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Snow Report Mt Buller 2017 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by D-eye, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. SkiMun

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    Yea very sticky now. I'm desperate enough to ski it though hehe
     
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    Went up for my first and onl Buller day for the season. Plenty of snow and the discounted lift ticket and gate entry made it even better.









    The groomers were great first up but things got very sticky and slow by mid-morning. We pulled the pin about 2:30. Fun day though.
     
  3. Jellybeans

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    Not a bad day at all.
    Highlight was skiing fresh corduroy down the Chute.
    Shakey and Summit Slide got very soft and sticky early.
    It was so sticky as stated above, it was really hard to ski the top of Shakey by mid afternoon.
    Summit was nice, Howqua was icey first up, so was Slalom Gully.
    Men's Downhill had two patches at the top and Women's Downhill had rocks towards the bottom.
    Wombat and LBS were still in very good shape.

    That's me done for the season.....
    Thanks for all the reports and pictures everyone :thumbs:
     
  4. SkiMun

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    Today is everything I was hoping for. Sun, no wind and good snow. Shakey's softened by 10 but was great first thing. :D
     
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    :) Yes and no crowds
     
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    I actually voluntarily skied standard today. At about 10:30 it was mint!!
     
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    That's October skiing for you.
     
  8. SkiMun

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    A quote for the ages :D
     
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    Just back from a great October skiing day at Buller

    WTF is it with drivers that sit on 90km/h in the single lane but when an overtaking lane appears, they speed up to 110+ ???

    Even more so in that weird divided road with an 80km/h limit just before Yea
     
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  10. Dos

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    And the cop like to park at the bottom of the big hill between Yea and Molesworth Merton Gap to catch speedy vehicles.
     
  11. mx_boarder

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    Morons who unpredictably drift between 80-105 make the drive a real chore. And as you say, it's inevitably during overtaking lanes that they ramp it up.

    This is why I generally eat on the hill and bail around 7pm. It's usually a clear run by that time, but we still occasionally bump into the tail end of the conga somewhere between Yea and YG.
     
  12. Vermillion

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    How terrible it is that there's rocks at the bottom of Womens.....in October.
     
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    It's kinda unbelievable there's still snow there.
     
  14. dodgydamo

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    I had a very enjoyable day yesterday, can't believe its October.
    There's still tons of snow on the cruisy blue runs, but its getting a bit sketchy elsewhere (e.g. managed to get from the top of the Fox to the bottom of Grimus but wouldn't recommend it!)
    I found the nicest combination of terrain and snow conditions here as pictured.

    Thanks everyone for your pics/movies and reports.
     

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    Does anybody know if there is a possibility for the dam to begin construction soon?
     
  17. miss_b_haven

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    Indeed. Let's not go down the Shakey path (badum tsch) of renaming lifts, such as Shakey Knees, Burnt Hut, Horsehill, Abom, especially when it's to the highest bidder. I'd rather gouge my own heart out with a rusty spoon than refer to lifts by their commercial (and cyclically changing) names.
     
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    No, not then. I took a quick daytrip a couple of days prior, but only got around to boasting posting about it on the weekend.

    You won't find me up there on weekends - I wouldn't want to break the first of the Holy Commandments;

    Thou shalt not appeareth at Buller with all thy neighbours, and their neighbour's neighbours, and their neighbours' neighbour's neighbourses, and so fortheth.

    (If I were to break that commandment, I'd then also have to break the next one at every lengthy lift queue;
    Thou shalt not kill)
     
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    Whoah, mini-peej & peej-lette sure have grown!

    But you're teaching them all wrong! :eek::eek::eek:

    What's this "made do with the Apricot Mogul" "Made do" with apricot?!

    Dude, seriously - please think of the children!
     
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    Don't forget Chamois :rolleyes:
     
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    Hi guys Just a casual Thredbo skier browsing this thread, wondering why the summit quad starts where it does. Why not the bottom of Howqua?
     
  22. Jellybeans

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    It makes it easier for low intermediate skiers to lap Summit, without having to ski black Howqua. But it does make it harder for advanced skiers, who have to ride two lifts to ski Slalom Gully/Fanny's/Fast One.
     
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    Yeah I've skied Buller twice, both times in good snow and weather (lucky me!) and I've always been a bit annoyed having to take two lifts for Fast One, but that makes sense. As we all know, it's all about the lower end $$$ at ski resorts these days
     
  24. TOFF

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    Next you'll be skiing in jeans
     
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  25. Dos

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    Went up on Monday. Snowboarded in shorts and T-shirt. No glove needed. After a few runs I felt sweat on my back.

    It was that warm :confused:
     
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    Good question, I reckon it’s majnly due to the fact that’s where the Summit Pomas were in the old days. As JB says it’s good for intermediates.

    One antidote to the 2 lifts is doing triangle laps, ride Howqua, ski down one of the runs in the Boggy Creek area then ride Grimus to access Fast One. That way you get a decent run in.

    But given one of Buller’s strengths is being able to do laps of the best terrain on the same lift, Fast One area is the notable exception.
     
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    And is it fair to say part of the reason Buller is afraid to put a lift up this terrain as it gives too easy an access to the chutes etc which will result in deaths ?
     
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    Not at all. They know that the area needs a rethink but they need to replace BB1 and will probably do the Wombat/Grimus job next.
     
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    Wonder if ski patrol would agree with you..........
    I have heard different, for a start you would straight away get more poor skiing punters into Fannys and that would spell trouble on its own
     
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    Nothing stopping them skiing in to it now.
     
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    Would be skied far more often if a lift went up slalom gully area, you know well the deadly combination of skidding punters + fannys + ice
     
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    Not really. Most people respect Fanny's for what it is. Of course you get some idiots who slide on their bum all the way down, but most people tend to stay away. A new lift isn't going to change it's reputation, neither will it change the chute's reputation.
     
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    Summer up here today. Still good skiing on Fast One and Men's :D
     
  36. SkiMun

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    Windy and rainy. Pick of the day, Tirol cafe. :D

    See y'all next year.
     
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    SUNDAY OCT 08, 2017, CLOSING DAY
     

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    Was anyone else there apart from you and the lifties?
     
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    Wind also rips up that gully and it would be a nasty lift to ride on that angle.
     
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    i was there
     
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    Thankyou all for your detailed reports and continual posting in this group throughout this season!


    ALSO, does anyone know the status of the dam and other developments for Buller over the summer? (BB1 replacement, ect.)
     
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    I do not think tge dam or blue bullet will be done this summer
     
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    Disappointing but cant complain really as I reckon Buller has been the resort most likely to invest in on slope infrastructure in the last decade
     
  45. Dos

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    I've heard a rumour that one of the restaurants/properties on Mt Buller is trying to buy the Ski Lift company, supposedly to gain more control over the running of the mountain and favour their own properties/restaurants.

    Has anyone else heard of this as well?
     
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    The restaurant business must be good if they can make a play for the Lift company!
     
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    They'd need to have VERY deep pockets.
     
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    Oh, I didn't forget. But Chamois always has, and always will be, only called Chamois - right?!

    ;)
     
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