Hotham / dp bbq thread

hongomania

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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
 

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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.
 

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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
I remember hearing something about a big bikie owning a place at DP - can't really remember details though.
 

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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.
is that a good thing
 

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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.
 

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Doing aerial speed checks for ski patrol at bottom of snake gully?
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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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
 

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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.
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
 

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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

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Any chance I could sponge a lift from someone from DP to bright on Wednesday afternoon? :D will contribute financially
 

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Looks amazeballs for the middle of September. I'm bringing the kids up for the first three days of the school holidays next week.
 
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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.....
 
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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 ?
 

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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')
 

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this is mt blowhard from pegasus lodge

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

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

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#2 son booting out from lovely spur off big D

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

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this is looking off that lovely spur at the hotham summit

most pix oct 2 last year...except blowhard pix, that was august 17
 

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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')
Giving away nearly all the secrets there...
 
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Need to head back up to pick up my subaru; if anyone is going up from Melbourne and would like to give me a lift please let me know. Obviously will contribute towards petrol. Cheers
 

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Won’t the Vail execs need that land to park their private jet and stretched Hummer? And the hut for doobies and blow.
 
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