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Ben Lomond 2012 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Ben Lomond' started by BenLomond Iceman, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Alex0908

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    Some Pics from Ben Lomond on Saturday [​IMG]
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  2. BenLomond Iceman

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    Re: Benlomond snow & weather 2012

    picks not working !
     
  3. Alex0908

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    They are working when i preview them in the reply window... Any ideas?
     
  4. Ben Lomond Brad

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    Re: Benlomond snow & weather 2012

    changed they way they were entered. Nice pics btw
     
  5. Alex0908

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    Thanks Brad.
    So what had i done wrong?
     
  6. Ben Lomond Brad

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    Re: Benlomond snow & weather 2012

    it seems the link to add them in isn't working correctly.

    I just manually type the image tags in either side of the pic url [​IMG]
     
  7. BenLomond Iceman

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    starting to look ok up there.. They would have got a little bit more early this am.. Should stay cold this week with more snow from thursday night into friday from the north west hopefully we could get a bit !
     
  8. Ben Lomond Brad

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    Ok, I have just spent over an hour cleaning the cam discussion out of this thread.

    please keep it to snowfall and weather discussions from here on in.

    [​IMG]
    BLB
     
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  9. BenLomondBezzer

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    Word from the mountain is that the original gun was running for about 12 hours last night and has made a nice pile of fresh snow to get the place a little whiter overnight. Hopefully if conditions allow they will have both running tonight. Photos to follow once signal from the mountain allow them.

    -9 overnight in the central highlands

    Snow looking likely from the north west Saturday afternoon into night then turning South easterly Saturday Night into Sunday morning for some throw back off the back end of the front which is what the mountain loves.

    Looks like another high pressure system will allow for more snow making on and off next week also - at the moment Thursday Friday but its a long way off.
     
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  11. BenLomond Iceman

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    i think this system (snow on the Ben from tomorrow) could be the best so far this winter.. Hopefully we could get 10-15cm out of it by saturday arvo maybe more!
     
  12. Ben Lomond Brad

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    A good source tells me it was sleeting/snowing at around 1pm on Ben Lomond, and the guns have made a nice pile of fluffy white stuff.........
     
  14. BenLomond Iceman

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    might have been a bit warm this arvo for to much snow but its cooled right down now.. Dropped 3 degs in launie the last hour so this rain band should produce some snow up there tonight!
     
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    I agree, should be snowing steady
     
  16. Ben Who

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    Current aviation forecast - bring on the white stuff!! [​IMG]

    SCATTERED SHOWERS, BECOMING ISOLATED S AND E OF YSTH/CLLN/DWB/FDP BY 14Z. SNOW FALLING TO 3500FT, IN NW, 4000FT ELSEWHERE. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS N YSTH/IRONS/DWB/PDV, REMAINING W MARITIME, OTHERWISE CONTRACTING NE FLIKI/YCDL/CPLD BY 13Z AND NE FLIKI/CPLD 14Z,CLEARING FROM 15Z. ISOLATED VALLEY FOG IN SE FROM 20Z. ISOLATED SEVERE ICING UNTIL 14Z SIGMET REFERS .
     
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    Snow showers yesterday arvo turning to proper snow over night.
    Up to 5 cms in the village street this morning
     
  18. BenLomond Iceman

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    Thats Cool BD, cam looks good this am.. Should get snow on and off today tonight & maybe more tomorrow arvo ! then v cold weather for snow making early next week! [​IMG]
     
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    cam snowed over now.. I rekon its been snowing a fair bit up there this morning.. Would be great if the summit tow shed cam gives us a picture some time today!
     
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    cam looks good now
     
  21. BenLomond Iceman

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    went up the ben this arvo with the family..A Suprising amount of snow has fallen.. and it started snowing again this arvo.. Not quite enough for the tows but with a bit of luck.. hopefully a couple more cm tonight and the snow guns pump out some more next week could be a chance of skiing by the weekend (maybe) !
     
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    pics?
     
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  24. Ben Lomond Brad

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    hopefully these work, taken Sunday

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    Thanks BLB! [​IMG]

    Its starting to look good up there. Seems the snowguns have been busy judging by the foreground in the second pic!
     
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    Yeah Luke has done a great job so far. Its good to see the investment of the equipment and time taken is showing on the ground. This week looks pretty positive also with -8 most nights and good conditions for making some more.

    Hopefully they can get the guns over onto the ski slopes this week to help improve the base around Bass and Summit lifts. [​IMG]

    Well done Snow Sports and Alpine Enterprises.
     
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    Well done snow makers (groomers?) now if only Baw Baw could get -8 occasionally we'd the base grow!

    Just wondering how guns BL has and how many runs they can serve (have only stayed in summer in light snow!)
     
  28. BenLomond Iceman

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    2 guns only on 4 hydrants on the learners area and beginers slopes!
     
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    clear and cold for all of the rest of this week until monday when we see the next change,, It should be cold enough for snow from monday night through until wednesday.. There isn,t a heap of moisture buy maybe 3-5cm .. Later next week could be good or bad.. There is a big system on the way & there could be a fair bit of pre-frontal R#in followed by snow.. hope fully more snow then R%in.. it will be clearer on the charts next week but for now the snow we have isn,t going anywhere
     
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    Finally have the Ben Lomond Snow Sports Troopy has been given the go-ahead and we will be used as back up for the Tas Ex Bus which is operating the service this year. Check us on Facebook for the details and snow report updates. Flea
     
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    At this stage weather looks like . Monday late drizzle (snow gobbler)

    Tuesday- Snow gobbler , wind & Ra%n possibly
    turning to snow tuesday nite.

    wednesday Snow and snow showers

    thursday windy snow showers

    friday could be a dumpeth developing


    We will lose some cover on tuesday hopefully replaced by snow from wednesday !
     
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    What you all thinking about the freeze level for North East Tas for Ben Lomond in this system? Its looking very interesting, I know its looking bad for the Mainland resorts, but the BOM is forecasting snow for the mountain through the end of the week after a bit of rain on Wednesday and then Snow through from Thursday to Monday!

    http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/ben-lomond.shtml
     
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    it will be touch and go that for sure.. Most of the tropical (northerly feed) mositure will stay on the mainland and the freeze level in tassie will be lower (1400m) so if that the case snow should fall above jacobs ladder.. hopefully we dont get R%ined out like we did several times last winter just when things were looking promicing !
     
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    I agree with you bli. Its to hard to predict. I don't like the look of that mositure coming down from so far north. Also Launceston has a high of 12 and needs to be 11 or below for snow this time of year.
     
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    Looks like we have been hit by the gobbler - hopefully will cool later today and snow !!!
     
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    More than gobbler it was rain, started midnight on and off during the day.
    Snow is holding very well in the ski school area for snow play.
     
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    Frustrating.. Looks like it may be to warm until saturday . Maybe friday. hopefully the R@in doesn,t completly trash the base so when it snow there is something for it to settle on.. Good news there is cold weather on the way on the weekend & next week !
     
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    Snowed last night apparently, though falling on wet ground hard to tell on cams.. Gobbler today with not a lot of Ra*n.. this next weather coming in now may be just cold enough for snow... Will see in the morning.. should be good for snow from tomorrow nite through into early next week.. hopefully the damaging ra*n stays away until then !
     
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    BOM do have no idea on ben lomond so take no notice of there guess.
     
  40. Ben Lomond Brad

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    i agree with you north face the BOM have no clues with forcasting snow in the north east highlands (ben) though i rekon it could be close to snowing tonight ..(marginal) call
     
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    Looks like it might have turned to snow late last night (snow on rumdooodles roof) which has at least stabalised things.. Colder now should be good for snow from tonight & over the weekend which should have things looking better by sunday hopefully..
     
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    Just a light dusting
     
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    The next lows coming this way next week looks good for lots of snow.
     
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    Good sking on bender weekend.. still a posibility ! it always snows just before or on Bender weekend . it is a good omen ! [​IMG]
     
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    Whats an "omen", can you drink it! coz thats probably all their good for
     
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    Yes i agree BD but anyway nothing wrong with clutching at straws.! Incoming in the next hour .. Radar looks good big band of thundery rain ... Hopefully snow for the ben all arvo / nite
     
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    Is there much skiable cover at the moment? And do you think there is much snow on the way tonight?
     
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    This was taken by Colin at the Creek Inn yesterday morning around 9.am
    [​IMG]
     
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    should be cold enough to be snowing tonight , looked to be snowing this arvo though the cams showed little accumulation !