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Guthega - Blue Cow Traverse

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Snow Blowey, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Some major earthworks going on near Freedom Chair unload toward Blue Cow traverse at the moment to make this more user friendly. Looked very impressive from a distance.
     
  2. WaitAwhile

    WaitAwhile One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Maybe there making the traverse easier for limp wristed snowboarders that struggle on the top section and before mother in law.
     
  3. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    Easier in low snow I presume.
    It takes a tonne of cat time.
     
  4. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah. So that it can open earlier. They've also cut out the first rise so there will be no (or less) need to push uphill at the start. Will make for an impressive rock lined pass when its covered in snow.

    And a new cut across to Parachute from top of Freedom lift - again so there is no uphill traverse.
     
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  5. Danbo

    Danbo Hard Yards

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  6. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    From the link...

    The steep depression around the top of the Mother-in-law ski run currently requires the construction of a 6.5 m wide bench almost entirely out of snow at the beginning of each season. This limits early season use and requires extensive snow farming from adjacent areas for initial construction. The construction of a rock bench all the way around the top of the Mother-in-law ski run would significantly reduce the need for extensive snow farming before opening the run and would greatly improve the efficiency and reliability of achieving an operational standard, permitting Blue Cow Way to be safely used under a wider range of conditions and for a longer period during the ski season.