Charlotte Pass Snow Report

Mon, 10 Aug 2020       
Lifts Open
Snow Depth (Spencer's Creek 1830m) 86.7 cm
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 5 cm
Weather: Partly cloudy. Forecast Max 5°c

Today

MONDAY AUGUST 10. We had some more fresh snow start to fall yesterday afternoon and overnight. Now we'll have a couple of days break before more fresh snow is due on Wednesday. We have 10 groomed runs to choose from including Home Run, Little Josh, Kosi Coaster, Easy Starter, Equaliser, Exhibition, Lenny's Leap, Top of the World, Rex's Ridge, and our pick of the day, Waterfall. Conditions are very icy off-piste so we'd strongly recommend sticking to the groomed runs today. It will be partly cloudy with moderate winds and a high of 3 degrees.

Weather

Tomorrow - Mostly sunny with some light winds Visbility, Good. Wind

Groomers Pick

Waterfall

Snowmaking

No

Last Snow

09/08/2020

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OPEN Basin Poma (Poma)
N/A Charlotte's Carousel (Carousel)
OPEN Guthries Poma (Poma)
OPEN Kosciuszko Triple (Triple)
OPEN Kosi Carpet (Carpet)
OPEN Pulpit (T-bar)

Snow Cams

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Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Mon Aug 10
Max 5°c
Partly cloudy.
Tue Aug 11
-2°c | 8°c
Mostly sunny.
Wed Aug 12
1°c | 5°c
Showers.
Thu Aug 13
5°c | 8°c
Showers.
Fri Aug 14
4°c | 8°c
Shower or two.
Sat Aug 15
2°c | 9°c
Shower or two.
Sun Aug 16
3°c | 8°c
Shower or two.

Comments

10/8/20 - 10:40am
Around the turn of the century (I forget which side) they looked at keeping the road open and did a bit of research. Unfortunately for the fans of keeping it open they picked a year with above average snowfalls (so it wasn't '06) and decided it was all too hard. That was well before Blytons time.
10/8/20 - 10:35am
climberman: LOL that must have been a while ago!
It was
climberman
10/8/20 - 10:29am
Chookfooter: Be careful what what you wish for, if it's more accessible get ready for the queues. The other thing that keeps the Kozzie road open is the amount of traffic it carries. With 1 bus running up and down the road that wouldn't help, so they would be running a machine up and down constantly when it's snowing. I remember when the RTA took over snow clearing from the Parks, I was talking to the RTA Traffic Commander, he said the RTA was gobsmacked how much they were spending to keep a dead end road open. I can't see the RTA extending that expenditure to road that is closed, so CO will have have to wear that, which will be passed on to the customer.
LOL that must have been a while ago!
skichanger
10/8/20 - 10:24am
Chookfooter: Be careful what what you wish for, if it's more accessible get ready for the queues. The other thing that keeps the Kozzie road open is the amount of traffic it carries. With 1 bus running up and down the road that wouldn't help, so they would be running a machine up and down constantly when it's snowing. I remember when the RTA took over snow clearing from the Parks, I was talking to the RTA Traffic Commander, he said the RTA was gobsmacked how much they were spending to keep a dead end road open. I can't see the RTA extending that expenditure to road that is closed, so CO will have have to wear that, which will be passed on to the customer.
Completely agree. People do not realise how much work it is to keep roads open. We are the end of the road at Chalet Madarao. It takes them nearly an hour to do our very short street with the snow plow. We have had occasions where we have had to get the snow blower out to get in or out and rescue cars. Not fun at any time and even less fun at 4am. When we are not well set up for road clearing it is not practicable to clear the road to CP
10/8/20 - 10:05am
Be careful what what you wish for, if it's more accessible get ready for the queues. The other thing that keeps the Kozzie road open is the amount of traffic it carries. With 1 bus running up and down the road that wouldn't help, so they would be running a machine up and down constantly when it's snowing. I remember when the RTA took over snow clearing from the Parks, I was talking to the RTA Traffic Commander, he said the RTA was gobsmacked how much they were spending to keep a dead end road open. I can't see the RTA extending that expenditure to road that is closed, so CO will have have to wear that, which will be passed on to the customer.
Telemark Phat
10/8/20 - 9:45am
kiter: Itís not charming at all . Itís dangerous because at times the slush means that the vehicles get bogged and slide and canít pass each other safely . There are too many people isolated too and if there were an emergency then getting people in and out is problematic . During snowfalls navigating the road is problematic and a cleared road actually provides a safer path , countries with much more challenging weather and deeper snowfalls are able to maintain a cleared and navigable road . We manage to do it to Perisher , ( with weekend warrior city based idiots with no icy road experience in suvs allowed to slide all over the place every 5th day not a problem apparently ) . Yes itís still snowing . See ya tues
The Perisher road is kept open with the application of tonnes of grit, NaCl and CaCl2. All of which are much worse for the local environment than travel without snow clearing.
Fozzie Bear
10/8/20 - 7:29am
Sago: I can relate to what your saying Fozzie bear. Yes the over snow is a great experience for the new comers.......
Still love it after 15 years.
Fozzie Bear
10/8/20 - 7:27am
Blyton Group just need to invest in better oversnow vehicles, which i understand is happening. Im a big fan of Arctic Trucks systems, but was told that the new(ish) Bombadier trail has been successful and more will be ordered. And for being dangerous...... in 15 years of operation, i can't recall a serious accident with any of the Mattrack equiped Isuzu vehicles. The worst situation was ten years ago (or so) the road was flooded after heavy rain and guests could not get in or out for 24 hours; and cleared road or not would not have changed that. Your complaint about vehicles parked at the turning circle is a National Parks issue.
9/8/20 - 10:38pm
derider: The oversnow does sound charming and seems to keep the hordes away. It makes CP feel secluded and unique, so I don't mind it in principle. Why is it dangerous? I haven't been, but I look forward to checking it out myself on Tuesday. Can't wait. Is it still snowing?
Itís not charming at all . Itís dangerous because at times the slush means that the vehicles get bogged and slide and canít pass each other safely . There are too many people isolated too and if there were an emergency then getting people in and out is problematic . During snowfalls navigating the road is problematic and a cleared road actually provides a safer path , countries with much more challenging weather and deeper snowfalls are able to maintain a cleared and navigable road . We manage to do it to Perisher , ( with weekend warrior city based idiots with no icy road experience in suvs allowed to slide all over the place every 5th day not a problem apparently ) . Yes itís still snowing . See ya tues
9/8/20 - 10:34pm
And having spent many years skiing and working in Switzerland where no car's are allowed in many resorts, but an efficient means of transport accessing resort the argument for keeping over snow transfers in Australia is laughable.
9/8/20 - 10:30pm
kiter: The charm is that thereís arenít cars and hordes , this can be retained by clearing the road and maintaining and extending efficient transport by bus to the area in summer and winter and extending the charm . The car park along the side of the road on the way to the turn around in summer and autumn is disgusting and adds to the erosion of the area and is foul . A cleared road in winter is a non issue In comparison
9/8/20 - 10:30pm
The oversnow does sound charming and seems to keep the hordes away. It makes CP feel secluded and unique, so I don't mind it in principle. Why is it dangerous? I haven't been, but I look forward to checking it out myself on Tuesday. Can't wait. Is it still snowing?
9/8/20 - 10:30pm
I can relate to what your saying Fozzie bear. Yes the over snow is a great experience for the new comers. But for the return travelers is the most annoying 30-40 minutes. the inefficient transport and the pollution created by a 40 minute trip when it could be10minutes should out way the charm
9/8/20 - 10:25pm
kiter: What is charming about being deprived of your hard earned for a crappy , unreliable and dangerous journey along a road that could be easily cleared utilising transport that is way more efficient . Mandate that the busses are electric . Iím sick of these crappy excuses and Iím sure Iím not the only one . This is not a whinge but a call to action
The charm is that thereís arenít cars and hordes , this can be retained by clearing the road and maintaining and extending efficient transport by bus to the area in summer and winter and extending the charm . The car park along the side of the road on the way to the turn around in summer and autumn is disgusting and adds to the erosion of the area and is foul . A cleared road in winter is a non issue In comparison
9/8/20 - 10:24pm
Fozzie Bear: Sorry, glad the road isnt cleared in winter. Part of the charm is that access is by oversnow.
What is charming about being deprived of your hard earned for a crappy , unreliable and dangerous journey along a road that could be easily cleared utilising transport that is way more efficient . Mandate that the busses are electric . Iím sick of these crappy excuses and Iím sure Iím not the only one . This is not a whinge but a call to action
Fozzie Bear
9/8/20 - 10:20pm
Sorry, glad the road isnt cleared in winter. Part of the charm is that access is by oversnow.
9/8/20 - 10:16pm
Sago: Id say the NPWS won't allow winter road clearing. rather pollute environment rather than allow efficient transport
If thatís the case itís pathetic . Time to seriously question the local member who wants the area to succeed . The current set up is a boil on the arse of the area and itís not about bringing the bloody hordes to the area ( of which there a ton load now in summer and autumn that park all over the side of the road which is a disgrace . ) Make it a year round thing , keep the bloody cars out bit offer good efficient transport utilising ski tube in winter and Perisher in summer as a transport interchange. Spare me the bs excuses and letís get serious about this issue and address it now while there is the opportunity and community and political will
9/8/20 - 10:10pm
I'd say the NPWS won't allow winter road clearing. They would rather pollute the environment rather than allow efficient transport
9/8/20 - 10:08pm
Terminate at old tennis courts so village is still snow bound, and then shuttle village guests within the resort from there. Day tripper numbers still can be managed as to not over crowd facilities.
9/8/20 - 10:07pm
Sago: I've been saying it for 30+ years
And the reason is ? It seems that Nsw gov with renewal of lease wants cp to succeed but why this half arsed and downright dangerous current transport . Itís a joke and is a serious roadblock to offering professional tourism in the area . Iím not advocating a mass rapid transit system to the area that destroys its uniqueness just something that is better safer and more professional than the current set up. If itís some sort of greennand pristine excuse they should have cancelled the lease and bulldozed the place

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