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

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SkiMun

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Looks like @VSG did some butt skiing at the bottom of Chute 2 :)
 

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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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kasper

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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.

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......
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Rush

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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......
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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.
 

djam

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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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CarveMan

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kimberlee81

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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
"Infamous"???

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

Rush

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

Whatever really

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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.
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.
 

Jellybeans

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Yesterday was a great day to finish the season to blue skies.
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And a farewell to the Blue Bullet.
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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.
 

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!
 

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
 

benzerknees

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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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Whatever really

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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.
 

SkiMun

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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
 
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