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Observations 12-24th August Observations

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Ozgirl, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    The Table o Meter never lies!
     
  2. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Unless it’s a lee-side table..........
     
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  3. skiXC

    skiXC Hard Yards

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    The clouds parted yesterday evening to reveal a dusting on Gable End, Mt Wellington, Ben Cruachan, and the lower foothills.
     
  4. Rat trap bindings

    Rat trap bindings One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Following @POW_hungry warning just before this event is this worthy or a stand alone thread?

     
  5. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lake Eucy webcam having a sleep in this morning but has since arisen, sun's out guns out. View eastwards:


    and Westwards to Mt Cobrabald ~1520 m


    And still a bit of luv happening in them thar hills:
     
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  6. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    A few obs (some in the PV thread) ......

    IMO reports of snow conditions will vary widely depending on where folks headed first up this morning.

    The single constant for all locations is the snow would have been significantly impacted by prevailing winds in some way. In some cases nice drifts that skied fine. Other areas wind packed with some sastrugi between drifts. Other areas take your pick- ice, hard to ski, deep etc.... Just depended on location and aspect.

    Bottom of Mt P between Towers and Inter lift. This was before those lifts kicked off.







    International....



    Olympic..... You had to look for drifts. Parts of Sun Valley held nice snow. Take a look at the second shot. Playing surface a bit wind impacted.





    And just a pic from a distance that shows how much infill there has been.



    The one constant is that there’s a lot of snow about that was not there 4 days ago! Would not be at all surprised if Snowy Hydro come up with an expected current snow depth total next Thursday around the 1.8 metre or higher. It was 1.27 last week.
     
  7. AussieWhite

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    Hard to see in photo, but starting to snow again. Not just wind blown.
     
  8. Brett Gibson

    Brett Gibson One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Beautiful morning under interceptor... We were probably 20th up the lift. We ran it for about an hour thru the trees. As good as I've had in Australia
    Then headed to Mt P. The north side was definitely preferable.
     
  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    As you can see, nothing to see, all pretty boring, so stay away :whistle:
     
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  10. Brett Gibson

    Brett Gibson One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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  11. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    I observe that Alpine NSW appears to be in a parallel universe to this Victorian.
     
  12. Young Angus

    Young Angus One of Us

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    Truly thing of beauty.
     
  13. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    Buller:



    Good luck digging that out.
     
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    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I swear I’m not crazy - there are currently very light snow flurries falling at my place in Queanbeyan! Obviously not settling on the ground or anything
     
  15. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Perisher has had about 5cm this Arvo..
    Reset for tomorrow
     
  16. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    10D1C801-B172-40C2-9D13-40CE8E8BBA42.jpeg E14EC5CA-7541-4F78-812E-AAE0009898C5.jpeg 3A47A181-9E4D-4A7D-98B1-73448127B73D.jpeg 3DEF9720-0DF7-4DC1-8452-99D2A6BF6D66.jpeg Awesome day at Perisher. Been snowing lightly on and off most of the day, not enough to accumulate much but kept the cover fresh and with the cold temps it’s still skiing well on the groomed. Gee it got tracked out quickly though!

    Couple of pics

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  17. omgsnerr

    omgsnerr Hard Yards

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    Third day of coldies around Bega. Great system.

     
  18. doogasnow

    doogasnow One of Us

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    -2.8c at baw baw and streams of showers still barreling in at them atm. Good thing about this system is it stays super cold the whole way until it’s end!
     
  19. AussieWhite

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    Snow been settling on roofs again in North P this afternoon.
    Just back from last run today. Snow was dry with tracks filling in. Mixture of wind blown/grapple/fresh.
    Was a good afternoon.
     
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    Ijay Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yes indeed, a good dusting up on the Wadbilliga this morning. Not quite worth a photo, but snow and a bit more than yesterday.
     
  21. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still squeezing a little more out .......

     
  22. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The storm that just keeps on giving:D
    Fizzer ... not;)
     
  23. Homer

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    Any system that delivers 70 -90 cm's with these temps is never a fizzer.
    Some people just call fizzer too early. They need to wait it out.
     
  24. Crispy013

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    Ripped from a guy I follow on Strava. One word: B*stard.
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  25. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    The results at Hotham:


    Looks caked.
     
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  26. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Managed a run down the road at Mt Canobolas this morning. Bumped into a few other desperates doing the same thing. Missed it by about 2 hours. Snow was soggy and a bit crusty at the same time.
     
  27. Gregah

    Gregah One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    That second shot is postcard worthy.
     
  28. bluestick

    bluestick One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Very late season starter but looks great.
     
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  29. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pics or....
     
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    It was gorillas in the mist up there and rime on everything.
     
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  31. Telestrom

    Telestrom A Local

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    Baw Baw . No snow for you :(:(
     
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    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snow play time!?
     
  35. woggybot

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    I observe that I think the Aussie Alps under a deep, fresh cover of snow are still the most beautiful alps in the world :D
    The colours, shapes and the way the light plays with the environment is truly unique.
    Just stunning.
    Thanks all for the pics :)
     
  36. snowgum

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    Thats quite impressive for about 4-5 days of snow. A little like a lighter version of Snowmageddon #2, 2017, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Big drifts around the village back then and breaking snowgums. :thumbs:
     
  37. snowgum

    snowgum One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I note this amongst the best transformation I’ve seen in BBaw in 35 years of visitation. To be fair, Bawbs does the dump well - out of season too!
     
  38. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Storm is finished, blue skies over the mountains today
     
  39. GlendaN

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    Looks like a bluebird day coming up for those lucky enough to be there.
     
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    Big queues already at 7:19am
     
  41. Cookthebooks

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    The storm is still lingering on the Mornington Peninsula and Baw Baw is still getting stuffed full of the good stuff.
     
  42. FourSquare04

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    It’s already all tracked out after yesterday but it looks like it will be a much nicer weather day today. Main range was still socked in all day yesterday. It’s going to be fully loaded out there after this and sets it up for an epic spring BC
     
  43. SAsurfa

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    Saturday was as good as Aus pow gets, incredible and face-shots galore with our skin track being covered back up on each ascent. Stoked!
     
  44. SAsurfa

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    Still snow on the tops of the Brindabellas this morning, and dams on properties full to the brim
     
  46. Snowy Joey

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    Those tables have almost disappeared
     
  47. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    It's not every year that kind of thing happens at Baw Baw.
    Here are some other Vic. snow cam. shots from this morning. It is lamentable that we Victorians are not allowed to go and ski on all of this fresh deep dry snow.
    It is torture !!
    :-0

    Baw Baw. AMAZING!

    Whiskey flat : Prime for XC skiing.
    Sun Valley at Falls Creek. From zero to hero.It looks like some perfunctory skidoo grooming has been done for locals at Falls Creek to XC ski on at Sun Valley.
    Rover Chalet . Bogong High Plains.
    TBJ at Mt. Stirling. XC skiing from the carpark to the summit.
    Lake Mtn.: That railing in the photo has been buried under a deep drift. The whole net work of XC ski trails would be at an all time best for 2020.
     
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  48. Cookthebooks

    Cookthebooks Hard Yards

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    Actually this sort of thing happens at Baw Baw nearly every winter. The uncertainty is how long will a base like that last at the little hill.

    Some seasons it’s a blink and you’ll miss it event.
     
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  49. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    What , the picnic tables being buried?. Last season in 2019 was a big one for the whole Baw Baw plateau. The snowpack was deep and extensive. BC XC skiing anywhere up there was totally possible and fun above 1350 M..
     
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    I observe it’s an awesome day...
     

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