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2014 BC Conditions

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Untele-whippet, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. nthnbeachesguy

    nthnbeachesguy Hard Yards

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    Share away Oz, the perisher Creek was a lot warmer in hindsight!
     
  2. MrWendel

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    Anyone from Canberra up for a day trip tomorrow or Friday? Or will it be better Saturday with an extra freeze thaw cycle?
     
  3. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Conditions should be very skiable next weekend but there will be lines that look good but are in fact closed when the 150mm of snow without any base beneath on the rocks falls apart under a skier load. So consider any lines and chutes very carefully.

    For example none of the chutes (the lines include The Scimitar, The Triple) in the back ground here are actually really skiable without good rock strikes despite what they may look like next weekend.

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  4. NewTurns

    NewTurns One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    can anyone ask? very keen to read an extended dissertation on how best to pack the pack and people's view on must haves/leave at home etc??????
     
  5. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looking at the cams (unfortunately) I don't think the walking / skinning / riding&skiing patterns will be much different to last weekend. And in many ways it will be worse because the majority of rideable slopes face S-to-E and these are unlikely to display good corn conditions til Sunday.
    Or maybe I'm just justifying as I'm not going to go :)
     
  6. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm guessing a real small poo tube.
     
  7. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hang half ya sh$%#t off the outside so it can get scrubbed off by passing trees
     
  8. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Take less stuff.
    Take smaller stuff.
    Take lighter stuff.
     
  9. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fit more beer!

    Pack heavier items low, and close to your body. Be young, so you can handle shivering a lot. When I was 18-20something, we used to go no mats. That would be grounds to call da choppa now. Did meet an older dude one year who had forgotten his mat, but had some bubblewrap in the car....
     
  10. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Charlotte Pass Look Out Snow Cam pics from 1.30ish today.
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  11. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    that'll buy a few more days!!
     
  12. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    The recent snow was a good one. About 150mm I reckon. Snow down to Ski Rider still. But it clearly was windy as usual. It may freshen up some slopes and will definitely increase the life of the snow pack.
     
  13. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cheers Skifree, Im assuming the brown older stuff will ride better than the fresh white - going by pass experiences of spring freshies vs dusty crud
     
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  14. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah, but same 'patterns' as I was saying - thanks skifree awesome shots
     
  15. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Be-A-U-TIFUL mate, great shots. Thanks for posting.
     
  16. firstlight

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    poo tube on other side of pack!
    A photo for the "Tubers" out there!

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  17. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    As promised here is a photo of @nthnbeachesguy taking a dip in the Perisher creek!

    (told ya he was nuts!)

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  18. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    so how many months are we short now..
     
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  19. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    IMO learn how to overnight during the summer when conditions are easier to cope with. Experience will show you the difference between like to have and must have. Peeps have different values and abilities and so their trade-offs vary. My dear departed persnickety brother had to have things like a blow-up pillow, plastic sheet to lay in the tent vestibule and cotton pj's. He would probably have thought me mad to take a book.

    Going out with experienced hikers will shorten your learning curve; at a min. buy an intro to hiking or use Google.
     
  20. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    See, I make a pillow out of the sleeping bag stuffsac, clothes inside with my down jacket wrapped around. Remember that for every kilo of gear you dont carry, you can carry extra beer.
     
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  21. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    +1. Early in the trip go for the cool cotton effect by wrapping the spare T-shirt around that. Later in the trip ...

    It's a mystery of the universe that the same stuff put in the same bag never feels the same.
     
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  22. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I had a compact travel pillow when camping around africa.

    My rolled up into a ball hoody was used more often than not!
     
  23. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    A better day in CP, well at least by 4.30ish.

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  24. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    went out to TWK today, only really one decent line down subs ridge into Watsons left, Walters still has cover. Clubby and Lee still great. Townsend getting patchy
     
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  25. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ah, they were your tracks on the white snow off TWK down into Strzelecki Creek. I think you were still on TKW as I approached.
     
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  26. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    It certainly was Skifree, didnt manage to get far down the creek but the snow was good quality. Another skiier came up TWK behind you as well. Did you do something on the north side - was tempted
     
  27. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Went out to Watsons Crags for a look see and lunch. 3 guys ended up following me out and stopped for lunch somewhere that ways. I did look pretty hard at the North side but having dug myself out of there twice last Saturday gave it a miss with a plan to take big cruisey lines as I made way back to CP. Dropped a line left of your set and stopped in the creek. Over to the big upper valley South West of Twynam and dropped 2 lines as I zig zagged homeish. That was about it apart from slow line into Soil Con Creek to meet the yellow brick road, ski boots off and walk home. A total of 1050M up and down from the car park for the day.
     
  28. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Will there be any skiable lines still about this time next week?
     
  29. GS

    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have a leave pass for Cup weekend, vaguely hoping there might be something remaining to slide on
     
  30. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Should be still lines thru Clubby shutes and Mt Lee for a while yet
     
  31. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, another couple of weekends of snow in club lake and surrounds. If not then this weekend it will be a walk the whole way the following weekend.
     
  32. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Been there done that too many times over the years coming up from Vic. Here's to a healthy summer and another solid base for 2015.
     
  33. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    We were thinking of going for a slide today, but given we still cannot see the hill from Jindy due to "fog" at 10AM it looks like we might find something else to do.

    The Meaning of Life or The Holy Grail? Life of Brian was yesterday.
     
  34. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Blue sky, great vis on the cams ATM

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  35. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yesterday when I came down it was sunny up top, foggy by Perisher, drizzling by Berridale.
     
  36. The Bush Patrol

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    Go the grail IMO.
     
  37. Swede

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    Club lake on the weekend just gone...

     
  38. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep cleared very quickly post 11ish, over the Hills 1st. Did a lap of Pallaibo in lieu of a movie.
     
  39. Draizuh

    Draizuh One of Us

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    Ive got video of me getting into the thredbo river just down from DHG in August!
     
  40. DJM

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    Come on.... he's still above the plums!
     
  41. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I did do a MOTBC pose this year but occupational code of conduct prevents me posting as well as the fear of where it might end up and who might get excited by it.
     
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    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've got one of those....

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    too many clothes
     
  44. Untele-whippet

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    FIFY
     
  45. firstlight

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    It is burnt into my retina forever!
     
  46. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    mirin calves bro
     
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  47. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Angus_McCrory that would have been a calender cover contender with just the boots, socks, beanie and perhaps a kilt.
     
  48. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mexicans considering one last hurrah on the MR will be encouraged by the forecast minimums for Sun- Tues...best not to look at Saturday.
     
  49. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Everytime TW posts Ive gotta go and google the acronym, cheers and well said.
    Angus where is the pic taken - I assume its South Is NZud somewhere, cheers
    Found a photo of Telemarkers wives and girlfriends - pic says it all
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  50. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Clearly splitboarders, they have all ended up in a pile.