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Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by bullet, Mar 29, 2019.
they were ripping up all kinds of mad tricks
6 hours isnt that long...all relative i guess...ill use any excuse to take the subi for a cruise (C425; C426; C465; C463 are all such great driving roads, rewarding in the wet too) & an early season snow fix + walk - see link below for obs.
was brutally windy in the village - however once on the plateau it was surprisingly calm and the snow was dry
I did a day trip to ski at Mt.SG last season. It was a long day on the road but the XC skiing was worth it.
Lake Mountain looking pretty awesome! With still a bit of moisture left in it too
It almost looks skiable in rock hoppers if you went up higher towards Panorama trail.
I've been out in Melbourne City since 5 this Arvo and from about 7 or so we have had constant drizzle and cold. It's been hovering between 7 and 10 C and drizzling with a light wind.
Honestly if I didn't know any better I'd think it was June.
Much to this annoyance of my other half, I've been happy as can be all rugged up hopping from bar to bar. It's so nice to feel my cheeks all rosy and red again from the cold.
Oh my god
38.2mm recorded at Ferny creek, 30mm here near Emerald. Big tanks almost full again. Finally some decent rain.
It looks like LM got more snow overnight. Alas it will melt and may not be deep enough today for one descending snow plough turn in the old Fischer classic rock hopper skis, before breaking through to the dirt and stones.
What’s the obs in the end? 5-10cm? Looks a treat today!!!
Nice shot btw! Interesting bdg placement at Smiggins. Lodges & lift begs right on the car park edge??
I guess that's optimisation for you!!
Have skied on barely 10 fresh on the main trail Mr T.the flat bits are usually fine - few rocks but the anything steeper where one edges can be a worry.
The Lake is always fun with some fresh ski or no skiFrwsh air & exercise, a few snowballs and a snowman for kids, coffees and hot chocs before /after - and driving back in time for tea (usually) - not many places in Oz can one do that - never mind a biggish city!!! Bliss!! ⛷❄️
Bloody spelling again!!
This cam good. Wide spectrum of the bowl. Many worthy visions as the season comes, then is, and then with spring...it recedes. As the sun makes the day fresh with Australian powder rendered in its characteristic way, colours of dawn will adorn Mount Piper - pink, orange, ochre reds and purple as blue progresses from east to west. Then a day unfolding where snow in abundance can fall...
Such a western aspect also captures the glow of sunset and moon set as it gives way to the mount amid cloud formations and or of starry skies. Those last few headlights then soon leave the car park alone to the lights of the mount as twilight begins. Guns of snow and the like, and perhaps the moon and stars...or the last vision of a cold front closing in will be seen. .........hmm, perhaps vision of flakes vast in number and size as is the nature of a typical deep winter front already arrived, will make for a night in anticipation of tomorrow.
1. Snow down to about 1400 ASL this morning. Certainally was on the roof and ground at Skirider. Call that 1-2 cms tops. Melted quick. Pic below up past Sponners.
2. PV 3-5 cms depending on what part of the hill.
3. Winter road conditions past Smiggins. Icy and minus 2 circa 8:00a.m. Spencer’s below.
4. CP had about 8 - does not show that well in these pics.
5. Too cloudy to see clearly out on the range. Snowy River from CP.
6. Final observation was granddaughter examing Autumn snow at home... (imported).
The building on the far side of the carpark has a lift ticket office, toilets, a small food outlet, the Smiggins ski patrol base, and some rooms that the Sport and Rec kids use.
Having that sort of facility and the lifts basically right at the edge of the carpark are among the reasons (as well as being less bleak on a windy day in the carpark and it being a lot easier to actually find your car at the end of the day) it is widely recommended in this forum to use Smiggins as a base for people staying in Jindy and skiing in Perisher. Also one of the duplex T-bars and one of the beginner J-bars stays open until 5pm so regardless of skiing level you can keep lapping until they turn the lift off then be in your car (or back in your lodge in my case) within a minute or two.
Few more shots of charlottes turning circle/snowy/carrathers
Now sitting at eyre Cafe, having a beer while a burger cooks before the trip home
Bit of a contrast at buller
Great report & pics - nice to see next gen catching the Mtn vibe'! ⛷❄️
Who would guessed? Clagged in at Buller.
..FWIW: have been thinking for a while Buller could do with a top of summit/Grimus/Baldy chair cam or similar to show off the cover when the weather /vis is suitable? Unlike say Thredders or the other 3 bigs.
But that's the rub isn't it? How Often would that be?
As it is, with due respect to everyone involved with placing and maintaining cams on Buller, they're most on the lower half of the mtn and around the village. Perhaps that's an opportunity we flag on this forum?
SMSkier - great work. The path through the gums looks nice. And the main range pic has mist-ery.
bullet - great work. I have a few from the location right at river side there.
Looks like it was a great morning...as an observation
Up at Charlotte this morning. Looked like about 5cm to me. Magic after a wild and windy night.