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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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    Had an excellent dinner, perfectly cooked, really nicely controlled flavours, thanks very much.

    Then watched Jock at Ullr, nightcap at Berntis, doesnt matter what, have to love opening.
     
  2. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    first chair for Thredbo this year:

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Telecrags day count = 1. 2 runs on FF on the classics, will post a pic when I get home. Thinking I might just do another couple on the way out, and make it 2. Its not cheating.

    I like the look of the new HN runout.

    Knickerbocker for dinner tonight.

    Saw the bride and groom at the top of kosi chair as we returned from a hike.

    The Potbelleez were pretty good last night, +1 said we had the best view of a band that she has ever had. Little Nanook is ideal for a couple.

    WOOT!
     
  4. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    doesnt look too bad

     
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  5. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    [​IMG]

    Good on them though.
     
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  6. Dos

    Dos One of Us

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    Had a great day at Friday Flat with newbie friends today. They couldn't master J Turns just yet, but sure had a great time.

    Also had lunch at Eagle Nest.

    Most impressive thing was... a few lifties and people at River Inn remember me from last year!
     
  7. JoeKing

    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah check out the excitement of the faces of those in gareth's pic.

    The biggest kid on the left looks the happiest tho...
     
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  8. SuskiQ

    SuskiQ Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    That looks like a short trip to a frozen arse [​IMG] Bit chilly on butts [​IMG]
     
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    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Need the Japanese fellow wid da broom.
     
  10. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    its the biggest accumulation of snow there - don't go sweeping it away! [​IMG]
     
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  11. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good pick up SuskiQ! That chair looks chilly as (or chilly ass, as the case may be!)
    Guns have been firing tonight again - they are working very hard to get some turns happening in Thredbo.

    The bridal party had pics taken up the top of the Kosi chair after the service. From all reports rather chilly in bridal attire, even suitably winter bridal attire... And a bit of fear factor downloading from the non skiers.

    Still trying to work out if my high heel mangled feet are up for a slide tomorrow or not - I guess if the bride goes up...so will I!! [​IMG]
     
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  12. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you do, and I do, you can have a laugh at me teetering about on my classics, ZZZzzzzzzZZZZZZZzzz
     
  13. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ha ha!
    If the bride wants a slide I'll take the board...if not, I might even be funnier than you on the clasics, and on two planks instead of one!
     
  14. Dos

    Dos One of Us

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    Just got back in Sydney an hour ago and will be at Thredbo again on Tuesday [​IMG]
     
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  15. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    posted on Thredbo's FB this morning:

    fantastic pic!!

    [​IMG]

     
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  16. Dos

    Dos One of Us

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    Oh NO! Fire Alert! Fire ALERT!!! Call the firemen!!!
     
  17. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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  18. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The view up top Saturday

    [img:left][​IMG][/img]


    From our balcony

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    No matter what

    [img:left][​IMG][/img]

    [img:left][​IMG][/img]
     
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  19. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Better than sitting at home.
    A mighty fine effort!
    I hope wifey had a nice time too!
     
  20. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I hope so too, it wasnt cheap. Beautiful apartment, eating at Thredbo's best, fine wine.

    Back to the van next week. Soup and noodles.
     
  21. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Reg, Joey, Arkie, Marlee. Not the first pic I've seen of today's/this seasons first chair [​IMG]

    Remember the name Joey Ellis, he'll be doing some big stuff starting in around 10 years time...
     
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  22. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    aspect of FF I've not seen before (top half of pic)

    [​IMG]
     
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  23. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Too cool Sas! Watch 'em from young!
     
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  24. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    We got some FF turns yesterday. Fun!
     
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    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Indeed Lady Mamabear. I remember skiing the Thredbo halfpipe with Chris Booth when he was about 8. He was incredible little grommet back then, he was always a standout skier. Arkie and Marlee are amazing skiers too, very lucky kids with their backyard and opportunity [​IMG]
     
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  26. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I know all the names, but cant remember who's they are. I think I have skied with them. There is an amazing crop of new talent growing up in them thar hills.
     
  27. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    does anyone have any good pics of the New Beginner bowl and the FF extension in action?
     
  28. Dos

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    I haven't got a pic of new beginner bowl or high noon, but I can tell you that the new beginner bowl will be out of service soon if there isn't any snow fall or snowmaking.

    This is Friday Flat today.

    [​IMG]
     
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  29. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    thanks, can't really see the new stuff from that though. Be good to see how it all panned out
     
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    Dunno about 'good', but these should give you an idea of the new setup...

    [​IMG]
    Looking down from high noon runout (you can see the merrits double in the background)
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    Looking up the new 'giddy up' run (ta DOS [​IMG] ). The top right of the shot is where the carpet ends
    [​IMG]
    The new tunnel carpet
     
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  31. Dos

    Dos One of Us

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    Will take photos of both spots for you tomorrow.
     
  32. Dos

    Dos One of Us

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    s-nogun

    The run is called Giddy up and the tunnel is the Burrow.
     
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    Dos One of Us

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    Could someone embed photos for me please. I can't do it on my mobile phone. Thanks.


    New Beginner Bowl
    [​IMG]

    High Noon Runout.
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    What a blur of a weekend [​IMG]
     
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  35. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    so Dos, do you think the upgrades have been a success?
     
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    Dos One of Us

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    Yes, I think it is a good improvement. Friday Flat is much bigger now.

    The only thing I still can't understand why they did the way they did was the end of new HN runout. The run joins back to FF (Giddy-up) in sharp angle. Why didn't they cut it a bit further down and make it narrower angle? That would also avoid collision between HN traffic with runaway Giddy-up beginners.
     
  37. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I really like the new beginner bowl on the other side of the buildings, past the roundabout.
    It REALLY creates more space - and splits up the mass of beginners with the expansion of FF proper, and this addition.
     
  38. Dos

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    I did laps at FF today 7 hours non-stop [​IMG]
     
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  39. Dos

    Dos One of Us

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    Had one day snowboarding and two days skiing at FF. Hopefully, Cruiser opens soon before I die of bored at FF.
     
  40. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    probably bearable if its not busy
     
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  41. Dos

    Dos One of Us

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    There was no queue. Not many people on the slope either. I'm still a beginner so it was okay. I want to go up the Cruiser now, though.

    Not sure about today. If snow is to little, I might give it a rest and just do some work. I've been to lazy to work in the past few days, over 100 emails to answer!!!
     
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    Dos One of Us

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    Mountain top is visibly covered with much snow now...

    This is more exciting than waiting for Lotto result [​IMG]
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    We're sacrifying Friday Flat for the upper slopes. Let's hope that either there is enough snow to open the Cruiser/Basin or the village temp drops low enough to snow at Friday Flat, or there won't be anywhere worth riding on tomorrow.

    Not that I skiied or boarded today. I stationed at Friday Flat Bistro from 09.00 to 16.45 working and reporting the weather all day. [​IMG]

    I'm prepared to do snow dance, naked, at Friday Flat tonight if that would mean Cruiser/Basin to open tomorrow! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    Prokasaurus Hard Yards

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    Basin cam is looking pretty swell atm. At merrits its abit more grim. Hope that changes by tomorrow morning!
     
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    Should look good tomorrow [​IMG] hopefully
     
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    The Merrits cam is from just before 2pm and hasn't updated since
     
  49. Dos

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    The guy who worked at Merrits House said it had been snowing at 3pm. And I think it continued since.
     
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    Looks like temps been dropping rather nicely. Any moisture atm?