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

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by miss_b_haven, May 4, 2018.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. miss_b_haven

    miss_b_haven One of Us

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,544
    Likes Received:
    1,494
    That sounds like an excellent sequel to:

    [​IMG]
     
    Froff Life, SkiMun and jez01 like this.
  2. DbSki

    DbSki Part of the Furniture
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    19,636
    Likes Received:
    5,966
    Snow snakes ?
     
    jez01 likes this.
  3. wolly

    wolly One of Us

    Joined:
    May 29, 2002
    Messages:
    1,335
    Likes Received:
    350
    more smoke than yesterday. Taken at 745 am wed 3rd october
     
  4. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 12, 2000
    Messages:
    73,383
    Likes Received:
    35,197
    Well it's finally looking and feeling like October, a few warm nights in a row and a couple of mm of rain yesterday has left the snow a bit glue-y.

    There's still plenty of snow but it's melting quick, groomers are great fun in the morning, looks like we might get a freeze the next couple of nights which will vastly improve conditions through the day.
     
    Seth, di6loc and mx_boarder like this.
  5. TheFake

    TheFake Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    87
    @CarveMan Is it worth heading up for 1 last trip tomorrow? Coverage still looks decent on the cams, but how is it around Wood run/Wombat bowl?
     
    CarveMan likes this.
  6. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 12, 2000
    Messages:
    73,383
    Likes Received:
    35,197
    Much better skiing today after a freeze overnight and I think there will be one tonight as well.

    A few troughs opening up in Wood Run but in reality it's what you would expect in the first week in September, not October!

    Hog's Back still eminently skiable, unlike a few weeks ago you actually have to turn around the rocks now!! Groomers are great as they get soft before they get trashed now, had some great runs on LBS/Wombat this morning.

    I would come up for sure.
     
    TheFake, Jellybeans1000 and Seth like this.
  7. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    24,289
    Likes Received:
    12,900
    What a great season. Have really enjoyed all the reports this season from you and others.
     
  8. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 12, 2000
    Messages:
    73,383
    Likes Received:
    35,197
    Yep it's been a ripper.

    Quite different for me as I only started in late July but have made up for it since. I won't ski Sunday as we're driving to Canberra but tomorrow will get me to 42 days, and CG will be at 36. Not bad with a kid born at the start of June! Looking at my lift access stats on the Buller website I will have started 40 of those days at Bull Run which is insane.

    Skiing in shorter bursts has mean that I haven't done quite as much exploring as I often do, but on the flip side my joints feel a lot better thanks to my quality over quantity requirement this year.

    We've been blessed with 2 amazing seasons in a row, so I've got a bit of trepidation about what next year holds!!!!
     
  9. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    24,289
    Likes Received:
    12,900
    Yeah 3 in a row might be asking a bit much, but you never know!
     
    LiveToSki and CarveMan like this.
  10. LiveToSki

    LiveToSki One of Us
    Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2001
    Messages:
    1,585
    Likes Received:
    288
    Maybe this is the effect global warming is having! Extremes in the extremes - good snow - bad droughts??
     
    SkiMun and jez01 like this.
  11. DbSki

    DbSki Part of the Furniture
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    19,636
    Likes Received:
    5,966
    Or maybe its just nature.
     
    LiveToSki likes this.
  12. SkiMun

    SkiMun Part of the Furniture

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 1970
    Messages:
    17,528
    Likes Received:
    291
    Definitely worth going up still. Last hurrah for me this weekend to end what has been an unbelievable season.
     
    LiveToSki and CarveMan like this.
  13. TheFake

    TheFake Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    87
    You've convinced me (not that it took a lot of convincing!) :D Now here's hoping my slightly tweaked hammy holds up... :whistle:
     
    SkiMun likes this.
  14. Whatever really

    Whatever really Addicted

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2017
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    219
    Yep I’ll be heading up for the day tomorrow.
     
  15. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 31, 2005
    Messages:
    23,981
    Likes Received:
    1,725
    Skiing > no skiing.
     
  16. SkiMun

    SkiMun Part of the Furniture

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 1970
    Messages:
    17,528
    Likes Received:
    291
    Every time :D
     
  17. NMac

    NMac First Runs

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2018
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    3
    I was up today and still had an excellent time in bull run bowl and summit area. Any slushy moguls you find too will be a heap of fun.
     
  18. Max29057

    Max29057 Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2015
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    237
    Hey Carveman, how am I able to look at lift stats. Would be very interesting!
     
  19. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 12, 2000
    Messages:
    73,383
    Likes Received:
    35,197
    Log in to the BSL estore site, under ‘my account’

    It doesn’t tell you each individual lift ride, just the first scan each day.

    Also you can look back over the years, mine goes back to 2012, which I’m guessing is the first year of RFID tickets.
     
  20. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 12, 2000
    Messages:
    73,383
    Likes Received:
    35,197
    Bull Run scanners must have been offline on 8/8

     
  21. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 12, 2000
    Messages:
    73,383
    Likes Received:
    35,197
    Well that’s it for us, good family ski this morning with my brother and SIL and their kids. Last run of the season Hog’s Back which is fitting.

    Packing up the apartment this arvo and off to Canberra in the morning.

    What a year. Let’s have another just like this please!!
     
  22. DbSki

    DbSki Part of the Furniture
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    19,636
    Likes Received:
    5,966
    Usually get 4 to 5 days at most at Buller, did 7 day trips this year thanks to the $90 lift ticks.
    And what was even better than the $44 day parking was driving past cars at the parking gate that had passed me on the way up who ended up sitting at the parking gate to pay because they failed to order online.
     
  23. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2000
    Messages:
    16,631
    Likes Received:
    8,899
    Winners are grinners
     
    DbSki likes this.
  24. SkiMun

    SkiMun Part of the Furniture

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 1970
    Messages:
    17,528
    Likes Received:
    291
    I feel like I'm skiing in my own private resort today. Perfect weather too. Nice way to end the season.
     
  25. djam

    djam One of Us

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,104
    Likes Received:
    223
    the earlier start was nice :) good bye 2018 ski season:skier:, bring on the bikes :emoji_mountain_bicyclist:
     
    DbSki, SkiMun and The Plowking like this.
  26. Kenziepettit

    Kenziepettit One of Us
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2016
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    418
    And that's a wrap.
    As SkiMun said, it was pretty much a private resort. I dont think I saw more than 5 people on bourke street.
    Wombat was hard and fast first off. Grimus some great slushy fun. Everywhere else was slow by midday.
    Said adios to BB1 and a great season.
     
    SkiMun likes this.
  27. SkiMun

    SkiMun Part of the Furniture

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 1970
    Messages:
    17,528
    Likes Received:
    291
    Yea LBS/Wombat were fantastic in the morning. I think I did 3 runs the at full speed with no one in the way :D
     
    DbSki, djam and MickM like this.
  28. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 12, 2000
    Messages:
    73,383
    Likes Received:
    35,197
    Same all week for me!

    I’m in Canberra. Woo.
     
    SkiMun likes this.
  29. SkiMun

    SkiMun Part of the Furniture

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 1970
    Messages:
    17,528
    Likes Received:
    291
    Could easily ski it for another week I reckon. Just need a skidoo. :)

    Enjoy the show in Canberra.
     
    CarveMan likes this.
  30. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    41,730
    Likes Received:
    15,427
    A great season, though I only had one weekend, was the best weekend ever.
     
    di6loc and LiveToSki like this.
  31. miss_b_haven

    miss_b_haven One of Us

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,544
    Likes Received:
    1,494
    And so, until season 2019 - and to season 2018, which will be remembered with reverence for a number of reasons, maybe it's apt to say it thusly:

    [​IMG]
     
    JoeKing and DbSki like this.
  32. emkae

    emkae One of Us
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 1998
    Messages:
    1,258
    Likes Received:
    495
  33. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 31, 2005
    Messages:
    23,981
    Likes Received:
    1,725
  34. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 31, 2005
    Messages:
    23,981
    Likes Received:
    1,725
    Burning up fast ...

     
    Jellybeans1000, di6loc, DbSki and 2 others like this.
  35. Seth

    Seth Pool Room
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2000
    Messages:
    40,647
    Likes Received:
    18,901
    Nice wheels. Would like a similar play machine.
     
    mx_boarder likes this.
  36. djam

    djam One of Us

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,104
    Likes Received:
    223
    [​IMG]
    Lucky last chair... was 61 for BB1, not sure how many BB2 had. Bonus as it already had legs welded to it.
     
    #1536 djam, Oct 12, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2018
    derwent and The Plowking like this.
  37. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 31, 2005
    Messages:
    23,981
    Likes Received:
    1,725
    Cheers mate. Dad’s truck - great with the pop top roof.
     
  38. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2000
    Messages:
    16,631
    Likes Received:
    8,899
    That's one more weekend trip than me.
    I thought marrying a Canadian was a good idea.
    Unfortunately she's become a fair weather one :(
    Missing our winter. Missing theirs this year.
     
  39. snowgum

    snowgum One of Us

    Joined:
    May 4, 1999
    Messages:
    2,843
    Likes Received:
    702

    Thats a bugger PK!

    And there was I Canuck born, lamenting growing up in hot dry old Oz!!

    Honestly the last two seasons (well second half of 17’ & all 18’) it was only lack of $ (& occasionally ski partners) not snow limiting my skiing.

    Good luck getting back into it with some eager mates.

    Fwiw: we had pretty ordinary weather (gusty, cloudy) mid season this year but I’ll take it for the good snowfalls!! (;-)
     
    Froff Life likes this.
  40. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2005
    Messages:
    69,689
    Likes Received:
    23,481
    I'm trying to figure out where this is taken?
     
  41. snowgum

    snowgum One of Us

    Joined:
    May 4, 1999
    Messages:
    2,843
    Likes Received:
    702
    Beats me??
     
  42. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 12, 2000
    Messages:
    73,383
    Likes Received:
    35,197
    Middle of Main St
     
  43. willsnow

    willsnow Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2017
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    89
    Is that Timbertop in the middle (background)?
     
  44. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room
    Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 12, 2000
    Messages:
    73,383
    Likes Received:
    35,197
  45. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2001
    Messages:
    32,599
    Likes Received:
    1,732
    MickM likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.