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Ben Lomond Bliss 2011

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

  1. BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman One of Us

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    It would have been too warm.. Needs to be -2 .. it has been colder in the valleys this week then on top of the mountain
     
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    aww bugger thought it might have been cold enough last night up there....wont be long now however one would like to think x [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. BenLomondBezzer

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    BD - Were you planning on placing the Cat5 cable through to the camera on Summit Workshop anytime soon or needed a hand? Also are you still updating the Snow report?

    Talk soon

    Bezzer.
     
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    The latest cam pic shows what looks like fairly decent cover which is great!

    It also shows that the groomer has been in operation in the beginners area at least. Is it going to be limited to that area or are they going to be grooming other areas as well? I imagine that they wouldn't want to run it over too many rocks.
     
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    Heres a bigger pic of the latest picture

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hi all, the good news is that there is plenty of good quality snow on Ben Lomond, unfortunately the forecast for the weekend is horrific with storm force winds.
    Erol Williams advises that he won't be running any lifts this weekend but will start running up to 6 lifts next week as the weather abates. There will be an update on Southern Cross news tonight after the weather.
     
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    Hell yeah really looking good great work with the cat. look great with a park down the middle
     
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    Looks good up there again!
     
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    looks ideal for a park!!!! couple jumps up the top and a rail/box line the whole way down would be the real s*#t
     
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    anyone have any recent photos of the back? the ones on the cam look unreal!
     
  11. BenLomondBezzer

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    Hey all, heading up for the day tomorrow first thing, I will aim to get over the back of the mountain and take some shots up each of the runs for everyone to see on Saturday if the visibility is not too bad.

    Should be interesting [​IMG]
     
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  12. BenLomond Iceman

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    Cool .. Like your work blb..That wil give the punters a good idea what it,s like over the back !
     
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    i got some photos up there on thursday but camera is elsewhere....... im not sure what the knoll is called over the back that has the lodge nestled in it, but the ne facing runs off there looked pretty sweet and loaded with windblown.
     
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    What are the chances of a good run this weekend? Is there likely to be snow for run?
     
  15. BenLomondBezzer

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    Plenty of snow, looking pretty good. check the cam and reports
     
  16. BenLomond Iceman

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    mmmmmmmmmmmmm bender time is nigh ! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    what days will the mountain be open with lifts going this weekend.. and will friday be open?
     
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    Bender time not looking so good for Cuddles the Snowmaker, Forcast should see him out on the slopes making snow whales. Bugger

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    haha, wait, you called that great blue hooter "Cuddles"? hahaha!
     
  20. Ben Lomond Brad

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    No, 'Cuddles' is the bloke who babysits the big blue wizard !
     
  21. BenLomond Iceman

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    if the infrastructure is not frozen that is. . Lift will be open saturday and sunday.. apparently not tommorrow due to expected wind according to snow report on southern cross but best to check with the mountain in the morning or check the snow report tomorrow!
     
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    haha oh riight, well at least you've got it running! [​IMG]
     
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  23. BenLomond Iceman

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    Looks like bad weather on the Ben the cams behind curtains again !
     
  24. BenLomond Iceman

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    i stand corrected, curtains are open !!
     
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    Looks like the season is now on hold for the time being.
     
  26. BenLomond Iceman

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    Again ! . Maybe some decent snow on Friday saturday will get things going hopefully!
     
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    the cam looks like a white out lol...... come on guys please update the cam, i know it wont look good but.....
     
  28. Bulldozer

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    Hi All
    The Junior Race Team have asked me to confirm with you all that the 2011 Junior Races scheduled for this Saturday the 13th of August have been postponed till further notice
    BD
     
  29. BenLomond Iceman

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    Had a good fun night at Bellendenas party. "The Bellendena bash" on saturday night . A great night .! Well dont Bezza & crew. The pool could be a hit maybe >?! . I think more partys at Clubs is the ways to go.. A different party at each club every weekend .. That would be the go !
     
  30. BenLomondBezzer

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    That's it Iceman, its like the old days with happy hour. It used to rotate around the main clubs week in week out.

    Thanks to everyone that came to the Bellendena Bash on the weekend. As it was our first big gig for a while it has set us up with more ideas for next years big bash.

    Perhaps even a bash during the Working bee summer months!

    Anyway, clearly the Hot tub was such a raging success!!! The only thing the 40 degree water was missing was enough people to fill it! Maybe next year.

    Also a big thanks to the Rover crew and Terina for organising them! They made the night worth while.

    Next year there will be a metre of snow and the house of Bellendena will be pumping.

    Now who can trump the hot tub? (Rovers I know you can) but there has to be some other lodges out there to compete in this new found mountain competition... NTAC? Foresters? BSG? Talaria? Toorbunna? Bag End?

    Anybody out there!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Yes a great night - food, wine and company - apart from snow, what more could you want !!! Where are the pics Bezzer ??
     
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    Well; one too many hot Curries has put the pooh farm in to meltdown
     
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    Nice !!!! - Launcestons Water Supply starts here !!!
     
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    [​IMG]
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    Now thats HOT SHITE

    BD
     
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  35. Ben Lomond Brad

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    Shit, when did that happen?
     
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    Last Night, Hence the comment about too many curries
    BD
     
  37. Ben Lomond Brad

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    bloody hell. That's one way to get a new system
     
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    Oh well these things happen when management fails to have an adequate program in place to monitor equipment that is running 24/7 and they refuse to support local volunteers in providing an effective emergency fire response service.
    BD
     
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    Sounds like you need to sort that issue out! I saw the fire truck going up the mountain as I was going down into Evandale and I did think to myself "is that a ben incident ??". Anyways an incident like this can be an agent for change.
     
  40. BenLomond Iceman

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    I did just say on Sunday that the pooh farm generator seems to run 24 /7 lately.. Not any more by the looks.. Looks like a nice night up there anyhow BD
     
  41. BenLomond Iceman

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    Wont this potentially close the mountain with no sewage works ??
     
  42. Ben Lomond Brad

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    We'll be in the shit (or not) for a while I guess
     
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    Dont think so at this stage, I beleive Adam has had Manions Plumbing up there to make temporary repairs and the system is now operating as it would in summer.
    Head aches for parks if the snow returns and the volume of shite/grey water increases significantly for a period.
    BD
     
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  44. BenLomondBezzer

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    That's all she wrote folks [​IMG]

    Bring on the Sailing and Grooming season
     
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  45. BenLomond Iceman

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    A very odd season . Started with great promice and believe it or not over 30 days of sking was had before the end of July, ! from then unfortunatly 2011 has slid into mediocrity.. Oh well bring on 2012 ! We will of course get our 1ft snow storm in October we just need huey to bring that into August !
     
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    A fair bit of fresh on ben this morning.. Was chucking it down up there yesterday arvo & would have snowed into last night.. Should get some more today
     
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    How much are we talking? Enough for an after work mission for a few lines?
     
  48. BenLomond Iceman

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    No not that much maybe 5- 7cm by late last night but would have melted pretty quick. .U Could still see snow on the ben late this arvo from town !
     
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    Hows everyones summer (not) going! The bom now has the Ben on its new 7 day town forcast.. Which will give punters some idea of the weather conditions to expect. [​IMG] http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/map7day.shtml

    We might here the Ben on the abc news weather now a bit instead of liawiene now the weather station is online now!
     
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  50. BenLomond Iceman

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    Hey summers arrived , nice! Scorcher on the Ben this am 18.9 degs at 6.30am .! That will for sure melt the snow ! [​IMG]. Happy new year everyone! [​IMG]
     
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