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NSW snowplay looming problem and possible solution

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by kiter, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. kiter

    kiter One of Us

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    jindy snowplay and tube park using slushy machine has merit,maybe also a beginners ski/snowboard park like friday flat.is there a suitable south facing slope in the vicinity ? Its not the same as the national park mountain experience but if people are driving to thredbo for a base of the hill experience and were offered an easier and cheaper option in close proximity and where most people are staying you would think that it appeal to many .
     
  2. LMB

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    The queue for well below par ‘snow and ice’ experiences in winter in city’s around Aus says yes! Snowplay outside of the National Park in one of the cooler towns should be a drawcard.
    Wouldn’t have to be Jindy.
    But it would have to have a snow play area, tube park, and toboggan area at a minimum to be the catch all for snowplay families.
     
  3. 2ESki

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    Naughty you :nono: :D
     
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  5. TomGroggon

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    The Station Resort out of the way lots of parking make snow there. Less traffic on Alpine Way and Kossi Rd
     
  6. Donzah

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    Better off making snow near Canberra.
    Why would you drive all the way to Jindy to deal with a patch of white.
    Plus Jindy isn't that cold. ..really.
     
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  7. DidSurfNowSki

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    http://www.corin.com.au/snowplay/
     
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  8. dawooduck

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    Island Bend is perfect. Cold, shady, plenty of water for making snow, plenty of parking.

    The Link Road perhaps ?
     
  9. TomGroggon

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    They go toThredbo ha ha
     
  10. Untele-whippet

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    Parklands at Blackheath put a proposal in the 80’s to have an ski slope with artificial snow that stayed frozen well above 0C on the private 9 hope golf course.
    Proposal was knocked back on environmental grounds due chemical run off into BMNP.
    Blue Mtns would be a great place for Sydney day tripper snow play.
     
  11. Donzah

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    Snow play people aren't going to be up on these alternative ideas.
    They are green.
    They see marketing. They go to Perisher.
     
  13. climberman

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    Ummmmmm....
     
  14. Donzah

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    Ummm what
     
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  15. climberman

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    I was being cheeky re Corin
     
  16. Donzah

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    Ahh yeah. .
    Remember last year though.
    Road to Corin.
    Shut. Too many people.
     
  17. climberman

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    Really!?!
    I don’t keep
    Across snowplay issues much though.
     
  18. Donzah

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    I follow them on FB .
    Happened a couple of times
     
  19. climberman

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    It’s kind of cool though! Well done.
     
  20. Donzah

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    Was a parking on road traffic hazard issue.

    Aren't they all
     
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  21. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    the Corin road is actually worse than the Alpine or Kosi in terms of black ice. So when its cold and if they get even a little bit of snow, its OMG time. Also not the clearing or salting.

    In saying that

    People are so ghey these days.
     
  22. crackson

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  23. climberman

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    Maybe people like to go to a resort for a snowplay because it’s a part of the whole experience?

    How dare they get in our way!! And some of the are foreigners, and not even from the Alps!!!!
     
  24. kiter

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    They probably do hence my initial suggestion for an off peak after 9 am return before 3 pm family ski tube snowplay ticket . Less congestion on roads at peak times too
     
  25. climberman

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    Are the snow players getting in early?
    None at Thredbo when I get there and they sure as shit aren’t lining up for first lifts.
     
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    A large part of the “congestion and the parking nightmare” is that Thredbo’s infrastructure and management plan has been overloaded by a huge new and totally unforeseen demographic community that in 2 years has gone gangbusters.
    The fact that this group is not predominantly and originally from the northern beaches or eastern suburbs is not a racist comment, just a factual observation of why the overcrowding problem has occurred (Thredbo didn’t see this big community of people coming or realise their wants)
    The problem is an infrastructure management one, not a racist one.
    The other “problem” is that nowhere is safe from popularity in the age of the internet now.
     
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  27. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Must admit that snowplayers have had zero impact on my skiing. That I am aware of. I have heard some bitching about how much mess they leave, when there are bins everywhere though. But I am usually in very early, the day parking certainly gets hammered, from what I see when I leave.

    The overnight parks getting full, surely the snowplayers dont stay in the village? Some do I think, but wow that blows the cost out!
     
  28. climberman

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    I thought calling it ‘curry corner’ is pretty much racism :)
     
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  29. DidSurfNowSki

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    I like curry...
     
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  30. telecrag

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    Observational racism?
     
  31. Untele-whippet

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    When I roll in middayish on a Saturday the snowplayers are arriving in convoys.
    I follow them down the Hume, they fill up Maccas at Sutton Forest for brekkie, fill up the Lake George car park to take a gazzilion photos and queue at the loos and stop on the Monaro to squizz at the metal sculptures.
    It seems to be a road trip with snow play as the destination.
     
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  32. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Did they realise you were not one of them?
     
  33. crackson

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    Should have to eat a bacon sandwich to get a carpark.
     
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  34. telecrag

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    My understanding last season was there is the Golf Course Bowl, the Powder Bowl and the Curry Bowl (politicaly inappropriate skier/boarder bad humour)
    China Town? Racist?
     
  36. climberman

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    Sounds great :)
    We should do some of these trips!
     
  37. climberman

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    :rolleyes::(:(
     
  38. telecrag

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    Probably, its amazingly non multicultural!
     
  39. telecrag

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    Political correctness killed the ski resort!

    They still think fashions from the 80's and 90's are current!

    Bloody city slicker blow ins!
     
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  40. climberman

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    All my recreational activities are pretty whitbread. It’s great to see this change, albeit slowly, but jeezus some thought processes are ingrained hard.
    OMG, the subcontinent contingent are coming! They eat funny food! They stole our parking!

    This season the snow will be shitter and fewer people will come and we will all ski slush and dream of northern hemisphere delights and have a wonderful social active skifun leg burning coffee filled time :) I might even institute an early sunny day carpark lunch meting with chairs and smiles :)
     
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    This is ironic, as part of the reason Thredbo was built where it was, was in response to the expensive and exclusive above-the-snow-line chalets and "huttes" at Charlotte Pass and out on the main range.

    Yes, people forget this, but the fact that there is rarely snow in Thredbo village was a desirable feature. Tony Sponar wanted anyone with a motor car to be able to access the snow, instead of having to charter a horse-drawn sleigh or oversnow capable-vehicle to get up the Kosciusko Road.

    edit: Thredbo opened in 1957. The road was not cleared all the way to Perisher in winter until 1969.
     
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    Embrace snowplay. Let them stay. Bring more.

    Ban hipsters.
     
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  43. telecrag

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    All that beard hair, infused with beer and bacon, clogs up the lift motors!
     
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    It's not racism to call it 'curry corner'. It's purely an observation. These days it seems, you're not allowed to make observations.
    In winter, my snowplay customers (over 90% of my customers) would at a rough guesstimate consist of:
    40% Indians (& other sub-continent), 30% Chinese or other SE Asian, 15% middle eastern muslim and 20% (white) Australian. The Indians generally ask (unsuccessfully) for discount. They often have their own private curry vans in my car park, and ask to empty their leftover curry in my rubbish bin (no, you can't, you have to take it with you). It's a fact of life - cultural differences - the snow players are largely from the immigrant communities. Nothing racist in acknowledging that.
     
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    I think insert snow play contingent for subcontinent contingent and there you have it. :)
     
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    You know the world has gone stupid when the term black coffee is considered racist
     
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    Context of a comment is also important tecks
     
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  49. telecrag

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    Just for some context, if you built parks at the bottom of the hill, snowboarders would not buy lift tickets, and eat sambos.
     
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    Wassupyonagger!

    Only a ginger......
     
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