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Ben Lomond snow reports 2011

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

  1. Powder_skier

    Powder_skier First Runs

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    Come on keep snowing just keep snowing!!!!

    Good Photos BLB!
     
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    Tthanks for that Brad, much appreciated. I'm planing to head up Thursday and Friday, so heres hoping it keeps on snowing until then.
     
  3. Bulldozer

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    Hi All
    After close to a 100 mls of rain the hill received a fall of nearly 10 cms of snow today, the base has stood up to the rain, as it was hovering just above zero for the duration. Now the extreme winds have dropped the team will be back in action tomorrow and AE are planning to operate up to 4 lifts tomorrow.
    Not sure if the road is to be cleared, so if you are heading up, make sure you take your chains.
    BD
     
  4. The boy from Tas

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    Thanks BLIM and BD for the updates. Hoping to get up thursday for a slide.
     
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    fingers crossed for me tomorrow cheers lads [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like we got some snow yesterday!
     
  7. Powder_skier

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  8. hobo

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    thought i need to shout my dissapointment with ben lomond. went up on sunday to be met with 1 and a half tows operating and asking full ticket price. what a rip.
    we were also told they would be trying to open more but saw little effort going into it.
    Pull Your finger out ben. Im going to mt field next time much nicer terain with out the head aches
     
  9. BenLomond Iceman

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    Probably best to moan in Benlomond Bliss Hobo .. Sorry u didn,t enjoy your experience fair comment i suppose.. I think the weather was shite on Sunday from Memory . ! .. Back on to conditions .. Still cold on Ben .. Front overnight should drop 2-3cm of fresh setting us up nicely for friday & the weekend !
     
  10. CaptainPowder

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    well it is June after all......then you'll probably complain that you have to walk [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  11. Mr_Yagi

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    Hobo get a grip it was 60knots on top of mountain we ran Summit in the morning till it derailed off bullwheel due to wind. As for Bills the T's were spinning out of Spring Boxes so the result would have been the same if we had of run it. There were 7 staff employed to fix the derail on Summit run the lifts and keep snow on the tracks of the lifts running all the time putting up with atrocious conditions. Maybe if you understood what it takes for the mountain to run and continue to run you would understand that full ticket price is necessary. And then only then would you be in a position to post comments such as yours. [​IMG]
     
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  12. Ben

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  13. BenLomond Iceman

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    could always go and use the tows on mawson this weekend ? <img src="https://www.ski.com.au/xf/styles/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="\:\/" title="smirk" height="15" width="15" />
     
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    Bahahaha the forums are teeming with first timers this season for some reason!

    Temps look a bit warm this weekend, should soften things up a bit but hopefully not too much!
     
  15. Bulldozer

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    Hopefully the only thing that will soften will be the ardour of our fellow posters. An old greivance dragged up and thrashed around again.
    On a lighter note 4 lifts planned for tomorrow, but it will still be windy so be prepared.
    BD
     
  16. Powder_skier

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    AE are doing a good job on such a small hill.
    Yobo if you wanted good skiing then you should of came up on the first weekend!

    Does anyone how much snow we got from the wild weather yesterday [​IMG]
     
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  17. BenLomond Iceman

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    I think it may have snowed a little last night up high but probably a little gobbler also as it did warm up last night.. Cold up there this morning which will keep it on the hill
     
  18. The boy from Tas

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    good day up on the hill today.
    Was nice to have first turns of 2011 in June! Didn't take any pics for some reason but the cover is good. Bit of fresh last night but yes BLIM you're right, bit of gobbler and freeze left for an icey start but some nice soft patches could be found.
    AE did a good job - keep it up guys. Can't wait to see the groomer and snow gun firing up!! [​IMG]
     
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  19. BenLomond Iceman

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    Snow looking like it has had a bit of gobbler damage overnight by this mornings cam!
     
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    Just talked to Flea, she said a lot of cover has been lost last night, awful conditions today and looking pretty crappy for the weekend... bring on another dump or the guns I say!
     
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    Hey Guys, as the updates where getting slim, and resort updates have been minimal, thought I'd just do it myself after driving all the way there to realise it was horrible, here's some photos.

    <span style='font-size: 26pt'>JUNE 26</span>


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  22. BenLomond Iceman

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    Yes ross very shite conditions this weekend with Gobbler all day yesterday & Ra*n punishing us today have the slopes looking very average.. Hopefully we can get the big snow gun cranked up this week & get some tows going again by the weekend..
     
  23. BenLomondBezzer

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    I think we will be lucky,

    Maybe Bass [​IMG]

    There are some nice high pressure system cold nights looking like appearing the next few days.
     
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  24. Mr_Yagi

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    <span style='font-size: 20pt'><span style='font-family: Georgia'>It Is Snowing [​IMG]</span></span>
     
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  25. BenLomondBezzer

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    Only 5 cm. [​IMG]
     
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  26. BenLomond Iceman

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    Musn,t have snowed much more from when i spoke to the mountain last night at about 8... Looks black & showery over that way hopefully we get a couple for cm this morning... Cold enough @ - 3.3
     
  27. Powder_skier

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    How can that be? The "its snowing" call was made at lunchtime yesterday, and it absolutely bucketed down after that at Launceston AP. The CSIRO weather station didnt get above -1 during that time too.

    Fickle mountain!
     
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    Turned too westerly now by the looks for any major dumpage on the Ben, get the snow gun cranking asap. Hope the wind doesn't blow it all away but.
     
  30. Mr_Yagi

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    Wind was the issue last night, do not fear we will get more on and off for rest of week keep smiling peoples it is coming.
     
  31. BenLomondBezzer

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    Great news on the Lift front also, Mr Jagi, Can you confirm that all the lifts are ready to roll as and when required?

    Big Ben Spliced, Giblin Fixed and Fannies?

    Bezza.
     
  32. Ben Lomond Brad

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    Was getting too hard to do all the post moving, so this one was quoted instead [​IMG]
     
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  33. Ben Lomond Brad

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    MOD NOTE

    Please lets try to keep this to snow/conditions reports.

    Discussions about mountain operations can happen in the new "Cost versus Experience" thread and all the 'social' things can occur in the Ben Lomond Bliss thread.

    Weather prediction also has a thread of its own

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  34. Bulldozer

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    Here Here,

    Conditions still quite fowl on the hill, it would blow the milk out of your coffee, so we will have to wait and see what we have left after it moderates. This will most likely not be until saturday at the earliest with winds around 50 knots expected friday.
    BD
     
  35. Powder_skier

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    Hows Bills looking must have been very very windy over the back and the front as well. Just image what it would be like if we still had all that snow from a month ago!
     
  36. xecute

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    Any one think the lifts will be open on Saturday?
     
  37. sircrackerjc

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    It was said in the bliss thread that the weekend weather will be horrid, and that Errol won't be running any lifts this w/e but will endeavor to run up to 6 next week. Hope this helps.
     
  38. mr

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    i had a bit of a quick ski up there yesterday, was nice to see the place, but yeeeeaaahh twas a tad windy
     
  39. julz7250

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    Does anyone know if we got any more snow yesterday at some point? There looked to be some likely clouds around, and the CSIRO weather station shows some precipitation fell. Would be nice for another little top up [​IMG]
     
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  40. BenLomond Iceman

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    didn,t snow yesterday Julz . Looked like snow clouds over that way this arvo,, We should for sure get a couple of cm tommorrow morning i think.
     
  41. BenLomond Iceman

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    Looks like some snow this morning on the cam update- Maybe 2-3cm top up.. Should get snow showers on and off all day today. Hopefully weather (Wind) should moderate after monday .
     
  42. Powder_skier

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    should be nearly snowing up there I reckon, but would be extremely windy!
     
  43. BenLomondBezzer

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    Hi all,

    Weekend Mountain Report:

    Snow good cover all over the mountain. once things open up, Summit and Giblin look to be the pick just from looking.

    A second snow cam should be up and running this week from the Summit workshop

    Photos from the weekend:

    Mountain Road, Just past the ticket booth

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    Car Park

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    Balcony view from Bellendena

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    Village Street

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    Front Slopes:

    Summit

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    Little Slalom

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    Bass, Groomed and ready to go

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    Back Slopes:

    Fannies
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    Bills
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    Giblin
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    Bills and Big Ben
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    Big Ben and Fannies
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    From Giblin looking to the village
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    What is on the way this evening
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    Just a teaser for this week. Be there!!

    Bezzer.
     
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    Thanks for the pics Bezzer looks like there is some fun to be had, ill have to try and get up this week.
     
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    Thanks Bezza, those pics look really good. can't wait to get up there again.
     
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    Anyone know if the lifts will be open tomorrow?
     
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    I rang up today, even though launie is realtively calm, its blowing its ass off up at BL. de-icing needs to occur before things can get moving. Wednesday operation is a best case scenario (as far as i am aware!)
     
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    All lifts have heavy icing issues and due to the gale force winds we were unable to attempt any de-icing over the weekend. The BOM informed us last night that winds would be down to 10-15 knots today, but would rise again tomorrow to 45-50 knots. Snow is also in the pipeline for wed-thurs.
    The front lifts have been de-iced today, and there is a possibility of 1-2 lifts tomorrow, but with the weather forecast It's more likely to be Wednesday. As always check the radio or call ahead.
     
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    I can confirm DM that we also have Bills ready to roll, the wind today was still up around 20-25 knots maybe bit more but we managed to get 4 lifts de-iced. With the forcast as you said only 1-2 tomorrow but when winds moderate will be ready to roll 4.
     
  50. Powder_skier

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    Might head up tomorrow and check it out. wishing the wind will drop off!