Observations July 11th - 15th, the deep freeze

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  1. mick chopps

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    Stanley Bowl at Stirling was closed this morning for further hazard assessment, not sure if it's opened yet or not.
    You've got a lot of snow being wind loaded into areas that are likely to have a rain crust or hail. Spells caution to me.
    It was posted in this thread that a wind slab slid in Mary's Slide on Tuesday.
    Best sign that snowpack is unstable is avalanches.
     
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    Yep.
    Think what happened on the roads and same scenario applies on the hill .
    Logically a foot or two of fresh , plus wind loadings we observed Tuesday and yesterday on top of the instant freeze layer.
    They say to think of book on a coffee table.
     
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    at Stirling thats patroller-talk for 'dont trash my fresh lines'.......ive seen them checking for avis in there before.... :)
     
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  4. The Plowking

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    Be fairly legit though, especially in this litigious era.
    Cold but nice enough down in balnarring today (not raining!)
     
  5. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    yeah, maybe........i shouldnt take the piss, but maybe 7-8 years ago they fanged up on a skidoo and bombed it on a board on a day like this just 'to check'

    i imagine the high-tide swell would be working off the balnarring point today with that southerley fetch we had
     
  6. The Plowking

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    Don't know.......... But ******* down the road was cranking! :)
     
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    A few Perisher shits from this morning...
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  8. The Plowking

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    Jealous
     
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  9. dawooduck

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    Looks flat .....
     
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    Got the shits?
     
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    Nice shits
     
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  12. Karicta

    Karicta A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I wish my shits were that good
     
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    Freeze is over
    Long live the freeze
     
  14. incogski

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    i wish i was there
     
  15. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    At thredbo today. Has filled in nicely but anything above 1800m totally wind blasted.
     
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    Weather is here. Wish you were beautiful.
     
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  17. Snow Blowey

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    So main range will be scenic but firm.
     
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  18. The Plowking

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    50-100?
     
  19. Marquise de Kappy

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    I observe it is snowing again at South Perisher.
     
  20. Ted Harper

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    Wind has picked up significantly in the last hour or so in Smiggins, so lots of the new dry snow being blown around, plus the resort has a lot of snow making running - looks like a concentrated effort for the half pipe - and with that wind it is likely ending up all over the place.
     
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  21. Marquise de Kappy

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    i stand corrected. thought it was a bit miraculous especially given that perisher site weather icon shows sun behind cloud!
     
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    Snow level still at 1000m at falls creek
     
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    The cold and wind dried out the snow nicely today. Vis was fine, so in some ways even better than yesterday.

    Skied Perisher today. Back to Thredbo tomorrow.

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  24. MarkV

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    Yep. Skied Hotham today. Up high in the wind not much accumulation, in the gullies very deep. It was snowing lightly all day and blowing into the lower areas. Purgatory spur, black snake and the canyon were fantastic IMO.
     
  25. The Plowking

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    No losing there!
     
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  26. Snow Addict

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    I observe I've been pretty lucky these school holidays LOL
     
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  28. snowblowa

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    LOL:crap::rolleyes:
     
  29. cookieman

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    Good morning from Hotham.
    I observe sunshine and powder snow.
    early tracks down avalanche gulley by a couple of keen skiers.
    Wouldnt you rather be working.
     
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  30. mick chopps

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    mother ****er.
     
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    Wow, beautiful!
     
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    Looks fully loaded, I could mind surf Av gully all day every day :)
     
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    lol:clap:
     
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    You could come up with a number but it would be wrong. What's important is that everything is skiable and it's windblastef above the tree line. Now all we need is 20cm in lower wind.
     
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    It was cool in Cairns overnight. No aircon or fan running at my place:p Townsville struggled to 13 degrees lunchtime today. Winter is late this year, it usually happens on a Wednesday.
     
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    working on the suntan today.
    Gotcha chair open.
    perfect day
     
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  39. mick chopps

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    Looks pretty wind packed on the ridge. Down Lindsey's way would pretty awesome though I'd guess!
     
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    Amazing capture. Love the extent of the fall around Eucumbene.
     
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    And to close out the obs for such an epic few days. Stirling takes the cake IMO. Dreamy Aus savouring the moment.

    Photo credit: @mt_stirling[​IMG]
     
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    Perisher did OK too. :D
     
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    Those stalactites off PC:eek:

    Good to see they're gettin' busy tonight:
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    Temp screaming up at buller to +4.6c inversion. Humidity @13% !!! Snow guns blazing.
     
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    Dear Cookieman. That view brings back some memories. Used to stay at the Snowbird every year. A little tinged as one member of that crew is no longer with us. Do you mind if I...ahem...borrow this photo?
     
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    Surprised a few pics of this event at lower levels haven't shown up in the Monaro thread yet.
     
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    I was about to post some but my Dropbox has expired, so I need to set it up again. Some "interesting" road conditions!
     
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    Gorgeous photo!
     
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    Glad you like it,and you may use that image with pleasure.
    It was taken yesterday about 8:00am from outside the race club which is next door to the snowbird.
    I never tire looking at the mountain from that aspect.cheers.
     
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