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Do I Go? Opinions Needed

Discussion in 'Hotham & Dinner Plain' started by Kahanamoku, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Kahanamoku

    Kahanamoku One of Us

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    Still on the fence about whether it will be worth sliding in this weekend's conditions:

    Saturday 4 August

    Snow shower or two.
    Cloudy. A snow shower or two. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending westerly 20 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.

    Sunday 5 August

    Summary Min -4 Max -2 Snow shower or two.
    Cloudy. A snow shower or two. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning.


    The forecast HAS reduced from 50km/h winds, but I'm not convinced yet.

    Would you go? is snow still snow regardless of the weather? Be nice to get some opinions on if you would brave the forecast conditions before I bother laying down decent money on a 2 day trip with Mrs. K'
     
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  2. Camelot

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    Depends which forecast you watch, this is Jane's:
    A series of cold fronts are up next, but they are weakened by a high to our north. The fronts pass through early Friday, early Saturday and Sunday/early Monday. The first is weak (it has to overcome the high over us now), but the next two are moderate and bring a little more snow.

    The next high comes back on Monday clearing the weather.

    How much snow...

    1 to 2 cm Friday.

    3 to 8 cm Saturday.

    3 to 8 cm Sunday and Monday.
    http://www.janesweather.com/index.php/alpine

    So depends who you want to believe, the base is good (although we need a top up), so if this forecast comes off you could wake up to 5-10cm on Saturday morning and more on Sunday, if not then there is still good skiing around the resort as long as we don't get windhold.

    All comes down to the question whether you have the money to take a punt this weekend or want to save it until we get a solid dump.....
     
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  3. Kahanamoku

    Kahanamoku One of Us

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    The options was either 2 nights at the Golden Age this weekend or a day trip on the following Sunday, or the following sunday after that, or just give up for the season because of difficulties finding a baby sitter [​IMG]

    the depth and softness are of little concern to me, there's enough on the ground to slide on, and I'm happy with that. it was more the wind factor and the potential for chairs to go on hold because of it. and that hotham is a formidable place when the winds are up.

    but as I said, to those reading and not replying (tut tut!) would YOU go?

    oh, and if you're talking forecasts, mountainwatch says 18cm on next Wednesday [​IMG]
     
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  4. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Go whenever you have the chance! Haven't regretted any trips yet!
     
  5. Camelot

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    Winds are borderline at 25-30kms, but i think windhold would only be summit and roadrunner if it got a little gustier. Plenty of other places to hide....
    I'd wait if i had one chance.
    Watch what the boys are saying about the next system 8-10th with the weekend to come after that, could be a ripper:
    https://www.ski.com.au/xf/posts/1714688&page=2

    But then again you could find yourself delaying all season and not go at all.....
     
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    What Mick said is true too [​IMG]
     
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  7. Kahanamoku

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    My biggest fear!
     
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  8. Hully

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    Pretty much been the same forecast for the whole week...don't know about Hotham but Falls has been cold but great skiing and vis. Were a couple of the usual suspects on windhold on Mon am till mid morning but apart from that lifts have not been wind affected (heard Hotham had some more impact on lift ops on Mon). No 'Blizzard Conditions' in the forecast so I would deifnitely be getting up if I was you.
     
  9. cin

    cin Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    go
    go
    go

    and if your worried about a bit of wind have a bit of a HTFU sandwich before you go.

    now go son
    GO!!!!!
     
  10. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    if those numbers were knots I would be concerned but kph should be fine.

    snow shower is such a useless term. it can mean anything from full on blizzard to cloudless blue sky, depending on the shower and weather you are in it.
     
  11. Kahanamoku

    Kahanamoku One of Us

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    Sounds like my decision is to GO GO GO then! [​IMG]

    Thanks for the assistance in my decision making!
     
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    Slushii Mostly missing in action...

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    I'm booked in - so regardless of the conditions, I'll be there! Of course, hoping for the best conditions, but I'll take whatever mother nature throws up [​IMG]

    Sat night - Tsubo, here I come! [​IMG]
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    lucky bastard

    trip report?
     
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    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    We will be there as well [​IMG]
     
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    Slushii Mostly missing in action...

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    [​IMG] Should meet up with you and +1 for breakfast - egg & bacon roll [​IMG] Hey, is sliding sideways your +1's forum alias [​IMG]
     
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  16. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    That would be him [​IMG] He sucks at the interwebs.

    I am sure we will meet up [​IMG]
     
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  17. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Jelly, well jelly guys. I wanna get back into Mary's again, especially after some freshies!

    Forecast is improving... For snow of course!
     
  18. Kahanamoku

    Kahanamoku One of Us

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    Hijacked post much? [​IMG]
     
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  19. Slushii

    Slushii Mostly missing in action...

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    Are you up this weekend? I'll be happy to show you the other areas in the Extreme Zone [​IMG]
     
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  20. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    No I'm not Slushii. After our little jaunt down Lindsay's last week perhaps that's not such a terrible thing... :shakesfist:

    I reckon Coles Bowl and Chisholms will be next on the list.
     
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    Yep...totally in for that B & E roll.....
     
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    We'll be up for the weekend, daughters 18th Birthday.......... could get messy [​IMG]
     
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    Slushii Mostly missing in action...

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    Another great weekend at Hotham... coming up [​IMG]
     
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    I'll be there the week after: 10th to 19th
    Hopefully the snow that is predicted between now and then eventuates.
     
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    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'll just eat air [​IMG]
     
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    Slushii Mostly missing in action...

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    Can you just eat the bacon and the egg and let your +1 eat the buns??
     
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    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Where did you guys actually eat? I might be able to suss them out.

    I could just have bacon and eggs but I am not a huge fan of bacon anyway.
     
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    Slushii Mostly missing in action...

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    Hot doggies - the best Egg & Bacon roll in the Hotham Village IMHO- and the most economical [​IMG] Well, you have the egg, gimme the bacon [​IMG]
     
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