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Observations 25-31 May Season Starter

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Jellybeans, May 25, 2019.

  1. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mid station grooming..... (from FB)
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  2. cookieman

    cookieman One of Us

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    A reliable source on the hill , Hotham , tells me there is 60-70cm snow depth so far
     
  3. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think weve reached a point where the depth dpoesn't matter. All the stuff on the ground is well covered and skiable. Now its just about the top 10cm.
     
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  4. Trail Blazer

    Trail Blazer Part of the Furniture

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    I'd feel that way at 1.5m

    Not complaining for early season though!
     
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  5. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice drive up this morning!

    Sponars looking very pretty!
     
  6. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have a look at normos shots. Cover doesn't get much better than that ever.
     
  7. Arsas

    Arsas One of Us

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    Yep Perisher only needs about 75cm of snow coverage to open the majority of lifts. Everything on top is a bonus
     
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  8. Rat trap bindings

    Rat trap bindings One of Us

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    For the record a great start for 2019..now let’s hope it delivers right through.
     
  9. Baw Baw Bear

    Baw Baw Bear One of Us

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    Baw Baw looking great as well.. Sorry boss cant groom there is a car in the way ??
     
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  10. Tweekin

    Tweekin One of Us

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    massive drifts on the bluecow live cam behind the snow fences
     
  11. TomGroggon

    TomGroggon One of Us

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    The desert snow farming thanks to Karl Gunther
     
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  12. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cold road looks slick
     
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  13. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    It was!:D
     
  14. GS

    GS A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    *crow noise*
     
  15. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Heavy fog in the Dandenongs this morning kept temps around 4c. Finally starting to lift a bit and we have made it to 6c
     
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  16. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Metro area falls

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  17. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    That's good rain for Melbourne, much needed I hear. I was down late March / early April and of couse it was freezing cold and raining but was told it was the first decent rain they had received in a long time.....
     
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  18. Edgecrusher

    Edgecrusher Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Donna Buang picked up just over 50mm in the last 24 hours as well, and 127mm since Saturday, so hopefully our catchments are now sufficiently wet as to see good runoff now for the next few months.
     
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  19. Sgi

    Sgi First Runs

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    Looks like I am stuck in Baw Baw another night! Can't see any grooming activity at all. Snow up to the windows of my suv
     
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  20. kaegee

    kaegee One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    No snow but car said 6 degrees this morn in Freshy . Work View tops though .
     
  21. GS

    GS A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    We're in its shadow and had 34mm, so good to see water running everywhere.
     
  22. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Go get some freshies
     
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  23. Hermannator

    Hermannator One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Pics or it didn't happen!
     
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  24. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Gunuma Lodge cam at Smiggins finally got cleaned. Looks the goods.
     
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  25. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Same as LM. Roads closed. No grooming. No official reports. Presumably it's the (joint) RMB that's responsible. All other resorts seem to be doing something about the snow.
     
  26. 1st_King_of_QBN

    1st_King_of_QBN One of Us

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    I was talking with said snow cam installer during the storm about other locations to make it storm proof. A new cam will also be going out the back soon.
     
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  27. 1st_King_of_QBN

    1st_King_of_QBN One of Us

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    And regards to the Gunuma Cam. I can’t remember the last time Smiggins looked so good with Zero people around!

    What an epic storm and start to the season.
     
  28. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    OMG.
    walking straight up their own line ! :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  29. Bloke

    Bloke One of Us

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    Not to mention parallel tracks! Obviously they haven’t read the etiquette thread ;)
     
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  30. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    my spies tell me he's booked in for the Season.
     
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  31. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    This one?

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  32. beefa skiing

    beefa skiing Early Days

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    According to traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au there is grading taking place on Lake Mountain Rd. As for Marysville Woods Point Rd, that took about 8 hours to get reopened earlier in the week. I'm hoping for something broadly the same today.

    EDIT: Have to say, LM are really letting some of their live cams go. The cams that are working don't seem to adjust their grey balance very well. Many of the images are too dark
     
  33. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    One ****ing skin track you turnips.
     
  34. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Whenever I complain about their cams not working, they tell me to look at their 360 deg cam. Well, as that is showing the date as 22/5 - that's a total waste of time atm.
     
  35. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Comment of the day! ROFL
     
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  36. teckel

    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Does it matter atm? No one else there and plenty of snow to come.
     
  37. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yup.
    Cardinal sin.
    Rule #1
    Common sense even ……...
     
  38. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes. It always matters.
     
  39. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don’t get me started on why you’d bother with the bunny slopes....
     
  40. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  41. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's actually a great line down there.
    Have had many many freshies off first T .
     
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  42. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Baha, Selwyn opened today!
     
  43. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Here's our famous moment captured in time.
     
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  44. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nah its far from a bunny slope
    can mack
     
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  45. W0nkey D0nkey

    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    blanchys is that fun haha
     
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  46. Outlooker

    Outlooker Addicted

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    Going to be some dangerous cornices out there inbound and out. Smiggs will need some work to start. Will be interesting to see any snowpack reports as the wind build should large.
     
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  47. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    yep.
    full throttle warm up laps.
    that morning it had snowed in Jindy. and after they groomed the previous night
    boot deep fresh on top of the groomers
     
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  48. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tbj at stirling upper obs later
     
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  49. SAsurfa

    SAsurfa One of Us

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    Great coverage sighted!

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  50. Sgi

    Sgi First Runs

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    I now observe feverish grooming at baw baw on a few runs
     
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