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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. boorsy

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    What's your twitter @ CC?
     
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    Nice pics CC. Looks typical buller mid winter.
    Did you have a lookies over and see what Federation looks like?
     
  3. Claude Cat

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  4. Claude Cat

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    Needs more snow. But perhaps not too much to open Southside. If they get 40cm on the weekend it might go close.
     
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    Looks like it was quite windy when the snow fell.
     
  6. Vermillion

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    What's the average natural depth up there at the moment?
     
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    Thanks for the pics Claude - about what I expected, will be nice with the next top up.
     
  8. Claude Cat

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    Looks like about 30-40 cm
     
  9. Claude Cat

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    Yeh, another 30 to 40cm, now that we have a base, will do wonders.
     
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    How long are you up for? I'm coming up tonight.
     
  11. Claude Cat

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    Till Sunday.
     
  12. Claude Cat

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    Wombat, shaky knees and abom all closed early, wind-hold I guess. Didn't seem any worse than this morning, but the visibility improved.
     
  13. Claude Cat

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    Have held off buying ski lesson for jnr for tomorrow. Staff seem to expect wind hold.
     
  14. mx_boarder

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    Thanks for the updates/pics, mate!
     
  15. luvthabumps

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    windy - off to Grimus. I can give you a trip report from there later as I don't think there'll be a lot of skiing tomorrow
     
  16. absentskier

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    Very windy in Melbourne, so I can only imagine what it's like up there!
     
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    Thanks for the pics, looks better than I expected.
     
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    Looking forward to some pics and reports from tommorow, still trying to decide if I should come up for the day on Sunday
     
  19. CarveMan

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    Holy wow it's windy.
     
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  20. Claude Cat

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    Not wrong. Starting to really howl.
     
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    Snowing a bit.
     
  22. luvthabumps

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    yep, starting to flog down now and the road is covered. Coming in sideways.

    Grimus was good, actually it was great. Pretty quiet and even Herbies didn't have a big crowd - mostly ski patrollers and one washed up ex ski instructor turned online retail mogul and his missus.

    I can highly recommend the grilled prawns with a panko crumbed terrine of pig's head and also the duck. The schnitz looked good also. Saving the Nockel for next week.
     
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    No nockerl?

    Son, I am disappoint.
     
  24. Claude Cat

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    Had a pretty good morning. Pretty much snowed the whole time.
    Shakey Knees, LBS and Wombat all better than yesterday.
    Tirol a nice fun run.
    Skyline nice.
    Kofflers T bar open, and the runs line Chute and Boomarang where quite good.
    Summit was open, but would recommend only to rockhoppers. Although it was filling in nicely towards lunch.
    Had a T-bar snap off on Kofflers on an instructor (he was following his kids up) and me as it picked up the load ROFL
     
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  25. Vermillion

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    Lose some weight.

    How much snow fallen?
     
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    not a huge amount has fallen but hard to tell really as it's so windblown. LBS and Wombat are a bit chopped and bumpy but the snow quality itself was great this morning. After lunch did laps from Summit to Kofflers and then Summit skiers left by the fence, straight-line across under Kofflers and straight down Boomerang next to the treeline. Was great skiing and considering its the end of June it was fantastic :D

    Snowing quite heavily now.
     
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    Yeah radar looks like a good lump just hitting the hill at the moment.
     
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    Looks like full bore snotting right now.
     
  30. Claude Cat

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    That's an understatement!
    Dry, light, just magnificent.
    Tomorrow should be even better!
     
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    Australia? Buller?? Clearly all lies!
     
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  32. Claude Cat

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    Doubt if I could lose more than I have in last 12 months!
     
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    how's the wind up there CC, any lifts likely to be on hold?
     
  34. Claude Cat

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    Windy on the exposed bits. Eg top of ABOM and Wombat chair.
    Otherwise ok. No lifts on hold today. Much better than yesterday afternoon.
     
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    Wind was heavy up high. Fine down low.
    Didn't see any lift holds tho.

    Anyone up there tomorrow that wants to catch up?
    Sorry didn't catch up today cc- ended up practicing switch most of the day down Burke and shaky knees with the odd wombat run thrown in
     
  36. Claude Cat

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    I'll be around in the morning.
    Skiing like an old grandmother after missing a couple of seasons with duff knees.
     
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    Want me to just hit you up on here? Should be up early. Gotta drive back tomorrow night. Zz
     
  38. Claude Cat

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    Sure. Need to drop little guy at ski school 9:30, will be calling it quits 1pm
     
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    I reeeaaallly want to come up there tomorrow. :(
     
  40. MickeyE

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    I am going tomorrow! (sorry rj62)
    So help please with ski choice as my quiver grew to 2 just yesterday ahead of Japan trip...

    For tomorrow at Buller would you say try the new Pollard Opus @118mm underfoot OR stay with the now rockhoppper status K2 Aftershocks? (measly 86mm underfoot) I guess the question is how soft will snow be and how many rocks I might hit...

    (ps thanks & hi to CM for suppply & mounting bindings on Bliz Gunsmoke for no.2 son) + Tim for the beer & chat while I waited
     
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    stick with the Aftershocks. It's good but its not brand new 118mm underfoot good ;)
     
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    Ok thaks LTB...sounds like the smart choice. if 40cm snow coverage at mo then yes rocks are possible ...if not likely!
     
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    My Aftershocks may be relegated to rockhopper status this season too.

    I nearly destroyed one down Standard on Abom weekend last year, and CarveMan reckons the edges don't have a lot left in them.

    You'd think he had a vested interest in me buying new skis...

    :out:
     
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    Oh no MX_B - I'm sure CM would NEVER do that.:) But hey, they (being ski shop owners) seem to be saying 105mm is new 85mm.
     
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    Wow, it's been amazing following the predictions and observations threads of these two systems over the last 2 weeks!

    Similar question as MickeyE, heading up to Buller on Monday morning (got the day off! :thumbs:) ... what are the thoughts on snow cover expected by then? Should I stick with the rock-hopper option or take the new board out for a spin? :)
     
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    The VS cam is epic! Rock garden gone!
     
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    Much Snow
    So Epic
    Very "All Time"
     
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    Lower steps completely buried on VS cam! Truly EPIC:eek:
     
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    Rocks won't be an issue after last night, and what's to come this morning.
     
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