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Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Claude Cat, Oct 2, 2016.
wow , just wow
I can't get this out of my head. Looks like a 2m+ cover
I'm sure a ski around the Maze would be fun, although you'd be worried about dropping into a few holes and such:
Looks about as good as it did at any stage all winter
@Scott No Mates turn away now
Buller VS steps have vanished into a ramp.
@Edgecrusher - I saw those pictures. That'll make BC all the more interesting.
More a below par August, think there was more snow in September than August from memory?
Interesting read - http://www.snowsbest.com/so-much-snow-so-why-havent-aussie-resorts-extended-their-season/
Shorter answer; they're tight arsses, myopic and lazy
Yes, but last week the snow fell in marginal temps was slow and sticky. Its very different this week. Monday was part of this week.
if you had great conditions on Monday then you know how good the conditions would be know.
A friend is at Hotham at the moment, from first light they have been 'carving big turns in fantastically dry snow'.
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Clearly the resorts are not run by ski/board enthusiast's!
I would've happily paid to ski yesterday and today and with photos above available for marketing I'm sure plenty of others would head up as well.
Winds to 159 kph recorded in Tasmania (Maatsukyer Island). The highest ever recorded for Australia in October.
Tuesday last week was my best day of the season. Monday was nice. Still no people there. Doesn't matter how great the conditions are now, there isn't the demand.
Aug mean - 240mm
Aug 16 - 165mm
Aug high - 699mm 1981
Aug low - 10mm 2008
In attempt to make you guys feel a bit better.....we went to Horham expecting knee deep fluff, but got a really weird mix variable stuff.....I will try to explain. Seems as though it must have packed pretty solid during the warm spell yesterday arvo, then set with the drop in temp overnight, with a 3-5 cm layer of fresh on top of that. So basically skied a great cover on some pretty tricky snow. Treed areas best, although our last run down Mary's into Coles was the pick of the day. Visibility was poor all day. In saying that, we still skied pretty solid for 8 hours and still had a great time.....it just could have been better. Snow is packing down well, so bodes well for freeze thaw cycles to come
Saw you guys as I was skinning up! Spot on report, trees were good, you did well getting over to Mary's....snow blown into the gullies was really nice but vis was poor. Oven's river was amazing on the way up, lots of carnage!
Ok here's another reason , the snow was not deep enough early on in the season to predict the snow would be around in October and to secure staff , the projected revenue versus cost at a cash level meant that they run at a loss every single day they are open , the loss of critical volunteer and professional staff in patrol and medical back up etc , myopic and lazy no , just not stupid
What's with all the complaining... just hike and ski. All the folks who cry for operating lifts are missing on the pow. Tomorrow sounds like a Buller hiking day....
IMO it was locked in early Aug - when one of the usual mega fizzers pretty much killed the season having any depth to it.
Nonetheless - they should have gone what the heck lets run a couple of lifts - and made RMS clear the road to Eyre so they could run a bus up and not need to run connecting Ts.
Yesterday and today would have been stunning. The rest of the week was good for some grooming.
Next year the LWE Monday is Oct 2. and in 2018 it's the 1st. And in both years another week of holidays following.
They should plan around the school holidays as much as the LWE. And just like in any year you close early if you run out of the snow.
Technically they have to from Monday.
I'm sure the Cooma boys will do what they need to do.... when they need to do it.
lapping charlotte pass on sat??
Couldn't agree more, I would love to be hiking around the backcountry up there at the moment
Yes made forced demanded
Road to Eyre, wonder why they are clearing it??
As there was no demand for the road to be open to the Eyre gate by a commercial company, there was no need. I expect it will open tomorrow to Spencer's and Friday to CP. They cleared the previous fall on the weekend - so they would have cleared all day today to spencers and the rest tomorrow. They did well this year, opening - last week - for a few days. Better than last year's delay due to extensive road damage from CP over snow.
Spencers was 122cm over a week ago, I don't think they can get to it?
Maybe spring by November?
The road to Spencers Creek was open a while ago, including the turnaround / carpark.
Yes clearly (no pun) a pun! however they have had good 80
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Oh for the love of God WOULD YOU OPEN THE LIFTS!!!
Wow, like something out of an apocalypse/mass evacuation movie. Not a soul or footprint in sight.
In a nutshell. If a resort can't guarantee the quality of conditions at the end of the regular season why would they try and extend beyond the scheduled close date. I'm sure resort management just like all of us have been analyzing weather models all season and the way things went this year I'd say the decision was probably made for them thanks to that r**n event back in July. I was looking at getting my fix over the long weekend but could not book a lift pass at Perisher beyond the 30th September simply because nothing could be guaranteed. In Perisher's case there would only have been one definite punter there if they extended.
I don't think I need to mention his name
The lifts are always closed by now. But there is always good snow. It's ski-touring season! Get on yer skins peeps.
I can think of another one or 2.
I remember them extending the season one year in the 90s, cos they were giving out show bags at the gate back when the show was in October. But it's really rare.
Would have been '95 or '96? Big dump at the end of one of those seasons, but could have also been the early 90's during the big 3 years - 90, 91 or 92
I observe that there's enough snow for some enterprising folk to run either a portable rope tow in the BC or even a skidoo or over-snow /cat!!
...maybe a few licensing issues? ❄️⛷
The update times are about as predictable as the weather