Australian Resorts with Moguls

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  1. floppyjb

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    Hello all,

    Apart from perisher, what Australian ski resorts have a moguls track, preferably in Vic?

    I can't find any reliable information online.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Seth

    Seth Old n' Crusty
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    Keen to have a crack at Beijing 2022?
     
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  3. floppyjb

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    Haha, you got that right. No, in all seriousness just want to have a try on the moguls closer to home.
     
  4. Claude Cat

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    why not just practice on Bull run or Wood run at Buller? Usually enough moguls to keep you happy most days.
    Buller usually do put up a proper course later in the season, but not sure how available it is to punters to have a go.
     
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    Thredbo usually have a course.
     
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    Yeah we call it Funnelweb.;)
     
  7. kaegee

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    That’s the thing . Punters to use ... those mogul makers can be very protective of their sculpted artwork . Know that’s the case at Thredbo . Fair enough . Take CC s advice adove . Can be found .
     
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    That’s certainly the longest course!
     
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    Thredbo’s one is often open when not in direct Comp or training use. I dunno how this averages out across the season but I have a few stabs every year.
     
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    Usually they fence off the Chamois moguls course when it isn't in use. I wouldn't recommend ducking the ropes. Buller has plenty of bumps to keep most people entertained though.
     
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    There's definitely a noticeable difference, between a roped-off "official" moguls course, and a run that's simply left ungroomed. People will make a proper effort to ski the fall line on an official course, and those who won't are usually scared off.

    Ungroomed runs have all sorts of weird and wonderful bump lines from people traversing, sideslipping, snowplow turning, and, yes....snowboarding. Challenging and entertaining yes, but often not helpful for nailing a zipper line.
     
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    Brockhoff @ Hotham for the win.. Narrow (trees are your marker flags for course boundary), can pull a trick off cat track 3/4 way down and you get a crowd at the café below to display madskills to.

    Else off skiers left HV (also Hotham) they let punters use sculpted track
     
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    They set one up off the Summit sometimes too?
     
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    Thredbo course is the only "moguls training course" that I know of that is regularly open to the public. Perisher rope their courses off so you have to buy an instructor to access although weekday afternoons can be good for poaching.

    For free form bumps look to ... Olympic has a few bumps, International occasionly, Thredbo under the top of Kosci chair, Buller has lots, Falls off the ruined castle can get a few, Hotham brockoff and other randoms
     
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    All resorts have natural moguls that form on certain runs.
    In Vic, Hotham and Buller are best.
    Hotham's Brockhoff and Blue Ribbon under chairlift will give you a challenge.
    The training sculptured mogul courses are great but are mainly closed to the public unless you enter for an event.
     
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    Falls fence of areas for training but not open to public.

    Sad that exhibition, an (dare i say it) iconic bumps run often doesn't have great bumps these days. For a while the lift co actually groomed it in the name of being more (intermediate) boarder friendly. Thankfully that doesnt happen any more. I think it just doesnt get the mogul-skiing traffic that it used to.

    Depending on conditions, some of the Ys or the maze runs may have moguls .boarder traffic tends to make poor shapes.

    Widow maker (between international and the poma) can get good bumps
     
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    Also the canyon at hotham as indicated by @Hermannator. And more wood run than blue ribbon, but similar spot. My kids drag me down brockoff which is always ugly on the teles as they are super tight
     
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    Didnt britt cox make the track down summit st falls most years?
     
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    Bottom half of spargos with rocks hanging out!
     
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    Yep. Just to the left of the summit lift as you go up.
     
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    Not in the past few years when I've been there. There's plenty of bumps there, just no official course. Sometimes they set up a bumps course on Bourke St for Interschools. Chamois is where they set up every year, the other ones are really only set up if Chamois can't be opened, etc.
     
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    dad graeme is the main course builder i think. this year i think it was towards the bottom of old cabbage patch racecourse between summit and village. sometimes on big dipper side of ruined castle, sometimes even on exhibition but not for a while i think
     
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    International at Perisher usually has a bump track cut into it, beside the T-bar about half way down. Years ago it was a ski instructor speciality.

    International is usually left ungroomed and nearly always has a good bump run.
     
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    Cannon Ball boulders at Thredbo or Friday Flat at Thredbo, where you will find the small human form to knee over.
     
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    You just can’t get/have decent bumps if boarders use the run. Period.