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Hotham Needs.........

Discussion in 'Hotham & Dinner Plain' started by Coyles, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Flakey

    Flakey First Runs

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    Hey Phatty, we so *almost* shared a run! This was us on the 22/08/08

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    I think I can see from left to right Q, Doug, The Squidge, Slushii, Snorkler, Yardsale (sitting), and Jason.

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    and that's me ... that little splodge in the middle.
     
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  2. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    He takes better photos
     
  3. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I was amased no one else was there that day flakey.
     
  4. Azz

    Azz One of Us

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    Summer pics Slushii. Sorry I only have black and white, must of been having a monochrome moment [​IMG]
     
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  5. WhistlerDP

    WhistlerDP Hard Yards

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    A workmate has done a great series of night shots of mountain huts, including Silver Brumby.
    I'm definately looking forward to getting over to the Spargo's side of the valley this year.

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    Silver Brumby Hut by Eve Conroy, on Flickr
     
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  6. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Can some tell me the name of this hut.... and it's location? It is not Spargo's is it?
     
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  7. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    VSG, it's Silver Brumby Hut. It was built as a temporary shell for a film circa 15 years ago and soon became derelict because it was only built to last for a month of shooting. A few years ago the Hotham Resort Management Board had it rebuilt for tourist purposes.

    It was/is supposed to be part of their 4+ hour "Three Huts Walk", starting at Loch Spur - Derrick Hut - Spargo's Hut - Plains of Heaven area - Hotham Heights. But so far they haven't built a track from Derrick to Spargo's or down to The Plains of Heaven, so it remains fairly isolated and unknown.
     
  8. Azz

    Azz One of Us

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    VSG, when you are at the load of Blue Ribbon, its about 50 mtrs behind you near the creek. It is just out of sight from the load.

    If you head to the right of the load station you come down Blue Rib, there is a track that goes to it.
    There is also a unattractive shed with a pump in it down there as well, closer to the creek.

    In summer, its best to walk from the Village load along the trail to Blue Ribbon.
     
  9. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    So the Spargo's Hut marked on many maps... eg this one... still exists?



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  10. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    and this one.. untouched by VSG crayons... [​IMG]

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  11. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, Spargo's Hut is alive and well. [​IMG]
     
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  12. Azz

    Azz One of Us

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    You can see it from the GAR.
    Great vantage point is from the Blue Ribbon car park.
     
  13. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's in a photo I posted earlier in this thread:

     
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  14. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    "I'm turning Japanese, I'm turning Japanese, I really think so....................................."

    Thanks.

    あなたが知恵をはるかにテラコッタヨシこれらのカンガルーよりも大きいと、尊敬の紳士です...
     
  15. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    I thought for a minute some of us were mistaking SBrumby for Spargo. [​IMG]
     
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  16. Slushii

    Slushii Mostly missing in action...

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    Lovely pics, Azz, thanks for taking the time to find and upload them here.

    Nice pic, there, too, WhistlerDP...
     
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  17. Azz

    Azz One of Us

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    WhistlerDP, your friend Eve has some great images, very impressed.
     
  18. Hermannator

    Hermannator One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Ok my turn... back to what Hotham needs:

    Since Falls have their Flying Boats on the rocky valley dam and there aren't any commercial flights from Melbourne and I'm not willing to get there in 3:45 by road, (think Jeremy Clarkson voiceover) I've decided to come up with a solution...

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    The high-speed üBB is a gondola connecting Melbourne to Hotham direct, with a pass-over of buller (it's not a mid-station). The pass-over point is marked 'WC' and the üBB gondolas have a unique feature (a hole that opens up) allowing passengers to dump on buller.

    Talstation: Eureka Tower
    Bergstation: Top of Heavenly Valley.
     
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  19. Stratus

    Stratus A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thats preposterous.
     
  20. Stratus

    Stratus A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    It would be quicker to drive then sit on a slow gondola for that length.
     
  21. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    you think he's serious. That is funny.
     
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  22. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    There is a slightly more useful solution..

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  23. Azz

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    The high-speed üBB is a gondola connecting Melbourne to Hotham

    He did say high-speed................ [​IMG]
     
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  24. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nah, get a big luxury flying boat to Falls Creek OR a conventional aeroplane to the Hotham airport at Horse Hair Plain and then a 10 minute heli trip to your lodge at Hotham. [​IMG]
     
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  25. Hermannator

    Hermannator One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    What about those planes that can land on glaciers? Get that DJ bloke out of the genny to groom a landing strip?
     
  26. Cuppa

    Cuppa A Local

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    DJ Eddy Airlines, is a very scary thought. [​IMG]
     
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  27. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    DJ is busing grooming another landing...

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  28. RobboDP

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    It was the hut used the in the movie Silver Brumby with Russell Crowe, was a bit of a flop
     
  29. benchives

    benchives I forgot how to ski Ski Pass: Gold

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    I was looking this afternoon at how much a five day (from thursday to monday) sojourn would cost my wife and I. The costs were reasonable to my expectations - no complaint there, what got me was the inflexibility of the accommodation timetable which was strictly monday to friday or saturday and sunday. The QANTAS link flights can accommodate for a Thursday arrival and a Monday departure so why can't the hotels?

    If anyone knows of a place that is flexible with dates please let me know - admittedly I have only started searching, so apologies if this is not the case.
     
  30. Azz

    Azz One of Us

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    What style of acomm are you looking at?
     
  31. benchives

    benchives I forgot how to ski Ski Pass: Gold

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    cheapish luxury [​IMG]

    seriously, a studio or hotel, ski in and out. That's about it.
     
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  32. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    A back country campground, over on GP. Pit toilets, water tank, solar powered electricity. For mobile phone re-charging and ipad connectivity.

    Maximum 30 clients at a time. Booked in advance. Entry through RFID process. Daily checks by patrollers.

    Access from Loch car park.

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  33. benchives

    benchives I forgot how to ski Ski Pass: Gold

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    haha I would love to see my wife there.
     
  34. bdenny4

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    I'm sure that Zirkys would do that - try the lodge rooms
     
  35. benchives

    benchives I forgot how to ski Ski Pass: Gold

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    ok I will try Zirkys, I hear its a bit of an institution, like staying at the Alpine in Thredbo, I imagine.
     
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    bdenny4 One of Us

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    Yeah it is a bit of an institution
    Have stayed there many times and you really can't beat the location
     
  37. crazyman

    crazyman Hard Yards

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    Hotham needs.....SNOW!
     
  38. Slushii

    Slushii Mostly missing in action...

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    Well, there were plenty as far as Opening Weekend goes [​IMG] Had a ball up there, especially Saturday with the bright blue skies and gentle breeze.

    But yeah, we'll need more snow stat! [​IMG]
     
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  39. RedKlister

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    Mt.Hotham needs a complete overhaul of all the dead wood running the resort.
    One autonomous system rather than several unco-operative systems.
    Management need to look up the word "Resort" and re-discover its meaning.
    Not one more single bed to be built as the hill is over crowded as is.
    True co-operation with the hill just over the ways that is ideal for the begginer/intermediate skier, owned by the same people, and get all the slow zones over there, not in the fast places that used to make Mt.Hotham ace.
    Take all the ego munching, try hard racing idiots and put them all on Blue ribbon rather than clog an already busy zone with eggs doing stem christies through gates during the "Whoever" race weeks that seem to take up the most of July and August.
    Money to be spent on lifts in viable zones.
    The black storm trooper look to go.
    All the people that waste their hard earned on the current system to boycot the place.
    An attitude and reality wake up.
    The ombudsman to have a real good look at the way this amazing place is being taken away from all average Australians through pricing them out.
    The Kat skiing to be ousted.
    and on, and on , and on.
     
  40. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Tell it like it is. [​IMG]
     
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  41. the_guru

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    Nice! They don't employ passionate people that have a keen interest in skiing/boarding and the mountains.
     
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  42. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rubbish.
     
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  43. lunchcutter

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    Yep, it's Jamie and his kooky scientologist mates colluding with the Buller wankers to make things more wanky at Hotham. Carveman will love it.
     
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  44. simo_tele

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    ...wind turbines?
    Horizontal sails to lift/stretch it a few meters during high wind events?
     
  45. eastside

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    Hotham needs a pinball machine. And a Galaga machine.
     
  46. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oooh Yes, an old Galaga machine would be a lot of fun! [​IMG]

    Sadly buying it would be about the limit of the money they're prepared to spend on resort improvements. [​IMG]
     
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  47. the_guru

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    Not rubbish! I think it's referred to as Golden Handcuffs. [​IMG]
     
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  48. Flakey

    Flakey First Runs

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Say what? Now fess up, you didn't ski at Hotham last July and August did you now, RedKlister? Do you realise the ONLY racing at Hotham in 2010 was the ANC Ski Cross for 2 days on the course under Road Runner? These included Olympians and World Cup racers. Most people would think it was an honour to watch such amazing racers. And as for the "eggs doing stem christies through gates" well, you'll have to help me out with who they are ... we don't have interschools or corporate cup at Hotham. Maybe you just had a bad dream?
     
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  49. ODNT

    ODNT Part of the Furniture

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    flakey doesnt like you ney saying hotham [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  50. the_guru

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    Hotham is a good place to ski. RedKlister is on the money though. Maybe not about the race bit last year.