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Ben Lomond snow reports 2011

Discussion in 'Ben Lomond' started by Powder_skier, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Tezwah

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    Great news B-Rad!
     
  2. BenLomondBezzer

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    Come on Brad. Got those pictures on!!! I Just saw a long distance shot on WIN news of the groomer.
     
  3. BenLomond Iceman

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    Top job Tezwah & crew good to see a new cam up & going.. Nice aspect too !
     
  4. Tezwah

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    What a site!
     
  5. BenLomondBezzer

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    So Excited. When can i have a drive!

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. JohnnieB

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    Nice looking machine [​IMG]
    I notice Manheim Auctions in Hobart have Kassboher PB 260 groomer up in their June auction! Didnt sell in the last one, could be a cheap buy??? [​IMG]
    All we need now is some more snow to move around [​IMG]
     
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  7. Ben Lomond Brad

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    define cheap Johnnie?? lol, how much cpare cash have you got? [​IMG]
     
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  8. JohnnieB

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    Ahh Yeah!! Cheaper than a new one anyway! Dont know where it would have come from here in Tassie, but if i had a few Gs spare, BenLomond would make a nice newe home for it [​IMG]
     
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  9. JohnnieB

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    Any word on the snowmaking BLB?
     
  10. Ben Lomond Brad

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    Exc Antarctic vehicles end up at Manheim in Hobart. 2 nice new (2nd hand) doos sitting on the hill ex Antarctic division [​IMG]
     
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  11. BenLomondBezzer

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  12. Ben Lomond Brad

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    Yeah, it was Beezer, wanted too much for it at last auction apparently
     
  13. JohnnieB

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    Didnt even think of anywhere that far south! [​IMG]
     
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  14. BenLomondBezzer

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    Hah,

    So Erryl put in an offer? Any idea what they wanted?
     
  15. BenLomondBezzer

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    Shame, its Red, red goes fast!
     
  16. JohnnieB

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    Too fast, Too much friction, melt snow.. no good [​IMG]
     
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  17. BenLomondBezzer

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    That is a awesome sight to see!!! can't wait to head up again a see it's work. A groomer and a snow gun,things are starting to happen!

    Good work to everyone involved.
     
  19. BenLomond Iceman

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    Hey Tez , how often will the new cam update ..... ?
     
  20. Powder_skier

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    Just got back from the ben after a few nights!

    Tuesday well wow what a great day skiing on the Ben one of the better days thats for sure. Great Base now we just need a little bit more snow on top! Summit and Bills were the pick of the lifts.

    Wednesday was better then Tuesday was very warm and sunny woooooooh T shirt weather !!!!!!!!!!. The snow was not as icy as Sunday and Monday. Blue sky, no line to wait on (only a few snowboards that need get out of the way so people go past) AE did a pretty good job I must say!! keep up the good work and we should be in for a good season (touch wood)... Wednesday night wow, What a sight. The moon was shining not a cloud in the sky, no wind very very still, could of gone skiing with out a torch! A perfect sight!

    Today(Thursday) was foggy and not fun at all!!!!!! enough said [​IMG]
    Also the ladder was in great shape to.
     
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  21. daveski4ever

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    I agree great to see some changes happening and for the better of skiing at Ben. Does anyone know whether they have bought just one snow gun or is it guns and if only one, where it is intended to be sighted. I only ask as I would have thought (and I may be wrong), that you really would need a number of guns to maximise snow making to top up the cover across the mountain. I realise such equipment is not cheap to purchase or run, and perhaps this could be the start of further development changes over time ???.

    Anything that can be done to improve skiing/boarding, the facilities on the mountain etc, to me would make sense and hopefully add to the viability of the mountain for AE etc.

    Anyway great to see such a positive start to the season, and I noted that the BOM was predicting more snow later on this week. That has to be all good [​IMG]
     
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  22. BenLomond Iceman

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    They have bought one fan gun this winter and it will be used to make snow in the learning area with 3 outlets between the ski school area and the top of Bass beginers poma lift..
     
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    It should up date every hour when the power is on, but seems to be having some problems.
    I set it up then fly out of the country to hopefully it will work it self out
     
  24. Tezwah

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    Having issues with Internet reception atm. Installing a high gain antenna very soon to fix the issue.
     
  25. Powder_skier

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    Come on snow gods let it snow !!
     
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  27. BenLomond Iceman

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    Just a bit of logisitcs required for that monster move!
     
  28. Tezwah

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    Apologies about the camera. Please make sure you check the timestamp (which i will try and increase in size) before relying on the new cam. As mentioned previously we are going through some teething problems with internet reception and reliabilty. All should be sorted soon.
     
  29. Maxcimus

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    Can anyone give a report on the current conditions on the hill? Keen to head up tomorrow for the day!!
     
  30. Powder_skier

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    Most likely will be horrid weather as it could snow/r**n and will be windy but I expect that the snow will still be good
     
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    Tommorrow will probably be ok though cold and windy. ! As PS says the snow should be ok still after an overnight freeze.. Sunday will be wet & nasty !
     
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    Cheers, maybe a surf could be a better option then!
     
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    You will all be happy to hear it has been snowing on and off all day, bout 5cm, was snowing down to rangers station although only 2-3cm there,.weather looks good for tomorrow but may be a bit windy should have 4 lifts running weather permitting [​IMG]
     
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    Would Sunday be a no go for boarding then? Will there be enough cover?
     
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    THERE IS PLENTY OF COVER MGM
     
  36. Powder_skier

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    I like the look of Tuesdays weather!
     
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    BLB, how much did they want for the PB260?
     
  38. sircrackerjc

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    long time watcher, first time poster.
    I come up to the Ben from Hobart few times each season. Keen as mustard to get up there asap. would love some knowledgable opinions on conditions for Thursdayish.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  39. Maxcimus

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    I think there should be some fresh snow over the next couple of days to top up the damage that has been done so far so cover should be ok. Thursday will probably be very windy with the possibility of rain I would think but that's just my opinion!
     
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    Alright cool. Its blowing its tits off down here today. Lets pray for snow!
     
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    hmmm... its been raining all day i hope its not raining up on ben....:/
     
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    Does anyone know when the snow report will be updated....?
     
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    sticking point that one......
     
  45. BenLomond Iceman

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    Not sure who is supposed to be doing it but it its not snowing just now i can guarantee !
     
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    Looks like a nice dusting on Barrow and Ragged Jack, keen to know how much up on the Ben..
     
  47. Ben Lomond Brad

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    reports of between 5 and 7cm by lunchtime today, with it still snowing hard
     
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    I'm hearing reports here in Hobart that the rain has washed all the base away and that the resort is closed, can anyone confirm that?
     
  49. Ben Lomond Brad

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    taken by the Iceman at lunchtime today
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    [​IMG]

    and snowing down to the old tip site
     
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    Thanks Brad! (and BLIM). Looks like a decent amount. Will be interesting to see how the slopes are fairing once it all clears up.