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Best 3 Fall Lines in PerisherBlue?

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Wardy, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. Wardy

    Wardy One of Us

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    Serious question... Lots of people describe PB as 'flat', but there are some great fall lines if you know where to look. So, which are the best three fall lines in PB?
     
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    1/ Parachute
    2/ Rock Garden
    3/ Powder Ridge
     
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  3. cornice11

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    parachute. everything else gets traverse tracks over it.
    yaranadoo, but requires use of the ridge chair
     
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  4. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    The line between Kamikaze and Rock Garden (Chance??)
    Parachute.....but there is a lot of "buts" in this one
    Dog Leg
     
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  5. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, but
    Rock Garden.......I become a rock magnet every time, no matter how deep the cover is
    Powder Ridge is two turns
     
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  6. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    ....also.....Copperhead Road. Seriously. IMO a good fall line does not necessarily equal steep. I love Copperhead Road for a good fang and fun around the "moving gates"
     
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  7. robbo mcs

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    Just to clarify the question, are you really asking which runs face down the fall line, and you can ski a continuous fall line run? Just asking, because some of the answers above are clearly not runs that follow the fall line. Or are you asking for steep and long runs?

    For me, the best steep fall line run is chance at blue cow. Traverse across to the left from kamo entrance into chance, excellent pure fall line. Hypertrail from the drop off down is pure fall line line, which is why they use it for race training so much. However, not enough snow at present.

    Bottom half of towers is a pure fall line run, but I don’t rate it.

    Personally I also like runs that have a good length, but go across the fall line and back, Schnaxl is a good example, Yarandoo another.
     
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  8. Wardy

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    It's a good question. I suppose I'm thinking of runs which are steep, long (enough), and where you can link turns down the length of the run without having to check your run for some reason - so if that means you have to be a bit creative because you're skiing across the fall line for some of it then so be it.
     
  9. Lady Penelope

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    In my opinion, Parachute is rubbish most of the time. Mother-in-law, and Blanchy’s for my money (they lack the rocks of Chance and Kamikaze, and are usually open!).

    Edit - based on your last post, definitely Blanchy’s ....
     
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  10. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Some great runs like that at Guthega, Schnaxl, Karls. Perisher I like Dog leg down into sun valley, hypertrail. GS bowl is a favourite as well.
     
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  11. Ozgirl

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    Most skiers don't under what a proper fall line is.

    They think it the quickest way from top to bottom. They don't realise a run might not utilise the actual fall line.
     
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    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Another vote for Parachute, those two days in the season when it has really good snow.

    I'm also a fan of Excelerator first up before it gets all chopped up. One of the longest runs at Perisher and it gets steeper as you go on.
     
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  13. fenrir

    fenrir One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    There are no good fall lines in Perisher, especially not around the Ridge chair. It's very flat and you should definitely avoid it.
     
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  14. Ozgirl

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    It has a terrible pitch that goes against the fall line a lot! Which is why I'm nervous on it on icy sections (and is why it gets scrapped so much and has so many icy sections)
     
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  15. chicski

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    I reckon Wombats and whatever the other one is called are a lot of fun. Can get some speed up.
     
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  16. fenrir

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    The most fun bit of Excelerator for me isn't the steepest middle face, it's the upper section where you can build insane speed leading into the middle face. When conditions are ok to the sides I'm happy leaving others to chop up Excelerator because there is a lot more fun to be had.
     
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  17. Annabuzzy

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    Yep

    Parachute if it’s good
    Kamikaze/Rock Garden
    Zalis if it’s not crowded, or Outer Limits.

    I think that’s 5 runs - sorry!
     
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    Bottom bit sucks. Slushy followed by ice. First thing is ok but doesn’t last.
     
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  19. Ozgirl

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    I was thinking Outer limits, but it's been a few years and worried my memory was failing me!
     
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    Dogleg
    Rockgarden
    Kamikaze
     
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  21. Me+3

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    Agree.
    Woodpecker - very fast when groomed.
     
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    No no no, everybody should go to Ridge, it's awesome, cannot recommend it enough.

    It's good enough to stay there all day.

    Get on the Ridge folks.
     
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  23. chicski

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    Fastest queue too, never busy there.
     
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    Best lift on the hill, it moooves people.

    And if you are lucky you'll see an echidna at the top in the Spring.:):cool::cool:
     
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    I always get Wombats lament and Woodpecker mixed up, can never remember which is which. So when I go there, I always do both, so if someone asks me what was good at Guthega, I just go “oh, wombats and woodpecker were great”LOL
     
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    Dog Leg into Sun Bowl
     
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    Chance
    Woodpecker
    Parachute
     
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    Paralyser down to behind the burning log.....
     
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    :headbang:
     
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    Don’t stress. Folks don’t like walking up hills. It’s a thing you know! Ask Bruce ;) Check the chatter each time a lift stops LOL
     
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    One day hopefully!
     
  32. dawooduck

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    My picks:

    1. Parachute
    2. Tower's Run
    3. The Screw

    Runners-up: Zali's/Kamikaze, Olympic, North Perisher T-Bar runs.
     
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    1. Parachute.
    2. Devils
    3. Kamikaze
     
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    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have had one day where it was awesome. But it may have been my best day on snow ever in Aus.
     
  36. skifree

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    I really have no idea. Every day is different. Some days I’ll follow the signs and think what drunken fool thought this was a good way home. Then the next day I’ll rip down the same line and think Greg Norman of skiing set this out and thanks heaps to im.

    There are lines I think are transport routes & others think are awesome fun and visa versa. But it again changes with the snow and weather.

    These observations are magnified over at DaBo.

    So it’s cool to see people’s thoughts on the topic I don’t think it’s a yes or no question.
     
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  37. Tonester

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    Same here. It wasn't my best Oz snow day, but I really lucked in. Calf deep and untracked. We were the first to ski it.
    It helped that we ducked the rope ;):D
     
  38. Tonester

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    Devils? Really? Actually through Devils? Not so much fall line as it is tree skiing, I reckon.
    If you skirt skier's right of Devil's, then there are some fun pitches for sure. The problem with skiing that far north of North P though is you either commit to skiing to the road, knowing that you'll need to walk/skate back OR start the traverse back to the t-bar early. Either way, I never feel I get enough bang for my buck in this part of Perisher.
     
  39. skichanger

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    Light wind, light snow, only us: fresh tracks every run
     
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    not telling.
     
  41. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes. Woodpecker, with snow can be awesome. Also, Wombats.
    Woodpecker is often used for races or race training. It has a good pitch
     
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    Hypertrail (with International while everyone else rushes out to Eyre), closely followed by Excellerator (but it needs Ridge :( )
     
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    Yes coming in number 2 is the Big D Playground - pitch is great through the trees and then stay to left on the high side exit to get across to the bottom of Ridge.
     
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    Fall line, off international t-bar was groomed for the first time this season today. Skiing it reminded me that not surprisingly it is a great fall line run:p
     
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    There are some great little fall line runs in Centre Valley but my pick is Rock Garden into Chance then trees to Yarandoo
     
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