Hotham / dp bbq thread

Discussion in 'Hotham & Dinner Plain' started by hongomania, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us
    Ski Pass - 30 Day

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    3,168
    No where else to put this; plus we need a bbq thread anyway.

    Damn can't smash ice and charge anymore this season! But in all seriousness good to hear this work is being done. Sounds like they mean firearms at the Brighton property but can't be sure

    A luxury home in Brighton was among the premises raided, and police were last night also searching a property in the ski resort village of Dinner Plain, close to Mt Hotham.

    "We have located four or five firearms there,” Detective Inspector Mick Daly told the Herald Sun.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/vi...d/news-story/fc935f6a6439389ff6b787208b7fe7ec
     
  2. stansi

    stansi One of Us
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Messages:
    1,451
    Likes Received:
    506
    Bumped into a friend yesterday, He said the buses aren't going to be run by the resort this year, contracted out to the people who run the Dinner Plain shuttle. New buses etc.
     
  3. FatBoyDave

    FatBoyDave One of Us
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,287
    Likes Received:
    899
    Yep new buses
     
  4. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    May 12, 2000
    Messages:
    70,615
    Likes Received:
    30,247
    I remember hearing something about a big bikie owning a place at DP - can't really remember details though.
     
  5. Seth

    Seth Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2000
    Messages:
    39,146
    Likes Received:
    16,886
    Yeah. Not a bad place to hide something or someone.
     
  6. Boodwah

    Boodwah One of Us
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2006
    Messages:
    3,694
    Likes Received:
    4,653
    Few folk at DP are in to hunting. Its an ideal place to base yourself if you like that sort of thing.
     
  7. Boodwah

    Boodwah One of Us
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2006
    Messages:
    3,694
    Likes Received:
    4,653
    Fishing too. Surf and turf.
     
  8. KL.

    KL. One of Us

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,446
    Likes Received:
    138
    is that a good thing
     
  9. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Messages:
    61,860
    Likes Received:
    39,533
    is that a question?
     
  10. almontyrat

    almontyrat One of Us
    Ski Pass - Silver

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    Messages:
    826
    Likes Received:
    509
    Anyone caught the new Hotham - Dinner Plain bus service yet? I am wondering how on earth I go about recharging a smart card when I will be camping at JB Plain......I am too much of a numpty to do such things on my phone.
     
  11. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Messages:
    61,860
    Likes Received:
    39,533
    You might be shit out of luck then.
     
  12. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us
    Ski Pass - 30 Day

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    3,168
    Anyone know why the police chopper is cutting laps around Hotham the past couple of days
     
  13. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Messages:
    61,860
    Likes Received:
    39,533
    speeding?
     
  14. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us
    Ski Pass - 30 Day

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    3,168
    Doing aerial speed checks for ski patrol at bottom of snake gully?
     
    mick chopps likes this.
  15. mick chopps

    mick chopps Pool Room
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Messages:
    61,860
    Likes Received:
    39,533
    LOL
    Yeah probs not that... but given you didn't specify where exactly I thought maybe speed checks to radio through to cars on the ground.

    Hard to imagine why they'd be doing it otherwise though, especially inbounds.
     
  16. Hully

    Hully One of Us

    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    Messages:
    1,501
    Likes Received:
    1,303
    The VicPol choppers are equipped to do Air Ambo type transports.
     
    hongomania likes this.
  17. Minion

    Minion Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2015
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    14
    They are just doing training exercises.
     
  18. stansi

    stansi One of Us
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Messages:
    1,451
    Likes Received:
    506
    Not anymore apparently.
     
  19. Hully

    Hully One of Us

    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    Messages:
    1,501
    Likes Received:
    1,303
    Oh.... change in policy/strategy.
     
  20. Hully

    Hully One of Us

    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    Messages:
    1,501
    Likes Received:
    1,303
    ..... maybe just doing a quick donut run to Falls Creek to get 'Snownuts' for the Hotham boys.
     
  21. stansi

    stansi One of Us
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Messages:
    1,451
    Likes Received:
    506
    One of the members at our lodge here, who is a MICA paramedic, crewed with the air ambulance service for a while.
     
  22. Pink

    Pink Addicted

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    756
    Likes Received:
    301
    Hotdoggies went downhill last year. Still no good?
     
  23. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Ski Pass - Silver

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    3,313
    Likes Received:
    3,024
    Does anyone know if the ski route from D.P. out to Precipice Plain is a good tour day on planks? Of course given the right conditions in white season , I think it would be rather grand. I think I might scout it out this summer and hike into Mayford that way.
     
  24. Boodwah

    Boodwah One of Us
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2006
    Messages:
    3,694
    Likes Received:
    4,653
    It’s excellent, but the snow burns out there v quick. Went half way last weekend, would be surprised if you could ski all the way now. The plain itself doesn’t hold good snow and gets baked. I prefer DP to Dead Timber via a SE spur from Room w a View then back via JB for my evening ski with puppy
     
  25. Boodwah

    Boodwah One of Us
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2006
    Messages:
    3,694
    Likes Received:
    4,653
    In fact I did a quick XC to PP thisarvo. Amazing cover for this time of year, at least a foot all the way down to 1450m. Snow was slow and rotten from rain, but only had to take skis off about 100m from the plain and cliffs. Very pretty apart from the usual skidoo tracks
     
  26. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us
    Ski Pass - 30 Day

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    3,168
    Saturday morning groomer laps with my weekend warrior mates. No crowds and still firm and groomed at 10am :clap: apparently big slope is expert only LOL also just opened spargos and I had first tracks. Opening up the GS skis #speeeeeeed

    20180908_095811.jpg 20180908_095844.jpg 20180908_095748.jpg 20180908_095658.jpg 20180908_101743.jpg 20180908_101759.jpg
     
    The Plowking, Boodwah, Rush and 2 others like this.
  27. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us
    Ski Pass - 30 Day

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    3,168
    Any chance I could sponge a lift from someone from DP to bright on Wednesday afternoon? :D will contribute financially
     
  28. Rush

    Rush Pool Room
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2000
    Messages:
    44,590
    Likes Received:
    12,814
    Looks amazeballs for the middle of September. I'm bringing the kids up for the first three days of the school holidays next week.
     
    mr likes this.
  29. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2003
    Messages:
    15,351
    Likes Received:
    6,019
    yeah, same we'll be there sunday to friday next week....might even tack on an overnight derricks trip at the end with the rugrats before the deer-helicopters descend on golden point.....
     
    Tanuki likes this.
  30. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us
    Ski Pass - 30 Day

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    3,168
    Still need a lift to bright if anyone is available today. Will $$$$
     
  31. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Messages:
    5,952
    Likes Received:
    8,953
    I'm heading down for 5 nights at Hotham from Friday night. What's worth skiing at the moment ? I'll also be taking my AT gear and skins. Is there any easy side country to get to ?
     
  32. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2003
    Messages:
    15,351
    Likes Received:
    6,019
    there is shitloads @DidSurfNowSki....these are some of the easy ones:

    Back of Big D - womens downhill / hangmans etc. you can go from Central carpark or top of Big D

    Back of summit - dargo bowl / avalanche gully. From top of Aust drift

    Beyond the top of heavenly chair or loch carpark - the cross or pink hamburg, from loch carpark

    Gotcha 'loops' into eagle ridge gully - from top of gotcha chair

    Golden point past spargos back down to Village chair - from top of orchard chair

    Machinery spur over the back of loch - from top of orchard chair

    End of the razorback which you can get to by going over summit or driving and parking diamintina hut

    ill be up by sunday 2pm, ill have my kids (without my partner) and so probably cant do many BC adventures on my own (or with you) but i could meet you at the snowbird for lunch on say monday and give you some pointers (like by pointing 'go over there')
     
  33. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2003
    Messages:
    15,351
    Likes Received:
    6,019

    this is mt blowhard from pegasus lodge


    this is my oldest son on blowhard looking back at the back of hotham summit, womens downhill is just out of shot to right

    these are the golden point runs from top of Big D...spargos is the clear groomed run far left

    #2 son booting out from lovely spur off big D


    this is back of big, we skiied the centre gully off the spur


    this is looking off that lovely spur at the hotham summit

    most pix oct 2 last year...except blowhard pix, that was august 17
     
    DidSurfNowSki, Tanuki and FatBoyDave like this.
  34. FatBoyDave

    FatBoyDave One of Us
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,287
    Likes Received:
    899
    Giving away nearly all the secrets there...
     
    mr likes this.
  35. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    6,556
    Likes Received:
    2,811
    Nah, he paints a broad brush. All that stuff can be seen with one eye closed
     
    mr likes this.
  36. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Messages:
    5,952
    Likes Received:
    8,953
    Oddly enough, I think it's Pegasus Lodge where I'm staying :)
     
    Tanuki and mr like this.
  37. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2003
    Messages:
    15,351
    Likes Received:
    6,019
    Haha seeya there!
     
    DidSurfNowSki likes this.
  38. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us
    Ski Pass - 30 Day

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    3,168
    Some entertainment while waiting for a ride.

     
    Pink and DidSurfNowSki like this.
  39. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2003
    Messages:
    15,351
    Likes Received:
    6,019
    maybe he is waiting for next season!
     
  40. stansi

    stansi One of Us
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Messages:
    1,451
    Likes Received:
    506
    If He got that far.... He may as well kept goin'.
     
  41. stansi

    stansi One of Us
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Messages:
    1,451
    Likes Received:
    506
    Reminds Me, must get a stone grind.
     
    Pink and mr like this.
  42. Pink

    Pink Addicted

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    756
    Likes Received:
    301
    Did @mr point him in the wrong direction from the Bird???
     
    mr likes this.
  43. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2003
    Messages:
    15,351
    Likes Received:
    6,019
    hahahaha....'yes, the backcountry is that way, just cross the road and you are away!'
     
    DidSurfNowSki and Pink like this.