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BenLomond Bliss 2013

Discussion in 'Ben Lomond' started by BenLomond Iceman, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman One of Us

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    Why not! . Its 2013 and it has been slightly cooler and there is an Autumn like feel in the air for last 2 days! It gets me thinking about winter & the Ben again! Roll around season 2013! [​IMG]
     
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  2. DaveM

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    Autumn in the air up here in Bathurst too BLI. Hope you get a good season this year. Should be a good change over the next few weeks, systems seem to be allowing the cool air a bit further north atm. [​IMG]
     
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  3. BenLomond Iceman

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    Yep still warm dave & bloody dry but she will break in the next month or so & not before time ! its been a hot dry busy summer! bring on the Pow !
     
  4. Ben Lomond Brad

    Ben Lomond Brad Part of the Furniture Moderator

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    Looks like the day shelter is about to get a new floor. Tender was in the paper on Saturday. The deck outside has also been replaced by PWS.
     
  5. Jonwah

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    It's 30 deg outside and I'm checking the snow forum. Damn you winter, for being so far away!
     
  6. BenLomond Iceman

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    yep i am officially over our endless summer! bring on winter huey ! [​IMG]
     
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  7. BenLomond Iceman

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    Brrr !! -3 on the Ben this morning !... could have been a few flurries last nite with that cold change! maybe the long summer is finally heading off ?? !
     
  8. Ben Lomond Brad

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    Light snowfalls and hail yesterday around 4pm on the Ben, Unsure if any more fell over night.

    Winter is on its way [​IMG]
     
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  9. BenLomond Iceman

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    For all those mountain party people "THE BENLOMOND BENDER" date is Sat 27th July.. The costume theme for this years festivities is "Tight & bright" and the party band for this year is "No Soda for Yoda" !!! Should be bigger then ever! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  10. tom11

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    Few pics of recent building works

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  11. xecute

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    Power plant?
     
  12. Squidly

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    Sewerage treatment plant I reckon.
     
  13. Ben Lomond Brad

    Ben Lomond Brad Part of the Furniture Moderator

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    Yup, upgraded poo farm agitator
     
  14. cin

    cin Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's shithouse
     
  15. Ben Lomond Brad

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    someone lit a [​IMG] and the old one burnt down
     
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  16. xecute

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    Some one tell me it is snowing on the Ben... please :
     
  17. BenLomond Iceman

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    would have snowed for sure last night & snow showers again today ! Brrr its gonna be cold at Agfest !
     
  18. BenLomond Iceman

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    Could get a nice early dump of snow on the Ben this week! from tuesday night - wed morning!
     
  19. Ben Lomond Brad

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    Speaking with LCC 'contact', they are intending to do some more road works on the lower sections of the road, outside park boundary. Widening a couple of sections and improving some corner sight lines. They are just working through the possibility if increasing speed because of better vision and maintains good surfaces conundrum.
    Will post dates and details as I have them.
     
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    Someone has to have a photo of the Ben at the moment yeah?
     
  21. Ben Lomond Brad

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    from the Creek Inn
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  22. S-man

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    I would be surprised if this system hasn't deposited something on the Ben, anyone?
     
  23. sircrackerjc

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    We can only hope.. Still nothing to speak of on Mt Mawson
     
  24. Ben Lomond Brad

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    B 4cm of very wind blown snow and ice on the mt over the weekend
     
  25. S-man

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    Something showing on the Mawson cam this arvo,
     
  26. BenLomond Iceman

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    Should have snowed overnight & still be snowing this morning ! I reckon 10 cm out of the system so far though it has been very windy , I
     
  27. sircrackerjc

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    She all but rained off mawson now, hope temps are still cooler on the Ben
     
  28. Ben Lomond Brad

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  29. S-man

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    Thanks Brad a little base builder looks like it should stay cold the next few days.

    Is the snow gun operating this season ?
     
  30. Ben Lomond Brad

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    The guns have started
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  31. tom11

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    Web Cams back up and running for the year thanks to Ben Lomond Snowsports.
    Not much can be done about the location of the cams due to limited reception on the mountain, but these two give at least an idea of the current conditions.

    Should update hourly from 0700 til 1700 daily.

    Cheers
     
  32. BenLomond Iceman

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    Like your work Tom . Thanks BLSS
     
  33. tom11

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    We did try different windows in the building but they gave a worse angle that what these two do.
     
  34. S-man

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    -11.1 at Liawenie last night a new June record I believe.

    The Ben must have also been chilly, any unofficial readings from last night ?
     
  35. BenLomond Iceman

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    Its keeping things cold that's for sure ! I'm sure they are making some snow for the beginners area with these ideal conditions ! Pub reopens this coming weekend ! Hopefully we can get some snow early in July not much on the horizon before then! Maybe a cm or 2 late this week
     
  36. BenLomond Iceman

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    Snowing nicely today on the Ben . 15-20cm at least ! With more snow tonight and tomorrow could be a season starter !
     
  37. sircrackerjc

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    The photos emerging this morning all look extremely promising! Keep delivering Huey..
     
  38. BenLomond Iceman

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    25cm in the last 24hrs . Should get some more this afternoon I think !
     
  39. neck_deep

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    Any thoughts on weather a mission to the Ben is worthwhile this weekend?

    Living in Geelong, $69 airfares to Launceston, bugger all snow in Vic, never been and I have a itch that is getting worse as time progresses. May feels like so long ago!!
     
  40. BenLomond Iceman

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    U could for something different but I don't expect tows will be going !! Though there will be a lot of snow !
     
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    No need for tows, happy to hike. is their enough on the ground to make it worthwhile? Places near by to set up a camp? Huts?
     
  42. BenLomond Iceman

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    Plenty on the ground 25cm plus the whole plateu is covered ! definatley worth the trip if thats what you like !
     
  43. sircrackerjc

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    The question remains....
    Will this be a season starter?
    Excitement is building in Hobart Town
     
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    Lifts are strung and prepped to operate, awaiting the weather to clear. At the moment the forecast doesn't indicate the conditions changing too much until at least Tuesday. Stay tuned.
     
  46. BenLomond Iceman

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    definatley enough snow on the ground when the weather clears to crank up the lifts !
     
  47. LastRun

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    sure is enough for the tows to run

    wil need some more snow to fill in village tow line after people walking up that way today (why do people do that?)
     
  48. North Face

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    Because AE have not got there act together as usual. That is why no one buys a season pass on Ben Lomond anymore. There could be 2 meters of snow and nothing would change. That is why people go up the lift line.
     
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    I reckon that is bollocks. People go up the lift line because it is easier to walk along the tow lines. These areas have been kind of groomed (re rocks etc). So perhaps a different way of looking at this is that if sufficient people tramp up the ski tow line, in a sense this is human powered snow grooming such that the snow cover will be compressed into rough shape. Afterall as people traverse the tow line with skis/boards this is what they too are doing. So perhaps it is not such a bad thing.

    As to AE, well lets put it this way, sure they may not be ready to open, the weather up there is still crap so who cares you can't ski or board comfortably under the current conditions. The other factor is of course no one is going to buy a season pass here in Tassie, the ski seasons over the past 15 + years have been too inconsistent/limited. It makes no economical sense. I would't bother either. If I get up from Hobart for a few days that might be about as best as it gets.

    Am looking at going to Perisher for a few days but it is so expensive up there, that is why we normally go to NZ for a week, its cheaper, better and more reliable.
     
  50. Ben Lomond Brad

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    Snow cover was so soft and fluffy almost anywhere you walked yesterday left knee deep holes.

    When I was shoveling out the door to the lodge it was like moving sand rather than digging snow.

    And the 2cm frozen crust on top gave a very big false sense of security as to what was hard enough to walk on or even take a skidoo over.

    Without a big freeze first, the lift lines would have been tracked out in no time.