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Question Burke & Wills to Quad Ridge?

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Sean Sunley, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Sean Sunley

    Sean Sunley One of Us

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    Why is there no run from Burke & Wills to Quad Ridge? It looks downhill?
     
  2. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Creek. Limited cover.
     
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  3. skifree

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    There’s a river to cross.

    There used to be a trail but people kept needing to be rescued. It also needed really good cover to be usable.
     
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  4. robbo mcs

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    There needs to be lots of snow to cover that creek at the bottom, it is reasonably wide and flows fast. Same creek needs to be covered to have a ski out from Devils Playground down to ridge chair.
     
  5. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I was told there was a bridge to allow Smiggs to Ridge Quad load to happen but it was pulled out because it encouraged folks to use the route.

    And folks assumed they could go back the way they came & ended up with a loong walk up to a by then closed Pipers.
     
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    There's an aqueduct a couple of hundred metres past the Ridge chair's bottom station.
     
  7. LDJ

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    Is that a there’s an aqueduct you could use to cross or is that there’s an aqueduct beware?
     
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  8. skifree

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    There is? I’m having trouble picking it up on map or sat pic.
     
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    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    It was fun, but a little scary as a beginner
     
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    You can see evidence of it on google maps, see circle on pic below. When you do the walk along Wragge's creek firetrail, from Kozi rd to the Link road, you can see evidence of a snowy hydro aqueduct underneath the trail. There are vents / pipes along the trail. I believe that goes down to close to the ridge chair, to that creek, where there is the little dam on the map. You can see evidence of pipes etc there.

    Perisher draws snow making water from there.

     
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    Pumping Station??
     

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  12. Donzah

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    It used to have a bridge.
    I last did it in 96?
     
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    At about 263736 on the Perisher Valley 1:25000 (near the northern edge) there is an intake tower marked. On the Geehi Dam sheet 263738 an aqueduct is marked. There is definitely an aqueduct IRL - it takes the water from Perisher Creek to the Geehi dam.
     
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    Its the same aqueduct which collects water from Piper Ck and takes it to Guthega Dam.
     
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  17. Donzah

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    Its been there since Roman times.
     
  18. SMSkier

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    Yep. Those vent pipes are on both sides of the Kosi road and then as you indicate, generally follow the Wragges track down to the dam. Did the walk last year from Wragges and Kosi Rd, out to the the link rd, up past the base of the chair, Smiggs and then back to the car. 18 kms round trip. Also skied over the back of Smiggs - that’s easy enough but then just have to pick up the regular trail back to the bridge and groomed trail.
     
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    So is it a pipe or aqueduct?
     
  20. SMSkier

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    Its an aqueduct as others have indicated. As best I understand the vent pipes assist with flow (air lock reduction) You can hear the water when you get close enough.

    When you look at the creek going up Kosi Rd you’ll see the diversion points. They can open or close depending (Guess only) on need.
     
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    It was a great run when you could do it.
     
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    Love this thread. Groundhog day, even down to the same people posting the same things.
    Just missing the anecdote of going that when when a kid/getting lost/getting bogged/getting stuck in the trees.
     
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    Aug 2004. Not my pic
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  24. DidSurfNowSki

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    That's a goodly amount of snow for that elevation.
     
  25. Donzah

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    I've borrowed some pics of Thredbo from same date range.
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    Early August 2004.
     
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  26. Marty_McSly

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    What have the Romans ever done for us?
     
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  27. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's my cue to put some pork in the mincer ;)