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Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by telecrag, May 27, 2013.

  1. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Who is heading up for the party?

    Its getting more expensive for me. Taking the wife, and she has decided she needs clothes. I reckon a K would be the best I could hope for there.

    If the weather is good, and the snow, er, usual, we might go for a shoe one afternoon if anyone is interested.
     
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    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well we will be there! Clothes!!!! <grrrr> don't get me started, the wife cant possibly shop online, so we go into Snowbound (very cool shop good range) and she finds some nice $1k SOS jacket. At this point heart palpitations start.

    Then she looks around and finds nice Karbon jacket. I'm frantically looking on other racks for something cheaper. I find a nice burton for her, much more reasonably priced.

    What does she do................................ <arrrgghhhhh>

    She says I wont take the SOS .... I smile.... [​IMG]

    She says I will take BOTH the Karbon and the Burton....

    I fall down on floor of shop and cry.... Actually it was after that that I told her I had ordered a new snowboard .. hehehe

    Seriously we should all catch up, late morning at Meritts Cafe?

    EDIT: Props to the guys at SNOWBOUND. Great service, Great range, I am thoroughly get sick of shopping in stores where they only stock the one or two brands that they import themselves. If you are only gonna offer that to me then don't gouge me on the retail price, you are dble dipping!!
     
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  3. DaveT

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    My wife and I will be there as well Telecrag. Agree with Niedecker - a catchup at Merritts on Saturday morning sounds good. Otherwise the pub in the late afternoon?
     
  4. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'll be around but Wedding duties on Saturday so can't commit to anything then. Maybe Sunday/Monday...
     
  5. DaveT

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    If you're in the village LM, what about a catch up on Friday evening? We are heading down around lunchtime so should be there about 5:00. Should be OK for a beer or two around 6pm? Otherwise, Sunday would be OK.
     
  6. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'll stay in the loop.

    Wedding Rehearsal on Friday afternoon - we will likely be in The Denman bar Friday Evening [​IMG]
    Having those last few 'single' drinkies before the big day with the happy couple.
     
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  7. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    We are the same, leaving sydney friday lunchtime.... Ahhh the Denman, I worked a season in that place lived in a small room in the back SW corner. Very good times [​IMG]
     
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  8. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    and presumably a great discount if you bought 3 jackets?
     
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  9. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    [​IMG] no, it was only two Jackets, but they did throw in a free poster of the Lange Race Boots Bella wears, proudly hanging in her bedroom, its her first consumer brand marketing stuff thingy (cant think of a tech name) that she has in her room.... Very proud [​IMG]
     
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  10. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mebe if there's some skiable runs open Friday or decent BC (not boilerplate), have to go home Saturday night if I get down.
    Definitely the following w/e though.
     
  11. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hmmm Weather gods not looking kindly on thredbo for snow or snowmakers?? God I hope I don't have to drive to Perisher each day [​IMG]
     
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  12. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hmmmm post # 1000 ....... I know I Know I got nuthin on some of you [​IMG]
     
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  13. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ditto. Although an old school mate of mine will be there from the Tuesday - haven't seen him in 25 years! [​IMG] Might be worth the drive around a few days. Bizarrely given we are both Freo kids - he's a snowboard instructor [​IMG]
    Perth peeps are awesome [​IMG]
     
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  14. DaveT

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    We'll drive over if we have to. There is also the opening weekend ski sale in Jindabyne.

    You never know - they may have SOS jackets on sale. [​IMG]
     
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  15. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh funny, hope your wife finds one thats NOT on sale...... hehehe
     
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  16. Untele-whippet

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    The guns have been cranking overnight.
    Hopefully there will be some skiing to be had this weekend!
     
  17. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    +1 was saying how sad, I said there is never much skiing on opening, she said why are we going then then? I said its the perfect time to take a non skier. The atmosphere is great, and she wont be sitting around by herself while I ski all day. Perfect.

    Chatting with a mate (who owns the apartment we are staying in) I may be either going bc if it looks good, +1 can shoe it, or a bit of mtb. So wont be totally lazy, come what may.

    Spent the rainy w/e getting some stuff sorted for the rest of the season.
     
  18. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hey tc, will your +1 be joining the tele-posse squad??
     
  19. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I married a non slider. Took her xc in the early 90's, but now her knees are stuffed from being a dancer, probably no hope.
     
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    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sure that's how she buggered her knees? (excuse the pun).

    [​IMG]
     
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  21. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    looks like hiking / movies / mission inflatable / Red wine for the LWE [​IMG]
     
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  22. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bugger.
    I sure hope there's some snowfall in that first 2 weeks! Not sure my new skis want to go sliding on grass.
     
  23. gareth_oau

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    is this you MB?

    [​IMG]
     
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  24. Dos

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    I'm not worried about taking my new gear because they are only cheap entry-level ones.
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    [​IMG] no...but I do have a pic of me grass skiing in the 70s somewhere...

    We had a good laugh on my 40th birthday because Mum did a photo board.
    An old friend from Primary School came along who I hadn't seen in decades - I was so impressed with her chutzpah! She brought her sister with her, who I vaguely recall- and turns out her sister was in one of the photos!!
    I discovered snow at 37, and it has consumed me since then ... but looking back at my pics I have photo's of me as a toddler cuddling a massive inflatable snowman, and grass skiing - everyone reckoned it was only a matter of time.
    There were also a lot of pic's in my racing bathers and holding swimming trophies - the boys were surprised there was a connection with their water polo because they had never known me as a swim competitor.

    Love old photo's! [​IMG]

    Found 'em! In terrible condition - but here ya go... have a laff [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
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  26. Dos

    Dos One of Us

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    I will extract the meaning of the above sentences as "40th birthday in the 70s..." Oh my! [​IMG]
     
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  27. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oi! I am old, but not that old!! [​IMG]
     
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  28. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Alright, gonna buy hiking boots for the little one, and am taking a terrabyte of movies with me. Probably gonna have to add more red wine to car, and drop $50 on a Segway ride at Lake Crack.. for the daughter. Come on lets get started with your no snow ideas!!
     
  29. Dos

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    IF there is no snow and not even beginner bowl and FF open:

    1. Me and probably 3 friends will do hiking. The other two may do fishing -- I think fishing in Thredbo river is still allowed this weekend.

    2. We'll not buy lift pass, but will buy scenic pass for two days, taking them up Kosi and maybe wander a bit beyond that. I don't think they're ready to walk a long way to Mt Kosi.

    3. We will bring lots of food, snack and drinks for our picnic on top of Thredbo.

    4. We might do outdoor BBQ in the evening -- if the BBQ place is available.

    5. We will play cards at night -- like any other trips we did before.

    6. We will be happy at the end of the trip, although my friends might still be a bit disappointed about snow.
     
  30. crackson

    crackson A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don't fish the river now.

    You can legally fish the snowmaking lake at thredbo or the pondage behind the skitube 24hr car park or lake crackenback all winter.


    Let the fish in the river spawn.
     
  31. gareth_oau

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    we arent there for another 10 days but we are planning to walk from Thredbo up to Kosci, walk from CP up to Blue Lake, maybe even walk from the Eagles Nest down to DHG and then back to thredbo.

    and then in the afternoon... [​IMG]
     
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  32. Nidecker

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    We had a booking for some lessons made when there was snow a few weeks ago, got the call today that they are not opening lifts on the weekend (at this stage) [​IMG]

    First LWE in a while that we haven't skied [​IMG]
     
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    We'll try:

    Relaxing in a beautiful Alpine Village
    The opening weekend sales in Jindy
    A hike to Kosci on Sunday
    The long lunch, the pub, the fashion parade
    Catching up with good friends and old over some red wine (Niedecker) and Schnapps (Sourmash ??)
    Meeting some new Friends - DOS, LadyMamaBear, Telecrag

    My biggest disappointment will be having to wait to see Niedecker on skis [​IMG]
     
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  34. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thats it! I'm bringing Lemoncello [​IMG]
     
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    Hoping to get a chance to kayak the Thredbo river this year.

     
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  36. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    A mate put up a pic on FB of him in the pond yesterday, cleaning out the filter. He was wearing a dry suit, with a down jacket and pants under, but still looked cold.
     
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    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Why would you have a dry suit in Thredbo? Then again, I wore a wetsuit in the Keller bar on night? Beach party I think... Don't really remember [​IMG]
     
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  38. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    No way a wettie would cut it in the water up there in winter, and someone is going to have to go in sometimes.

    Booked in at Terrace tomorrow night, mines the one with the notation Karen97. But I will meet you one day before SIC, you may be too busy tomorrow. I wonder if we have met before, I dont think so. I hear you have been running amok in a new car.
     
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    hey telecrag and friends ill be down saturday arvo. Going to walk to kosi from charlotts with a few gimp mates that have never been on sunday if anyone is keen. also will be at ullr for a beer saturday night talking skiing. packing the kite 2 for a laugh.. get amongst it!!

    fingers crossed this means a late season. touring till November hahahahaha
     
  40. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hey Muzz, you will see us hanging over our balcony watching the Potbelleez. What time you doing Ullr?
     
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    im staying there and should be in about 6
     
  42. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hmmmm cryptic [​IMG]
     
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    Settled in at the lodge, the fire's going, the beers are cold. All is good. Here's to winter 2013!
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    We have landed too, apartment is really nice. Glad I brought some skis, I am going to ski on opening.
     
  45. Untele-whippet

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    Don't tease, do tell
     
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  46. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pattern base, so light and shit, which will doubtless match the conditions. Ill hike in boots to a nice drift, and hit it, noodly style. There have not been many openings that I have not skied, its just the definition. Dont worry I will get +1 to take a pic.
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I might even do one turn on FF!
     
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    I demand many pics!
     
  49. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ha ha!!
    Welcome to town boys!

    I swore I heard the guns firing earlier...might have been wishful thinking.
    Let's get this party started!!
     
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    Wont be down until 22nd June, for a week. Hopefully there will be some snow by then. Have fun, say hi to Boz for us.
     
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