Hakuba, Japan was simply off-the-hook. It's the FULL package of retarded amounts of powder, zeeperb food, chillaxed environment - hotpools, great service, genuine people and well organised transport & ski resorts. We'll be guiding in January 2013 so make your plans now and score some of those cheap air flights NOW. For further info/itineraries/early bird specials please contact Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heading out to the legendary 40-60 degree slopes of the 'Shark's Fin'! Pic by sunstone.
In this situation of high avalanche rish it's paramount to ski & snowboard lower angle slopes (below 30 degrees), stick in areas with good snow anchors (like trees) and on lower elevations. There's still plenty of great options in the Gulmarg area to avoid High Risk Avalanche areas and that's why its such a great ski environment.
It was another epic ski season and we were happy to report NO clients in avalanches and NO fatalaties - a record we have maintained since we started our ski guiding operations 5 years ago - a 100% client safety record which we're very proud of!
Here's what some of our clients said about sunstone adventures this season:
Tea & Mans (above)after skiing a massive free ride line in Gulmarg, below Paul, Tea & Mans getting 'Chai-drated'! Pic sunstone collection.
Paul, Tea & Mans getting 'Chai-drated'! Pic sunstone collection.
Liam above hiking 'The Monkey', below Liam & Danica practising some Avalanche technique. Photo by sunstone.
Cody, Alex & Tim do some erm 'Product Testing'! Photo by sunstone.
And thanks to all our awesome clients for making it another special season - super fun and of course just epic skiing & snowboarding at exotic locations!
Sunstone was also lucky to be a part of filming the new Gulmarg promotional ski & snowboard film to promote tourism in the Kashmir area by the Jammu & Kashmir Tourist Board. Thanks to film maker Will Lascelle and all the riders, Gulmarg Heliski operation and a great day of dropping steep powder lines in the Himalayan backcountry while being showered with sunshine!
Check out a video preview of the footage skiing the Sunshine Peak area in Gulmarg, Kashmir:
So what's up next for sunstone?
August, September, October 2012 - Skiing & Snowboarding in New Zealand
September, October, November, December 2012 - Trekking & Climbing in Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan
January 2013 - Skiing & Snowboarding in Japan
February, March 2013 - Skiing & Snowboarding in Gulmarg, Kashmir
March 2013 - Skiing & Snowboarding in Iran (Expedition to climb & ski off the 5671m Mt. Damavand - the highest peak in Iran & the Middle East)
March, April, May - Trekking & Climbing in Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan
Come get in the mix with sunstone!
Contact Paul: email@example.com
Phone: 0064 (0) 0211314492