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Best time in August for Perisher

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Roymond, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Roymond

    Roymond One of Us

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    What’s the best time of year for a Perisher trip? In the past we’ve scammed a boys trip early August and the past two years we’ve jagged good conditions. Looking at the charts it seems late August has peak snowpack. Are you starting to see early spring slush later in the month? When is the best trade off for snow and weather conditions?
    We are looking to get organised and book more than 2 months in advance...
    Thanks
     
  2. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    19th
     
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    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    From that far ahead anywhere in August is a good bet, but you never really know if there is going to be a rain event.
     
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  4. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rain event looks likely 13th
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    judging from yesterday and today, 6 and 7 September are bad
     
  6. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    As a general rule late August has better base depth, but tends to be warmer and more spring like snow conditions. Early August tends to be colder with better quality snow. However, it is a lottery really, as anything can happen at any time.
     
  7. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    True.

    2013 IIRC I skied early August, it was warm and the pack was melting away. I'd booked lessons at Blue Cow and the day of my first lesson they closed Pleasant Valley and the links to Guthega. Side Saddle had a choke point barely 3 metres wide. I ended up upgrading my remaining lessons to Max 6 at Perisher.

    And then this weekend.
     
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    FourSquare04 A Local

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    This exactly, although I have had a couple of good late August dumps in the past. Complete lottery with the Aussie Ski season and better off to not pre book, go when it's dumping if you can. Can also be a bit cheaper late August too.