Observations 13-17th September

AJS

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Bucketing Wild Brumby.

**Edit - eased (misting) ski tube
 
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Floodman

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Nov 1, 2002
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Blue Cow has plenty of wind, snowing on and off with a brief burst of sun. About 2-3cm of fresh. Just starting to stick to the trees up top. Freedom Chair and some others on windhold with vis variable.
 
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POW Hungry

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Thanks to the base and good conditions, this past week has revealed some of the best freestyle parks in Australian resort's history IMO. The media coming out of Thredbo's one hit wonder and Perisher's FV park this week have been mind blowing.
Good to see Marcus Kleveland in Aus - easily the best in the world if you ask me.

From earlier in the week:
 

AJS

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Mixed bag at Thredbo, started wet but conditions improving every minute.
Plenty of snow falling at present (Black Sallees).
Hero snow. Zero lift queues.
No place I'd rather be. Time to head back out.
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Snow Dog

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Jun 23, 2014
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I observe its a clear evening and a coolish 24C in São Paulo and I would much prefer to be on the new snow at Bull.
 
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loweee

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Jindy 5c and passing showers. Looks like a little bit is making it to the hills from here, however, concur from this angle Thredbo will do best on the tail end.
 
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blackice

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Dec 15, 2000
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Our day has been cut short by injury but was good while it lasted. Light and heavy snow showers on and off at PV all morning with everything from tiny graupel to big fat flakes. Fairly windy and low vis up high. Softer more spring like snow down low.
 

CarveMan

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Packing the car at 3.30, #1 son says he feels sick. 5 minutes later it's happens and my day trip is over before it started. @CarveMan
Pls report what I'm missing.
Be nice late morning imo with a bit more accumulation. No big fresh day or anything but nice surface anyway
Yeah it was nice this morning, creamy fresh and the rain affected stuff underneath didn't freeze solid which was good. Had fun today, tomorrow morning will be crunchy then hopefully slush bumps afternoon!
 

Makazaru

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I observe that at Perisher it wasn't all doom and gloom today, especially up higher and off the busy areas. Eyre and Sun Valley my picks of the afternoon. Just had to stop for a couple of these to help the legs settle - no lines, no rest!
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Couple of clouds still lurking, but clearing quickly. Hope for a moderate freeze tonight, tomorrow will be great on the groomed runs until it softens.
 

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That grass looks 95% cured! Is it a particularly dry area? Grass is all bright green here.
It looks like the Monaro Hwy which is leeward of the Main Range and KNP so is largely rain shadowed.
The Southerly fetch this AM would've done wonders to bring moisture (and that threatening cloud) up and around the Vic Alps, hence why Thredbo tends do well in the South-Sou-Easterly bearing range.
 
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Floodman

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Nov 1, 2002
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Perisher quite good this afternoon up high after early slush firmed up the cover as the cold air moved in. Mix of hail, sago and snow this morning gave way to a sunny finish.
I'm anticipating greased concrete tomorrow morning giving way to slush after lunch meaning an early finish.
 
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