. All the hotel staff -desk, kitchen, maintenance etc, lift staff, shop owners, the military, the guys pulling sleds, drivers etc were all men/boys. There would be a few visting Indian women around. You might see a few Kashmiri women out walking if it is a sunny day.

    As for the kids skiing - it is an achievment - remember that they are learning on very old skinny skis people have brought over. Given a bit of time and opportunity these guys will be very good. The old guides I saw last year were also on old skinny skis but they were extremely fit and hardy people and while perhaps not technically great skiers still left most of us for dead.

    Good stuff - hope it continues.
    #3 Heinz, Sep 25, 2009
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