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Observations 10-15th Jul Backdoor Betty Obs

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by POW_hungry, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Great pics. Love them all.
    Beloka oh what fun LOL
    Going to be living this season vicariously.
    (off topic sorry pow)
     
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  2. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    I drove from western Sydney to Moree today via Lithgow, Mudgee and Coonabarabran. Temps didn't get past single digits everywhere I drove. I did see some hail still on the ground this morning from yesterday's storm in the Blue mountains.
     
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  3. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Positive temps at Perisher for much of the night and precip accumulating.
     
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    While they went slightly positive it was only 3c in Jindy at my place. Pretty flat temps across the region.
    Looks like they have gone negative again now.
     
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  5. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is it a case of "Thats All Folks" ?
     
  6. loweee

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    Thredbo could pick up a few snow showers from the south today but a few cm's at best I think.
     
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  7. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Moisture headed up the coast.
    wait n see what the second L further East does on the back of the first....
    [​IMG]
     
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    Thredbo - 85cm up high and 50cm in the Village
    Perisher - 70cm on the Snow Stake

    Not bad at all for a marginal base builder system
     
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  9. walrusballs

    walrusballs Hard Yards

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    I haven’t seen a single report of how the actual snow was on the mountain, not a single face covered in snow. Anyone have any idea what the skiing was like yesterday?
     
  10. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yup. Same here.
    Was always going to happen. The quicker it pisses off and the sun comes out the better
     
  11. Wardy

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    Trees at lower resort elevations look pretty bare this morning...
     
  12. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cloud base just scudding across PV. Winds easterly.
     
  13. stormkite2000

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    There is still a cold upper-level jet trough @ 200mb influence over the lower se vic and nsw.
     
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  14. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    roof avalanches will be a real thing today.
    especially if / when it warms a tad in the daylight.
     
  15. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yup. 100%

    It's a proper miserable day in jindabyne.
    Light drizzle and 3 degrees.
     
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  16. GlendaN

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    Snow stake this morning doesn't appear to be much gain overnight
     
  17. Arne

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    Very heavy and slow off piste.
     
  18. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    It rained overnight...
     
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  19. GlendaN

    GlendaN One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    :(:(:(:(:(
     
  20. Donzah

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    Was always going to happen. We got incredibly lucky with the system. It was so line ball.
     
  21. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mizzle at Thredbo, road in clear and wet. Thank you Backdoor Betty now bugger off.
     
  22. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    mind if I quote you to some of my fb followers ? ;)
     
  23. dawooduck

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    Sierra cement with a base of slurpie, white spakfilla.
     
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  24. kylep

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    Many reports in the Perisher and Thredbo threads
     
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  25. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I heard it also described as Clag glue. :D
     
  26. teleroo

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    Big rumble and ground shaker last night for us at about 8:45pm. Roof clear this morning.
     
  27. Arne

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    A lot of short term holiday makers and social media type of people, as well as KT will always be UP when we get A lot of new snow. Reality was very different. Last two days we got very wet. Came home at 11am got changed into dry gear, regrouped and headed back out. My calves and hamstrings are stretched out and sore from jumping around and getting stuck in the deep stuff. Still fun tho
     
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  28. cornice11

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    thanks for packing down the base for the rest of us
     
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  29. Donzah

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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Inspiring!
     
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    We call it The Glug.
     
  32. Donzah

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    It was that bad.
    I had Clown fish looking to move into my goggles.
     
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  33. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    MCL damaging stuff.
    where you're headed one way but the outside ski has other ideas on change of direction :(
     
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    I ventured into Yaouk yesterday and found a pretty nice scene. The rain seemed to be transitioning to snow at around 1100m.

     
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    Further down the Monaro, god it’s good to see all the dams and ponds full of water, all the little gullies running. The weir at Dalgety is fully covered, running fast and full of topsoil
     
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  36. DPS Driver

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    Wet sticky glug.

    Perfect for a solid base.
     
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    I'm calling a marginal net gain in the top 100m at Buller. Net loss below that. Keeps the three runs we have open for now. Just.
     
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    Lucky fella seeing it like that. Enough snow to create a wonderland but safe enough to drive on as not too deep on the road... W
     
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  39. SMSkier

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    Snow pack this morning is now the new base that was so desperately needed IMO. Some real deep snow that will pack down nicely. Next predicted fall on the coming weekend should consolidate the lot. It was tough going off the groomers today following the tail end of that weather system.

    PV weather site. That’s Kahane Lodge in the background for any SASC members or guests.



    Snowed in rope tow. It was head height a week ago.



    Ops folks almost stuck trying to get the cordage out.



    Moonbah. Final tally was 71mm. Last week we had to buy and truck in house water :rolleyes:

     
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    I've noticed a few photos up and around Kahane in this thread.
     
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    Mid stationer yesterday

    Bottom of the Mt P triple.

    Was certainly the base builder we needed but dangerous to ski of the groomers with a 1 inch crust and then soft snow. We need a good freeze and snow on top and hopefully all good for season 2020
     
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  44. Donzah

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  46. GlendaN

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    From the look at the Perisher Cam a light dusting overnight it was bare late yesterday but may only be a heavy frost
     
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  47. dawooduck

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    A mizzle filled dank morning in the Jindy North Shore but all this slow release moisture is much appreciated.

    Pretty much still all white paddocks at 1170m
     
  48. teleroo

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    Light cloud from the SE. Mt P.
     
  49. snowgum

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    Slightly off topic:

    As a Vic I’m thrilled to see at least some our ski fields get a dump and truely look like a winter cover.

    Forgetting lockdown, it’s absolutely gauging to see system after system peak in Or before WA and slide past SE Australia, delivering rain or very little snow.

    I think 2018(?) was a bit like this and then it ramped dramatically. But the last really dud year in. VIC (coinciding with a very modified Hoppet) was about 2011. The odds for a bad one (south) were growing after a few pretty good years.

    As I quoted elsewhere if I have to be in lockdown, perhaps it’s the year to have a bad winter? :oops:
     
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    Addendum:
    I love Apple speelchocks. ‘Gauging’ should have been ‘galling’. :confused: