Indeed. Or another way of looking at it - there's still heaps, particularly around Mt Cook, just heaps less than usual. If you know what I'm saying?!It'll probably be one of the better events for the big mountains on the divide all winter. There isn't heaps of snow in the west atm.
Next week in qtown will be v goodHeading over next week for the Family Week
Was kicking myself a bit about not doing Perisher, but then I remembered a week in Queenstown is just about better than a week anywhere else and certainly better than Jindabyne
And I think there will be a nice cover for my under 10's!
I don't think in 25 years in the Southern Lakes I can recall anything like thatAvalanche to lake level at ohau. Looks like they had a bit up top .... cafe door will need digging out.
I've not seen something of this magnitude outside of the Milford Road and the BIG hills of the main divide. This was a big snowfall with LOTS of wind. My guess is stiff storm slab poorly bonded to crust, or possibly overloading of older persistent weakness.I don't think in 25 years in the Southern Lakes I can recall anything like that
@Red_switch may have some comments on the snow pack but from what I've heard before arriving this new snow has fallen on a fairly hard established snow pack
I'm just trying to work out where it's come from and how far it travelled?
That pic looks like it's not far up from the gate so it must have come a fair way down the mountain?
Best way to have CP. It's been eerily quiet up there all winter. All the punters are queuing up for Curvey Basin and the Cardrona Chondola.pouring with rain on the Coronet Rd magically turned into fat flakes at the base
We had fun