Snow Report Falls Creek 2020 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

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AuroraAustralis

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Seems to me that it's mostly about protecting other people if you are infected. Yes, you should be isolating if you are sick, but since there is a period of possible asymptomatic transmission, that needs to be considered also.
 

Ziggy

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For a little diversion ... a pic of Bogong from Tawonga Gap taken early on this day in 2011.

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TinkyH23

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Can confirm worst conditions I’ve ever seen up here for 25 July.
Makes it easier to accept that we can’t ski it.
(Unless we’re prepared to hike up top for 1 ski down. There’s a small few doing this. )
 

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Stratus

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Can confirm worst conditions I’ve ever seen up here for 25 July.
Makes it easier to accept that we can’t ski it.
(Unless we’re prepared to hike up top for 1 ski down. There’s a small few doing this. )

Lack of grooming after the recent snowfalls would surely have expedited the decline.
 

Ziggy

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Bad so far.

I recall three 'powder' days last year and one the year before, and I wasn't up immediately after every dump.
 
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Bad so far.

I recall three 'powder' days last year and one the year before, and I wasn't up immediately after every dump.
We got a number powder days in 2018, more than we got last year. The first one was 16th June. Last year, we got a nice dump on the 10th August.
 
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rowdyflat

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While we are fantasizing .One I do remember was about 2016.
A fall, then 40 cm overnight in one dump, skiing the skiers left of Lakeside on heliskis then off piste Ruined castle was amazing.
Another was first tracks down Ruined after the lift had been closed for a week cos the cornice was too close to the chairs so they had to bulldoze it woooohoooo.
 
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While we are fantasizing .One I do remember was about 2016.
A fall, then 40 cm overnight in one dump, skiing the skiers left of Lakeside on heliskis then off piste Ruined castle was amazing.
Another was first tracks down Ruined after the lift had been closed for a week cos the cornice was too close to the chairs so they had to bulldoze it woooohoooo.
I think it was 2017.
 

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I came up the valley today with a view from Bogong around to the Fainters. The cover looked smashed compared with the same view on Friday.
Falls weather station recorded 22mm of rain up to 9am today.
 

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I came up the valley today with a view from Bogong around to the Fainters. The cover looked smashed compared with the same view on Friday.
Falls weather station recorded 22mm of rain up to 9am today.
The snow cameras look bleeding depressing.
https://www.fallscreek.com.au/xcreport/

The XC ski report for today at Falls Ck. is ranging from pre rockhopper to shite to grim to no snow.
 

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The snow cameras look bleeding depressing.

Falls front valley faces the wrong direction (north) - which doesn’t help the look of the village in lean times.

A saving grace; the summit lift has a more easterly aspect - small mercies. But the Summit area desperately needs some snowmaking - unfortunately that seems to be permanently off the table as ‘only green and blue riders go to Falls’. :oops:
 

Mister Tee on XC Skis

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Falls front valley faces the wrong direction (north) - which doesn’t help the look of the village in lean times.

A saving grace; the summit lift has a more easterly aspect - small mercies. But the Summit area desperately needs some snowmaking - unfortunately that seems to be permanently off the table as ‘only green and blue riders go to Falls’. :oops:
Snow making would come under the list of tasks Vail Resorts would undertake for ski lift skiing, would they not?. Hence no lifts =no snow making. XC skiers can do a snow dance and talk to the hand of fate.
Falls/BHP is my favourite place to Nordic ski..... if there is snow and we are not in another bleeding lockdown.
 

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Snow making would come under the list of tasks Vail Resorts would undertake for ski lift skiing, would they not?. Hence no lifts =no snow making. XC skiers can do a snow dance and talk to the hand of fate.
Falls/BHP is my favourite place to Nordic ski..... if there is snow and we are not in another bleeding lockdown.

Hopefully the natural snow will kick in T otherwise this could go down as the worst winter in 30 years - for Nordic and downhill.

As for the summit chair area - Falls used to have SM higher up but for whatever reason (money / Maintenance?) it has ceased to be. So it is a Vail issue - but a long-term not a Covid/2020 thing. It will probably still be an issue in another 20 or 30 years? :rolleyes:o_O
 

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Hopefully the natural snow will kick in T otherwise this could go down as the worst winter in 30 years - for Nordic and downhill.

As for the summit chair area - Falls used to have SM higher up but for whatever reason (money / Maintenance?) it has ceased to be. So it is a Vail issue - but a long-term not a Covid/2020 thing. It will probably still be an issue in another 20 or 30 years? :rolleyes:o_O
No FOMO while in Lockdown is one positive aspect to this matter I suppose.
http://www.janebunn.net/falls-creek
Ms. Bunn's modelling snows no real sign of snow in the next ten days. There is no base and no snow coming. It is the worst I have seen it in my days as a snow sports enthusiast/ participant.
 
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Cam Slee

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No FOMO while in Lockdown is one positive aspect to this matter I suppose.
http://www.janebunn.net/falls-creek
Ms. Bunn's modelling snows no real sign of snow in the next ten days. There is no base and no snow coming. It is the worst I have seen it in my days as a snow sports enthusiast/ participant.
Don't worry about it, it is what it is.
Do something else, I go Sambar deer hunting just up the road from my place.
 
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Ziggy

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Waiting for the bindings to be mounted Chaeron. Shims have to come from the US for the Safe Outs to work.
Expecting base perils, I went out on my beaters - Fischer Outbound Crowns, that started life in Gebi's hire and graduated to Windy Cnr hire before joining their clear out in '18.
 

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Hey, Z, great you got out there. But where, pray tell is that photo posted today? Can't quite work it out, despite the clues, chair lift on right, groomed trail etc. Sun Valley, but where? Base of Drover's, before PV road turn-off?
 
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