Trip Report Cootapatamba Hut 10 Sep & Rams Head 13 Sep

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  1. Sean Sunley

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    Great backcountry skiing not far out of Thredbo at the moment.

    Swampy Plain River with Cootapatamba Hut (red) and Bogong (distant)
    Leatherbarrel Creek


    I've had five trips out of the resort this year on the Rossignol BC125 and haven't been convinced about the fish scales. Convenient not having to use skins but you lose grip and glide. Will return to skins next year.
     
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  2. Ziggy

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    Been wondering about those.
    Have you skied other pattern bases to compare with?
     
  3. Sean Sunley

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    There are other pattern bases?
     
  4. Ziggy

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    Fischer, Madshus, Voile. Alpina too I think.
     
  5. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum
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    Cootapatamba Hut is so photogenic. That little dot of red in the great white yonder.
     
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  6. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty
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    I have some Voile, so far have mostly combined with kickers, to get almost full skin grip on steeper climbs, but did some kick and glide the other day, and they zipped along nicely. Freedoms and three buckle NTN boots. Thanks to @Untele-whippet
     
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  7. skifree

    skifree Part of the Furniture
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    Skins are better.;)
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty
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    For up, yep, I still like the PB on rolling travel, but don't do much of it anymore. I like the big lines too much.
     
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