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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. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Catching up on work at the moment...... might poke head outside of bear cave this afternoon. Have been convinced by lodge management to hang around until scheduled departure on Friday morning :doh:
     
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    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Johnnies Plain and Wrights Creek yesterday. Johnnies Plain was fully covered on Sunday. Have not looked today ....

     
  3. Ian

    Ian One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I was really cross at Perisher's delay in Skitube bookings, I would have got there one way or another.

    I'm not sure CP made any money this year, a short season, fewer punters, fortunately we got a good dump as we arrived. I booked in late February and the oversnow in early June so I was locked in.
     
  4. kaegee

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    @Fozzie Bear reception being crap. I’m long very bright orange shell
     
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  5. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Will be out about 1.45
     
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  6. rowdyflat

    rowdyflat One of Us Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yep I know that Wrights creek corner very well , cover looks terrible.
     
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    And worse today :eek:
     
  8. Sago

    Sago Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    sorry @rowdyflat for my one day at CP this year, weather was bluebird, cover extensive and crowd's minimal. Although Guthrie's remained firm. Although TBB had the best week of the year I reckon I had the best last conditions of the year.
    Sorry once again you missed out this year. Means a longer stay next year for you.
     
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  9. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Inbound tomoz. Had planned for last weekend...what a difference a week makes...sigh.

    Bindings swap onto the rockhoppers.
     
  10. kaegee

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    Looks doable
     
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  11. Fozzie Bear

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    Magic day for a toodle out the back.
     
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  12. kaegee

    kaegee One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Are we playing finders keepers ? :whistle:
     
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  13. kaegee

    kaegee One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dash pic of Voiles won’t load
     
  14. rowdyflat

    rowdyflat One of Us Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    I would be there in a flash if they would let me in .
     
  15. snowgum

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    Glad you’re enjoying a Fozzie. This was the week my mate & I were heading to Stillwell. Would have said hello, shared a beer at least. Maybe a race down the chair line? Compare ski speed - ha ha! :D

    Will have to keep it for next year? Hopefully with better snow.
    It sounds like one has to head up into the alpine terrain ATM for decent BC cover?

    On the positive side, I won’t to have to ‘summer wax’ my pristine Voile bases. :p
     
  16. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Did see on Facebook :D

     
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    Snow in better knick than I was expecting. But springy.
     
  18. skifree

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

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    Too busy.
     
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  19. Fozzie Bear

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    Having arvo tea in Gundagai..... driving home the long way..... missing CP already.

    Hopefully a summer trip will take place.
     
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  20. chicski

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    F’n long way! Pat the dog as you go past.
     
  21. kaegee

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    Saw you loading the Oversnow this morn . Another fine fun day . :thumbs:
     
  22. teleroo

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    Pre lift opening.
     
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  23. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, turned right leaving Bullocks Flat rather than left. Stood at the border at Tom Groggin. Views of western faces from Scammels were fabulous.
     
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  24. Fozzie Bear

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    After Dr K attended to the punter who face planted in the gravel trying to ski down from Lucy Lodge.

    Glad you are enjoying your trip to CP :thumbs:
     
  25. kaegee

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    :eek:We had spoken to that couple yesterday afternoon and then saw them post patch .He was a bit of mess .
     
  26. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Poor bastard.....copped an earful from his wife LOL One of those people who really should get a lesson, but is having the time of his life, snow-ploughing round in the back seat with a grin from ear to ear. :D
     
  27. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice snow this morning up here at CP. Groomers were in good knick early on, cold breeze help sustain a sugary top layer. Less sun today helpful too. Guthrie's skied great too. Today surprised on the upside. Hopefully not too much rain tonight.



     
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  28. Fozzie Bear

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    Finally a few more pictures from the past week.....

    #1

     
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  29. Fozzie Bear

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    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    #4 and that drive home the long way......

     
  32. kaegee

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    Back this eve after my first winter trip to CP . Previous was NYE mid 80s ish.
    Loved it . Although you can bomb all the groomers in under the hour it’s off piste little bits along with the ease of trip to the MRange that make the fun . Had a ski with @Fozzie Bear :thumbs: and shared many with my long time bud.
     
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  33. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Did you manage to bag one of Guthrie chutes?

    And CP really is a gem.
     
  34. kaegee

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    Not sure ...didn’t climb anywhere there but did several wide excursions. Did like the stuff going from top a the T to the bottom of it through the rocks and trees ..in general.. stuff between T and the Poma.. And all the little steep several turn pitches about .Lapping Guthrie’s quickly is fun .
     
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  35. chicski

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    And closed.
     
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  36. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Quick end to the season. @chicski with the thinning base, I don't think I can be bothered heading down. Would have to be an epic snowfall over the next couple of days to make it worthwhile.
     
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  37. Sago

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    It's the quickest end to a season I can recall.
     
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    I was wondering why there was no "snow report" on the radio this morning! It's literally insane that Perisher refuses to take part: they're now advertising Epics on the stations, but they won't do daily snow reports?!
     
  39. Telemark Phat

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    You listen to Snow FM?!?
     
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    No I can't stand Snow FM, I tune in to XLFM (and can't stand the early morning announcer, though at least they play real music).
     
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    2XL, real music? LOL

    Ok Boomer.
     
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  43. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Got a bit of a look at CP today from Betts Creek. Have to say feeling a little bit bummed CP couldn't have run the lifts this last week end, Monday and today. I know they copped a flogging from the warm weather and rain earlier in the month. But looks quite ok even today, at least from afar. Certainly some tracks evident down the face of the bowl, and better coverage than early in the July schoolies.



    I guess it wasn't financially viable to retain staff over what would have been a few days of no operations, just for a handful of season pass holders to ski. Sigh.
     
  44. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Would be a very thin base. For 2 x 1 week trips, I didn't ski The Pass once as was too much of a rock garden.
     
  45. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    2021 Might be the year I take the oversnow cat thingie and stay at C.P. for a few days. What with little chance of jetting off abroad and almost no skiing in 2020 in Vic. or NSW , I need to ski double next season !!!
     
  46. Sago

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  47. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Stay tuned, I'm trying to get a deal to book my lodge for the third week in September 2021 for a BC Fest.
     
  48. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    Or at very least camp at Island bend and cough up for a couple of Over Snow cat day trips to C.P. and the Main Range in 2021
     
  49. rowdyflat

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    CP is awesome and friendly but its not cheap to get there.
    Come to Pygmy Possum provided you dont discuss the Victorian lockdown , hopefully a distant memory by then.