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How busy will Thredbo be next week? (7th July)

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by Mils, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Mils

    Mils One of Us

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    So with some more snow 'potentially' coming next week to Thredbo, I was getting keen for another day trip to the fields.

    My concern was its smack dab in the middle of NSW school holidays....

    Should I reconsider? Will it be that busy that your waiting a fair while for lifts etc?

    We're all intermediate skill range so we won't be on the bottom green runs or anything like that.

    Thanks
     
  2. rugbyskier

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    It will probably be busy but here's a few tips:

    Avoid using the Gunbarrel chair at 0930 and 1130 because that's when the group lessons are leaving Friday Flat.

    The Cruiser chair gets busy mid morning but is generally quieter around lunchtime.

    Take an early lunch and ski when everyone else is fighting for tables at Merritts and Friday Flat.

    The Basin T-bar gets queues mid morning but quietens down through the day.
     
  3. Sweens

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    It will be busy, but it won't be as bad as the week after

    Rugbyskier pointed out some good ways to avoid the queues

    Try and get up early, as school kids/lessons don't start until 9:30, so before that there are less queues, in between the lesson times is also good, but definitely don't be looping High Noon at the start of lesson times, or be at Cruiser throughout,

    Main thing that I would focus on is that anywhere from 11:30-1:30 will start getting less crowded because people go for lunch, so try to have a quick snack at ~10:30 and then hold out until 2ish, or until you leave the slopes

    Those are the things that I consider when trying to manage the crowds, that and if it is windy the T-bars will have smaller queues so if you put up with it then you will be good,

    Start early and ski through lunch, and you should be pretty good,
     
  4. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, interschools I think the week after. And IMO that last line says it all, I plan to start early, finish early for a late lunch. Works well, and unless its a ripper, you have had the best of it. Actually that is pretty much my rule anyway, had a nice ride on the bike up over DHG this afternoon, beautiful.
     
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  5. Mils

    Mils One of Us

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    So Family stuff has intercepted any chance of going Thurs. But Wed is still a possibility...

    With the conditions set to be 4-6 cms of snow and 20-30km/h winds will the top sections be accessible?

    Or will it all be shut down due to wind, etc?

    I.E. will it still be worth it? [​IMG]
     
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    Great. There goes all my crowd avoiding tips. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    We are always there for first lifts, go hard, morning tea around 10:00, lunch around 11:30. afternoon until we are too exhausted.
     
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  7. Mils

    Mils One of Us

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    thanks will do those...

    So Karels appears to be open, My question is how do you actually get to it? I don't really see how it all links together. It seems kosi express or rams to get to basin t bar, then are you expected to just walk across to Karels?

    Sorry for all the questions, and thanks, you guys are just so awesome at helping out!

     
  8. shadow1

    shadow1 Hard Yards

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  9. Mils

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    cool so its kosi, then basin then karels? what a mission!
     
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    LaNeige One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    From the top of the Basin, don't catch Ramshead unless you want a nostalgic trip back to the 80's and have plenty of spare time! (and its out of service this year).
     
  11. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    If it's blowing a gale ad the lifts are open, it's ALWAYS worth it. You won't know if it will be shut down or not until the day, or even the hour, that it closes.
     
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  12. Sweens

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    Correct, sastrugi, if it is windy and the lifts are open, not only are there going to be a lot less crowds, but you are bound to find windblown all over the place, and you can ski the same line over and over again, and it will be like the first, it is worth it!
     
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    interesting. Thurs might be back on, depends on the wind. Do you think the predicted drops from 35km/h to 17km/h will happen?
     
  14. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    How long is a piece of string? [​IMG]
     
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    Twice as long as half it's length obviously!
     
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    Do you guys think Kosi Express and the above T bars will be on Wind/Vis hold tomorrow?

    Looking at the predictions its still blizzardy tomorrow.

    what do you guys/gals who are there or been there think?