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Snow Report Mt Buller 2019 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by D-eye, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. TheFake

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    The only downside of yesterday is how sore my neck is after I got launched off an unexpected drift part way down Baldy when skiing through the soup, and landed on my face.

    Might have to take a sicky tomorrow and head back up.
     
  2. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    At least you’re outside with your kid! My turn shortly :D
     
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  3. Timmossy

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    Going up tomorrow for a quick ski - these things can happen when your boss takes 7 weeks leave.
     
  4. CarveMan

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    5/10 at best.
     
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    Same re neck. Can hardly turn head now. Strained or something.
    Work not helping.
    Was all worth it though :)
     
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  7. DbSki

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  8. TheFake

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    Yeah I reckon I've done the same.
    And absolutely. I reckon that was the best day I've had on the planks in Aus.
     
  9. DbSki

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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    It was a great day, I didn't even need a guide!
     
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  12. MickM

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    Looking forward to the day tomorrow even though it might be a little warmish. Need to practice Moguls!! Cover looks way better than 2 weeks ago. Staying in Mansfield as just a day trip. Pub pretty busy for a Tuesday.
     
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  13. MickM

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    Sorta happened to me on Baldy in the fog last year. Someone had built a jump near the fence that I could not see. All of a sudden I was airborne and did a fwd somersault & landed sitting up, much to the amusement of the people on the chairlift. I am too old to get airborne on purpose!
     
  14. rime noreason

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    Winter slammed the door in spring’s face yesterday having unfinished business but today it looks like spring managed to pry the door back open a bit

    Today was glorious, beginning on the north with Summit Slide, SCV Hut and Rush Run. Then over to Slalom Gully. Everything was coated in a soft and deep layer of fresh





    Wombat Bowl was very deep and powdery so I played there awhile. I had also noticed that Robin’s says it’s been groomed, and has done since at least last week. Now I’m not an expert but considering it looks like this, I think I’m just a bit scepticalLOL





    The afternoon was all about Southside. It almost seemed like a ski.com reunion special with the Usual Suspects attending. Waved to @CarveMan a couple of times riding the chair as we lapped a few beneath it, then had company and conversation on the ride up courtesy of @DbSki. Yeh @DbSki, it was just awfulness getting those fresh tracks around Federation, wasn’t it. So awful in fact that I did it quite a few times over.

     

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  15. CarveMan

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    Not sure why we bothered really. Best and second best day of the season for me.
     
  16. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I rode the lift with the head of patrol the other day, he asked if my skis were good in the air, I said that if you can see the bottom of my skis something has gone horribly wrong and likely to require his services!
     
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  17. Onlybackscratchers

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    A opportunity a couple of weeks ago came available to hit today with a friend from my cricket club who is 20 years my junior. And thankyou so much Buller, what a marvellous day. The cover surprised me and despite my normal off-piste efforts I barely hit a rock all day. Bull run Nice in the shadows. And snow which gives you confidence to play.
     
  18. The Plowking

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    Epic. Wish I could have wrangled another day!
     
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  19. djam

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    I don't normally stop to take pic's, they don't convey the same as being there... having said that, here are a few from the last coupe of days.

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  20. SkiMun

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    Err. Meh. Gawd.

    So good today. Full sun. Noone here. No wind.

    Heaven.
     
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  21. wolly

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    i have heard its been extended. the dam will have to wait
     
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  22. The Plowking

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    Source?
    Want to take the kids up
     
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  23. wolly

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    source. a MT Buller face book page
     
  24. DbSki

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    Softened up today pretty quickly today and Nth side was getting sticky under foot but Sth side held up pretty well till early arvo but then it was starting to get a bit damp too under the heat and sun
    Later arvo Powder Keg was good with a bit of respite from the sun on it.
     
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  25. MickM

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    Great day today. Softened up a fair bit but held up ok on the south side. Wood run was skiing well this arvo.

    As said earlier, no one there, esp Bull Run chair. Awesome day!

    Only disappointment is I wore my jacket (shell only) and it was still bloody hot.
     
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  26. djam

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    Media Release - 12 September 2019

    MT BULLER EXTENDS SNOW SEASON
    RESORT CONFIRMS OPENING UNTIL 6 OCTOBER

    A bumper 50cms of spring snow blanketed Mt Buller last week boosting the cover in resort and turning on some of the best skiing and boarding seen this season.

    Resort Management CEO Mark Bennetts and Buller Ski Lifts General Manager Laurie Blampied today announced the resort is extending operations until the end of the Victorian school holidays, with the slopes now staying open until Sunday 6 October.

    They explained, “We were planning to close on 29 September to get working on our big schedule of improvements including the new 100ML water storage dam, snowmaking on Standard Run and the second stage of the Kooroora development. But with this much snow and superb spring conditions we just had to give everyone the chance to enjoy one more week. This provides even more value for guests buying an Early Bird Season Memberships or Early Bird Resort Entry Season Pass for 2020 as they can use these passes for the rest of 2019. There’s also great discounted spring passes and accommodation deals available so that families can plan more snow time and stay into the second week of school holidays.”

    “We will then get busy making Buller even better. But let’s all enjoy one more superb week of spring skiing and boarding while we can!”

    Standard Run is the first stage of a massive snowmaking expansion at Mt Buller enabled by the construction of the new dam. Mt Buller Resort Management has confirmed $11.3m for the dam project including $7.5m from Regional Development Victoria. Buller Ski Lifts is matching the government contribution with $8m towards more snowmaking.

    Mt Buller will be bustling with changes from 7 October as Resort Management rolls out an extensive schedule of works including sealing the new 200 vehicle car park and helipad on Corn Hill Road.

    Stage Two of the $40m Kooroora Development will also restart as soon as the snow season wraps up with crew ready to complete works on the Kooroora retail precinct and upper level apartments, adding the final touches to transforming the southern quarter of the Village Square.

    Mt Buller currently has an average snowdepth of well over 1 metre of snow and 19 lifts in operation. The resort is remaining open for snow season until Sunday 6 October.
     
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  27. CarveMan

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    Snowmaking on Standard this summer. That makes me smile so much.
     
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  28. Jellybeans

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    "First stage of massive snowmaking expansion". That just gets me excited for more.
    Wood Run, Summit Slide, Cow Camp, maybe more.
    Options are endless.
     
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  29. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    The other factor will be that they can run more snowmaking concurrently as opposed to focusing on Bourke St / LBS first.

    Standard / Wood run is what I’m most excited about as it shores up my ability to ski out & probably helps property value too, COD now with Snowmaking on Men’s I’ll be able to work my way around the south side early in a season or in a lean season and avoid Bourke St / Mercedes.

    Summit Slide would be a great addition too, Cow Camp works if they commit to mid loading Horse Hill.
     
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  30. MickM

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    With the expansion in snowmaking it makes buying an early bird season pass in Sept very enticing!
     
  31. Rick Ross Da Boss

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    Snow making in summer...:eek:





    ;)
     
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  32. Jellybeans

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    If they do Canyon Trail while they are at it, that would work for me.
     
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  33. Timmossy

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    I like the blatant lie of an average snow depth of well over 1 meter.
     
  34. LiveToSki

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    So what is the average snow depth?
     
  35. Chux-sw

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    With the new dam being constructed this summer, how long will it take to fill. Will sufficient water be available for the 2020 season?
     
  36. Whiteman

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    "But with this much snow and superb spring conditions we just had to give everyone the chance to enjoy one more week."

    That's Buller code for: We can fleece some more money from those who want to take their kiddies to the snow, as well as extra snow-players.
     
  37. Timmossy

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    As posted on their website of 81cm. However if you were to challenge them on their statement they will say the ‘well over a meter’ refers to the snow making depth which they of course....they failed to mention.

    Some will say ‘who cares’ - I just hate purposeful misleading for the benefit of the purse.
     
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  38. CarveMan

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    I've heard it will take 2 years to fill. Could be mistaken..
     
  39. DbSki

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    Woah, life run report
    Grimus, Howqua, Sth side, Summit, Fox and Merc all on stand by
     
  40. DbSki

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    BTW
    Fed not running when it clearly could and should have been this week
    Word on the street is staff shortage

    Lines up with a clear shortage of Grooming on runs this year too.
    Grollo must be wearing his cheap skates.
     
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  41. Timmossy

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    Doesn’t really make sense because then you could on average only use half the capacity per year, unless if it’s a desperate year then they could run it dry which would just leave you with it being half full by the time the next season rolls around.

    At the end of the day I don’t really give two rats about snow making areas. It’s not on the type of runs I ski.
     
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    Seems a bit pointless TBH.

    Surely it will melt straight away? :out:
     
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    The new dam can be filled in one winter, from now on, we are only allowed to take water from the
    creek for 4 months (1st Jul to Oct 31st), the permit exemption which was given for only 2 years,
    followed by one more year has now expired, that allowed taking water for all 12 months. Buller
    as far as water goes, comes under the same rules as do farms.

    The new dam is only 100ML, the resort annual usage is about 500-600ML. The potable water
    dam being replaced at the top of Bonsa is about 4ML, which lasts just a few days peak season.
    So it is constantly being filled as is the 70ML snow making water dam, as creek flows allow and
    within the daily limits.

    To get a real benefit from the new dam, we need to reduce water leaks and increase the period
    we can take water from the creek. Both these items are being worked on currently.
     
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    Crappy day, nothing to see here.
     
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  45. CarveMan

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    Concur
     
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    Well...
    Tomorrow is the last day of the season for me. We’ve had three well above average Septembers in an row! Last year (2018) was the best spring skiing at Buller out of the last three years. Skiing lower fed into early October was incredible.
    Although this year wasn’t a disaster, it felt like buller seemed to get unlucky from all the systems that came through. Still had many great days though! Just reached the metre last week for the first time.
    How would you guys rank 2017, 2018 and 2019?
     
  47. SkiMun

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    What's with the good lifts not running this morning? Summit, Grimus...?
     
  48. CarveMan

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    Yeah CG just texted to say that. Unfortunately I’m inside with a tummy bug :puke: - I blame the Buller crèche!
     
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    Run is icy according to ski patrol
     
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