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Observations August 18-22

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Kletterer, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. bengarden

    bengarden One of Us

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    Was definitely icey sleet when I was driving back to Campbell in Canberra from airport about an hour ago. Cold out there
     
  2. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Upright now. And a couple of cm's since 9am.

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    I wonder if they have a mechanism to raise it as the snowpack increases?
     
  3. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's very high off the ground
     
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  4. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Quite heavy snow in the Strezleckis as per Facebook, this from Blackwarry.
     
  5. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Way too much fun and too cold to stop and take pics.
    The exception being this place that serves a wicked hot chocolate. It really is pretty in that valley.
     
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    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lots of fresh here at Perisher with deep powder stashes and surprisingly little wind. Quite chilly!





     

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  7. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Narissa and Paul do make awesome hot choccies. The homemade soup is good too!
     
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  8. Ultra

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    Some light flakes and sago reported at Blackheath
     
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  9. Ultra

    Ultra One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thredbo Friday Flat cam showing some flakes again, as well as High Noon cam
     
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  10. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Had some very snowy looking sleet at Bungendore this morning around 940.
     
  11. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Amazing day. Hard to get pics. Freshies every run.
     

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  12. Chales Guthrie

    Chales Guthrie Hard Yards

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    Their music choices even better!
     
  13. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    I reckon they broke Gunbarrel because if its windhold they are seriously off with the pixies. Rode it at 830am, a little breezy at Any Antons top but ..... farts
     
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  14. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Horizons not straight
     
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  15. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh cool, I'll try the soup for lunch one day this week.
     
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  16. Dave Clark

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    Was actually 22cm overnight in the gauges at mtb, then a few more snow showers today
     
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  17. bondibob

    bondibob One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    What a day at thredbo, went for split board up signature hill in the morning - pretty low vis, easy good 25cm,IMO, fresh tracks and no one to share them with,

    Spent the afternoon in the trees down golf bowl... freshies all day. Good day!

    Been snowing on and off all day. Felt warm in the village having lunch.

    It was odd seeing gun barrel closed...wind? Everything else spinning including all t bars
     
  18. Slovenski

    Slovenski Hard Yards

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    What a day to be up at Perisher, BOM obs now at 10cm since 9am, making it 40cm total since it started snowing last night. Absolutely fantastic season so far.
     
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    Some may have fallen as rain ? Very early on
     
  21. Slovenski

    Slovenski Hard Yards

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    Possible but not very much, it can snow in pos temps.
     
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  22. BlueHue

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    Very little I think. It was 5mm last night when snow cams, BOM obs and obs from on the hill confirmed snow and info indicated it was snowing probably a little before that. Also snow stake had 30cm on it at 9am and now has 8cm. 38cm total would seem to match up well with that. Snow stake seems to have done a pretty good job managing (preventing) the wind blowing it off unlike the big storm a few weeks ago.
     
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  23. Lifes2good

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    Last night there was steady rain for an hour or so at Thredbo then it turned to snow. Woke up to 10cm of new snow on the ground in the village. Snowed most of the day. Was magic.
     
  24. cornice11

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    Theres an ice layer under the fresh, more prononced down low.
    Rained probably 10-15mm before it turned to snow.
    Thredbo
     
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  25. DiscoStuAU

    DiscoStuAU One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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  26. Boodwah

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    Falls viaduct looks like a nice line atm
     
  27. Lifes2good

    Lifes2good One of Us

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    Aye, this is correct. Plenty of ice patches today, though enough fresh snow and wind-blown pockets to make it not a huge issue.
     
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  28. loweee

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    Never left Smiggins today. Fresh all morning with easy 20cm....
    Quite light and dry however southerly exposed areas had dust on crust.
    Still grabbed face shots for an hour or 2
     
  29. Baw Baw Bear

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    Happy with these numbers.
     
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  30. Max29057

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    Looks like it’s coming down hard at buller!
     
  31. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Snowed all day at Perisher and winds were mild. The snow stopped on approach to Island Bend and Winds have picked up considerably in the past hour or so. Temps remain in the negatives, with marginal declines over the past hour.
     
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  32. Goon_Squad

    Goon_Squad Early Days

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    yep, at the interschools fireworks at 7pm and it started bucketing down again, so has been coming down for a while. Hopefully deep fresh stuff tomorrow.
     
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  33. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a cloud Ski Pass: Gold

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    6cm overnight at Buller, Falls and Hotham.
    Some lifts opening early at 7am too at Buller
     
  34. FatBob

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    I observe that the Snow Stake looks a little wet....
     
  35. Undies

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    Yup. Soggy Stake.
     
  36. bondibob

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    Wind hold at Thredbo on all lift apart from Merritts and snow gums

    I can confirm it’s windy... trying to work out if I should try and do a few turns before head back
    To Sydney.

    You can see the snow blowing off the top right down the mountain into the village. Fine drops at the bakery.
     
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  37. FourSquare04

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    Snowgums trees will be prime!
     
  38. bondibob

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    I can confirm from yesterday this is correct..

    Also just wanted to say that the mountains are looking amazing with the snow coat on, even tho I come every two weeks I never get bored of seeing the Aussie snow country- epic!
     
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  39. phantomas

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    nice big gaps between cars, signs of expertise and a sign that it's not the weekend
     
  40. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Quite unpleasant out there now. Down low it's foggy, sleeting and grabbywhilst up high is still dry but a total white out.
     
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  41. Snowy Joey

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    Always leave a big gap. Stops me having to break unnecessarily. Pity some people think its an invitation to overtake!
     
  42. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I was up mt p when it set in for good. It was a challenge getting the kids down vista! My youngest asked why the guy above us, towards Olympic was flying in the air, the vis was so bad.
     
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  43. connells

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    Or brake unnecessarily for that matter!;)
     
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  44. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not sure if Buller or Perisher on cams
     
  45. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Stay on topic
     
  46. Lifes2good

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    I observe the wind is blowing noisily outside our lodgings at Woodridge, Thredbo right now. Can't imagine what its like up top!
     
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  47. Rat trap bindings

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    Whalla..
     
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  48. Lifes2good

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    I now observe it is precipitating outside our lodgings. Not r**n, not quite snow.
     
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  49. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Location?
     
  50. Baw Baw Bear

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    Considering temps, dodged a bullet so far:thumbs: at BB