You know that hot girl down the street who has been saving up for five years to go train with a yogi in India blah blah blah? Drag her to Gulmarg instead: Himalayan powder; legit Kashmiri culture; hot tea at the ready. And, oh yeah, tons of dudes with guns since it's on the disputed Pakistan-India border. This place has been moving up the hype list every year with guests bragging of 20 powder days in a row (a life's worth for many).

Best-kept Secret