Skiing in Kashmir, With the Risk of BulletsBy Steve Casimiro on March 12th, 2013
The Kashmir region of northern India has a very recent militant history. But it also has the highest gondola-served terrain on earth, boasts perfect powder, an absence of crowds, and serene, stunning Himalayan beauty. It’s also possible to ski into a bear, or a snow leopard. See that business about few crowds. More like no crowds. Also, it’s still not politically stable. Abbottabad, the town where Osama bin Laden was killed, is less than 80 miles west as the crow flies. The State Department’s current India page recommends avoiding travel to most of Jammu and Kashmir “because of the potential for terrorist incidents, as well as violent public unrest.” Still, this is some of the most rugged skiing in the world, human threats notwithstanding. Via NY Times.
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