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Are Guthega and BC closed for the season?

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by blackice, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    Hell yeah.
    The softer the snow the harder it is to groom and set a track.
    The edges of the track start to drop away.
    Snow this time of year takes alot of crafty effort to groom.
    The groom they did last friday night was one of the best I've ever seen in spring.
     
  2. blackice

    blackice One of Us

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    So how does the difficulty translate into cost? Takes longer?

    They got more groomers out on the mountain in spring?

    More maintenance on the equipment?

    I was there on Friday and Saturday and have to agree it was a good effort :)
     
  3. Donza

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    Takes longer and less groomers.
     
  4. neko

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    I'd imagine in spring conditions they'd have to use more power to hit the same track speeds as mid winter given the sloppier it is the less traction they have, so probably suck more fuel. Would also imagine there's a significantly higher chance of breaking cleats and damaging tillers on barely covered rocks, operating on patches of asphalt etc.
     
  5. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thredbo is flat, even the hopeless top half that's still full of snow.
    Nothing to see there.
    No parking either or restaurants or tennis or golf or swimming or MTB or fun.
     
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  6. Donza

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    Nah more so the moisture content of the snow with the tiller
     
  7. cin

    cin Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    No but they could have given a bit of a clue on closing time to the people who rushed in to get discounted season passes before the deadline pre season. It's like they are balancing up the good deal so it's not really such a good deal.
    After they took the money.
    Not cool at all IMO
    And I barely ever ski there
     
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    The discounted season passes are for 2016/2017, not sure if that's relevant as they couldn't use their pass this year anyway? I think next year Perisher will plan closures and communication about them a bit better than this year - got up a few people's noses and they must know about it.
     
  9. Donza

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    Last few years , there has been a byline on the bottom of the snow report. Enjoy the last turns at Guthega this weekend ...enjoy the last turns at Blue Cow etc.
    To be honest Media has been shit this year.Who ever is in charge needs their bum kicked.
     
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    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    And not to mention, the same for whistler? One of the lowest altitude ski resorts only Australians could love it so much. God if you are going to North America ski some drier snow at altitude.
     
  11. Donza

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    I went to whistler in the snowiest year on record...98-99..
    I can'r say it set my world on fire.
    Its a nudge nudge wink wink place IMO.
     
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    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hah thats funny I was there then too we were sleeping in a van, hanging out with some of the Mike Dempsey? instructors, 9 feet of snow in a couple of days while we were there. Sure there were a couple of good runs, but SLC / Wyoming were all better skiing, and most Aussies only get a couple of weeks, why risk it?
     
  13. Donza

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    I was in fernie for 6 weeks... and then whistler...
    I guess the Fernie vibe rubbed off on me.
    I found whistler really good for really good skiers.
    the rest got the scraps
     
  14. Piste Again

    Piste Again Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    The good thing about Whistler is that the temps are mostly pretty bearable. In about 18 days on-snow over 3 visits I've seen one day below -15 and about another 4 below -10, the rest were all sub-zero but very bearable. The cold day was -25 plus wind chill and was brutal - we all stayed in.

    My youngest (7 at the time) got freeze burns where his gloves didn't meet his sleeve at around -10 one day, and another day his fingers looked like they almost had a very mild frostbite, but otherwise the kids have coped pretty well there. The kind of extended cold periods in the interior that we've heard about are a bit of a turn-off while we still have a relatively young kid.
     
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    Took the family for both QLD holidays this year...the first holiday Perisher were doing their very best to create some decent snow to ski on due to the lack of natural snow...I was appreciative despite the disappointment of not being able to ski large parts of the resort. Then we return for the September holidays where there is heaps of snow coverage and they closed half the resort...you cannot gauge how disappointed I was. To add to this we stayed at the Station (Perisher owned) and the service provided was also greatly reduced...we didn't get our room cleaned or rubbish removed for over 3 days and even then we had to ask for it. I don't think I would have considered returning in 2016 but alas we have already committed to Season tickets again.
     
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