Snow Report Mt Buller 2016 - Trip Reports/Info/Pics Thread

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  1. djam

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    Is this what you're after DbSki ;)

    Been getting a bit of snow over the last few days, the ground is cooling, still a long way out from the true start of the snow holding period. It's not looking like the new road will be made up to the back of faulty before Winter. Though all the trees have been cut down to stumps.

    The tennis court has been packed up, just over four weeks to opening.
     
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    That's cool :)
     
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    Now we have the data series all we need is chicken entrails and we might be able to guess if this year will be Epicmaggedon.
     
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    51th Mt Buller season for me this year.
    Cant wait to get up there and ski like a flog.

    Getting amped with on my Buller vids till then.

    Its the vibe.
    Its that first turn
    That's where I leave the world behind me.

     
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    Time to link this to the Snow Report as its no longer 2015
     
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    today it snowed for a second,sleeted, hailed and the sun came out. a typical day on buller. no cams required to see this...I was there to see it happen
     
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    Think of trekking up for the opening weekend celebrations. Anyone got any recommendations for accommodation. Apartment style maybe? Any good deals that weekend? Cheaper the better i suppose.
     
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    jump on Airbnb and Stayz and you may find something. Apartments are never cheap at Buller though TBH.

    Always a fun weekend though, regardless of snow conditions.
     
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    Today's news..
    Arlberg Hotel is up for sale
     
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    So When Do You Guys Think The Snow Making Will Start?
     
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    maybe when they have that first large snow on Thursday and Saturday or otherwise around June 1st
     
  13. djam

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    normally in the week leading up to open, other then a few test blows.
     
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    they are trialling a new snow making machine..... you put snow into it . and guess what. it spits out snow! supposedly double the amount you put in!
     
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    they should put 5 in a row :out:
     
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    The blue smi shoemaker on Bourke street has been moved into place today and plugged in. Maybe they at expecting sooner than we might thing *fingers crossed*
     
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    wow, cannot wait to see shoes all over bourke st
     
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    Chances are that they could start it up, currently 0.1 degrees up at Buller (feels 6 degrees colder). Maybe it's too humid?
     
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    snowing on buller 26 5 2016 10am
     
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    are you on buller?
     
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    Mount Buller
    Date / Time 26/11:00am
    Temperature 0.2 C
    Apparent Temp -6.3 C
    Dew Point 0.1 C
    Relative Humidity 99 %
    Delta-T 0.0 C
    Wind Direction N
    Wind Speed 24 km/h
    Wind Gust 32 km/h
    Nautical Wind Speed 13 kt
    Nautical Wind Gust 17 kt
    Rain Since 9am 5.6 mm
     
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    Was, now home
     
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    Do you have anymore info on the machine they are trialling?
     
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    snow goes in ,, snow comes out, supposedly it works at higher temps than the others
     
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    Where was that made ?
    Few season backs I heard they bought some fancy machine from Nth Hemishere that made snow and it failed badly, they tried mixing gycol with it but it failed and they parked it in the shed.
     
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    What were you doing up there?
     
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    That was back in about 2001. It was designed to make snow at warm temperatures, like novelty stuff for sheikhs in the desert etc.

    But it was too powerful and not calibrated right as it only had to drop the temp a couple of degrees, so it spent the winter frozen solid.
     
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    Might have been another one, as I recall this one was some kind of snow recycler, I remember it sounded pretty odd, and it was about 2011 or later, wont say who they might still be working there but he said apparently it worked ok on Nth Hemisphere with dry snow but failed on our wet snow.
     
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    I believe its a refined version of the "container sized' snow maker. I did see it the other day
     
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    Refined eh, maybe this time it'll work.
     
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    Fixing stuff in my family's apartment and I walked around the resort on the runs, checking out the new features and improvements
     
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    Did you visit the sacred Athletes walk ?
     
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    What are the new features and improvements?
     
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    It snowed a little.
    Accumulation on the rocks, about 20mm
     
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    A couple of new guns, a bit of summer grooming on the Southside. And they have started something over in Boggy Creek to get ready for the dam.
    I am over that, it's a pathway
     
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    A couple of cm of snow
     
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    Yep its made a bit of headway since
    Was just a sprinkle at first about 4AM
     
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    always a good day when you wake up and there's fresh snow on the cam, even if it's only a little and probably won't be there by next week. Glad we fired back up.
     
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    Snowmaking is running - saw a pic on FB from a mate on that crew.
     
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    That's awesome but just on Bourke St, I am guessing?
     
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    Possible opening before start of season on the table. Sounds Good!
    'General Manager of Buller Ski Lifts Laurie Blampied welcomed the wintery blast and the commencement of snowmaking operations,

    “We’ve put in more snowguns over on Shakey Knees, Wombat and also Family Run this year so it’s wonderful to see them already on the job today.”

    “I like the look of the forecast and am not ruling out the possibility of welcoming guests up here before the official start of the season on the long weekend if this continues,” said Blampied.'
     
  43. djam

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    hard to sleep with all the fans on outside :evil:
     
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    Nice carpet in VS

    Frig thats cold

    Mount Buller
    Date / Time 28/07:30am
    Temperature -4.0 C
    Apparent Temp -10.5 C
    Dew Point -6.4 C
    Relative Humidity 83 %
    Delta-T 0.6 C
    Wind Direction S
    Wind Speed 20 km/h
    Wind Gust 28 km/h
    Nautical Wind Speed 11 kt
    Nautical Wind Gust 15 kt
    Rain Since 9am 1.4 mm
     
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    Some snow players on Bourke Street this arvo
    5-10cm on Bourke St
    Extremely thin on Baldy and Shakey Knees
    Unlikely to keep though rain on forecast next weekend at the moment
     
  46. jezzak

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    Does anyone know if they are currently making snow? as its nearly -4 degrees...
     
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    Yeah check out Buller's instagram they posted a short vid from around dusk today.
     
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    Let's hope they start on Shakey Knees, Little Buller and Summit area.
    We could actually have 6-8 lifts turning on opening weekend if this keeps up!
     
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    Except that it won't. Warm all week, winds shifting north.

    High pressure = inversions for Buller = no snowmaking.

    Then rain next weekend.
     
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    Yep I'm not sure I'd even be bothering making much now.