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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. derider

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    I enjoyed the oversnow as a novelty, though I can definitely see it getting old after a few trips.

    Charlotte itself is really nice. It’s a bit too small for me, but I enjoyed the seclusion and lack of crowds (though it was busier than I expected). The skiing was quite exhausting, since the snow was rock hard and packed with ice. I couldn’t just relax and cruise until the afternoon when it softened a bit, but I was already tired by then.

    My favourite run was the black immediately to the left of the chair. I could also see the potential of the Guthries poma run, but it was the iciest hill I’ve ever skied. I was fully vibrating on the way down. I didn’t take many pics, but here’s a couple:
     

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  2. Untele-whippet

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    It sounds like everywhere was boilerplate today not just CP.
     
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  3. Fozzie Bear

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    At least there has more snow than 2 weeks ago...... then it was boilerplate, dodging rocks and really only the poma skiable. And when there is more snow, it is far from small. Lots of places to explore from Guthries chutes to the trees behind Little Stillwell.
     
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    Trip report from today.

    Out on an early oversnow this morning and queued up ready to go on first t bars. Cloud was just scudding across the tops early on and the cold temperatures were far more appropriate for August after yesterday's warmth. Groomers were skiing great early on with the colder conditions and actually had a nice loose layer on top of the busier runs after some traffic. A few laps on Kozi Triple before heading across to Guthrie's, which also had mellowed a little with a bit of temperature cycling and grooming. Started snowing lightly about 10:30 am but vis was still good. Was potentially shaping up as DOTS at this point, if the light snow were to continue all day long. Went for chippies and hot choc at 11:30. Pic from the bottom of Guthrie's.


    Came out after chippies and day was over basically. No vis, mizzle, socked in. Managed to snag an earlier oversnow back to PV ( many thanks CP crew). Great morning though. Thems the breaks.
     
  5. Fozzie Bear

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    Someone stole all of the rocks that were there......
     
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  6. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeh I reckon it will be tops if next week's system delivers the goods, 30-50 cm. Good base now, everything else icing on the cake from this point on.
     
  7. Tree Breaker Bob

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    Well, I am in this week and looking forward to the whole shooting match happening as hopefully there will be first tracks available from Wed - Sat and maybe Sunday morning
    At the moment all ski-able but soft and not what we come for, little bit thinner than what I was expecting
    Regards to Sago but hope that little chute opens up (it should)
    Bob
     
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  8. Sago

    Sago Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    Bob,
    you always seem to get first go at the chutes.
    looks like your timing it nicely again.
    S
     
  9. wiggle

    wiggle Hard Yards

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    jrr said:
    So they haven't groomed the SRI trail yet?

    SRI = Snowy River Irregulars. Long story...
     
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  10. Sago

    Sago Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    Sago Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    Has wiggle finally re appeared?.
     
  12. Fozzie Bear

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  13. wiggle

    wiggle Hard Yards

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    I’ve always been lurking, just nothing to say.

    Now I’m here, I’ll put in my 10 cents’ worth on the road. Apart from all of the issues with keeping it clear - blizzard conditions and wind drifts - it would spoil the look of being a snowbound village. Also, the clear tarmac would heat up and the surrounding areas of snow would melt more quickly. The cat ride can be tedious, but it’s all part of the adventure.

    Kevin has been doing an amazing job here and CP is getting the love she needs.

    Nice to chat to you all again.
     
  14. Tree Breaker Bob

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    Nothing to see up here, stay away
     
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    Chute from a couple of weeks ago
     

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  16. Tree Breaker Bob

    Tree Breaker Bob One of Us

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    Yep, we got some more, now to beat those three boarders and be first on the T.
    I even begrudge ski patrol,
    Ian, I hope we get a finer day before we go home as off the top there will be good.
    Cya gotta go
    Bob
     
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    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
    Being a victorian we had to cancel our CP trip next week .First time since 2003.
    Love storm skiing on the T bar .
    Hope we can do 1-2 weeks bc in Sept or Oct ?
    Lucky Sago , TBB and Fozzie.
     
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  18. Tree Breaker Bob

    Tree Breaker Bob One of Us

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    Little update, apoligies Rowdy, little heavier than yesterday morning and deeper, five runs and my legs are not good

    Bit queue waiting this morning at the T managed 5th but beat yesterdays boarders
     
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    Waaaaaaaaaaah !!!
     
  20. Fozzie Bear

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    Storm skiing off the T very much for the win. Guthries a close second.
     
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  21. toxicfox

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    You may have been in front of the borders at first lifts but you were behind them at second lifts.
     
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  22. wiggle

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    Imagine how many day trippers there would be if the road was cleared! I think most of us who’ve skied here for a long time would prefer there weren’t any, but at least they help pay for infrastructure, like the new Guthrie’s chair.
     
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  23. Tree Breaker Bob

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    Yes, i thought you skied Mr Fox, funny thing Sago lives near me now at Narooma

    bob
     
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  24. Fozzie Bear

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    Ah, so you would also know the new(ish) gatekeepers at TGG?
     
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    No I don't, I only really know Sago as he was a youngster when his father used to bring him and his brother in to our ski shop in the early 80's and I recognised him when we started coming up to CPV many years ago, although I would probably recognise the gatekeepers as familiar faces if they were long time CP skiers/boarders
     
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  26. Fozzie Bear

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    @Tree Breaker Bob , @Sago knows the couple on question. They had previously managed a different lodge at CP before coming back to take over from Nola and Mocko. Reason I asked is that out of ski season they are also residents of Narooma..... though of course, not exactly a small village.
     
  27. Tree Breaker Bob

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    All good, probably will meet them at some stage, especially if they also surf as I live opposite Arthur the 1080 surfboard maker and repairer. I only moved down there last Nov, just in time for bush fire season
     
  28. Sago

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    @Tree Breaker Bob I do remember your ski shop well, I still have one pair of Volkl 205 GS you sold me. Although the plan is to turn them into an Adirondack chair along with a couple old planks I still have. You also had a factory near my father's at kirrawee?
    Anyway any updates on conditions?
     
  29. Sago

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    @Fozzie Bear do know Wayne and Alex well. I msg Wayne most nights for an update.
     
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  30. Tree Breaker Bob

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    Pretty windy right now with light snow falls, still have to watch for obstacles bottom of Guthries. The back trail into our lodge through the trees had really good quality snow today and other areas were just a bit heavy
    Waiting for some finer weather to see how our chutes are looking. The two young helpers in our lodge walked up onto the rocks above Guthries and took the second run/chute, said the snow quality was awesome

    Sunday may reveal all
     
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    What I said Wed, Nothing to see up here, stay away and leave all the freshies to me

    I would take some photos but that would mean stopping and taking gloves off plus the weather is tough and My generation doesn't know how to work smart phones
    Bob
     
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    Nice having you back @Tree Breaker Bob we really missed not having your regular Charlottes Pass updates last year:)
     
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    It is very good today, the ski in through the trees to the back of our lodge for lunch was just awesome

    Bob
     
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    Pictures or it didn't happen :p
     
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    I can not describe how good the last 2 days have been . Fresh lines 2 days in a row with tracks filling in in minutes . Staying at Pygmy possum and we have a local who’s burrowed through the snowpack to enjoy the warmth of the adjacent kitchen . Southern bush rat or broad tooth rat we reckon ( natives not ratus ratus )
     

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  37. Tree Breaker Bob

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    Our table again Sunday morning
     
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    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was that zeroed yesterday?
     
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  39. Tree Breaker Bob

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    No but maybe 25cm overnight
    First tracks in the bowl for sago
     
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    First tracks from that angle bob.
    If I was on skis it would have been all over by the time you finished breakfast.
    Going for a walk after lunch ?
     
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    Sorry on my way out shortly. The only time I used my snow shoes was to the pub this year. I took them out cause they wanted to play in the snow
     
  42. Sago

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    I can honestly say you've done the bowl justice.
     
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    Was looking for some bowl tracks and did find this gem from a few years back . @MrPoopypants in the picture I believe.

     
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    double waaah.!!!
     
  45. Fozzie Bear

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    Just looking at the ques for the lifts......... oh wait. And that ladies and gentlemen is why the road to CP should not be cleared. Anyone who wants easy access to CP can EAD.
     
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    Back home, no surf today was sad to leave but a good time was had
    Bob
     
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    If its tail is shorter than its body its a native, if its longer its feral.
     
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    Ok. You've won...I'll have to grin and bare it.
     
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    Well my 13 season's there I had the luxury of a ski doo. So I shouldn't complain.
     
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    lel.... I guess the reason so many of us love CP is because it is uncrowed. Down the road at Perisher all the freshies are gone within half an hour of a lift opening, leaving elephant snot chowder to ski on for the rest of the day, whereas up at CP you can still find fresh tracks days after a good snowfall. But you know this :D Yes it is being selfish, but if it was easier to get to CP it would just become a crowded extension of Perisher and I would no longer be bothered staying and skiing there.
     
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