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News Falls Creek news and chat

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by currawong, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. Drt

    Drt Hard Yards

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    Those photos were from third week of August 2014. Amazing sunrise.
     
  2. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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    #2502 Chaeron, Aug 7, 2020
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2020
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  3. Drt

    Drt Hard Yards

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    There's some pretty steep stuff off the back of the Fainters, but you can also find some pretty cruisey areas that we tracked out!
    There's no shelter out there, so you are pretty exposed when camping, and the views to The Jaithmathangs are also stunning.

     
  4. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Btw crosscountryskier.com.au has got a sale on.
     
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    snowgum One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Great pics! I love the burnt snowgum (Naturally! ;)).

    Quite Mike Edmondson (Au Jindy fame) - if you don’t mind the comparison?
     
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    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, lovely photos, some sweet looking terrain (looks a bit like the Bluff, but more varied and extensive). A mission to get out there.
     
  7. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Placed another Milch order

    Can never have enough brownies
     
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  8. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Sadie How about creating a Falls side country chat in
    so have Rhythm in Cooma and Aussiekier.
     
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  9. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Got Annums cheap from Rhythm some months ago. They got a top deck ding in transport so I was offered an exchange or another 80 off.

    Then Lynx on sale from Telemark Pyrenees.

    2nd hand Telebry Safeouts from Axelotta.

    Extra shims for those are just about to arrive from the US (shipping costs from there have got ridiculous).

    All in time for watch-don't-touch snow.
     
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  10. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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    Similar - new DPS skis form DPS Driver, new Tecnica Cochise 130 DYN boots from aussieskier, and Dynafit ST Rotation 12’s from Snowinn Europe (all at a good price) - shortest season I’ve had in years - but luckier than some... - 1 day at Hotham early on, and then a 2 day trip to Guthega/ Perisher, and another 4 days at Perisher.

    Who knows - I might ski in November...
     
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  11. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just start a new thread with what you want
     
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  12. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Found one at Nourish in Tawonga South and bought it given your recommendation.
    "Better than Sex Brownies".
    Well, pretty damn good.
     
  13. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Slide Sideways just ate his last one tonight. Might have to order.
     
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  14. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates One of Us

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    Mrs No Mates made a double batch on Friday. Crusty on the outside yet slightly gooey on the inside, dusted with icing sugar... Just right, well almost.

    Lil No Mates replied 'where are the walnuts? '
     
  15. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I make a pretty good batch. Was going to make some today but SS has hogged the oven with some slow cooked ribs. Looking to now upgrade oven....

    Considering what we used to spend on fuel etc driving to the snow, the least I can do is just order more Milch brownies. I wonder how I can get an Elk toastie?
     
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    Xplora One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Brownies or slow cooked ribs? Hmmmm Hard pick. I wouldn't knock either back. We have a double oven.
     
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    Scott No Mates One of Us

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    Mullet, beard & woollen beanie?
     
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  18. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    Fantastic stuff. A must do trip in 2021 in August !( Insh`Allah). Which way did you approach/access the area where you camped?
     
  19. Drt

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    That 2014 trip was a week long ski tour. Started at Falls Creek, out to Pretty Valley and look around the High Plains for a day (stunning in the middle when all you can see is flat white snow and blue sky), then down to Tawonga Huts for two days and skiing all around The Jaithmathangs. Then across to The Fainters for a few days of bowls skiing. Then down to Bogong village.
     
  20. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    Fantastic. I just have to do that , no doubt!!.Did you leave a vehicle at the Tennis courts at Bogong Village?Did you take a bus up to Falls Creek?.
    What kind of skis, bindings and boots were you using?
     
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    rowdyflat One of Us Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    Just be careful going to Bogong village to take the correct road.
    Have done a few trips out there only worthwhile in good vis.
     
  22. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    West Peak and Bogong today
     
  23. Drt

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    We actually took the wrong decent off Fainter North and ended up in Fainter Creek! Had to slog all the way back up up a steep gully. Spring Saddle Track down to Bogong village seemed pretty straightforward when we did it (and no snow down that low) - except for the locked gates and fence that we had to negotiate.
     
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  24. Drt

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    My family were in Tawonga South to drop off / pick up.
     
  25. rowdyflat

    rowdyflat One of Us Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    Looks like decent snow above 1700 m ?
     
  26. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Curate's egg.
     
  27. rowdyflat

    rowdyflat One of Us Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    That again, havent heard it since last year.
    could be interpreted as a temptation we cant have.
     
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  28. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    That would be apt.
     
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  29. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Brownies and caramel slice and other goodies arrived from Milch

    2 brownies gone. 2 remaining

    Will have to go to a fortnightly order
     
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    I'm sure they are thrilled by your small fortnightly order :thumbs:
     
  31. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Every little bit counts, and probably better than your $0 orders :)
     
  32. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Totally!
     
  33. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mt Buffalo NP has been opened to locals.

    The Horn road is skiable from the gate.
     

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    rowdyflat One of Us Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    Curate's egg : we can go up there after the next snowfall V its not rivetting skiing V its free V there is the Reservoir rd .and Skeleton gully.
     
  35. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hunger is the best sauce.
     
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  36. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    Great news. I will tell my friend in Myrtleford!!
     
  37. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    A week plus of rain and snow coming....
     
  38. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep. Why I went to Buffalo this morning. Preventive strike against cabin fever.
     
  39. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    What are they?
     
  40. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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    FCRM have confirmed my resort entry pass has been transferred to next season, with a price freeze so I effectively get next season’s pass at last year’s price.

    I have mailed them back my 2020 pass as requested.
     
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  41. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    That's good news at least..
     
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  42. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm getting the dough.
    Already spent it on a Japanese knife for all that iso cooking.
     
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    Same here, after I scraped it off the windscreen.
     
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    haha! Got the same email today. Price freeze ftw!
    Mailed back what we could of the sticker last week. It came off rather tatty. LOL
     
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  45. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yup, only managed to get off about 2/3 - but got the essentials - still had the original doco to paste it back onto, so hopefully that helped.

    May 2021 be a season to remember!
     
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    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good call. Large/ small?

    We got ours from the local knifemakers when we lived over there:

    https://www.takefu-knifevillage.jp/
     
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    Still skiable? I skied it Sunday afternoon and it was very marginal. (2-3cm at a pinch)Didn’t think it would last.
     
  48. Mister Tee on XC Skis

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    The Reservoir road is only skiable after a mega dump of snow lower down the mountain. Last season in August 2019 @beefa skiing and I skied the reservoir road. It was the best I have ever seen it or skied it.
    See the photo from that ski trip. The snow level was almost up the red strip on the road marker!
    Segments of the Mt. McLeod track offer more challenging BC XC skiing if the snow conditions allow. It would not be skiable this season but last season in 2019 it looked the goods.
     
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    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ooh, cool. Great range of knives.

    Mine is a petty knife, kurouchi aogami. It has an understated aesthetic and an HRc of 64.
     
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