One of Us
- Mar 12, 2009
wangster said:I have no concrete evidence of this but in my experience Perisher definitely closes their chairs quicker than Thredbo on a windy day. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that the chairs at Perisher are all quite exposed whereas the trees give some protection at Thredbo (thanks captain obvious). If the wind is coming from a certain direction though (more southerly, if I recall?) then Thredbo is out of luck.
The major problem point is right at the top of Kosci near the triple tower thingo. All the rocks up there just squeeze the wind between them and straight at the chairs.
I don't like to ski on stupid windy days anyway but Perisher still has the upper hand on days like that because you can skate somewhere to catch a t-bar instead of waiting impatiently at the bottom of Kosci or Gunbarrel.
Oh, do miss dear old Crackenback, the days when you could ski off at Kareela and not cop the blast at the triple towers.
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