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Driving to the snow over the years

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by pegasusSki, May 22, 2020.

  1. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Down the Monaro and across Brown Mtn
     
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  2. Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Via Cooma. No question. I used to do some work in Bega and Eden.
     
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  3. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bulli Pass, Picton Rd, Hume, Federal, Monaro, Snowy Mts, Princes Hws should be a bit faster thanks the Princes. Certainly easier. Not as scenic and less nice places to stop though.
     
  4. Donzah

    Donzah Formerly know as Aldi whorehouse. Ski Pass: Gold

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    Google disagrees!
     
  5. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Meh
     
  6. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Actually, what does google reckon, and why?
     
  7. Donzah

    Donzah Formerly know as Aldi whorehouse. Ski Pass: Gold

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  8. climberman

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    4.5h to Merimbula would be interesting.
     
  9. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you cant trust google.......
     
  10. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    My impression is that the Princes Hwy is of lower quality and with a lot more traffic than the Monaro and Snowy Mts Highways and of course the Hume and Federal are divided roads. Your prospects of spending a lot of time cruising at 100 km/hr are much higher inland.
     
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  11. Donzah

    Donzah Formerly know as Aldi whorehouse. Ski Pass: Gold

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    Must be a good run through Nowra
     
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  12. coolair

    coolair One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    It takes too long to get there but worth the drive, 35 years ago I could do Carlingford to Cooma in 4 hours
    Flat in my Suzuki Seirra, total disregard of speed limits, I now do Central Coast to Cooma in 4:40 knowing I
    Need my licence.(northconex should save another 5-10 minutes)
    Monaro hwy. Is heaps better, but I do miss the tight banked bend just south of Numeralla river, if you look in the
    Paddock adjcent to the new bend you can still make our the old embankment.
     
  13. climberman

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    Pretty much bang on all around.
     
  14. Hermannator

    Hermannator One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    That's just inconsiderate to other road users plain and simple... Naturally this is from truckies who drive the road (i.e. hume) all the time. So the know they could have maintained a gap to the rig in front on the flat, then timed their run to close that gap uphill as you describe, then make the overtake on flat/downhill... But of course the other trucker sees this and thinks "I ain't git'n passed by no stinkin Kenworth", and speeds up.
    It's all in the movie:

    "ain't nuthin like a caterpillar engine"
     
  15. Hermannator

    Hermannator One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    extended scene:
     
  16. Donzah

    Donzah Formerly know as Aldi whorehouse. Ski Pass: Gold

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    Monaro closed.
    Real bad accident near Williamsdale (just south of).
     
  17. telecrag

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    Motorcyclist deceased I saw.
     
  18. Donzah

    Donzah Formerly know as Aldi whorehouse. Ski Pass: Gold

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    Buggar.
    I saw the pic.
    Dirt truck and what looks to be a blue vehicle tangled up.
     
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    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sadly that stretch of road near Williamsdale has claimed too many lives.
     
  20. lonsdale

    lonsdale Hard Yards

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    Just sent tis to The Alpine Resorts Co-Ordinating Council requesting an explanation:
    VICTORIA RSORT CAR ENTRY PASSES


    Have just been informed that YOU have directed that an ALL RESORTS Car Pass Entry will NOT be available this year.
    No explanation given.
    So if I want to Ski Hotham and Falls I now have to purchase 2 Car Passes and if I want to add Mount Buller that means 3 Car Passes.
    NSW Parks offers 1 Pass to cover all their areas for a Full Year.
    How much more money are you dragging out of my pocket to gain access to the 3 Resorts in Victoria.
    A FULL EXPLANATION would be appreciated
    Not Happy.
    You want us to visit these Mountain Resorts and boost the Local Economy but hit us with 3 seperate costs just to gain access.
    What has the Minister and the Local Tourist Councils have to say about this decision?
    A response would be appreciated.
    Regards,
     
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  21. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I saw that the Falls Creek earlybird pass pricing has gone out, but I haven't seen anything about the all-resorts pass being unavailable again - has this been made public anywhere?
     
  22. Hermannator

    Hermannator One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    You can recoup via regional travel vouchers ROFL:eek::out:
     
  23. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lame! Just had a look at falls website:

    SEASON PERMITS 2021 BUY ONLINE BUY AT FALLS CREEK
    Falls Creek $485
    All Victorian Resorts Not available in 2021

    Really dont want to fork out $400+ at 3 different resorts :eek:
     
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  24. FatBoyDave

    FatBoyDave One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Are Falls and Hotham no longer on the same pass (used to be reciprocal)?
     
  25. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    From what I read no, I could be mistaken however.
     
  26. Hermannator

    Hermannator One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    They (entry permits) were never on the same pass... the only way to do that was get the all-resorts (incl Buller, Stirling, BawBaw, Lake Mtn)
     
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    fenrir One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    So expensive compared to NSW and they still make a loss.

    Go figure.
     
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