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    Snow Report Mt Buller 2017 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

    whats the plan with that lift?
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    Opinion New lifts/ lift and snowmaking upgrades

    Charlotte pass head lease extended another 40 years..
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    Opinion New lifts/ lift and snowmaking upgrades

    extend the Pleasant valley chair down rollercoaster and load next to Ridge chair...
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    Why all the stress about using Snow Chains

    driving on snow = easy driving on ice = hard need chains! Australia has a lot more ice events than snow.. especially on the roads.
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    Wind speed to close lifts

    i was riding the ABOM at Buller, about 30 seconds before is shut due to wind, i think about 4 chairs behind us had passengers and thats it. wasn't the most pleasant ride, and watching the chair in front swing more and more as we approached the top station was scary, not to mention the swing...
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    Question Lift Open On Demand

    i have been thinking this for ages, need a combined parks pass, ski both thredbo/perisher. like they do up on the gold coast with their fun parks.
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    Observations 18-23rd September

    midnight in Syd, still 28 deg..
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    How many times do you fall over in a season?

    i tend to use my face or arse to initiate a turn, or stop, towards the end of the day... the brain says get onto that edge and carve, legs say, its time to hit the bar... if i do short trips, weekends, only crash about once a day, if i do a week, or 10 day trip, it can get up to about 2...
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    Question Why are people excited when it snows in spring?

    i have never skied outside of Australia, whats this "powder" you speak of?
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    Snow Report Mt Buller 2017 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

    Finally got to uploading some phone pics from my first ever weekend at Buller, i was impressed, snow quality was good, cloud cover was interesting, but the winds picked up on the Tuesday and limited us to Bourke St as ABOM was on wind hold. on arrival, some exploring of the village...
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    Question Lift Open On Demand

    i am thinking the same, went to Buller for the first time this year, and this year is the first i have not bought a epic/season pass for Perisher in 20 years.
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    Observations 18-23rd September

    need those things around near my place, lots of construction, and i observe a fresh layer of dust on everything every morning, and i observe i am going to wash my car, again, for the 3rd time since saturday....
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    Observations 18-23rd September

    unusually cold this morning in south western Sydney, 2 deg.
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    Another Buller help thread. (from NSW)

    gate entry included parking, which is the same price as entry, so assuming its free. yep, im impressed, loved the elevation changes off the summit.. down to grimace i think, and down to howqua, or however you pronounce it.
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    Another Buller help thread. (from NSW)

    thanks everyone for your help, and tips, very smooth, although expensive experience getting here and into accom... hired chains at Mansfield, after the place i hired from in Syd gave me the wrong size.... gotlift tix online and picked up at mansfield, wasnt impressed with the overnight...
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    Snow Report Mt Buller 2017 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

    quite enjoyed my first ever day at Buller, i found the north sides a little icey and hard, but the southside was great, loved runs to wombat lift, and the southern sides of the summit. im very impressed. loving the village atmosphere. pics when i get enough bandwidth to upload. not...
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    Snow Report Mt Buller 2017 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

    as long as they go home on by Monday, ill be happy....
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    Another Buller help thread. (from NSW)

    how long is the usual postage to Syd, trip starts next weekend, i was planning on buying tix in Mansfield on the way up.
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    Another Buller help thread. (from NSW)

    do you have to walk to a day car park to get the shuttle bus? or does it run to the overnight car park as well?
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    Another Buller help thread. (from NSW)

    Thanks for that, sadly we will be heading down direct from Sydney, so wont get a chance to drop in to Melb. is there anywhere in NSW that sells tix? i will hire chains from Syd before i leave. are the issues with overnight parking, a problem of actually finding a parking space, or a cost...