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Ben Lomond Bliss 2011

Discussion in 'Ben Lomond' started by Ben Lomond Brad, May 11, 2011.

  1. Ben Lomond Brad

    Ben Lomond Brad Part of the Furniture Moderator

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    Apparently there is snow in them there hills [​IMG]
     
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    Well barrow is covered so the ben must have gotten a bit!
     
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    awesome, anyone know when/if the cam will get going?
     
  4. Tezwah

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    I think there is going to be a new cam outside snowsports?
     
  5. BenLomond Iceman

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    Looked good from town early this morning with Snow on Arthur , Barrow and Ben, .. Should see more Friday & some snow showers saturday too.
     
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    Hi all this is my first time here. The Mountain's looked real good this morning, very nice to wakening to the sight of snow...!
     
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    time for people to awake and hit the forums again....nice [​IMG]
     
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    Am here and hoping for a bumper season, well ok, better than last year at a minimum !!
     
  9. warhammer

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    Quick trip to the hill...

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  10. warhammer

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    damn.... didnt work.....
    Can anyone tell me how to post pics...???
     
  11. North Face

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    Craving for some of that Ben Lomond old weather as we sit in Delhi with 45 degree plus and it will only get warmer as we move south. Great to hear things are happening on Ben Lomond. Thank goodness they have beer in India.
     
  12. Ben Lomond Brad

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    Warhammer, you need the actual image addy, not the whole webpage addy
     
  13. BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman One of Us

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    Like your attempted work warhammer... Your not drinking that Indian beer from the brewary that draws its brew water from next to the sewage outlet are u North Face!.. Still all beer is good when it,s cold and your hot.. !
     
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    Hello All, Hope you well, I am back, new user as been so long forgot my password and have changed emails, snowing at Upper Blessington this morning, Bring it on. I was here last year but was a troll;)
     
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    BLI its not even cold but it looks like beer. I reckon its safer then the water. Look forward to having a good beer on Ben Lomond.
     
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    Hey mate if you make a flickr or photobucket account and upload photos to your account, it will then give you a link that you can paste in forums etc, just google flickr or photobucket and sign up to one. Hope this makes sense!
     
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    Thanks mate, will give it a go.
     
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    all photos were taken around 3.30 12/may/11
     
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  19. BenLomond Iceman

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    Looks as cold as a witches tit !. Nice Picks [​IMG]
     
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    well worth it but.. whats the go with the snowmaking??
     
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    not finished yet..
     
  22. warhammer

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    cant wait. if ya need help building kickers and rails, i'll give ya a hand...
     
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    Has anyone seen the new origin energy ad? It features gas being driven up the ladder and delivered to the lomond!
     
  24. Ben Lomond Brad

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    and dropped off at Rovers. I wish someone was waiting on the front step with a coffee for me everytime I turned up [​IMG]
     
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    Bring on the Bliss!!!
     
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    you little beauty........ [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  28. Ben Lomond Brad

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    Afew pics thanks to the creek inn team

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    I'm pretty excited!!! whats the go about the road getting opened? Does anyone have any "round about idea" when it will be open to the top? Anyone going to try to get up tomorrow?
     
  31. Ben Lomond Brad

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    not going to be open til prob Friday at the earliest. Grader couldn't make it up the ladder, a bulldozer has arrived to try to get the ladder cleared. will take a couple of days at least.
     
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    Hi all , just wondering if AE has any lifts available for beginners or a rope tow even just to practice on, considering there is no foot trafic allowed on the mountain and to eliminate derailing on tows and making all you guys upset [​IMG] i want to take my 2 boys up very soon as they a keen to try out snowboarding and skiing , Ages are 8 and 11 , myself I class as a beginner also and struggle to use the pomme tows.

    Any advice or send me to thr right thread if there is one ?
     
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    I have just been contact by PWS to advise that overnight, after 6pm, somone or someones have broken into one of the bulldozers working to clear the road, and smashed all the windows and removed the dashboard from it.

    This has left it completely inopperable.

    It has put the road clearing miles behind as they now have had to deal with this situation and the police.

    The second dozer was intended to drag the grader to the top of the mountain so that it could begin clearing the carpark. This is now not likely to happen until later today, if not early tomorrow.

    If ANYONE has any information, or saw any vehilces on the mountain road last night, please contact PWS immediately

    Further updates will be made later in the day.
     
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    Another update from the crew at the creek inn.

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    looking insane [​IMG] now we just need to get up there
     
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  36. BenLomondBezzer

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    Now that is something to get excited about!!!
     
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    Looks like it was windy as feck!
     
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    Sensational pictures
     
  39. Powder_skier

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    Walk bring back the good old days ?
     
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    Right.
    Gotta get me some Ben Lomond fix.
    Tomorrow will be excellent, later...

    Anyone heading up tomorrow and can give me a lift (with skis) tomorrow (Tuesday), let me know.

    Either post here or private message before 6:40 AM.
    After that I'll be going to work for the day... :-(

    In a couple of weeks I'll have a 4WD with chains ready, and happy to contribute to the community so I'm looking for some love here.

    Cheers,
    Chris.
     
  44. BenLomondBezzer

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    Not worth the trip dude. over 100 mm of rain in the last two days... Its not looking too good. Apart from the chance to dig out Erryl's Space mobile (German thing that I forget the name of with some mega tyres), fix Giblin, Big Ben and Fannies before the next onslaught of snow.
     
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    Finally
    The Big Blue Wizard was fired up today, and it looked great, unfortunately due to the current prevailing conditions all we did was wash a few lodge roofs. But now all we have to do is wait for the moment!!! bring it on
    BD
     
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    Cant find another one BD? Pair em up and see if they will breed [​IMG]
     
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  47. Ben Lomond Brad

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    Great work BD, maybe we should set it up in the car park and offer it as a car wash as well ;-)
     
  48. BenLomond Iceman

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    Cool.. Hopefully cold enough to make snow from monday next week...Looks a to warm until then..It sure is an impressive looking snow gun !
     
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    did you guys make any snow last night with the new toy? [​IMG]
     
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    Would have been nice to say yes but unfortunately the atmosperics have to be in the right range, at best last night the Dry bulb temp only dropped to 0.8 and the relatively humidity 43.7 at 861.3 hPa (4.23am)giving a wet bulb temp of 0.61 at this we would only make rain as the machine would not effectively nucleate. It looks like last night we had some inversion giving lower temps in Launceseton then on the mountain. I can assure that when it happens It will be all over here.BD