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Read, Experience, Win on "The Line of Control"

American Ski Bum Celebrates Christmas in Kashmir, Spring Break in Himachal Pradesh

(Kashmir, India) – Passionate skier and full-time freelance writer Eric Segalstad has taken life as a ski bum to a new level. Instead of couch surfing in Jackson Hole or Aspen, Segalstad is stationed at Gulmarg, a ski resort boasting Northern India’s wildest terrain, less than one mile from the volatile Line of Control between India and Pakistan.

Documenting his experience inline with frequent dispatches on, a custom blog powered by, Segalstad’s adventures range from straight up powder hits to political and cultural forays, giving readers insight, travel tips and a chance to win backcountry ski goods from Black Diamond and educational Avalanche Courses from Colorado Mountain School.

“ is an exciting online experience,” states Mike Slone, co-founder of Stellar Transmedia and, the stateside provider of this ski webumentary. “It’s a rare opportunity to experience skiing in Kashmir from the ground, with colorful words, video, and photography on a daily basis.”

Segalstad posts weekly updates and photographs, information about his gear and facts about the area. Best of all, Segalstad’s sponsors, including Stellar Transmedia, Black Diamond and Colorado Mountain School, are offering weekly giveaways throughout February and March. Enter to win a free avalanche course, a pair of Black Diamond Verdict skis and lots more. Visit to register.

About Stellar:
Stellar Transmedia, LLC is a comprehensive multi-media company covering the lifestyle of action sports, active travel and the environment. Stellar has developed a wide variety of publishing, interactive and business-to-business programs including the popular destination website as well as THE POWDER ROAD and BEND TO BAJA, two multi-media projects that integrate coffee table book publishing with award-winning webumentaries and websites. Stellar recently launched a private online hub for the outdoor industry, For more information on Stellar Transmedia, contact Philip Drake at (720) 308-6999, email or visit