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News Alpine Way CLOSED indefinitely (as at 12/08/19)

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by Doonks, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Doonks

    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mud & Snow Slide

     
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  2. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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  3. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    where? vic side of Thredbo?
     
  4. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think this is in
    -Thredbo thread
    - Alpine way thread
    - Perisher thread

    More the merrier.
     
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  5. benchives

    benchives Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  6. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Word on the street (or is that way) is that it will open to one lane in 24-48 hours
    Two lanes by the end of the week
     
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  7. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    apparently between khancoban & tom groggin. so not going to affect sydneysiders going to Thredbo or Perisher
     
  8. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    No. Just Victorians heading to Perisher from Falls/Hotham

    * its a plan I tell you
     
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  9. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    at the last SIC at Tbredbo, the alpine way was closed. we drove there via tumut and home via Elliott way.
     
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  10. Boodwah

    Boodwah One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Every year around this time road autocloses around there
     
  11. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    We were caught in Tbo one year after a slide closed the Alpine Way for a week, 6 years ago. Had to drive home through Gippsland, hungover to the eyeballs (I wasn't actually driving). WORST. TRIP. EVER.
    I always think about the road as we're driving through, but there's nothing you can actually do about it. Just hope for the best.
     
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  12. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Stopping Victorians adding to Thredbo's parking woes ;-)
     
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  13. Nordic Skier

    Nordic Skier Hard Yards

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    Lucky we escaped NSW yesterday. There were no indicators of potential slide on this section of the road. There was quite a bit of traffic, more than normal heading to NSW.
     
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  14. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    LaNeige One of Us

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    There's always a plan B!

    Up the Hume then Snowy Mountains Highway

    Plan C

    Out east and via the Monaro Highway and Snowy River Way

    Plan C

    Steal a TBM and tunnel my through, although the bloody things don't move that fast

    Both Plan B and C add a couple of hours though
     
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  16. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Takes me the same time to Melbourne...
    * I may speed a bit via Gippsland
     
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    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    First ban the tobogganers. Tick
    Then ban Victorians. Tick
    Which group will they ban next?
     
  18. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ben Simmons
     
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  19. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do you have a good list? Given parking and traffic, I’m keen to explore our options.
     
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  20. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Victorian tobogganistes.
     
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  21. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Telemarkers, smelly, unshaven hippies and POFO’s and their sprogs.
    Ban both ends of the socioeconomic spectrum.
     
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  22. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    That Melbourne Canberra flight must be starting to look good.
     
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    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I was thinking only the other day if we could filter the alpine skiers and stand up tobogganers off the resort it’d be a real nice place.
     
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  24. LaNeige

    LaNeige One of Us

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    @Untele-whippet, liked? Um ...
     
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    LaNeige One of Us

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  26. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah but I untele.
    It’s a subtle distinction.
     
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    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Social Media Mod

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    Now saying one lane open by Monday afternoon.
     
  28. LaNeige

    LaNeige One of Us

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    Like the post, do not like the information ...
     
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  29. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bloody snow players! That will kill ALDI though. They are frikken bussing them in now.
     
  30. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hi all,
    Further to my earlier questions re driving sMelbourne to Bullocks Flat this weekend and with the Alpine Way still closed I need some sage advice please. Our accom in Corryong have graciously refunded the fee and have been super upfront and helpful - kudos.

    I've got two options (I think):
    1. Drive to Tumut on Saturday and spend the night there, and on to Bullocks on Sunday morning
    2. Drive to Bombala via East Gippsland, spend the night there and then on to Bullocks

    In total both drives take about the same time so that evens out. I've never been to either Tumut or Bombala so happy to visit either, however i'm not sure about the road from Tumut (B72) across the mountains. I'd like to see that scenery if it's worthwhile.

    Any response greatly appreciated as I need to hustle and book accom.

    Thanks
     
  31. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do Tumut, and buy a broom!
     
  32. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    No time for riddles. what do I need to sweep away?
     
  33. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    They have a broom factory there, they make excellent brooms.
     
  34. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Knew it!

    This ain't happening quickly
     
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  35. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice enough drive too, maybe nicer than from Bombala.
     
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  36. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    ooh, regional industry. I need a new broom for our deck. Choice is made. Thanks
     
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  37. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    And apples. Well Batlow anyway.
     
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  38. climberman

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    And boxes!!
    And pulp!
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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  40. Eros C

    Eros C Hard Yards

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    I have the same dilemma but will be leaving Tuesday night and looking to stop around half way before completing final leg in the morning to Perisher. Was considering the Orbost route. If you chose the Tumut route interested to get some feedback how you went with time and road conditions. Cheers
     
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  41. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think I'd do Hume - Albury, Adelong, Adaminaby, Berridale etc. Depends on where in Melbourne you're leaving from. To me, this option (from inner city) was way more preferable to going via Gippsland (from Thredbo to inner city). And Tumut is a nice drive but I'd personally go the other way.
     
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    Dont forget the Barry Way. Very direct & spectacular but need confident passengers through the gorge. ( ;-)
     
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  43. Legs Akimbo

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    Do forget the Barry Way if you are trying to get anywhere as quickly as possible.
     
  44. Eros C

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    Has anyone taken Hume Highway to Little Billabong.....then Tumbarumra .....Elliot Way ...Kiandra....Adaminabye etc etc.

    Got this tip on other feed
     
  45. GS

    GS A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I always try and return this way but camp down on the Snowy, so extra day required. Last time it rained heavily overnight and I couldn't believe how slippery the road surface became, even in 4WD it required considerable concentration to stay on the road. Certainly wasn't a quick trip but wow, the area is even more beautiful after a good soaking.
     
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  46. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    One year when we went from a Jindy to Buller we went this way, though can’t remember where from Tumba. Came back through Tumut. While the road to Tumba was really pretty, it was very windy and took much more concentration than the SM hiway. Plus kid feeling nauseous in the back seat...
     
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  47. kiter

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  48. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks, I considered that and would've done it if on my own. Maybe next time.
     
  49. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    My dad drove it last month and said that while spectacular it was pretty sketchy in the wet. There was a thin layer of wet dust / mud above the surface and it was conducive to relaxed driving.
     
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  50. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Will do.
     
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