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Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by D-eye, Jan 1, 2019.
any one planning to go tobogganing
That went downhill quick, certainly waited until the last minute to turn junior slushy on.
It's more like a day for swimming or sailing or just a good maybe in
Looks like they're getting ready to groom it for mudslides
Is today an official windhold day?
Bull Run, SS and Grimus all closed.
Maybe something tonight.
And 5-10cm on Monday
written like a true " Snow Reporter'
Wood run was on the marginal side yesterday.
I understand all the snow-makers Australia wide were absent for a couple of days late in the week for a 'snowmakers conference'.
Wow, cover decimated quickly, this was Wed 11th. Less than 2 weeks ago!
Looks different this morning... Is anyone still up there?
(PS - if I had any IT skills I would post the current web cam that doesnt change...)
I'm gonna go for a quick burn tomorrow morning if the sun comes out. Will get bored in a couple of hours with what terrain is left...…….
Was nice early on. Got tracked for us pretty quickly given lack of lifts running, school hols and my kids terrain limitations. Still skied really nicely from top to bottom of what was available this morning though. Bit wet lower down now. As long as it doesn't get too much wetter it should groom up well tonight I think. Good fun snow for this time of year for sure.
Looks great - first snowfalls at Whistler on Tuesday last week when we arrived in Van. Sprinkles up high on Grouse as well.
What's the chance of Shakey, Little Buller, Summit and Baldy being open and skiable on the weekend? They were looking a bit ragged on Sunday. Picked up a new board in the sales and would like to test it out
Verging on 100% I would say.
Today’s report - Meh.
I'll head up tonight to ski tomorrow and Friday, then come back for the GF which will be the end for me.
Going home so here’s a few on my last ride. Essentially there wouldn’t be much in the way of skiing if it wasn’t for snowmaking.
Slalom Gully still ok for a bit of fun as it has gradient, the rest might be at 8:30 for an hour or two.
It’s pretty dire. What’s open is sooooo slow and you can’t rip it up.
Still enjoying those slushy bumps on Howqua
Boggy Cam is back.
Will be great to watch the dam construction
Spent the day up there. Not much open, but enough to keep me happy on the new board. Not sure there would be anything at all though if it wasn't for the snow making. Gather the new dam should improve the coverage for future years. Icy first thing, but softened up very quickly. Pretty slow by the end of the day.
Took the kids (3 & 5) up - great for them to learn on. I haven’t managed to get up all year so greatful things are still open!
Bourke street has nearly complete cover - will last to the end Shakey Knees is very narrow will be surprised if the can keep it open another week.
Without snow making we would have been done and dusted...
I know many on here wouldn’t care too much but the mini slush machine has done a great job on the toboggan park too. The amount of snow they have there was perfect for a toboggan slide.
Props to Buller for keeping the amount open with the snow that's left.
Wombat will be done by mid week
I doubt howqua and fox will survive
No crowds, fun snow all day. Cracking spring skiing.
today must have been the best day of the season....
Close to a full body tan now
Back in the 70s before snow making by late Sept you would be lucky to finish the day without mud on you.
Some pics from yesterday
After today, is there still enough snow for anything to be open tomorrow?
Daughter (who skis) has picked up a 2nd hand board and wants to try that for the first time. Would just be very slow Bourke St laps for us.
I have a season pass so $$ for lift passes, etc isn't an issue. More to the point - is it worth going at all?
Bourke street will have enough, itll just be a bit tight at the bottom
It looks like you had your own private ski resort, @powderhound123 ! Well done, and thank you for posting the photos. Looks like the snow has held up reasonably well on the south slopes despite the warm weather we’ve had
Great end to the season yesterday. Mostly a private ski resort, I reckon less than 100 people on the hill.
Further props for keeping open as much as they did, was majorly sketchy by the end. Spring skiing at its finest
by the end of today it was done! milked that one to the very end.
Check out the video posted on facebook yesterday, if you haven't already.
Excavator at Boggy Ck
Crane at Kooroora
Looks like that was a small crane setting up the big crane.
Actually a big crane setting up a bigger crane
Actually it might have been a really big crane setting up a huge crane.
We had to pull over to let the convoy of oversized trucks and crane go past us near Merrijig. Even the escort vehicle was big!
Looks like the big kids toys have arrived on scene...
Planning to go camping up that way Cup Weekend - might pack the rock hoppers...
It wont be there for long
been snowing on and off for the last 3 days, most has melted except in places that
still had snow on the ground.
I am not a dam maker but it looks like all the water will fall out of the right hand end...
(Wouldnt it be great if we had that cam on ski.com @Richard ...)
They're not ****ing around.....
Its all changed, its now becoming a giant half pipe, the biggest in the world. Water for snowmaking will be trucked in
Where exactly is the new dam going? I thought it was at the Boggy Creek bottom station, but they're doing a lot of digging up top. Or is the whole thing just a lot bigger than I thought?
No it was always at the top but yeah I reckon the scale is something we weren’t necessarily anticipating.