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Observations October 2nd - 5th

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Claude Cat, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    wow , just wow
     
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  2. Karicta

    Karicta A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can't get this out of my head. Looks like a 2m+ cover
     
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  3. Edgecrusher

    Edgecrusher Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm sure a ski around the Maze would be fun, although you'd be worried about dropping into a few holes and such:
    [​IMG]

    Looks about as good as it did at any stage all winter
     
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  4. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Scott No Mates turn away now ;)
     
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    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Buller VS steps have vanished into a ramp.
     
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    Scott No Mates One of Us

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    So cruel!

    @Edgecrusher - I saw those pictures. That'll make BC all the more interesting.
     
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  7. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    More a below par August, think there was more snow in September than August from memory?
     
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    bondibob One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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  9. Tanuki

    Tanuki Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  10. Nowada

    Nowada Addicted

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    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.
     
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  11. GS

    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    A friend is at Hotham at the moment, from first light they have been 'carving big turns in fantastically dry snow'.

    Torn between replying with smiley face or sad face
     
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    jungfrau One of Us

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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.
     
  13. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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  14. skichic

    skichic A Local

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    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.
     
  15. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Aug mean - 240mm
    Aug 16 - 165mm
    Aug high - 699mm 1981
    Aug low - 10mm 2008
     
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  16. mattyv

    mattyv Hard Yards

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    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
     
  17. Camelot

    Camelot One of Us

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    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!
     
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  18. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    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
     
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  19. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    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....
     
  20. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.
     
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  21. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Made? LOL
     
  22. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Technically they have to from Monday.
     
  23. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm sure the Cooma boys will do what they need to do.... when they need to do it.
     
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  24. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    lapping charlotte pass on sat??
     
  25. Coastalsteve

    Coastalsteve First Runs

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    Couldn't agree more, I would love to be hiking around the backcountry up there at the moment
     
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  26. Cuddles

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    Yes made forced demanded
     
  27. Cuddles

    Cuddles One of Us

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    [​IMG][​IMG]
    Road to Eyre, wonder why they are clearing it??
     
  28. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    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.
     
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  29. Cuddles

    Cuddles One of Us

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    Spencers was 122cm over a week ago, I don't think they can get to it?
     
  30. Cuddles

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  31. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    The road to Spencers Creek was open a while ago, including the turnaround / carpark.
     
  32. Cuddles

    Cuddles One of Us

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    Yes clearly (no pun) a pun! however they have had good 80
    [​IMG]
     
  33. IAB

    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Reply with the middle finger :D
     
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    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh for the love of God WOULD YOU OPEN THE LIFTS!!!
     
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  35. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wow, like something out of an apocalypse/mass evacuation movie. Not a soul or footprint in sight.
     
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  36. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    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:whistle::whistle:
     
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  37. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    The lifts are always closed by now. But there is always good snow. It's ski-touring season! Get on yer skins peeps.
     
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  38. skichic

    skichic A Local

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    I can think of another one or 2.
     
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  39. Vermillion

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    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.
     
  40. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    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
     
  41. snowgum

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    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? ❄️⛷
     
  42. Bloke

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    The update times are about as predictable as the weather
     
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