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Snow Report Hotham 2017 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Hotham & Dinner Plain' started by D-eye, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Sorry for loud audio - cbf editing
     
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    Close, "off the edge".
     
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  3. SuskiQ

    SuskiQ Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Who's around tomorrow & the weekend? I'm heading up this arvo.
     
  4. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Epic
     
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  5. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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  6. Cuppa

    Cuppa A Local

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    Gee there is a lot snow around. Towie hut at bottom of drift has been buried. I haven't seen it like this for years.
     
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  7. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Could use a lift from hotham- dp if anyone can help!
     
  8. stansi

    stansi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    @SuskiQ
    Hi, what happened in Slalom Gully? And how was the Village chair ride?
     
  9. SuskiQ

    SuskiQ Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hi Stansi. I'm broken. Season done for me. Super awkward reverse snowplow forward fall has caused a double Achilles injury. Fortunately not snapped either of them and won't know degree of damage until I have an ultrasound on both ankles tomorrow.
    29yrs skiing and this is my 1st injury so I guess I've done well to make it this far. Have to say doing both ankles sucks big time, especially in a lodge with a squillion stairs :(
     
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  10. almontyrat

    almontyrat One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Oh Susie that's terrible. I hope the damage is not too severe and that you have a speedy recovery.
     
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    Heading up this weekend for a split if anyone is about
     
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  12. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us Ski Pass: 30 Day

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  13. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Extreme zone in great fresh shape and the base underneath is so consistent. The chute is full carve spec. Lindsays cliffs so loaded more like a blue run. Rewarding and fun jump turns to be had.
     
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  14. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Lindsays loaded up


    Stupid amounts of snow at the creek
     
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  15. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    The trees were soooo sweet today
     
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  16. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Thursday crowds. BR has a great cover. Fun at the end of the day trying to charge through heavy chopped snow

     
  17. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ah man.
    So jealous
     
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  18. Cuppa

    Cuppa A Local

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    Had a ski on Saturday. Cover is still great. Blue Ribbon is starting to show a bit of wear and tear but is still pretty good. Great for the last week of September.
     
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  19. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cant believe blue ribbon still open.....even the bushes on the wood run side in hongos pic still open. Up Wednesday night for a 5 day long weekend. Weather looks a bit hit n miss but at least looks loke we will get a freeze each night
     
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  20. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still plenty of snow for the marys' etc exits? Cheers
     
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    Yes!
     
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  22. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Did a lap of the workshop chutes this morning but pulled the pin as it started to wet slab everywhere.

    So many chutes and gullies to ski. Some amazing terrain there for during a blizzard.

    Looks mid wintery


    Much steep and varied terrain


    Skiied to 1450m, better surface snow lower down!

     
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  23. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Blue ribs shuts today. Then gotcha orchard on the 2nd according to hotham facebook. I cant remember a 8-10 week season of blue ribbon. We call it a 3-4-week proposition
     
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  24. Rush

    Rush Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still amazes me how empty it gets. People would rather do crowded lap after lap of Heavenly.
     
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  25. tcross

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  26. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice hat @hongomania ....ive got the same one. Actually i got all 3 in the series i liked em so much

    And its nice to be up here again.....even if its the sound of rain on the roof
     
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    Its wet, slow and I had to question why I rolled out of bed today. Chasing @hongomania with the camera. At least the good towie was on the drift...

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  28. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah it was pretty heavy n slow eh

    But i could have been at the office......
     
  29. Hucky

    Hucky Hard Yards

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    Nice pics @hongomania , always have wanted to try the workshop chutes.

    Does anyone know when Heavenly opens in the morning? Is it still 7:30??
     
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  30. Hucky

    Hucky Hard Yards

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    Heavenly is still opening at 7:30 for anyone interested.

    Great turns from the first runs this morning. Solar aspects quickly turned to slush. Those runs out of the direct sun like Mary's ridge and the Chute have been amazing!
     
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  31. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Heading out that way this arvo @Hucky

    Mr 10 has 3 more runs left until he has done every run on the mountain and is keen to tick them off (hes that kind of kid) before he starts to learn snowboarding tomorrow
     
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  32. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    happy kid in lindsays / gotcha

    Nice to say hi @hongomania
     
  33. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still plenty of snow lindsays bridge
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hoggs back and blue ribbon were nice this morn......
     
  35. Xplora

    Xplora One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Interesting concept Steve. Perhaps it could be taken further so everyone has to seek an endorsement on their licence to drive in other conditions or certain types of roads that are hazardous. You could have one for dirt roads, multi-lane highways, congested city driving, open rural driving, towing or narrow windy roads. All of these have a demonstrated high rate of crashes resulting in injury or death. Each endorsement would of course have the required objective measurement (testing) in the particular area where the endorsement is sort and only after rigorous training by an approved provider (unless of course trained by a person who subjectively considers themselves to be suitably experienced), at their expense, in the said conditions. Yes, I think it could work.

    I am all for being safe on the road but am with Hully on this one. There is a far greater number of people injured or killed on their way to the snowfields before there is any snow on the road. If you have to be experienced to drive in the snow then how do you propose people get the experience?
     
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  36. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  37. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Away for 4 days and hotham welcomes me back with a sunset like this, then the moonrise!



     
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  38. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Went out for an hour this arvo. Good spring conditions, last night got a decent freeze.

    Lindsays cliffs were choice. Heaps of melt, so its become seriously technical terrain.

    Only a couple of metres in between obstacles (rocks, rotten snow, trees, death holes) so you want to be confident in your jump turn ability...otherwise you will be eating rocks with your face.

    Love the athleticism required, and the danger involved. Good fun. Rewarding my efforts with fried chicken at the genny. Its goooood.
     
  39. Cuppa

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    Had a good slide Saturday as well. With a hangover and rain on Sunday I gave it a miss. Best skiing Saturday was Avalanche Gully. There is still heaps of snow for those who want to earn their turns.
     
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  40. stansi

    stansi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sunday morning on the groomers was the best for the week.High speed carvable.
    But once the rain came, I went home.
    Seventy four days on the Hero pass.
     
  41. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Solid effort @stansi. Great year for it.

    Reminded me to buy mine tonight, thanks.

    You can pretty much guarantee it wont snow next year now
     
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  42. Hermannator

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    I had almost all of these things in common with you, except I went down Womens DH for the sunset, during daylight saving hours (how often does that happen?). Took photos on crappy old phone camera with measurable resolution barely (if even) in the megapixels so will try to post.

    Also note a nice post-season write up Monday morning from Bill Barker on the Hotham website...
     
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