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Snow Report Charlottes Pass 2020. Trip Reports, Pics, Updates and Conditions.

Discussion in 'Charlotte Pass' started by SMSkier, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    You and your daughter are still 'little'!
     
  2. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Oh that's a different load than the one I tried - the liftie was getting me to put it under my back armpit (and between legs for skiers). Maybe I was on a different type of surface lift after all

    EDIT: actually I think I have that the wrong way around. Apparently my memory is shot lol
     
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  3. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh, I’m going to miss that poma! It’s a ... one of a kind ;)
     
  4. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    On her first 2 trips to CP (3 & 4) she had to ride the little poma with an instructor. She was so light it would lift her off the ground.
     
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  5. Captainkeen

    Captainkeen Early Days

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    Is that lift still self loading?
    I used to go flying when loading on it when I was young, so many good times
     
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  6. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep. Green light go!
     
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  7. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Boooooooo
     
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  8. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nope. The self loading mechanism went kaput a few years ago, so cheaper to put a lifty there than to fix it. Can't recall it being used as a self loader in at least 4-5 years.
     
  9. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still got the traffic light though? Am I getting confused with Selwyn?
     
  10. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still has the traffic light and the trip wire..... and a lifty to hand you the poma and pull the release lever. Hopefully you will get to see it this year.
     
  11. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think confused with Selwyn!
     
  12. divegirlanne

    divegirlanne First Runs

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    Trying to get through on phones to book oversnow transport is driving me mad. Which is the best no to call as there is one on the groupon ticket 64173070 and one on the Charlotte Pass website 64571555. First one called at 0900 and was 7th in cue and still waiting at 1100. Second no called at 1045 and was 6th in cue so will see which one answers!! Aarrggh!!
     
  13. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Same experience (mine is same age as ski chics gurl , for those that don't know).
    I would have her straddle my right leg ( she learnt on skis first / back then) and .... hang on !
     
  14. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Uhhh yes good luck! I called 64571555 when booking our groupon, and aside from a long wait time it did work out in the end, so should be fine either way.
     
  15. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    That’s what the instructor did, lifties wouldn’t let me do the same. But she spent most of her time in the childcare anyway.
     
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  16. cornice11

    cornice11 One of Us

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    does anybody have intel on daydripper availability? i have half a dozen burning a hole in my pocket. dont want to book without snow on the ground - realistically, wouldnt bother going unless the pomas running - but also dont want to miss out.
     
  17. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Currently waiting for the Oversnow!!!! It’s a beautiful day, can’t wait to see CP under a blanket of snow for my first time :love:
     
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  18. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    the ride up the hill is half the fun.
    the world disappears behind you as you go past Mt. P.
    enjoy.
     
  19. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The converse being the sight of Perisher on return and thinking Boganville in the snow ;)
     
  20. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    yeah.
    I always feel Perisher is a bit of a supermarket.
    Happily I'm based out the back.
    btw pencilled in a traverse around the back way to Charlotte first week of Sept.
     
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  21. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Might just miss you. At CP from 5 to 11 September.
     
  22. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Sooooooo the lift is broken LOL

    reallllllly wish I brought my splitboard right about now!!!!!
     
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  23. Ozgirl

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    Oh noes!!!!!
     
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  24. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Eeek! I've got ten days skiing there coming up in theory. Heading down tomoz. Hoping for the best but looks like more snow is needed to fill in :cry:.
     
  25. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wadda I sez....... best place to go BC from.
     
  26. Interruptedbyfireworks

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    You were right and I was wrong haha. We just walked up the slope instead - was hard work!


    it’s fixed now! The snow is epic, powdery and beautiful :thumbs:
     
  27. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    The ride here was intensely beautiful
     
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  28. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Epic day, but a long day-trip from Canberra.

    Photos and trip report tomorrow, sleep now :zzz:
     
  29. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pic or two from today. Best part of today was seeing a few of the Selwyn lifties and ski school back on the job. Big seven months for that crew.



     
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  30. Fozzie Bear

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    Looking good :thumbs: Three weeks to go :D
     
  31. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Kozzie triple chair only open to the top for sightseeing untill now, but word around the traps is open for riders tomoz.
     
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  32. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have new pattern based skis for wide ranging adventures :cool:
     
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    Chookfooter One of Us

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    They said that on the ski report on the radio this afternoon. Why do they give a ski report for a resort where you can't ski?
     
  34. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    They give one for Selwyn! It’s my radio station and I’ll say what I want to.
     
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  35. teleroo

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    Has been open to mid station thus far
     
  36. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Coupla more pics of the upper bowl for yaz


     
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  37. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    An old timer lady in the lift line said " it's a bit like what we used to ski in Tassie all the time, a few bushes and rocks, just gotta give it a go". Everyone's got a smile on their dial here.
     
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  38. cornice11

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    looks ok doesnt it teleroo. thanks for the pics. 20-30 cm should fill that out nicely.
     
  39. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    30cm be great. Not sure the next blow will deliver however, bit of an oddball system by the looks of it.

    Unfortunately only open half way again today for sliders, too many rocks up high apparently. I hoofed up, crossed over the ridge to Kosi Rd, again on foot. But then good coverage along Kosi Rd back to the top of the resort entry road. XC style, but a nice hour and a half.
     
  40. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Today. Snowed on and off. Chair still only open to mid station.
     
  41. jrr

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    But this morning it looks from the webcams that you'll have the T open and the chair to Top Station no problem!
    Enjoy.

    My daughter and I get down there in two weeks (albeit Thredbo this year) and we were getting a little concerned.
    Last week in July should normally be safe, but I prefer going in August.
     
  42. cornice11

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    bit nervous about my daytrip tomorrow. winds dont seem that strong - perisher and thredbo running most things. assuming it mostly comes down to more limited resources for things like de-icing etc.

    will pack the skins just in case it's a day of perisher sidecountry.

    "Day Tripper Bookings – Tuesday July 14
    Due to the current strong winds and in line with our COVID Safe Operating Plan, Day Tripper products booked for today have been affected.

    Day Trippers booked on Oversnow transport times of 9:30am onwards may not be brought into Charlotte Pass today.

    Guest Services at our Perisher Valley desk will facilitate the transfer of your Day Tripper product to another day in the 2020 snow season.

    Resort facilities remain open for guests who are already in-resort. "



     
  43. teleroo

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    Cleared up this arvo. T bar got going from 2:15pm. K Triple supposedly good to the top tomoz too.


     
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  44. Fozzie Bear

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    Much filled in :thumbs:
     
  45. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Building the base out to Guthrie's
     
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  46. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Main Range today
     
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    jrr Hard Yards

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    So they haven't groomed the SRI trail yet?
     
  48. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    SRI???
     
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    Snowy River Invincibles (it's from quite a while ago... there's a long story...)
    The trail that goes from the Chair dismount area round the back to the 'green/Intermediate' runs (about half way along to the T) that take you back to the Chair if the thought of skiing the main face is too much. The trail really extends all the way to the T and then even around to the pass itself and thence to Guthries...

    On the trail map https://charlottepass.com.au/trail-map/ it is roughly what they have marked as "Top Of The World".
     
  50. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ok, SRI was go today. Nice view.