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Charlotte Pass 2013 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Charlotte Pass' started by rocketboy, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wow - CP is first out of the gate with discount season passes for 2013.

    Very tempting.

    Pro active marketing!
     
  2. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Tempting.... just as I'm thinking of giving CP the pass......
     
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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    but it doesn't give you any access for 2012.. that would have been game set match right there if they added that
     
  4. Sago

    Sago Hard Yards

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    I Agree,
    Still superb value none the less!!!!!
     
  5. Tree Breaker Bob

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    So $549, $50 bucks dearer than last year

    plus oversnow at $50 extra = $599 cheap, oh wait a minute + skitube season pass $250 (roughly the same as 3 trips at $80 ea return)= $849 or perisher with skitube $759 as promised last year for this year

    or both again $599 + $759 = $1358 - $849 means perisher pass will only owe me $509, a couple of weekends really

    30 days skiing this season

    Damn that skitube price although could buy one skitube pass, drive everyone up and go back to tube, but have to do it again on way out, bugg#r!!!!

    But then they do open the gates sat and sun afternoon because of the crowd at the bottom station

    Sorry just the brain going round in circles

    I love the untracked areas of CP but Perisher is fun also

    Maybe Thredbo, but this year has been good, will next year

    Apologies again for my indecision [​IMG]
     
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  6. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Decision made, looks like I'll be skiing CP a lot next year. Sago, let Mocko know (if he doesn't see this) my dummy spit was temporary. And does anyone have any spare accomodation this week for two-three nights?
     
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  7. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Jerra has family/double rooms available via wotif - and the Chalet has rooms also available directly.
     
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  8. Sago

    Sago Hard Yards

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Stillwell may have availability.Apart from that I am not sure.
     
  9. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Does anyone know if they are serious about putting in an extra lift at charlotte pass?
     
  10. Sago

    Sago Hard Yards

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    would love to say yes,but unless it is a big secret.NO
    The resorts lease does run as far as the Restaurant ruins so there is talk of a lift up to Stillwell.Would definately make resort far more attactive with more terrain.
     
  11. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    The CP lift company owners allegedly have a double chair stored at Cooma aerodrome. Does anyone know if this rumour is true?
     
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  12. Richard

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    bump (clears spam from rss cache)
     
  13. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    I can confirm that there has been a rumour about this lift for a couple of years..........
     
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  14. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    The lift was at the aerodrome a couple of years ago, but it's not there (or in the same place ) as it was, one would assume you would try to keep at least the chairs out of the elements? No sure what SOP is in this case?

    Whilst it would be a cool thing for them to do, I guess nothing will happen until the leasing is sorted out, as an owner you wouldn't want to be making too much money, or look too interested in the resort until you had finished those negotiations [​IMG]
     
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  15. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Other issue is where would it go to open up signifcantly more skiable area? Stillwell is too exposed to lift (wind hold) and most of the bowl and trees below Stillwell can already be accessed from the existing chair and minimal hiking.

    Could only see its use as a replacement for Guthries.

    And like most places at Charlottes, the real gems are not lifted but require a little effort; and if you did lift them (eg Guthries cutes and Foxhole) then they would just end up getting trashed and then people would want them groomed........
     
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  16. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Season pass deal is back on sale for all of November. Guess they didn't make their numbers - I wonder if Perisher did.
     
  17. Sago

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Hi TBB,
    Are you still there???
    PM message was sent for you.
    Sago
     
  18. Tree Breaker Bob

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    H'mmm interesting

    I wonder if rocketboy knows anything?

    Bob
     
  19. Sago

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Hi everyone,
    Any news or updates!!
    TBB,have you heard of any new coffee shops going in this year?
    I personally have none.
    Sago
     
  20. Sago

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    No news that is!!!!
     
  21. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Got a season pass so will have to do two weeks to recoup [​IMG]
     
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  22. Tree Breaker Bob

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Heard a rumour about a relocatable one, but would need good coffee to effect existing one(s) along with ambiance

    Bob
     
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  23. Sago

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  24. Tree Breaker Bob

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    As I have a season pass again I will definitely be trying to get there as much as poss

    So you buy your coffee and ski away, where does the empty container go unless its edible and then at my age 15 minutes later will need a pit stop, it might work who knows

    Cheers
     
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  25. Dos

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Charlotte Pass in summer.

    [​IMG]
     
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  26. Sago

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    No Chris Higgs this year as head lift mechanic.Huge loss.
    Hope replacement is half as good.
     
  27. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Geez... just when i get a season pass.

    2 weeks booked so far, last in July and first in September.
     
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  28. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Skins [​IMG]
     
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  29. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Got that as well. Went Dynafit last year, just haven't had a chance to use it.
     
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  30. Tree Breaker Bob

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Don't u guys work u just troll ski sites for something to do in summer and some don't even come here anymore :)
     
  31. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Nah... go skiing instead. Telluride was nice.
     
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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Anyone know if CP will have 2 for 1 deal again in 2013 for day trippers on Tuesdays?
     
  33. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    I'm sure we will be back, just gotta convince the 10 year old that it's better than thredbo [​IMG] heheehee

    Hey TBB I'm moving to the dark side, got me a pair of these

    [​IMG]

    And these....

    [​IMG]

    Now just gotta find a board, thinking about a custom softie carve board from coiler in canada, or maybe a Kessler if I can hide the price from my wife [​IMG]
     
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  34. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Nidecker, get yourself a splitboard, get your daughter some AT gear and she will find out CP can't be beaten for some slack country sliding. Plus she can earn bragging rights (as well as earing turns) about skiing stuff way gnarlier than anything inbounds.
     
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  35. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Angus,

    It might have been a bit of an in joke [​IMG] I have been riding a snowboard in hard boots for about 20 years or so. A split board seems like it could be fun too.

    So much to do so little time.

    My daughter is pretty cool, she got sick of waiting for a bunch of "oldies" as she called them last year at Michaels Mistake and just skied around them and off the edge. She doesn't mind a bit of steep [​IMG]
     
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  36. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    No... got the hardbooter reference (was raised a few weeks ago in another thread).

    As much as I love Thredbo, when you've skied a few iconic places you start to realise that our steep pitches with at most a 50m vertical and an easy run out is just not in the same league. The closest to a seriously challenging resort based run would be the chutes at Buller. But realistically they would only get enough snow to make them skiable once every 3-5 years.

    On the other hand, the Main Range is easily accessible from CP and the Western Faces would have skiing to challenge the most jaded slider. You’ve just got to get out there and out of there under your own steam. And if that is a bit hard, then for a warm up there are plenty of easier options around CP such as Guthries cutes and Foxhole.
     
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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Mate you're just gunna fall all over the place
    with jelly legs
    Wish i was there to watch [​IMG]

    Bob
     
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  38. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Now that I got some softies, I might have to hook up with few folk with some B/C experience, and rent a splitboard. Always wanted to, just never got around to it.
     
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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    CP image posted today - nice

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Will be in CP the week of the 20th July, with an AT setup. I will have the family in tow with a 3yo and a 6 month old, so excursion time will be limited. Keen to hook up with anybody else looking to explore.
     
  41. Angus_McCrory

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Will be there same week (as well as 7-14 September) so happy to have someone to toodle around to Wrights Creek, up to Foxhole or out to Blue Lake.
     
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    Sounds great!
     
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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    How much natural snow is up there at the moment, is it worth coming up for
     
  44. Angus_McCrory

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Not really skiable in bounds, but a short hike to the Main Range should give some slidable snow.
     
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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    My kids are working up there for the season , son told me chair was operating to mid station .
     
  46. Tree Breaker Bob

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Yes, their website and snow report shows the chair operating to mid station

    Go Kevin, obviously snow making a priority to have ski-able snow for the punters. Now just a few more cold nights and maybe they can get the poma running as well.

    Great effort for the beginners to get some snow time and that's all that would be there as paying guests at this time of year

    Lets hope for more of the natural stuff this week to lend a hand

    Bob
     
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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    I hope that groomer is just resting there and not broken down
     
  48. Angus_McCrory

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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Ha, re-route the standard race again? Or for jibbing purposes.
     
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    Re: Charlotte Pass 2013

    Standard race now Thursday morning!!!! 10am - 1pm
     
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    Sago, nice to hear from you. See you in a few weeks, will be down for last week in July and first in September.
     
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