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Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Ubiquitous Steve, Jul 20, 2016.
Fairly warm in the sun at falls. Snow a tiny bit heavy but still super excellent.
I observe 109 underfoot is not overkill at falls today! As good as oz gets imo.
109 pffft. Under-gunned.
...has it got that lovely squeaky sound to it?
It is great. But it does get better...you should ride more to find out
more of the same here at perisher today during blizard week
wind at times easing but still enough to put some chairs on hold e.g freedom , pleasant valley
visibility pretty poor
we are now at the burning log at guthega for coffee and i observe out the window that it is snowing steadily
No...but what a transformation since last friday.
Looks like temps have climbed to minus 1 at hotham and buller, thus the slightly heavier snow observations.
Buller is great. Nice fresh top layer and little to no crowds with the extended terrain
Vis is questionable but snow makes up for it
Looks like a cracker of a day on Ben Lomond! Bluebird and empty.
Freshies all morning.
Story of my life
Sorry about the late reply, my phone decided to call it quits due to the cold and I only returned home late yesterday.
Looks like I wasn't too far off myself. It tried to turn around midnight @ 1300m so I think it was a fair call to say there was a chance at 10pm. By 2am the snow had arrived albeit just a dusting by morning.
I observe I'm still stoked from a great long w/e on the mountain. Flawless untracked tree runs though the protected valleys, kicking off with Brumby T on Sat morning. I now need a new board after dealing with the angry ice I didn't always see with the poor vis, but was worth it for the quality of the stashes. Monday was epic, as I'm sure yesterday was, today is and the rest of the week will be. Enjoy!
Definitely heavier snow compared with y'day.Waiting for Heavenly chair to open @ 7.30 this morning there was a fine damp mist . Was wiping goggle lens.
Early untracked was still skiing nicely though. Village / Playground had the best snow earlier today imo.
Just not as deluxe as y'day.
I concur, not as light as yesterday, or maybe my legs are just heavier?
Bo this morning
I observe the Cedarwood cam is stuck at 9:13am.
I observe I'm at Guthega again for the arvo, been snowing steadily for the last hour, no crowds, no winds, no queues and still getting fresh tracks. Interceptor was tracked out pretty quick and all main trails are packed down and heavy. What a day! Pics later...
Good to hear
What is Buller and Mt Hotham's base now. I see Falls around 120 and Perisher 143.8 ?
Hotham just ticked over 1m today.
I thought Perisher was back to dirt on Friday? They've done well to get 140cm out of the last 4 days.....
Measured on a lee slope at 1850m or thereabouts.
First chair - literally!!
* edit whoops ha! looks like ground level pic maybe
I observe Spencers Creek made a net gain to 143.8cm
Yep...my point exactly
Not this again! Perisher reports the Spencers Creek number as the base. Pretty simple!! If you're worried about the actual snow depth across various parts of the resort then go there and have a look. I've spent the last 4 days there and guarantee, if nothing else the skiing is sensational (I observe).
I don't care what number they report. But I do think the hysteria about the rain last week was ridiculous. As clearly evidenced by the base still at Spencer's creek... Even if the bottom flood plain that is the Perisher valley was under water.
What is your point.
Perisher reported 90cm in last 7 days this morning. I cant see any reference by Perisher of reporting 140cm.
I know this because I ski there a lot and keep an eye on conditions.
Spencers Creek snow depth has just been measured at 143.8cm by Snowy Hydro. Spencers Creek is not at any resort but some where between Thredbo, Charlottes Pass and Perisher. All of these resorts refer to it as natural snow depth measured at a particular date. This figure can be useful for back country skiing.
Perisher still has last weeks measurement on their website, so where are you getting 140cm from?
Blind Freddy knows natural snowpack will be very different to a resort snow pack.
Not trying to feed the argument. They report it under Natural Depth on the snow report page. Currently 95.1cm as they haven't seen the new Spencer Creek obs
Perisher do not refer to the spencers creek depth as the base. It is purely an average of 7? measurements taken in an area near the three resorts at an elevation of about 1850m.
If you are not going back country skiing ignore the figure, it really has nothing to do with resorts.
Does nobody read?
Stay on topic.
If you want to debate the real depth at Perisher do it elsewhere please.
We've done it to death here.
After a somewhat soggy sleety arvo at Hotham the snow is back, settling on roofs etc. just a cm or so in the past half hour
I observe clearly this a sensitive topic. Moving along I observe it has been a remarkable recovery by all resorts over the past few days.... I also observe I am very jealous of all those that have had the privilege of getting amongst it the past 3 days.
It was quite amazing to see that under all the water on Friday outside VT, the bulk of the snow stayed put? I never would have thought that so much water would have so little impact.
Classic... Like did it all wash away, no just the snow in the creeks,, bottom Towers PV front and Ridge. Ridge creek at Blue cow ran all week. The melt was sensational but add up how much snow this year, we had 122 , after 95 fell lost 40+ then got to 122, then 95 less rain and now 143, it snowed. if you are there, go outside with a big stick? work it out for us. The water had an impact no debate, that was 5 days of snow ago. And maybe the rain had less effect up high @ 1800m where the deep was tested. The specialist snow depth people will core some drills in the next few days and through the results on Facebook. I will post what they say. They have already provided warning about the ice base, but with a metre done, I am not sure if that remain an issue. Spencers Creek 3 km from Mt Perisher at same height, its relevant to Mt P and Blue Cow same height.
God this is boring.
Maybe some minor precip left in the tank for this system for the likes of Perisher and Buller, who are still ticking over the frozen water meter with a few millimeters here and there. Seems there is nothing much else to come in the date range. Maybe it is time to move on peoples.
Although I do observe flakes on the Front Valley and South Perisher cams again. But as you say, can't be much left of any real note.
I observe if I read "Spencer's creek" one more time my brain will implode , dudes if you don't like it don't go there if you think reports are bull s#%t don't read them, that's what this forum is suppose to be for, real time obs from people on the ground who don't have a financial interest in over inflating base levels or under reporting losses. It's pretty simple an not worth the bitching about. Chill winston.
I don't think the 'hysteria' was all that over the top. Allow for some settling over the next couple of days and we'll be barely ahead after 4 epic days of almost continuous snowfall. That was a lot of repair work, we are just lucky it happened so quickly after Friday
Anyone heard from @Lady Mamabear lately?.....or is it just a little cross dressing*
*not there's anything wrong with that
Ben just likes wearing my pretty pink froofroo dress!
I observe that, irrespective of last week's 'offical depth' or this weeks offical depth, I'm stoked that I've had fresh tracks each morning and that I've picked a great week again. Woo hoo. Roll on tomorrow. My knee is sore.