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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. Olgreg

    Olgreg One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Damn!!;)
     
  2. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Plenty of snow still to be had up on Mt P, although a few rocks were waiting to surprise unsuspecting skiers and boarders tearing down the little terrain park in Sun Valley. A whole 6 lifts were on offer today - a little disingenuous of Perisher to claim 9, as there wasn't a snowball's chance in hell of Leichardt or Mitchell opening. Still, sufficient for getting to Mt P and a rare opportunity to ski straight onto the Happy Valley T bar. Very quiet on the mountain.

    Well, that's it for me this season. The period of mourning has now officially begun for the 2015 Australian snow season. One may criticise the snow quality (but I have nothing to compare it with, well not until my January Japan trip anyway), but for me the experience of gliding down a slope between the gum trees, spotting unique fauna such as the occasional ambling wombat or echidna, and sharing many a chat with a fellow skier or boarder on a lift is priceless ... Perisher, I will miss you (even if you did close down Blue Cow early, you rats!). Until next year ... :)
     
  3. Astro66

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

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    Well done this season. Do you have the season pass for next year ?
     
  4. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Absolutely!
     
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    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks like the Dashboard has given up. No updates for today and I don't think the season totals have updated from Wednesday.
     
  6. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Normo just broke it......
     
  7. Astro66

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

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    Computer tried to multiply by infinity.
     
  8. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Or divide by zero
     
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    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    More like melted down - nearly 10C and not even 8am. Game Over
     
  10. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    Scrubbed up nice for another day of fun! Feeling pretty warm already!
     
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  11. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    Gotta play it out til the final siren! :D
     
  12. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    vale season 2015
     
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    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    ^^^ oh! a pun!!! just realised!
     
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  14. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is that friggin gate open yet. So sick of RMS and their stupid LWE schedule. Screw the local tourism industry - I'm on the govt payroll and work to roster only. If there's a govt department that can be completely outsourced to the private sector it's the RMS.
     
  15. skichic

    skichic A Local

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    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    don't want to jinx it - but maybe - only 8K to go. dashboard better update though - otherwise it's all just a lunchtime tall tale. meanwhile, junior has been keeping placesetter 50 for you. He should be at 44 or something - depending on whether it ever updates.
     
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  17. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Should knock that over by 2pm
     
  18. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh I was wondering why the leaderboard wasn't updating!
     
  19. skichic

    skichic A Local

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    I'll be fighting for front page again tomorrow. Will be very upset if the dashboard has died for the season though!
     
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  20. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    How much for a day pass this weekend? - Cheers
    Ps perisher app is useless...
     
  21. skichic

    skichic A Local

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    Perisher assure me they are working on the problem!
     
  22. Olgreg

    Olgreg One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Secret spot again. Shh!! Smooth and creamy
     
  23. Olgreg

    Olgreg One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    And the gate is now open. Cars parked at the bottom of Eyre
     
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  24. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    17C in the village, 14.6C up top. Toasty o_O
     
  25. skichic

    skichic A Local

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    I can feel a ski/ride day coming up :)
     
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  26. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    This morning was suprisingly fast and icy on front valley ....... for about 20 mins. It was very warm, but the snow held up surprisingly well, went creamy and slow rather than slushy and wet. Fattish skis with a bit of early rise tip / rocker make it fun.

    The cover is holding up amazingly well, front valley and towers where there has been a lot of snowmaking are extremely well covered. Eyre is starting to suffer though, especially today. Only 3 more days though.

    Drove up to the loop at Charlottes after skiing today. Still quite a bit of snow beside the road 1-2m in places.

    BTW the dashboard is working to some degree, it logs your rides and shows you your personal total, which seems correct, just not updating the leaderboard.
     
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  27. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    Usual price less mates discount I guess?
    I'll send you a mates discount if you want?
     
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    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Same here I have 5 left if anyone can use just pm
     
  29. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    I think the online buying is done for the season.
     
  30. nfip

    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yer thought it might be too late.
    One of those things I sorta missed.
    Tho most all my crew are fully subscribed
     
  31. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Decided to stick to self propulsion for tomorrow only ;) - cheers
     
  32. Donza

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    FYI... its going to be around 12 degrees at 8am..
    so push hard
     
  33. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    FWIW I found it, it's $99. My 1 resort day this year was at Thredbo for $119 all lifts circa 600m of vertical.
    I might be a tight bc person but it's too much for 10 lifts on the last weekend of the year. Kudo's for being open but throw the average punter a bone (I understand the economics). At $60 I might have batted the wind on Sunday for a bit of fun.
     
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  34. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Zomg, it's already 11C up the top of Perisher.

    Normo, don't forget to get the waterskis out from the back of the boat.
     
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  35. skichic

    skichic A Local

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    13 in the carpark and a tad breezy.
     
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    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    ^^^ Wot she said!
     
  37. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well stop playing with your toys & go skiing before it gets warm & wet.
    :)
     
  38. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still well covered!
     
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    Being a thredbo man I noticed that perisher dropped day tickets to 99 for the last week. So with the daughter home from uni we decided on a day trip fro Canberra on thursday. Quality of spring snow was very good.

    1st two are about 2/3 way down the not so secret spot and the third is under Olympic. Skiers left of Inter T all the way down was a real treat. From the top Mt Tate looked to still have a real decent cover as well.

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    sara777 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    From Ozgirl: Where is everybody!

     
  41. Olgreg

    Olgreg One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Warm and not too breezy at Eyre

     
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    Balsta One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Heard a rumour on a chairlift this morning that Perisher has asked a small amount of staff to hang around for another week, thus why there's a groomer out now building Mt Snow (to use to replenish FV each night) where the half pipe was. Conditions are definitely better than this time last year IMO.

    Great day though, snows in remarkably fantastic condition considering the heat, still decently fast in most places.
     
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    skichic A Local

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    Well thank gawd for the wind, otherwise it would have been unbearable! Soft from the start and quite hard work by lunchtime. Nearly back on the front page...tomorrow! And yay for daylight savings starting tonight, gets us an extra early hour :)
     
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    skichic A Local

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    Ohhh I think your turns are still there today :)
     
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    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Amazing how much snow has gone on Eyre in the last 24 hours. Grass and rocks appearing where it was groomers yesterday morning :( Fortunately its only got to last a couple more days. The cover in the snow making areas like towers, happy V, quad and front valley is still great.

    Nice vibe on the hill today, everyone seemed happy:) dashboard is working again for those chasing a target.
     
  47. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Great season - all four of them. Even July delivered in the end ...
     
  48. Olgreg

    Olgreg One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Amazing how a below average base- lowest since 2006?- delivered right through to the end despite the warmth. Still fun to be had but I am done for the season. Thanks to all of you for photos, reports, jokes, SICS etc.
    Now tomorrow- lunch at Wild Brumby, grand final at Dalgety pub. Am I fit enough?
     
  49. Astro66

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

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    Shame we didn't catch up again. Was a good day, the one we shared.

    Might see you in town for a beer. :thumbs:
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Very minimal rain this season.

    Say a thanks to the El Niño God.
     
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