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Ben Lomond snow reports 2011

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

  1. Ocrack

    Ocrack First Runs

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    Thinking about heading up this Wednesday, any ideas on how the mountain is and lifts operational due to snow amount, wind condition etc.?
     
  2. sircrackerjc

    sircrackerjc Hard Yards

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    Spoke to AE on the phone late today. According to them we're looking at 2 at best tomoro and 4 Wednesday.
    Reckon I'll head up Wed.
     
  3. Riaino

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    Will the bus company start taking people from Launceston when the lifts start, or do they wait until lifts have been open for some time?
     
  4. Bulldozer

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    Suggest you contact the coach company direct.(details below)
    They Dont communicate with the operators on the mountain and are very vague in their committment.
    The BLC are actively pursueing an alternative operator as the unreliability is seriously affecting the viability of on-mountain comercial operations and clubs.

    McDermott Coaches
    Tasmanian Company Specialising In Tours & Charters
    Bus & Coach Charters & Tours - Exeter, TAS
    42 Rosevears Drv, Exeter TAS 7275, Australia
    (03) 6394 3535
    http://www.mcdermotts.com.au
    sales@mcdermotts.com.au

    As for tomorrow the wind is expected to drop to around 25 knots and ease through the day.
    AE are anticipating up to 4 lifts.
    BD
     
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  5. Riaino

    Riaino First Runs

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    Thanks. I contacted them about 2 weeks ago and they were very vague, like they didn't know what they were expecting to charge this year or anything. They told me to get back to them when the lifts start running.

    I hope they are running, I'd like to go to BL when I'm down there.
     
  6. Powder_skier

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    heading up for a visit tomorrow for a little bit of a ski, should be good!
     
  7. BurnsideCrew

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    does anyone know what lifts ran today and what will be tomorrow
     
  8. doomechanic

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    Bass, Village and Summit. Weather isn't set to moderate so it's unlikely there will be more operating before the weekend.
     
  9. Piste_Plow

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    Hi All.

    Going up in the morning. Leave Launceston about 8:30.
    Anyone want a lift (2 seats).

    Cheers.

    Plow.
     
  10. BenLomondBezzer

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    Great work Plow! nice to see the friendly offer out there!
     
  11. Bulldozer

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    I beleive it was Bass, Village and Summit. Will most likely be the same tomorrow plus possibly Bills
     
  12. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    some of my pics Ben Lomond Dudes

    Summit area last thursday

    [​IMG]

    Road in last thursday

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    up the top of the summit area last thursday

    [​IMG]


    back down to the village
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    touring out to stacks bluff [​IMG]

    rock n ice
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. LastRun

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    I'll take those photos into account when planning last weekend <img src="https://www.ski.com.au/xf/styles/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="\:\/" title="smirk" height="15" width="15" />
     
  14. Mr_Yagi

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    Today we had Bass, Village and Summit running with bills going for the last hour as available staff were working on Big Ben after major damage due to ice. Tomorrow should be all four and we hope to start work on Fannys and Giblin all things going to plan
     
  15. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    last 2 photos were yesterday, last run, had a go on the lifts too....
     
  16. BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman One of Us

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    Nice picks mr. ! ..Thanks for posting.
     
  17. daveski4ever

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    Hey guys talk about a fantastic start to the season, but what a bummer for me as I broke my fibula at Hotham aweek ago. Slipped on the road while heading to the Big D for a cruisy start to a ski trip. Fawwek, not fair, (I managed 1 run slowly, painful and not too much control) before giving up and going to the medical centre to confirm the bad news. So thats my ski season over before it even started, unless there is still snow in mid + September. Bugger. Hope you all get to enjoy plenty of ski action this year. Oh well, there is always next year to look forward to.
     
  18. BurnsideCrew

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    see dave.. if u had snowboard boots on and not those stupid ski boots your fibula would be in tip top prime condition for an epic winter
    moral to the story...... dont ski!!!!
     
  19. daveski4ever

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    heh heh thanks mate, you could even be correct. Oh well if only for I could do with an epic winter for sure !!! Have a top one for me, instead.
     
  20. Bulldozer

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    Hi All, currently experiencing difficulties in updating the Ben Lomond Snow report page from the mountain, hope to get it sorted before next weekend.
    So biefly here goes.

    Ben Lomond Snow Report 18/07/2011
    O/nite Temp 0.2
    Current Temp 1
    Forecast Max 3
    Wind Strength 5 knots
    Wind Strength SSW
    Precipitation None
    Expected Visibility Excellent
    Expected Cloud cover Mostly Sunny
    Road Conditions Open and Clear(All Vehicles Must Carry Chains)
    Snow Condition Very Good
    Resort Cover Extensive
    Snow surface Dry
    Short Summary Good to very good skiing resort wide
    24 hr snow fall
    Date of last Snow fall 13/7/2011
    Lifts operating 4 to 5
    Other Notices
    5 lifts ran over the weekend. Repairs were effected
    to Fannies lift as a result of ice damage from the
    the extreme weather of the previous weeks.
    As of last night it is now ready to string and will be
    ready for next weekend.
    Snow Grooming has taken place Mountain wide
    over the weekend and has been favourably received
    by all. Snow making is on standby awaiting the
    right conditions.
     
  21. VSG

    VSG Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    At least the Ben has gone all hi-res.. as far as Google Earth is concerned... [​IMG]

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  22. Tezwah

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    nearmap.com are another good one to look at also.
     
  23. Maxcimus

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    The groomer is definitely a hit i'd say keeping the snow in much better condition! Money well spent!!

    Great day up there Saturday, the mountain seemed busier than it has been for a while!
     
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  24. julz7250

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    Agreed. The grooming, especially over the back made the morning conditions fantastic. Was a great move and I hope it can be maintained throughout the season as it made a good day great!
     
  25. Powder_skier

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    good snow still? loose much over the weekend, should be getting the snow gun fired up as its chilling down here in launceston, might head up thursday and have a slide [​IMG]
     
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  26. Ben Lomond Brad

    Ben Lomond Brad Part of the Furniture Moderator

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    due to high winds, lifts not likely to run until Friday. It is currently snowing though [​IMG]
     
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  27. Bulldozer

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    I apologise for the fact that after uploading this mornings report that it still indicated a lift (summit) as open, I understand that this may have confused some people; as it did say elsewhere at no less than 3 points that there were zero lifts operating; leading to some abusive phone calls to people on the mountain. This online service is serviced by volunteers and not as a paid service by mountain operators.
    In fact, at times it proves very difficult to extract the info from the mountain operators to disseminate through this and other channels.
    BD
     
  28. BenLomondBezzer

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    An all round good weekend on the mountain, thanks to the gang running the show: Erryl, Nell, Cuddles (Adrian), Barry (Top Bloke), Josh, Nathan, 1080, Kateland, Alice, Jane, Tristian, Jack and Stummo. Also a big welcome to the new member of the team Luke who is teaming up with Cuddles to get the snow making and grooming going in the coming weeks. Luke has spent 3 years in Charlotte's Pass working on the mountain with Snow Making, Grooming and Lift running [​IMG]

    A big congratulations to Luke and Cuddles for making the first snow in history on the mountain last night. Pumping out the white stuff for 6 hrs they filled the ski school area with some quite amazing quality snow. [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Shots from the slopes this weekend:

    LHS Giblin:
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    RHS Giblin:
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    Bills:
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    Big Ben & Fannies
    [​IMG]

    Ques were also very short on the weekend so get up there while it lasts and score some value for money skiing, pretty much ski down and get on the lift [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Today was day 9 on the slopes. Enjoyed each and every one of them.

    Cheers,

    Bezza
     
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  29. Mr_Yagi

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    Good work Bezza thanks for all your help and refreshingly positive attitude you bring.
     
  30. E14

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    Wasn't quite the first snow... like to think I was there for that one! But definitely the first good quality (by the photos and talking to Cuddles...), awesome work guys! Hope its cold enough and not windy when I'm back for my fleeting August visit to see it in action.

    Thanks for the photos too, looks like it was an amazing weekend!

    Erica
     
  31. Baldy

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    Awesome Pics , Well done on the Snow Gun sounds very time consuming , where does the water pump from and can we get another 10 of them [​IMG]
     
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  32. Powder_skier

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    worth heading up tomorrow for the day ?
     
  33. Bulldozer

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    It has snowed!!!!


    Following the continuing thaw of the last fortnight, AE are unable to maintain lift tracks.Fresh Snow has fallen overnight, but we still need a lot more for operations to resume. It is suggested that intending visitors phone ahead to confirm current status
     
  34. Grug_goes_skiing

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    Was it snow or rain today?
     
  35. xecute

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    Please tell me it is snowing???
     
  36. Tezwah

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    Snowing its tits off..
     
  37. BenLomondBezzer

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    Doubtful after midday... however I'm happy to be proved wrong...
     
  38. BenLomond Iceman

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    Nearly 100 mm of rain since 12 noon and currently 2.6 deg in think is Ra*n & lots of it . ! Bummer! [​IMG]! Spoke to the mountain at about 4pm & it was wet snot falling in the village and it,s warmed since then.. Hopefully it cools down quick but i fear this weather is to easterly for ben dumpage!
     
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  39. Bulldozer

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    Heavy Rain this morning has trashed the 15cm cover we had received over the last 3 days
    There will be no lifts running until further falls
    BD
     
  40. Powder_skier

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    [​IMG]
     
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  41. Bulldozer

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    Interesting concept, even more interetsing visual!!

    Seriously a light dusting overnight, the wet has stopped running off so lets wait and see what happens this week????
    Bd
     
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