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September 15, 2009


Young Ski Instructors on a Mission

by Chris Werren

In 2009 the New Zealand Ski Club of Kashmir brought 8 young ski instructors from Australia, New Zealand, UK, Argentine and France to Gulmarg in Kashmir to teach the young children in this remote area how to ski. In his recent video Jack McCowan gives an account of the experience those ski instructors made when they were there. The video speaks for itself and shows how much the efforts of these young volunteers were appreciated by the kids and how much they enjoyed their first skiing experience.

These young ski instructors must be applauded for their selfless engagement and be thanked for a fantastic job done! They have contributed a lot by giving to many of these kids probably a ” once in a life time experience” and to some they may even have taught the basic skills that could motivate them to design their own future as skiing and mountaineering professionals.

We all can contribute to a brighter future for this young generation by visiting this Himalaya ski resort and by promoting it to all our friends and skiers or snowboarders we know.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sep 28 2009

    It’s great to see my short film THIS IS KASHMIR being promoted on the Free Ski Himalaya Blog. It was an awesome 2 months living and teaching in Gulmarg. A lot of hard work for sure but some great rewards in the end and the skiing was absolutely incredible. My blog is which has some more info about the free learn to ski program and the volunteer instructors who made it happen.

    Cheers Jack McCowan

    • Sep 28 2009

      Hi jack

      thanks for your mail and congratulations on the video. It is a good story and may motivate other young people to do something similar. Of course it is also a good tool to promote Gulmarg to a wider audience. Maybe I will see you in Gulmarg next winter. I will definitely be there from end of December to mid March.

      Regards, Chris Werren


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