In February 2013 Thayne Rich, Kalen Thorien, Tony Rossi, Vanessa Aadland, and Mark Kogelmann set out for Kashmir, on the border between India and Pakistan, to film a ski movie. This is their story.
This week we meet Mr. Kahn - no, not the infamous Star Trek villain, the lovable entrepreneur from Kashmir who tells us about the changes the ski town of Gulmarg has undergone since India and Pakistan stopped fighting over the disputed territory. Needless to say, most of the changes have been good, like a growing Indian skiing community.
Afterwards the Soulryders get a huge powder dump and skin in to the back country to absolutely annihilate some feather-soft pillow lines. Keep an eye out for the 360 at 1:59, it's hotter than a vindaloo curry.
In February 2013 Soulryders set out for Kashmir to film a ski movie. The day they touched down in India, the Indian government hung a Kashmiri citizen, whom they convcited for being a terrorist, and secretly buried his body in the prison where he was held. This ignited an age-old feud between Pakistan and India for rule over a little piece of heaven called Kashmir. Witness the beauty of a culture, feel the instability of civil unrest, and experience a first descent in the Pir Panjal mountain range in Soulryders' Lines of Control.
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