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Observations 14-20th August

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Claude Cat, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. blueandwhite

    blueandwhite One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Falls. Sunny skies. Light winds. Groomed goodness.

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  2. W0nkey D0nkey

    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    park looking mint
     
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  3. SnowBound

    SnowBound One of Us

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    @POW_hungry that's beautiful mate nice work. More please.

    Cold but sunny on Syd northern beaches this morning. Mountain bike ride felt fresh in the breeze :eek:
     
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  4. loweee

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    Nice morning on Mt P. Lines long but still fresh out wide untracked. Worth the walk back.
    Its warmed up a little but snow in squeaky condition up high.
     
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  5. cookieman

    cookieman One of Us

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    i observe vic high country at its best
     
  6. kimberlee81

    kimberlee81 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Nice viewpoint! Where did you take that from?
     
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  7. Boodwah

    Boodwah One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hotham summit
     
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  8. bondibob

    bondibob Addicted Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well Thredbo was amazing this weekend... I'll try and post some pics when I get reception. Off piste great, trees through golf bowl epic.

    Great weekend
     
  9. bondibob

    bondibob Addicted Ski Pass: Gold

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    bondibob Addicted Ski Pass: Gold

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  11. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Plentiful snow at Perisher although wind scoured in some areas (eg top of Perisher Quad Express). Rocks and shrubs still showing through on some runs, interestingly, but overall a great improvement on pre-Blizzard 01 conditions. Unexpectedly warm today in the sun (7 degrees in sunny spots) so some melt happening. Otherwise- a glorious blue-bird day! Reception here too poor to upload photos; will try tomorrow...
     
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  12. snowgum

    snowgum One of Us

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    Great xc & Tele skiing today at Baw Baw today ( Sunday 20 /8 ). 10 cm fresh dry on 20 base on piste but lovely drifts of 30-40 cm deep near the trees. And as dry as I've seen snow at this mountain. -5c overnight explaining the quality - I guess!

    Good snow was accompanied by very light winds, mostly sunny skies and just the odd bit of light cloud. Bliss and only 3 hrs from SE Melbourne.
     
  13. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Great shot, thanks for sharing. Never quite understood why Hotham insists on maintaining those rollers on the Summit though. Such a weird feature.

    Hotham AWS already hitting -5C. Thredbo TS nearly @ -9C.
     
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  14. DiscoStuAU

    DiscoStuAU One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Buller and surrounds looking mighty fine from the air:

     
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  15. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    that's just speactaular
     
  16. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    The weather in the alpine was as good as it gets. Cool, no breeze and the atmosphere was so clear. Touring perfection. Snow was gooood. Mt blowhard

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  17. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    • Here we go - at the top of Perisher Quad Express ...
     
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  18. shauno

    shauno Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    A couple of pics from Bondo state forest yesterday which is on the North boundary of Kosciuszko these were only at around 1000m or so pretty big dump in parts. First pic is Brindabella road on the way to Tumut and the last pic is on Two Sticks road at around 1150m behind Mt Coree
     
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  19. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Today was the peak bluebird day of the season. Amazing sunset colours
     
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  20. Tasjez

    Tasjez Hard Yards

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    I observed, and enjoyed, a bluebird day at Ben Lomond
     
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  21. cookieman

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    the rollers on the pic are from the ski/snowboard cross which starts at top of summit.Would have to be one of the most picturesque course around.All the big guns are here.
    the big rollers on the other side of the summit get used but yes require some maintenance.
    I observe its already -2.4 in Dinner Plain.
     
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  22. IAB

    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice!
     
  23. Deanski

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    Had an awesome weekend at Perisher/Smiggs. Heaps of snow and even in the warm temps throughout the day on Sunday it held out well.....still squeaky underfoot and not that lunchtime slush that often happens. The wife noted that the chairlifts seemed closer to the ground with the amount of snow there has been......for us anyway, we are used to skiing shoulder seasons for the past few years with the daughter school hols. All in all, sensational down there. Got another trip mid Sept, so fingers crossed the temps hold out and wet stuff stay away. If so there should still be plenty of snow around even then.
     
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  24. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Surprisingly uncrowded as well
     
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