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Please use this thread ONLY for posting trip reports, condition information, photos etc. Please no general banter in this thread.

It will be embedded in the base of the Perisher Snow Report.

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I did a quick trip up to Perisher this afternoon from about 3:15 till 5. Conditions were varied. Quite a few of the lifts were on hold due to the wind.

Front and Centre valley were a little rain affected, but had good cover. The snow was a little heavy and slushy in places, firming up due to the cooling temperatures in others.

The top of Mt P was very windy, visibility was varied, sometimes good, sometimes crap. Lots of wind scoured icey patches up top mixed with sections of sastrugi. Once off the edge there was some nice patches of wind blown mixed in with some slightly heavier stuff (nowhere near as heavy as centre valley) but quite nice to ski.

There wasn't much snow falling, it seemed to be mainly wind blown. Hopefully tonight that changes.

This should show where I went
 
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Perisher turned on some pretty strong winds and low vis today mixed with plenty of white stuff ranging from bullet like Sago to fluffy flakes.
Many peeps hiding from the conditions
But if you were over on north P or interceptor and heard some strange noises coming from the trees, sleep easy it was only Hipo laughing aloud while having a ball in one of my best days skiing. Started off in dry fluffy stuff up to ankle deep and as the day progressed we found deeper stashes up to calf deep.
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And a big hug to the guys who designed the K2 Aftershocks - they really were fun and played like a frisky dolphin in todays conditions.
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After a rub down of Voltaren on these ol' knees can't wait for tomorrow
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Interceptor this afternoon. At 1:16 you can see the new snow depth.

 
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Today at North Perisher was epic. I was thinking the best snow I have had since 2000. Light and dry 10-20cm with deep stashes to be found. Awesome conditions on top of a deep base.
 

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skied this afternoon again, bluebird with no wind.
Conditions were a mix of firm pack, ice, death cookies etc, the usual afternoon shadow thing. The lower part of Olympic was chopped up icy crud. Top of Mt P was firm with icy patches. International was chopped up icy crud with moguls, Eyre was softer, with some icy crud places. Leichhardt had a few patches of softer snow among the trees, lots of firm and icy crud around that though. Front Valley was firm and fast.
 
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We had a great weekend, starting Friday with snow and ending Sunday with warm spring sunshine.

Very briefly the idea was twofold: A b'day treat for MrsH and 'lessons' and (re)learning to ski pour moi and it ended up that we spent 5hr:30min hours each of three days at Smiggins. I figure I did about 4hours of lessons and practice each day and relaxed for about 90mins each day, including checking in on MrsH and her sister.

Smiggs was ideal for both purposes.

Just as a comment on the conditions on Friday over lunch here is a bit around that time and in the afternoon




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Today I realised this was our longest stretch of skiing days (locally) since 2000 when we had 5nights/5days at Thredbo. Next two weekends are at home but I hope I can get two more day trips in, maybe three if I can get a mid-week day off work.
 
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I thought last weekend was epic however to front up again for bluebird skiing two weekends in a row in just sensational.

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Fistpump.
 

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More Woot !!

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where were all the people on the hill. Car park full, cars lined up all the way to smiggens holes. No lift lines, no one on the runs ????
 
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looks like Guthega, but not so sure about the chair in pic 1 (lower parachute?).
 

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Lock in for Sep 14-16
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Looking forward to sliding and drinking with Team Donza, skidown and the one and only smitty...
 
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woot to scottski

I will be on the hill 15th 16th and trying for the 14th
 

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Few pics from today. Had a great hour skiing including 5 runs through the pipe reliving my youth. There are bugger all people around, its sunny and a good cover.

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Dr. Wood Duck said:
woot to scottski

I will be on the hill 15th 16th and trying for the 14th

Be good to line up a beverage Duck!
 
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mx_boarder said:
Dr. Wood Duck said:
woot to scottski

I will be on the hill 15th 16th and trying for the 14th

Be good to line up a beverage Duck!

Perhaps a little woot and ale with Dr Duck and friends. Great way to see out a seriously good Oz season !
 
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aim for sundeck post lunch
 

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scottski said:
mx_boarder said:
Dr. Wood Duck said:
woot to scottski

I will be on the hill 15th 16th and trying for the 14th

Be good to line up a beverage Duck!

Perhaps a little woot and ale with Dr Duck and friends. Great way to see out a seriously good Oz season !

Lock in.

I'll have my people call your people.
 
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Had gourmet sausage sandwich yesterday sun deck
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Burning log hamburgers
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Coopers pale ale off tap @ the man still
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ODNT said:
Had gourmet sausage sandwich yesterday sun deck
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Mmmmmmmmm Sundeck Kransky
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mx_boarder said:
Dr. Wood Duck said:
woot to scottski

I will be on the hill 15th 16th and trying for the 14th

Be good to line up a beverage Duck!

I won't know my weekend schedule until sat 15th but from what I hear an afternoon dinking about with the wooters should possible
 
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As expected majority lifts on wind hold today , but looking up FV I can see all T-bars open including MT P. im watching kids get blown sideways from my window & clear visibility at least. May venture out around lunch if wind drops according to mountain watch.
 
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with all the banter is there not some cross-over of the threads going on here
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Thats cause people have no idea whats going on with 2 threads, its never going to work. This thread needs to have NO BANTER etc in the title if the dual thread idea is going to be of any value.
 

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It's a new feature, it will take time to get used to. I suspect next year is where it will come into it's own. If it gets too bad and I have the time I might move some posts around. I've been a bit too busy to keep a close eye on it so far.
 

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Had another great day up on the mountain on Tuesday,although a lot of the runs started to soften up pretty early,found a few nice areas around the mountain that most of the general public tend to miss and were in pretty good condition,even later in the day.I thought long and hard about going up first thing this morning for a few hours,but decided to have a rest day,We are down in Jindy and the wind gusts are pretty damm strong here,they were getting wind gusts of up to 100km/h from the top of Mt P according to their website and just watching some loose debris get blown up our street in Jindy.
 

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Great creamy fresh snow this morning. So what happened with the lifts on Mt P?? 45 min wait at Sun Valley while the tracks were cleared, big lines of keen riders. Not enough staff already??
Mind you, first tracks down international.were worth it
 

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Glad I went out to North P this morning then, was contemplating going out to sun valley.

Creamy snow is a good description, nowhere near as dry as last week but still awesome fun.
 

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A belated report for yesterday afternoon (Friday 7th Sept).
If you weren't wearing appropriate gear you would have had an extremely uncomfortable day. Very poor visibility, Very high winds.

I had planned on going to Guthega, but when I arrived at Bullocks Flat (about 2) the status board had Blue Cow t-bar on hold so I went with plan B and Mt P. - convenient as I had forgotten interschools were on at Guthega as well.

Heading across to Mt P I was beginning to think it was a bad idea to go skiing yesterday. The V-8 was very uncomfortable and running a lot slower than normal, the wind was very strong and the snow sago like so stung the face a lot. The top of Leichhardt the wind was strong enough you were almost being blown uphill. For the first time since I started wearing a helmet a few years ago I put my hood up over my helmet to get a bit more face cover.

Heading from the top of Happy to Sun was a bit surreal.

The top of Mt P was almost completely whiteout, to the extent that I was getting vertigo. If you strayed too far from the t-bar you couldn't see anything. Down lower around tree level and the Eyre bowl the visibility was better.

Across the resort the snow was a mix of large swathes of wind scoured boilerplate ice mixed with drifts of snow. Where the snow was, was very nice, particularly among the trees.

The wind was so bad that I was having trouble staying in the t-bar track and thought I might end up de-railing it a couple of times, although I didn't someone did, as Eyre and International ended up shutting early after a couple of derailments within a short period of time.

It was very windy at Bullocks flat with bit's of snow mixed in when I left at about 5:30.

I would have liked to have headed up this morning but was unable to
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At the top of Mt P the picture would have been the colour of the background of this page
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However you can see where I went using this link
 
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Yesterday waa awful as described above. We stood around watching interschools moguls at Blue Cow till ours were finished. All I can say about that was cold, wet, where are those skiers? Cause you could not see them till they were almost at the bottom. Defintely not a day to ski unless you had to. Standing around is worse than skiing because you get cold.

Went back to Perisher via the tube after that and skied the t-bars for a while. The village 8 was revolting because you were up in more wind. We were demoing powder skis - an interesting expereince on the mix of nice soft powderish stuff and sheet ice. Never had a ski side slip like these powder skis before and wrt ice - don't panic just stand still till you get across it cause no way would the soft powder skis do anything on that ice.
 

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What a fantastic morning at Perisher,got up there about half 8 and was expecting low visability and strong winds,and turned out quite the opposite,stuffed around at centre valley and pretty valley till they opened up mt P then went over and had a blast,pretty good conditions considsering the last few days,took off about 11.30, back over to mid station for lunch,then headed for blue cow and the clouds came back in and the wind picked up ,around interceptor was pretty good ,but as soon as I dropped in around pleasant valley the wind really started to pick up and just seemed to get worse ,a slight reprieve when doing a few runs down around the Ridge lift although the snow was getting pretty soft again down near the bottom.Then back to Perisher and back into the cold wind,had enough of the shit visability and starting to get damp, so time for a coffee then home for the day.
 

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D-eye said:
A belated report for yesterday afternoon (Friday 7th Sept).
If you weren't wearing appropriate gear you would have had an extremely uncomfortable day. Very poor visibility, Very high winds.

Yep, 2 girls racing @ perisher suffered hypothermia yesterday whilst waiting for there runs. One girl racing on mother in law run had to be stretchered away, the other to the left of front valley was escorted away not allowed to race.
And the later I knew & definately did not have the correct gear for rain. Wearing some puffy snow roxy type jacket only suitable to keep warm, not repelling rain gear.
 
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From the other thread
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Super slushy out there today, almost everywhere - that is all...

Yes but I had an absolutley wonderful day today, the Salomon Lords come into their own in these conditions.

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It rained mud in Canberra on Wednesday night and I wonder if this is the same thing.

That's from Side Salad. It does serve a purpose DWD - a nice spot to get a pic across to the terminal. I like two bits: where it narrows and elbows left, heading far right there is a nice knoll to ride up and then fall away, and then near the end hang a left and there is a nice steep bit just before where te Summit and Terminal load.

I'm glad I decide to go today - I did work work from home most of yesterday while attending to chores, and picking up my skis.

After first giving breakfast to the animals at 4:30 I turfed them out and was away from home at 4:55 sans breakfast myself. Cooma Maccas remdied that with a 10min stop and coffee to go and was through Jindy about 7:05, no congestion at the Barry way roundabout at that time. Stopped at the hitch-hiker spot and gave a lift to a young guy from Breckenridge and we chatted about funny that been there twice the last three years and going back again and about what he did, plus Summit County etc. Got to Bullocks Flat about 7:30. Plenty of time to get boots on, but the ski tube add-on, pit stop etc and was on the 8am tube.

The idea was to work on my lesons and then finish up with a bit of practice.

Didn't work out like that because taking the tube meant taking a backpack with a lighter top for when it turned warm, sunnies etc so I figured on getting a locker at Perisher to offload stuff only to find no real person to get a key from for a $10 locker like at Blue Cow, just a machine that asked for $11 but warned it did not give change and only having $20s and above I figured on trying my luck.

Front Valley at 8:30 was mighty hard and crowded but I did some warm up drills which kind of did the trick and then got the quad figuring on going to BC to continue there.

what I did notice was the lift configuration mentioned before in the the Freedom Pass thread. By keeping the quad closed till later it causes a lot of congestion on FV and then when people spot the quad going it gets busy over there. Being by myself though the singles queue plus queue side marshall meant no delay.

But after hoping on I looked up and saw folks having to walk up the graded road around to BC so decided to get off at mid station which I did, down Pretty Valley and around to Interceptor. Drills just vanished from my mind as it looked so inviting so I went back down there not understanding why I'd never done it before. It was tops.

Pondering another few runs there I thought no stick with Plan A (modified) so I got the chair back up, across and down Rolller Coaster. That was maybe 9:40am and RC was slushy all the way down. However the lessons have been paying off and I must say I enjoyed it as much as when it has been firm and fast.

Got to the Ridge chair and went straight into the singles queue and riding up thought of DWD's comment a while back so came straight back down Excelerator, figuring the later I leave it the slushier it will be. It was already a tad slushy right at the top but I think I skied it better than any other time and passed most folks. Got to the bottom and the queue had blown out to twice the size it had been 15mins earlier.

I did a Zalis/Terminal loop a couple of times and then did some lessons on Early Starter basically mixing that around until a bit after 1pm, having stopped for a coffee around 10:30, about which I must email Perisher contact us about their inconsistent delivery of the Freedom Pass side benfits, and took a $10 locker to ditch the backpack, helmet and jacket as it was warming up, kept from getting hot by a cool breeze.

At one stage there was someone looping Zalis who obviously liked music to ski to but couldn't afford earphones as he had a small ghetto blaster in his backpack belting out something which, from five chairs ahead, sounded like 80s country pop or something. That drove me back to my drills in quick order.

I mentioned the queue at Ridge, maybe it eased off after lunch as it would have become very slushy down there by then. However the Summit quad was ski straight back on all day. The Teminal quad queue became fairly long for an hour to 12:30 for obvious reasons and for some reason although they had their queue side marshall they folded the single lane and started telling people they should form up pairs which kind of defeated the purpose of having the marshall there in the first place.

A litmus test of the slushiness at BC is the run from the terminal down past the ES cjair and to the quad. That was something but again I enjoyed it, a novel experience for me.

Feeling guilty about turfing the dog out so early at 1pm I figured I better start heading back so went down Pleasant Valley, up there down Copperhead and Pretty Valley which was quite slushy and chopped up but very nice skiing) around to the Telemark T and down FV to be waiting for the the tube at 2pm. I was away from the carpark about 2:40pm and the car said it was 15.5C there, getting home about 5:20pm.

Next Sunday I shall use my 2013 Freedom Pass to give MrsH a free ticket and see about getting back to the 'lessons'.
 
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Perisher yesterday (Sun 9 Sep 2012) from restaurant at Mt P Chair. Olympic top right looking sweet.

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What another fantastic morning at Perisher,I managed to get a day by myself and got a nice early'ish start(9.15) over on Mt P and set myself a challenge to try and get some serious vertical metres on the Perisher Leaderboard.The snow was great around towers till about 11 then moved over to the runs around International and then traversing back to the old double.Had a good laugh at the top of the old double when I heard some yelling by the top liftie and some guy had forgotten to get off at the unload area.Decided to try the cafe there at the bottom and had a nice Kransky washed down by a hot choc and a beer,then off again for a few more runs down around international then back to the main mountain for a few runs down the quad and the T-bars ,which was getting hard work as the snow was getting pretty sloppy,but managed to find a few areas that were still in good shape,called it quits about 2.30 and managed to get about 6500vm for the day,which is the best I have managed to do since getting here.Hats of to those people doing over 10,000vm per day.Hopefully more of the same tomorrow but will be spending a bit of time sking with the other 1/2
 

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Funtastico.
What a fun day.Got up the mountain about 10,suprised by the lack of wind and reasonable visability,the sking was slow,fresh damp snow on a wet base at the bottom.Got some pretty reasonable falls for a few hours, then the sun came out for a few hours towards the end of the day.Spent most of the afternoon skiing from the top of the quad straight down into pretty valley, then up pretty valley and back up the quad and done it all again and again, could'nt really wander to far as the wife is quite happy around Happy V and Pretty Valley. done a few runs around Mt P ,then off down for a coffee and home and a early night for a big day tomorrow.
Not bad for mid-september.
 

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Anyone else missing vertical metres at Perisher Today,started skiing at 9.20 today,but the first run did not register till 11.06.Great day for a suntan,very warm conditions but still had a great time around Mt P
 
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I'd be embarassed to check my stats WaitAWhile, they'd be paltry. So I won't.

Here's what we did. Same early morning departure for me from Canberra and picked up my mate a bit after 5am and after breakfast at Comma Macca's we were at the Smiggs carpark about 7:50 in time to wait for the doors at the ticket office to open at 8am where my friend was issued with his complimentary ticket courtesy of my 2013 FP. After that back to the car and boots on etc and we were on the slopes. I though how much better it is to spend that first 30 to 40mins warming up before most lifts are opened at Smiggs rather than on Front Valley. I did notice though how the slopes had deteriorated since last Sunday - grass appearing in spots, and becoming thin on convex parts of the slope, cover thinning to expose more of the brown dust that had blown in Wed night the week before etc. We warmed up with a few runs on Blanchy's down the Burke & Wills duplex T-bar and although it was pretty hard back on the first up the top it was softening at the bottom and after a couple of runs my mate was too hot in his jacket and the cover had softened enough for me to have had my trip down memory lane by skiing on my old skis so we went back to the car to ditch the jacket and swap back to my Salomon Lords.

We took the Kaaten 3chair up to gain height to get across to the Link but skied back down as my mate had dropped his water bottle from the stringy bit on the back of his back pack. That kind of set the pattern for our day but in terms of showing my mate around we would do a lift the ski back down, then across to another lift etc.

So making it up Link we went along the road to Piper and across to Interceptor about 9:15am. It was still firm enough to get enough speed to carry us just about to the lift base with no need to push uphill. A non-existent queue has us up the top pretty quickly so we came straight back down. Off piste at Smiggs had been clacity-clack so we came down the groomed (mostly), a very nice cruise indeed and I just love the part where it narrows before midstation.

Back up we went across and down Pleasant Valley (which in my geriatric age I often slip into referring to by its original pre-Packer ownership name of Pretty Valley, not to be confused with the Perisher Pretty Valley, which is why after Packer bought BC they renamed it to Pleasant Valley). Down through there and a quick run down Roller Coaster was enjoyable, the latter not being as slushy as it was last Sunday, being 30mins earlier, to find the 8th wonder of the world - an empty queue at the Ridge Chair. My mate was still finding his sea legs and had taken a tumble losing more from his back pack so I just enjoyed the sunshine, and empty queue race. We took that up and then came back down again, with my mate continuing his pattern of coming down in more ways that one after not skiing for a number of years.

Back up the Ridge chair and down Zalis was nice. Zalis is predictable, usually quite scraped off and it was so today. So I usually do a few wide traverses on the top third then a fast run down the side on the bottom haf , where it narrows a tad in width. After a ride back up we came down Side Salad where the way it kind of dissipates into any which way had my friend deploying his navigation skills to reach the Terminal chair. We continued the theme of then taking the run straight back down and then cae back up and and seeing it was 10:25 decided to take coffee and my ex-RN friend took on coal, sorry chips and other carbs. Success, with the good advice from forum members I knew to seek out the FP readers at the cash registers so obtained my 78c discount on the coffee no problemo.

We came out at 10:45 and in that 20mins the surface had become noticeably stickier, grabbing the skies as we went across Early Starter and swung around the traverse to Guthega. Despite the sudden increase in stickiness the traverse was in good shape and it ran fast and getting to the Cow Pastures J bar was no trouble. We continued the theme of catching the lift up and did a run back down it, two actually as my friend dropped his pole on the first run and then got back onto the Creek Traverse to end up at the Blue Calf T-bar. We took that up and came down Basinski and I could not help notice how by the trees in the shade it was still very icy thus gaining an insight into how it is still possible for an older person to come to grief in a close encounter with an immovable object even in mid September. We took the Blue calf back up and then had a very nice run down Lindners followed by another ride on Blue Calf after which we went across to to Blue Cow T-bar. Joy of joys almost comparable with an empty queue on the Rigde quad: No queue. We did a very enjoyable Possum's back onto Bloody Mary which with the brown dust in full exhibit lived up to its name but by skiing it fast enough the grippiness was minimal.

We went back up Blue Cow and stopped for a photo opportunity my friend being amused by the trail sign indicating there was run called Mother-in-Law which was apposite seeing his mother-in-law had arrived from the UK yesterday for a months stay.

As an overall observation Guthega was very enjoyable with the small queues being the main factor, but the snow was till good too, probably the best shape of where we spent the day.

We were on our way back by 12:30pm and despite straight lining it all the way along the high traverse we only just managed to make it back across the flats and down to the Terminal quad. Riding it up we headed across to Pretty, sorry Pleasant, Valley and one had to sit right back on the heels not to come to a halt in the slush.

For some reason that area was the most congested lift loading area we struck all day, not that there was any real queue to speak of but just in relative terms. After riding the Pleasant Valley chair back up I thought we could dispense with the grand tour theme of immediately heading back down the run beside chair and instead we went down the first part of Copperhead Rd then across the wide flat bit to join Pretty Valley. Funnily enough that surface was still in good nick but once in Pretty Valley it was very heavy going with the skis constantly being grabbed by the sticky snow. Nevertheless the Lords made the best of it and we took the Pretty Valley chair back up for a final run back down and to continue on to the road around to Telemark and further on to Piper. That's where my mate got adventerous again and forgot how I'd said you have to veer right heading away from
Smiggs and use the Piper T to take you back so when Im waiting at the Piper he calls me from Interceptor so after telling him to stay at the top of Interceptor I took Piper up then again across to Interceptor and up not to find him so I call and he's back at Smiggs anyway. So its across to Pretty Valley and back down to past Telemark but the heavy snow by after 2pm means another climb up to Piper by which time I'm glad I spent the day with just a sleeveless polartec over my skivvy and had stuffed the beanie into my pocket. It was warm.

Nevertheless I learned a few useful hints about Interceptor from the guy I share Piper with and then its a slushy traverse back to Smiggs but even at 2:20pm it was still good enough to traverse right across past the base of the Kaaten 3ple to reach the car park and be at the car by 2:25pm, just about on the dot for when MrsH and I would meet back there.

Despite the conditions being a lot heavier than last Sunday it was still a very enjoyable day and I particularly liked showing the layout to me friend. We only scratched the surface where we went and we didn't even do anything with Front or Centre Valley, Happy Valley or MtP which means he can have a lot to look forward to.

The drive home leaving at 2:40pm on a Saturday is much easier than on a Sunday with traffic very light and I dropped my friend home at 5pm to face wife, mother-in-law and three very young kids while I picked up some beers and came home to a right royal welcome from our BC about 5:15, a great end to the day and most probably, the season.
 

WaitAwhile

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Re: Perisher 2012 - Reports/photos/conditions

Sounds like you had a good time Hacski,We finished up about the same time,managed to spend about 2 hours on Mt P,mainly around International and Eyre which were in good shape even when I left at 12.30,Did not even try towers as it looked in pretty bad shape at 10.30.Then back over to Happy Valley and had lunch with the wife and done a few runs down there,the runs were still in pretty good shape and the queue was not that bad.Pretty Valley was good first up in the morning but softened up early and the lift queues were no problem,which was a suprise as there were some big qeues on the v8 and the quad around 9.15,We were almost going to go over to Blue Cow if the lift lines at Pretty Valley were bad but decided to hang around .Then off back to Jindy around 3.30 and a good case of sunburn to the head,even with sunscreen on.Only 2 more days left for us for season 2012,managed to get 18 sking days,and the Freedom Pass has more than paid for itself .Will try and do 30 days next year if work lets me.
 

snowMac

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Re: Perisher 2012 - Reports/photos/conditions

Great day on the mountain mostly sunny with a little bit of high cloud. Was good fun on Mt P first up. Snow was nice but after about 1 it turned very slushy was slow to ski on but still fun. Best run was over at interceptor this morning.
 

dawooduck

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Re: Perisher 2012 - Reports/photos/conditions

Rock garden and Kami faces inc Yaradoo where very nice spring skiing. Interceptor and Happy valley trees very very nice today.

Had a total ball this weekend.

Thank you season 2012 you where wonderful and thank you all your random people I skied with. It was a season of many many happy fun loving skier faces.
 

FixedGrip

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Re: Perisher 2012 - Reports/photos/conditions

Great meeting/skiing with you Duck!

Had a blast at Perisher Sat, Thredbo today. Aussie season 2013 is too far away.
 
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