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Alpine way

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by AndyCrow, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. AndyCrow

    AndyCrow First Runs

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    Does anybody know the condition of the Alpine way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin?
     
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    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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  3. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    NSWLivetraffic app is a pretty good place to start!
     
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  4. AndyCrow

    AndyCrow First Runs

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    Thanks
     
  5. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Alpine Way Area


    Alpine Way - The road is open to Thredbo. There are icy stretches from the Cascades to the loading ramp.

    From the LiveTraffic App just now.
     
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  6. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    ^Will change in the next 24 hours :)
     
  7. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Correct!.........but will update. :cool:
    Amazing......magical! ;)
     
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  8. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Its sealed road. It windy and narrow with lots of blind corners between Khancoban and Tom Groggin.

    It can sometime be closed in foul weather due to rock slides, tree falls. It is cleared regularly in the snow season. It typically holds ice between the loading ramp and Dead horse gap for along time as it is not salted. Therefore its fun to drive up hill but i bit sketchy going downhill.
     
  9. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    dumb question
    where's the loading ramp? it's not a term I've come across on that road despite driving it many times
     
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  10. Nordic Skier

    Nordic Skier Hard Yards

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    Below Siberia and above The Wattles I think.
     
  11. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I thought it was further along.
    I presume its a stock ramp?
     
  12. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    First hairpin after Leatherbarrel Creek camp on the way up.
     
  13. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    thanks.
    Why is it called that?
     
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  14. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    May be an earth loading ramp on the side of the road there. Why is it the wattles? the cascades? They put signs up at all these locations about 8 years ago. Same time they put one at "Pilots Lookout" (SIC).
     
  15. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I guess you're either taking about the wattles, or Siberia. I'd guess Siberia since that's where there was an old road clearing depot.
     
  16. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Drove it today, no worries
     
  17. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    They put the signs up as the traffic reports would refer to these areas but not many people who drove it (or might get the most benefit from road reports) knew where these locations are.

    Given the challenge in getting signs put up for areas that might not have a GNB name, I can live with the spelling.
     
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  18. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    yeah but its a lookout to the Pilot, not where the pilots stopped to look at the view. I can't let it go.
     
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  19. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you really want to torment yourself Ponder an apostrophe.
     
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  20. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Geographical Names Board does not do apostrophes.
     
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  21. shabu_shabu

    shabu_shabu One of Us

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    From the GNB's Guidelines for the determination of place names:

    5. An apostrophe mark shall not be included in geographical names written with a final ‘s’, and the possessive ‘s shall not be included e.g. Georges River not George’s River. Apostrophes forming part of an eponymous name shall be included (e.g. O’Connell Plains).
    http://www.gnb.nsw.gov.au/__data/as...nes_for_the_determination_placenames_2018.pdf

    We got rules for everything.
    Edit: Snap
     
  22. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    Straight to the part of my brain marked 'trivial pursuit'.

    Stuff that goes in does not come out as fast these days. There's now up to a 24hr gap between trigger and retrieval.
     
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  23. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    There’s a backstory to the signs.
     
  24. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    A few years ago, via Column 8, I had a little spat with the GNB and DMR over Run o' Waters Creek south of Goulburn. They renamed it to Run of Waters Creek which looked horrible. Last time I looked they compromised with Run -o- Waters Creek.
     
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  25. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Technically, shouldn't it be The Pilot Lookout?
     
  26. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    They never put a sign up on Troy's Corner. First hairpin after Tom Groggin camping area which rendered a hungover friend out of the car reliving every mouthful from the night before in the Khancoban pub. There were many, many witnesses (many who almost needed to join him after that effort) :whistle:LOL
     
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  27. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    no S, thats for sure. NPWS know they made a mistake and had a chuckle over it. Someone has attempted to scrub the S.
     
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  28. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    I had a road sign changed once, I grew up on Kilfeera Road and we had our wedding there. But the signpost had been updated and it read Kilferra Road. I wanted to get it right for the wedding invites (last century, no widespread internet) so I rang the council and had them confirm it was indeed Kilfeera and they actually updated the new sign really quickly!
     
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  29. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    OK. Loading ramp is about where "Alpine" is just south of Leatherbarrel Creek campground.
     
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    Looking at the contours on the map it appears that the loading ramp is around 1150m elevation, so when the road conditions report on 2XL/Snow FM says chains are required from the loading ramp it will give a good indication as to the snow level on the western side of the range.
     
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  31. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    ice on fine days is the bigger issue - sometimes several days after the last snowfall because of no salting the road.
     
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    Here's the official map from RMS (pdf)...
     

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    Gaffer tape the "S" next visit.
     
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  34. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Renegade Engineering.


    I’ve always dreamt of doing random acts of minor engineering improvement.
     
  35. Richard

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    is the Troy in that story Troy Sheary ?
     
  36. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Back when I did my work they were salting the Alpine way to Tom Groggin.
     
  37. skifree

    skifree Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    ???
     
  38. snowgum

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    Is that due to environmental issues or just a money thing?

    Potentially a lot of salt to wash into the Creek systems?
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    When I did my honours the Alpine way was salted to Tom Groggin.
     
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    snowtyres Addicted Ski Pass: Gold

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    skifree Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Aha, so no one was sitting on it per se.
     
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  42. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sure is ROFL
     
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  43. Richard

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    Troy was my roommate during my two seasons in Thredbo. My partner in crime.

    Lots of crimes went down. Good times.
     
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  44. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cool! I still see him & B down there every couple of years or so. Said night was an end of season let your hair down weekend in Khancoban. It was either 97 or 98 so also a bit of emotional release after the slide. Very fun, very messy! Good times indeed.
     
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    Eg print a run of "Bullshit" or "Revenue" stickers for those 80kmh signs that have sprouted up on all those fun roads.
     
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  46. climberman

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    Nah

    I would like to make paths where people actually walk across a park.

    Or small ramps where a wheelchair or bike might benefit from it.

    Or fk trees off from in the way of lookouts (it’s not a lookout if you can’t look out).

    Or any of those things where you think ‘bugger me they *almost* got this right’.

    But do it as guerrila actions
     
  47. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Enlightened councils put off forming pats in new parks until a track has been worn by users, it makes for interesting paths!
     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ultimate UX!
     
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    Pity I had so little time to chat at the Windsor. Had to ‘work the room’ as host and it all went so fast. So.many.thredbo.stories. And I only did two seasons. Must have missed your time there by a whisker.
     
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