Question Is every run in Australia open?

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  1. CarveMan

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    Just musing that there must be enough snow for every run in Australia to be open?

    Buller is showing Fanny's Finish as closed, but that's due to the exposure to what lurks above, and also Elephant Run which I find a bit strange given I skied stuff like Rough Cut and Boulders yesterday which are similarly steep and rocky and possibly lower in altitude.

    What about elsewhere? Is every 'run' open? I'm not talking about nooks and crannies with locals-only names, just stuff on the trail map and run report if the resort publishes one.
     
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  2. currawong

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    Not really what you asked, but it brings me back to a bugbear at Falls - disappearing runs. I'm not talking about simple renaming of runs, but of runs being omitted from maps and deliberately neglected till they are too overgrown to ski.
     
  3. piolet

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    Olympic at perisher is usually the recalcitrant
     
  4. Tanuki

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    Seeing that at Hotham as well
     
  5. Doonks

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    Is Double Trouble at PB up?
     
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  6. Tanuki

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    Are we talking Majors or all of the fields? Baw Baw, Selwyn, Lomond, or even Wangaratta Ski Tow
     
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  7. CarveMan

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    Everything I guess?!?!
     
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    When you see people skiing down athletes walk at Buller, you know it's good
     
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    Opened last week. The t bar at least, you could ski the run earlier. Devils Playground still marked as closed. But skiable I reckon.
     
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    Yep
     
  11. Sandy

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    I remember a run at Hotham that was effectively abandoned more than 20 years ago, called Rickshaw.
     
  12. Seth

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    Mount St Bernard was operational on Sunday!
     
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    Devils playground at Perisher is rarely officially open, maybe once a decade. It is still not officially open, but hundreds were skiing it yesterday.
     
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    Hmmm, will look into that. It appears they've stopped summer grooming on pump house drop etc
     
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    It was open in 2014?13? The only time I've been down it and by the time I got there it had been compacted into a luge run :eek: Probably much nicer yesterday.
     
  16. Seth

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    It was in great condition in the middle of last week.
     
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    Mawson running?
     
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    I was on it in 2011. Really nice after a big storm
     
  19. skull

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    Really?

    There is a sign saying closed and passes will be revoked if caught. So I was too scared to go.
     
  20. Vermillion

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    Elephant has grown back hard. When I skied Chamois on Monday it needed another half a meter to be enjoyable to ski without bush bashing the bend.

    Did you ski the bottom of mens? That usually needs a fair bit too to be skiable. And i'm not sure how good McLaughlins was out wide, I couldnt see shit. But I get your point, when I can ski V3 and V4 without having to dodge much, the mountain is pretty much covered.
     
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    You need to get yourself the YOLO backcountry backpack mate. And maybe some concrete too.
     
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    Lol


    I just don't want to lose a season pass I paid good money for.
     
  23. CarveMan

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    Yeah skied lower mens. Shrubby but OK.

    Buller is in need of a good Summer groom. It's ridiculous that with this much snow there's so much shrubbery that probable needs another 50cm to cover.
     
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    Thredbo also doesn't play nice... The app is saying 54/61 runs open... The detailed list is only showing one terrain park closed. But the usually closed runs (Dream Run / The Schuss / Pegasus / Bunny Walk) etc are all open. So I'd say "the whole mountain is open". Geeze I'd wish I was... cough cough... sick sick...
     
  25. Vermillion

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    Bloody Hell needs a good groom.
     
  26. Vermillion

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    It's OK bro, just show them your empty can of Red Bull and that your GoPro is recording and they will let you go on your way.
     
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    Australian drift and the associated runs at Hotham are not open. they have been putting their resources into de icing the chairs and poor old aussie drift has yet to be seen to. Snow looks amazing out there, pity I am to lazy to skin over and back.....
     
  28. Seth

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    If a small group of people with chainsaws wanted to do a good deed and you picked your day well over the summer you could knock it off in a couple of hours. ;)
     
  29. CarveMan

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    Some guerrilla summer grooming would be a great idea, but Bloody Hell isn't where I'd start...
     
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    Yeah, depends on what your version of open is.
     
  31. Mufts

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    Even Mary's return at Hotham is skiing well!
     
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  32. robbo mcs

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    When you go to the ridge chair look up the hill and you can see loads of tracks down the ski out and across the creek to the ridge chair.

    I did see that sign today as well, so we didn't risk heading that way.
     
  33. Nidecker

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    If some of the lower runs at Thredbo are open, it won't be for long :deadhorse::axe::axe:
     
  34. chicski

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    A friend was first down it yesterday (apparently the closed sign was twisted to the side and hard to see? LOL) said it was superb. Imagine it's turning luge like now.
     
  35. tele-whippet

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    Mt Vic Pass is sadly not open for skiing ATM.
    Fizzer system.
    Just saying.

     
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