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Snow Report Mt Buller 2014 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by djam, May 24, 2014.

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  1. djam

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    I noticed the new signage is now up on the previous Holden lift as Wolly and I took a ride today.

    BB1 received a new cable a couple of weeks back.

    The newly upgraded Cow Camp looks fantastic, much more light, gas fire place, a balcony looking
    out toward Bourke street.

    The 2014 Winter staff are on the mountain, a few seen clearly enjoying the bar last night, at least
    they don't need to drive home. Maybe one could have found a better place to relive himself then
    the middle of Stirling road.

    The new Dam location has been decided, it will be behind the esky, toward boggy creek T bar, an
    area that is not used much for skiing :) The test drills have been completed and the Dam will hopefully
    been completed next summer.
     
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  2. Madski

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    Thats great news about the dam. I reckon it a choice in location as well.

    I thought the dam was meant to take 2 summers to build?
     
  3. djam

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    One to build (empty), plus a year to fill, so it should be ready for the 2016 season.
     
  4. Madski

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    I wonder if it is going to be bigger than the current dam? Also where will they get the water from for the new dam?
     
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    The new Dam is 100Ml, the old 30Ml (I think) Dam stays as well. The water will still come
    from the Burnt Hut catchment area. There is only so much that can be taken from the
    current catchment in the Winter period. The larger Dam will be filled outside of Winter.
    It was mentioned at the rate payers AGM the RMB are looking at further ways to acquire
    water.
     
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    Thanks for all the info, djam. Looking forward to getting up there again, after all this time. :thumbs:
     
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    RMB Dam filling proposal?
     
  8. wolly

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    mick m, everyone on opening weekend will be given an empty bucket when they pass through the toll gate. They are then detoured through Mirimbah Park where they fill the bucket from the river. once on buller they pour it in the new dam. simple
     
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    Should be filled in no time.

    Now if we could just get everyone to take up a bucket load of rocks for the summit area, we could get to 2000 metres!
     
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    Is the 24 Hour Village Cam going to be up this Year?

    And Thank You to Whoever's it is
     
  11. luvthabumps

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    Hmmm, it's still in my garage in Kew. Db ski owns the cam - he wanted to do some work on the housing. I just supply the balcony and then internet connection. Doubt it will be up for Opening weekend but hopefully by the time first major falls arrive we'll be back online.
     
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    OOK Thanks, LOVE watching Snow on Cam......

    This Winter Just Gone REALLY Didn't Help with Book as There was NO Snow ***GRUMP***
     
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    Mx_b picking up said cam on Wed night and will deliver to Db ski on weekend
     
  14. Equus

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    KOOL

    Many Thanks to You all
     
  15. mx_boarder

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    Was on the hill Saturday.

    Eerily quiet around the village really - I guess most people have finished their winter prep and now it's a waiting game.

    Road crews have been busy - a lot of edges have been resurfaced.

    It was good to see plenty of activity around Koflers though - I can only assume they were prepping their apple pie/mogul trays for the likes of miss_b_haven ;)

    Looking forward to QBWE!
     
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    SCV party mx?
     
  17. mx_boarder

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    Yeah thinking about it - was a great first port of call last year.
     
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    The weather is just so warm still, it is hard to imagine winter starts in a few days. It can turn quickly, but man it is ridic warm.
     
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    Having a webcam setup is such a fantastic thing to watch; it makes those of us stuck in Melbourne extremely envious of those being able to enjoy the snow :(
     
  20. luvthabumps

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    The old dam is 70Ml and you are correct that the new dam is 100Ml but 30Ml will be allocated to potable water for the Village and the poundage above the Bonza Chair will go. Still means water capacity for snowmaking will be doubled and it will be focussed on South facing slopes - Bull Run, Standard, Wood Run, etc
     
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    thanks LTB
    I believe the Dam near spurs is 1,000,000 gallons, or around 3.8Ml which yes, that goes. Hard to
    keep up with all the Dam's and sizes. There is a PDF online with most the details. I just hope a
    100Ml is enough, seems small, when we add snow making to the bull run area.
     
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    I believe they are going to give snowmaking a crack tonight if it gets cold enough.(Friday )
     
  23. djam

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    yeah, the guns are out on Bourke street (extra mobile units), though it's not that cold, yet.
     
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    Much appreciate the pre-season reconnaissance mission - and I'm very pleased to receive that positive report! :thumbs:
    When they run out of mogul and I'm forced under total duress to eat apple, you know I'm just so totes inconsole.

    [​IMG]
     
  25. miss_b_haven

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    So, has it finally actually, genuinely, really and truly begun to have a bit of chill in the air last night? Oor is it just chills I'm feeling from my current man-flu?!?

    (Yeah, I know, you wouldn't think it, would you! But it's definitely man-flu. This is no plain old ordinary chick-flu. You guys would surely know the symptoms, right - when you need Hot chicken soup, Hot Chocolate, hot toddies, and someone (also preferably hot) to tenderly scruffle your hair and croon softly, "There, there, poor wickle bunny".
    Yup, this is definitely man-flu. <sniffle>
     
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    You been on the turps?
     
  27. miss_b_haven

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    Nah - you'd know if that were the case by all the tpyos.
    ;)

    But aint pseudoephedrine and codeine an interesting insomniac blend. LOL
     
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    But I did think it might have cooled down a little - we had frost on the grass yesterday morning. :thumbs:

    . . . Or is that just Winter's last hurrah before Spring really hits?! :blb:
     
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    Definitely finally got a little bit more chill in the air in Melbourne the last day or so, need it to drop drastically!
     
  30. miss_b_haven

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    Actually absent, I'm not sure I like the tone of what you're insinuating there!

    I don't think you've really even thought about how that sounds, have you?!
    Questioning me like that! I mean, really! What do you think?!


    After all, it's a Friday night - what
    else do you think I'd be doing?! ;) :D
     
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    Fk.

    Got me again!

    Ur naughty, miss b
     
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    You don't know the half of it.
     
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    True ...but I reckon I could jolly well guess.

    :out:
     
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    Pics or didn't happen.
     
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    No pics sorry - only video.
     
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    Redtube ???
     
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    Speaking of cams is the VS cam on its way down.
     
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    Was down on the weekend but didn't catch you - you in tomorrow?
     
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    Can be there anytime, just SMS when you're on the way Ill make sure I'm in.
    Or I can pick it up from your dads factory if you need.
     
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    Ill need to get the cam fitted before QBW because I need car access for gear needed to do this one.
    Bit more to it like APIRA cam install and Ill need a load of gear at the door to use.
     
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    Let me know if I can help, as I have a large ladder and plenty of tools.

    The road is normally closed as of 12PM this Friday.
     
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    SMS sent camera man.
     
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    Pops Hot Jam Donuts better be running on Friday evening...
     
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    :D

    Although I'll have to be careful - a girl doesn't want to be predictable.

    Oh. Damn. You just knew I was going to say that, didn't you!
     
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    <chidingly arched brow> You Sir, are not supposed to kiss an. . . err, I mean, you're not supposed to tell.
     
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    I think we both know there are pics in existence.

    ;)
     
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    Thanks man
    Got the cam.
     
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    Thanks, Ill let you know if I'm heading up.
     
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