As a XC skier you will have zero bearing on any decision that Vail makes. You are not a customer of theirs.Level 4.1 lockdown (with a nightly curfew and all playgrounds shut ) has now been extended until 1/9/21.
I wonder if Vail will bother with continuing their operations at Falls Ck. and at Mt. Hotham. 80% of their visitors ( including me ) come from the Village of the Danned
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I was merely speculating as someone who is a fan of Falls Creek.As a XC skier you will have zero bearing on any decision that Vail makes. You are not a customer of theirs.
made other commitments based on weather forecastZombie BOM weather report for Falls said cloudy .
Yack weather said crystal clear , it was clear as usual on any sort of south wind.
Pleasant ,fast snow, a dusting , we used the Epic pass and the lifts to get out the back touring quickly.
It's a job creation scheme for the guys & gals who clear the roads - not much else to do when you can't ski, board or marshall punters in lift queues.
no big surprise there.Only Halley's, Mousetrap carpet, and Towers lifts tomorrow.
I guess it's a start. And maybe more added in for the weekend.
Seeing anyone on at Falls does good things for my mental health.I’ve thought about it …….
Snap. Helps remind me that the snow is still out there waiting for us, if not this year. Hopefully next year is not like the last two.Seeing anyone on at Falls does good things for my mental health.
I reminisced about throwing carve turns at speed down Scottys while rollerblading round the local netball court with the local primary school kids this afternoon.
Get down low, ignore your quads screaming at you, use your weight to initiate a turn, ignore the stones on the crumbling tarmac and the 10 year old on their bike about to cut you off…..
I’m alive and someone, somewhere is out there on the snow….. And surely there is something beyond this lockdown…
I rollerblade at the old netball courts in Emerald at the footy oval which is also frequented by the skateboarders. Down at the Cockatoo Rec Reserve I join the primary kids on their bikes. I have to be careful so I don’t cause accidents, so generally only go there when the weather is unattractive.Snap. Helps remind me that the snow is still out there waiting for us, if not this year. Hopefully next year is not like the last two.
Glad our new local netball court is getting some use. Not sure if it's even had a proper game held there yet thanks to covid.
Nice!Yesterday was one of those days you normally wouldn't bother, but as it was the last chance to head up as a family we gave it a shot.
We were drenched!
But saying that, main street was skiing super nice and no one, literally no one else was there.
To be honest we ended up having a hoot and got to say our goodbyes to the mountain.
It was a funny old season....
6 weeks of peak season locked down, couple of lifts never turned, events cancelled, didn't get to see old friends, school ski days cancelled and the sad emptiness of the cafes and accommodation.
But in saying that, after the full cancellation of 2020 this ended up been one of the most fun that we have had.
All up I managed 37 days and will probably squeeze one more in this weekend.
Sad but you’ve had a reasonable run RF in a secondWe have had 60 mm of rain locally , Falls maybe a bit less , if the McKay road opens McKay may be worth a ski a few days after it snows this week , need 4WD ?
It is a long walk from the bottom gate in the ski area near Towers.