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Snow Report Falls Creek 2019 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by D-eye, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    sounds like common beginner dummy spit
     
  2. JuLe

    JuLe Early Days

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    Hi everyone,

    What time would you suggest arriving by in order to get a park for the day this Saturday? Is it likely to close to day visitors at some point?

    Thanks!
     
  3. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator

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    Friday
     
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  4. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's the day of the big race. It starts at 9.30. There's a 1000+ competitors. Many will come by bus.
    Windy Cnr lower park is being emptied of overnight parkers to make more day parks.
    Season pass holders can still I think ride Halleys and Towers from 8am.
     
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  5. JuLe

    JuLe Early Days

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    Thanks everyone. I was planning on day tripping from Melbourne, but I think I’ll give it a miss by the sounds of it!
     
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  6. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not that hopper whopper thingee again.....time to head for the remote backcountry indeed and sit out the onslaught !
     
  7. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    it's one day a year
    it's a celebration of xc skiing, even if it's not your preferred flavour
    some of the people involved are pretty keen tourers too
    the birkebeiner club that organises it is an important player in Bush Search and Rescue

    let them have their race day and be happy that there are so many keen xc skiers
     
  8. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh we are sure they are having a fun time....Team Bears chose to have fun where it is quieter....we do like the quiet...perhaps some chainsaw noise to get the lyrebirds singing our song!

    It’s good for the economy we understand !;)
     
  9. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    We'd probably only see a fraction of the XC trail work without the Hoppet.
     
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  10. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I went Rocky Knobbing this morning (via Rocky Knolls) and got the lot: frozen bubble wrap, sastrugi, windrift, caster sugar on a firm base, white sugar and melting boilerplate.
    Came off the main knob down a narrowish gully to the dam and had to put skins on to make it safe.

     
  11. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice one!

    Tempted to do the same this weekend.
     
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  12. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's a world apart and yet so close.
     
  13. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Is there xc stuff happening Sunday aswell?
     
  14. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    You should!:thumbs: Gonna be good weather
     
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  15. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Two thousand thighs will be burning.
     
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  16. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

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    I'm not a racer but the Hoppet is important
     
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  17. Scott No Mates Ver 1.1

    Scott No Mates Ver 1.1 Addicted

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    I take it that you jest.
     
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    The tablecloth at Cedarwood has shrunk. It looks more like a place mat.
     
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  19. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    That’s a lot of thighs...o_O
     
  20. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not really. Some will come back for a short xc ski. Some might have a downhill. The lift co user to give sunday discount to comp etitors but i don't know if that still happens. Most will just have a lazy start and then head home.
     
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  21. dodgydamo

    dodgydamo Hard Yards

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    Clear blue skies so icy early on (also colder windier than expected) and so better on the groomed bits... softening up nicely around summit and inter though.
     

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  22. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    The freeze thaw daily cycle has begun
     
  23. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    First time I've seen it. She did it just below the ski patrol attending to a crash. The whole run was concrete.
    I now know why boarders and beginners were put on the planet - to produce some dust from frozen corduroy.
     
  24. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Friday nights at kittens are bad enough but that hoppet whoppett thing is another dimension of insanity...but Team Bears don’t jest ....we can see it is of benefit to the economy!We just chose to stay well away....we get a greater reward from chainsawing the Bungelow or Staircase !Horses for courses but NSW dudes might not ike that !
     
  25. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Was an unbelievable day for kiting today, couple of cents of wind blown dust in the bowl behind the summit. Rode lifts after lunch till close and the corn fest was on! :cool:
    A brew and dinner watching sunset on Bogong the sealer :)
     
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  26. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Oh! And bugger all lift lines was a bonus considering the weather report for this weekend!
     
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  27. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sweet.
    Hoppet-effect.
     
  28. weerab

    weerab One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lovely, can't say I recognise that picnic spot?
     
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  29. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Sullivan’s lookout, Tawonga gap
     
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    weerab One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Look like new skis? V for Volkl?
     
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  31. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    weerab One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do you mean Voile? That would make sense as they do touring skis.
     
  33. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Haha yeah that one, bad grammar....:whistle:
     
  34. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator

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    Inter was nice early on. So was The Slot.
     
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  35. dodgydamo

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    Taking your advice this morning and have to agree
     
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  36. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    South Side sensation.
    The dusting overnight was magic.
    East facing side-country held some wonders too. One slope made for immaculate telemarking. South side-country that I covered was screech and squeak.
    Quieter than a weekday. Scotty's got very quiet!
     
  37. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    A blast from the past - Hoppet morning 2012. Heavy falls and heavy traffic well handled by FCRM.

     
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  38. Stratus

    Stratus A Local

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    Versus 2019...?
     
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    Boy that looks like a lotta fun.
     
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  40. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Toured from the top of the Summit lift to Westons hut via Pretty Valley & back via Rocky Knolls - a nice easy 21km.

    @Ziggy quite right on BC conditions- icy, with some snowdrift cover - entertaining skiing.

    Once the pole line dips below the ridge it’s difficult to follow - had to break out the GPS.

    Lots of softening snow lower down.
     
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  41. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    No fresh falls this year.
     
  43. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice one....yes it gets a bit tricky in trees...well Team Bears are not gifted in diwn hill abilities.Once you have been in once then it’s pretty simple navigation next time.We didnot get in there prior to wnter this year!
    Only a few folk get diwn there....respect!

    It’s a really nice hut.that Weston’s .

    When that Mr T ganna get diwn there?
     
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  44. Stick

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    We did a day trip from Melbourne to Falls as I do most years on Hoppet weekend.. I think most people avoid it, longest i waited in a lift was 5 minutes on Ruined, great day although wind had some bite to it.

    Car Parking was easy, except for the guy in front of us in the village, stopping to look for the 1 spot that nobody else would have seen all morning and slowly making his way up the mountain. That was until the shuttle driver stopped him and gave him both barrels
     
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  45. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sidecountry was stunning today, once it warmed up a bit. Shallow sugar on a firm base (except south faces were alternating wind drift and softening ice) - you could do anything on it. Had the best telemarking ever on slopes that normally get treated with caution.
     
  46. Scott No Mates Ver 1.1

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  47. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Haha well done
     
  48. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Just a shame you cant really read it
     
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  49. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    We were blessed with a few cm of light dry snow overnight and they didn't mess it up by regrooming Main St. That offered some very sweet gliding first up. Corkscrew and Sundown also offered some sweet patches along with buried ice cubes in places. Elsewhere on the south side the runs were regroomed. Why?
    In pursuit of wind drifts I headed out to Boomerang and was lucky to keep my fillings before finding soft stuff.
    There was moving cloud, there was hail, sleet and snow all while the sun shone, and it all stayed dry until bang, it got warm and the snow got sticky.
    It was quiet.
     
  50. Rick Ross Da Boss

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    Put ya goggles on, it’s clear as day! :p
     
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