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

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  1. miss_b_haven

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    That sounds like an excellent sequel to:

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    Snow snakes ?
     
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    more smoke than yesterday. Taken at 745 am wed 3rd october
     
  4. CarveMan

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    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.
     
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  5. TheFake

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    @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?
     
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    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.
     
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  7. absentskier

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    What a great season. Have really enjoyed all the reports this season from you and others.
     
  8. CarveMan

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    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!!!!
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty
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    Yeah 3 in a row might be asking a bit much, but you never know!
     
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  10. LiveToSki

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    Maybe this is the effect global warming is having! Extremes in the extremes - good snow - bad droughts??
     
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    Or maybe its just nature.
     
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  12. SkiMun

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    Definitely worth going up still. Last hurrah for me this weekend to end what has been an unbelievable season.
     
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  13. TheFake

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    You've convinced me (not that it took a lot of convincing!) :D Now here's hoping my slightly tweaked hammy holds up... :whistle:
     
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  14. Whatever really

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    Yep I’ll be heading up for the day tomorrow.
     
  15. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Old n' Crusty
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    Skiing > no skiing.
     
  16. SkiMun

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    Every time :D
     
  17. NMac

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    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.
     
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    Hey Carveman, how am I able to look at lift stats. Would be very interesting!
     
  19. CarveMan

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    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

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    Bull Run scanners must have been offline on 8/8

     
  21. CarveMan

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    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!!
     
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    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

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    Winners are grinners
     
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  24. SkiMun

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    I feel like I'm skiing in my own private resort today. Perfect weather too. Nice way to end the season.
     
  25. djam

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    the earlier start was nice :) good bye 2018 ski season:skier:, bring on the bikes :emoji_mountain_bicyclist:
     
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    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.
     
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  27. SkiMun

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    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
     
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    Same all week for me!

    I’m in Canberra. Woo.
     
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    Could easily ski it for another week I reckon. Just need a skidoo. :)

    Enjoy the show in Canberra.
     
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  30. TOFF

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    A great season, though I only had one weekend, was the best weekend ever.
     
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  31. miss_b_haven

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    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:

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    Burning up fast ...

     
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    Nice wheels. Would like a similar play machine.
     
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  36. djam

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    Lucky last chair... was 61 for BB1, not sure how many BB2 had. Bonus as it already had legs welded to it.
     
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    Cheers mate. Dad’s truck - great with the pop top roof.
     
  38. The Plowking

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    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.
     
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    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!! (;-)
     
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    I'm trying to figure out where this is taken?
     
  41. snowgum

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    Beats me??
     
  42. CarveMan

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    Middle of Main St
     
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    Is that Timbertop in the middle (background)?
     
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