Snow Report Mt Buller 2018 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

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  1. LiveToSki

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    Why wouldn't you go out on a limb not in a limb??
     
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  2. CarveMan

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    The difference between this year and other springs at the end of good seasons is that we have had very few weather events. Many years that have been good winters the weather systems keep rolling through, but at warmer temps. This year is textbook spring.
     
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  3. LiveToSki

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    Skiing Womens/any Fed/from the tower/Mc's shoulder etc etc etc without rocks!! wow...
     
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    Just skied Outer Edge to the bottom (one of my favourite runs) and it was 'ing mint. It's end of September right?
     
  5. SkiMun

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    Yup we've hit the jackpot this year
     
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    Looks like @VSG did some butt skiing at the bottom of Chute 2 :)
     

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  7. di6loc

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    Infamous year.

    On Grand Final Day the Parmigiana Eater and I skied from the Whitt on Figls (lel) all the way down Boggy Creek (the actual creek) until the snow ran out at the road.

    We had to hitch back up. LOL
     
  8. Max29057

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    Another amazing and quiet spring day! Southside still doing well. Certainly has been one of the best springs but is it better than last years? Last year was very warm late September (I remember it was like 15 degrees during the pond skim) but this September has been warmish but nothing major. Tomorrow looks hot though.
    Regardless, it has been incredible! Still skiing fed, wombat bowl to bottom, all of bull run bowl, fast one, fannys. All still relatively good cover
     
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  9. kasper

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    Yep...Textbook for a perfect skiing spring but not textbook weather for spring... I hope that rain starts after October 7!

    This is why there is still so much snow because that drought is biting....there's been no rain......[​IMG]
     
  10. Rush

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    Echoes of 2008 which also skied late into Spring. A further reminder that precipitation is far less important than temperatures for an Australian ski season.
     
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    '04 and '08 were pretty good though.
     
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    2016 a perfect example. Snowed a shitload but sadly rained even more.
     
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  13. CarveMan

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    Nah '04 had murky weather, we were all pumped for a great spring and it never really eventuated.

    '08 was nice but didn't have anywhere near as much snow on the ground as we have now.
     
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    it was the hot wind periods that took the big falls away in recent years. We lost
    30cm often after a hot windy event. That's what we have had very little of this
    year.
     
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  16. CarveMan

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    So on paper we are 10cm behind the equivalent date last year but what the numbers don't show is just how much snow is down low this year. I've never seen Bull Run bowl ski so well so late.

    That said there's less snow in the chutes this year because the last storm came from the south and stripped them.
     
  17. mx_boarder

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    So many variables
    So fickle
    So amaze when it does occasionally line up
     
  18. kimberlee81

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    "Infamous"???

    infamous definition: 1. famous for something considered bad: 2. well known for something bad; notorious.
     
  19. di6loc

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    Thanks teach. :p

    One of the years I lived on the hill full time. We got up to a lot of mischief.
     
  20. Rush

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    I did two day trips in September '04. One in the first week had murky grey skies, but the high cloud still meant we had perfect visibility. There was > 1.5 metres on the ground.

    The last day trip was September 26th or thereabouts. Absolute blue-bird with awesome cover. Laps of slushy bumps on Outer Edge were the pick of the runs. Oh, and for the first (and last) time in my life, while zipper-lining upper Federation I managed to jump off a mogul and land it perfectly on the backside of the next one.

    Good times.
     
  21. Whatever really

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    The whole summit was a non event for me this year,
    It was either bullet proof or no vis or both.
    Skied chute one from the traverse once and that was enough to keep me from going any further.
     
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    Yesterday was a great day to finish the season to blue skies.




    And a farewell to the Blue Bullet.

    It enjoyed it's last season filled with powder and now great spring skiing.

    I hope we get three good seasons in a row, come winter 2019. This season was just amazing, relative to being in Australia.
     
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  23. dodgydamo

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    Being tempted to grab one more day for the season tomorrow, can anyone report on how busy the hill is, please? As I’m generally a mid week Buller day tripper... don’t want lift queue shock!
     
  24. CarveMan

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    Not at all busy.
     
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  25. mx_boarder

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    Nice and quiet around the village this arvo. Shooting some pool at the pub ahead of dinner and drinks with the lads.
     
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  26. mx_boarder

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    Settling.
     

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  27. dodgydamo

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    Thanks guys for letting me know... pre purchases now all sorted, will be up tomorrow
     
  28. CarveMan

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    Grand Final day and 123cm still on the Family Run gauge.

    Heading up tonight after the game, looking forward to a great week of skiing.
     
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    Feels like early August again in the village. Shout you a sour apple tonight :thumbs:
     
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  30. dodgydamo

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    Greeted with cold and a few late flakes this morning, noon sun is trying to break thru... loads of snow on the Southside but it’s a bit too firm under the dusting when off the blue groomers. You can ski to bottom of Bull and Fed bowls, hoping it will soften in the afternoon. And it is mid week quiet, just how I like it
     
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    My last day was Wednesday. Still didn't hit a rock from Outer Edge to Chamois.
    Enjoyed Chamois from the rope tow down, all to myself in the arvo, and I did not even get lonely. See (not so quality) photo.

    Ps.. A big thank you to the Lift Company for keeping everything possible open despite discount tickets !
     
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    En route to the Hooha for one last beverage....
     
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    That's a fair day.
     
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    Jeepers man, I’m knackered from today, and you’ve just driven to Buller!! Fair effort that.
     
  35. CarveMan

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    Best drive of the year, nobody on the road, 3h5m door to door. Wouldn’t do it if I did the early lineup tho.
     
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    Current pub report: packed.
     
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    Current CarveMan report: heard this news and on the couch watching golf.
     
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    LOL

    Hightower has been streaming it all evening.
     
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    Yesterday was variable but was still fun,
    I did a depth test with my 120cm pole just above the lower road in wombat bowl in a few places and it was still 1m+ in most areas.

    North side is Done, Grimus not far behind but south side has plenty of life left.
     
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    Great night at the pub.

    Very big crowd right through til close, and an encore amore by rather vocal popular demand! Nice send-off for the old shack.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Apparently there's a bushfire 13km E of Buller. @CarveMan any visible smoke? I hope it's not going to affect this weekend because the wind is going to swing to the east....hmmmm
     
  42. CarveMan

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    Yeah it’s in the Magdala area, here’s a pic not sure if you can see:

     
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    There’s also a snake on the old Bull Run mid-load
     
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    If you know where to look you see a small plume of smoke. Only a small fire i believe. Photo taken from the avenue on mt buller
     
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  45. wolly

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    And a helicopter heading out there now!
     
  46. SkiMun

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    Great! Snakes on chairlifts now...:eek:
     
  47. CarveMan

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    That’s not it @wolly you can’t see it from that part of the village. Here it is from top of Bourke St:

     
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    Soory. But you can see it from where I took the photo. It was taken outside Timberline lodge.
     
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    :emoji_astonished: Hope it's out now.
    CFA hasn't updated their incident map since 1.55pm, stating still not under control (at that time).

    Hope updates occur more frequently over summer <apprehensively, living in high fire risk region>
     
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    I will look tomorrow morning. Back on buller before 8 am. I will report then.
     
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