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Observations June 2nd - 7th

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Claude Cat, Jun 2, 2019.

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  1. IAB

    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    But 25C forecast for next Tuesday :(
     
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  2. Rat trap bindings

    Rat trap bindings One of Us

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    I’ve observed as have others the snow guns pumping at Perisher today. Was wondering where the water comes from as there is no lake or river of size nearby.. interesting..

    “The majority of the water used for Perisher's snowmaking comes from a Snowy Hydro aqueduct. About 93% of the water used for the snowmaking is returned to the streams in the spring thaw starting in September. In many ways snowmaking stores water for the winter and returns it to the streams in the spring.”
     
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  3. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    10.5C is our warmest @7:30am for Sydney CBD AWS
    Still, 9.9C currently. Almost matching Bathurst Airport @ 9.5C
     
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  4. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    8.2C at Terrey Hills (North Sydney) currently.
     
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  5. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bom Skew-T 7am this morning for Sydney still showing snow above ~1250m.
    A cheeky flurry on Barrington tops this morning would've been likely IMO.
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. kylep

    kylep Cage rattler Ski Pass: Gold

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    Beautiful winter day in Sydney. If you like cold toes
     
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  7. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Or hands
    Or face
    Or everything else...
     
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    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I observe Hotham is officially Epic.
     
  9. Boodwah

    Boodwah One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yesterday was very pretty
     

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  10. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Perisher has plenty of water storage sites, if you look around. Their water usage is not unlimited, and is capped for the season
     
  11. Trail Blazer

    Trail Blazer Part of the Furniture

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    I assume they can harvest runoff from any melt pretty effectively? Just blow it back up onto the mountain when it's cold enough?
     
  12. DiscoStuAU

    DiscoStuAU One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fun fact on the water storage subject - falls creek has no limit on the water any of the properties use. We found this out when a technician came to service our spa and we asked how often the water was replaced etc...

    Completely off topic sorry.
     
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    Fun day out to Gwinear, the area is stacked with snow, albeit super heavy wet stuff. Ran into @chriscross, nice to meet you :thumbs:
    Bawbs looks like it could open all lifts (if they really wanted too)
     
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  14. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    oh Bravo that last photo in particular ..
     
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    We hate you right now

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  16. Slalom

    Slalom A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Woodrow doesn't look overly happy about the cold paws.
     
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    Rat trap bindings One of Us

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    Definitely the pics of the event. That snow gum shot would look great above a fireplace in a lodge somewhere..brilliant eye for the shot
     
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    The aqueduct is down the creek from Ridge chair toward Guthega. They pump this water via roller coaster and around to Perisher and also to the storage tanks at Blue Cow. Perisher put in an application to build a storage dam at Smiggins but this was not approved and why there is not much snowmaking at Smiggins.
     
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    Boodwah One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    He loves it.
     
  20. bugeater

    bugeater Hard Yards

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    5th June landsat pass over buller

     

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    snowgum One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wow that much eh?

    Not quite South Unzed then? ❄️⛷

    I think a shot of the full Licola/Mansfield area - Bluff /Howitt/Reynard/Wellington cover would look more impressive??
     
  22. bugeater

    bugeater Hard Yards

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    This is the broader area. Buller on the left, Hotham sliced through at the top right. You can download these from https://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/ if you sign up. This is a landsat 8 image.


    Landsat 7 of the Falls Creek region:
     
  23. snowgum

    snowgum One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good shots - shame about the fly wire screen though! ( ;-)

    Think I'll sign on myself.

    And yes Bull/Stirl would be barely 10% of the Masfield-Licola snow area. Reynard stands out as the 'giant' in area despite being 30m or so lower than Howitt and a 100m les than Buller. Could easily spend days around Reynard and not cover the same spot twice!
     
  24. bugeater

    bugeater Hard Yards

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    The Landsat 7 camera has developed a fault, hence the black lines. Not particularly easy to send up the repair man :)

    I've searched for coverage comparisons from last year, but cloud cover seems to have ruined all the passes unfortunately. But the data goes back a long way, so if motivated you could probably find comparison points in most years over the last couple of decades (I think it goes back at least that far).
     
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    That last magnificent picture captures the unique beauty of the Australian Alps...one of the finest pictures I've ever seen.
    Beautiful :D
     
  26. neck_deep

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    Looks to still be some ridable freshies around hotham. Anyone around with gear Keen to utilise village to do a few bc laps.
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mild and sunny north of divide.....best day for awhile up here....
     
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    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fog and frost in Berridale today.....

     
  29. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans calm and rational Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sunny day at Buller, Cover is not that bad, bit of grass and a few hazards, etc, better than it otherwise would be though
     
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  31. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s cold in Melb this morning....Team Bears going back to sleep till Temp rises...to cold fir weather report....but can see sun thro window and blue sky.leaves on trees are still!
     
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    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Belated Obs: Oh BTW, school was not happy with a TV appearance on a "sick" day...



     
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    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    That footage is awesome, the gimble /phone combo works really well:) Your family can ski pretty well too;):D
     
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    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    She is getting there, the gimbal is a DJI Osmo Mobile ...
     
  35. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Observed this heading back into Charlottes earlier today..... easy gentle tree skiing with no queues and enough snow to ski down from Stillwell trig to the lodges at the back of the village. Cover is more than adequate for a bit of fun.



     
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  36. Kelpieboy

    Kelpieboy One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Bit of fog in the valleys on friday morning ,makes a bloke think he lives in a good spot and then there is this view of the west wall not far away. Yep life is good in winter at the high perch
    DSCN1778.JPG DSCN1779.JPG DSCN1782.JPG DSCN1783.JPG
     
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