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Snow Report Perisher 2015 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Richard, May 29, 2015.

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  1. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    #snow2015
     
  2. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm happy to report.....
    This is what Front valley looks like one day before Friday's early open to the season.:D:D




    Bring it on!
    :D:D:D
     
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    dr80 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Camping O/N for first in the queue for lift opening tomorrow Normo?
     
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  4. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just came up here to see if I could sneak on a lift early! :)

    It is a stunning day up here. Lots of smiling staff getting the place ready. The vibe is Sensational!:woohoo:
     
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    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lift tix prices have finally been released.

    $59 for a day ticket and $32 for kids.

    I think.

    Can't see how i purchase in advance yet...

    [​IMG]
     
  6. sixty_eight

    sixty_eight One of Us

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    I'm surprised you haven't done a deal with the groomers to tow you up the hill Normo.
     
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  7. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's just for tomorrow.......Friday.....limited lifts open.
    Increases to $79 adult for Saturday or Sunday......increasing steadily after that....by the 20th June it's full season price but only showing a 2 day price.
    Not sure why they are being a bit shy about day tickets for later?
     
  8. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Magic Carpet needs testing.

    #JustSaying
     
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    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  10. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    I might give it one go.......just for old times sake! :)
    Apart from that, the V8 will have my full attention tomorrow!:D
     
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  11. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    That place still operating??


    :)
     
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    cin Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    nup
    closed down for good
    nothing to see here, move along
     
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  13. Slalom

    Slalom A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ok, so August 2nd - 7th trip officially booked. 3 years in a row to Perisher now staying at Boonoona Lodge.
    Hope to catch up and see a few of you guys out and about on the slopes.
    Happy skiing.
    :woohoo:
     
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  14. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Give my regards to Matt and Luanne at the lodge. They were great hosts when I went last year. Hope they're still running the show.
     
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    Slalom A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Will do.
    When I rang today to book, I actually asked that exact question. The good news is the guys are still running the show. Can't wait.
     
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    iagreewithhim One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Booked self and jnr in for 7 days from 20 July, staying at RAN Ski Club lodge. What better way to spend your birthday?
    You guys can all piss off while I'm there - I want the place all to myself!
     
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    agentBM Part of the Furniture

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    Heading down in four hours for the weekend to be staying at Smiggins. Bloody awesome when your mate owns a bloody ski lodge across the car park from the lifts and he says to stay for free - just help cook brekky. Moderate drinking here I come......will take pics as usual
     
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    bomber One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sounds great BM
     
  19. sixty_eight

    sixty_eight One of Us

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    If Matt doesn't cook his 24hr pork, you are missing out.
     
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    Balsta One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Season 2015 under way!!
    [​IMG]
    Looks great, wish I was out there.
     
  21. sara777

    sara777 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don't forget to say hi or join miniSIC on the 25th :)
     
  22. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thats the best I've seen FV since 2000 on opening weekend.
     
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    kylep Cage rattler Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wow, could mistake it for mid-season
     
  24. Dug

    Dug Hard Yards

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    It's been over 15 years since I've hit the big Mt P. Booked the family in for a week from June 21 - taking a big gamble, but mainly thinking - it is about the kids and they only need a patch of 50m x 50m to have fun. Looks like we'll have that and more (rain, rain stay away)!

    Any good tips for lunching on / around the mountain??
     
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    Prepare to be overcharged and under delivered to avoid disappointment! :D
     
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    Burgers down at the pub between the v8 and the quad,
    Anything at Eyre T
     
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    Slalom A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Eyre burgers are pretty good.
     
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    Slalom A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Beat me to it.
     
  29. WaitAwhile

    WaitAwhile One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    The perisher owned outlets will give you value meals which can work out slightly cheaper.But still be prepared to give the wallet a good workout.
     
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    They had the triple on Mt P turning this afternoon, wouldn't be surprised if towers opens in the next week
     
  31. neko

    neko Hard Yards

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    Groomer in Happy Valley prepping the T-bar track. Expect it may open tomorrow.
     
  32. ryan_

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    Perisher dashboard up and running!

    189 punters on the hill today..

    Number 1.... Normo on 7600m already.. off to a flying start! Good on ya mate :thumbs:
     
  33. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is that vertical metres?

    Front valley = about 100m vertical. So 76 runs for Normo?
     
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    Some say he eats cheese for breakfast...
     
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    He'll probably end up doing 100 laps by the end of the day - legend!
     
  36. bengarden

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    All in all a great first day of the seaso n. It felt like locals day on the hill hardly ran into anyone from out of area. Great to get the legs working again after a break of 5 months or so....hardly anyone there so straight onto the v8 after every run. Snow was overall great for first day season however there were a few icey chunk sections towards the bottom right if looking down from the top. Just a day trip for me from Canberra so I'll leave tomorrow to the hordes. At least they will have a bit more room to move with quad to mid station opening. Terrain park was also open by lunchtime. Need a top up in next week or so to really get things pumping.
     
  37. skichic

    skichic A Local

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    Yeah was as good as FV mid season. Was fun :D
     
  38. sixty_eight

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    ...and that his back sweat is excellent for cleaning glasses.....
     
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    * As previously suggested pretty-much anything at Eyre (special mention for the Eyre burgers of course).
    * Gourmet pies at the quad chair mid-station.
    * Hot chocolate at the bottom of Pretty Valley double chair (and they are the best/cleanest toilets on the hill there too).
    * Kebabs in the "Pub" food court (between the V8 and the quad chair).
    * The restaurant underneath the Pub food court (sorry, I don't remember the name).
    * Coffee, panini and Roberta's really good Sienna Cake and Rocky Road at Brunelli's in the main Perisher Centre building.
    * For a sit-down lunch, pizzas at Aldo's (in the Skitube terminal at Perisher) - unexpectedly this tends to be less busy on a weekend than a weekday, unless the weather is bad then it is bedlam any time.
     
  40. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bro please ....... That's his urine. ......
     
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    Ted Harper One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Normo dashboard update from just now (4:40pm): 92 lift rides (all on the V8 except for one mighty adrenalin rush on the magic carpet), 9475 vertical metres total. Rocketboy right on the pace too. Been a couple of us in the office with season passes jealously watching the cameras and dashboard today. Funny how Front Valley gets you so excited at this stage of the season isn't it :)
     
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    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
    Very fun day today. Clear skies, no wind, great cover, good company.
    Shared runs with Alister and Rosie but spent much of the day trying to keep up with Rocketboy.
    Met a couple of self-confessed Ski.com lurkers and shared the joy with several local/regulars.
    96 V8's and one magic carpet.
    Now tired.
    Expect a few more peeps to turn up tomorrow!
     
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    Have the best of fun tomorrow! I just only finished work and all my ski forum mates already went to the snow :cry:
     
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    Ralph_implement A Local

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    96 V8's....you're a machine!
     
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    :cheers:Go Norm. Great to meet you last Friday. Hope the back stays solid .
     
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    skichic A Local

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    [​IMG]

    Was terribly crowded yesterday. Saw you Normo, never quite managed to catch a chair with you though.
     
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    looks flat
     
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    Ralph_implement A Local

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    It is flat! It's front valley ;)
     
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    skichic A Local

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    Yep. But it had snow and a turning lift!
     
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    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    Team Astro first lifts.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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