Snow Report Perisher 2016 - Trip Reports, Chat, Pics, Stoke here

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  1. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo
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    2 weeks from opening weekend. Snow on the ground. Snowmakers howling. Time to light the fire.

    Opening weekend. Who's in.

    BTW. In !!!

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  2. Normo

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    I'll be there from next Wednesday onwards........just marking my territory! :D
     
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  3. robbo mcs

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    Trip reports? Good timing Astro, cause I went up this morning!

    First thing, I was susprised to see the bridgework at the thredbo river crossing was not finished. It has been going for most of summer, and is one lane with traffic light. That will be a real pita with winter traffic if it is not fixed soon.

    Patches of snow from Wilsons valley up.

    Cold, -5c at the car park, but -9c at Wragges creek and Charlottes.

    Snow guns happening at Perisher, but only front valley and the quad, not happy v or mt p. Guns were also going at smigs

    Probably 5cm or so of snow around bottom of front valley and magic carpets, thinner higher up front valley

    Pretty bare elsewhere, even around eyre.

    There were patches of snow on the road up to charlottes. The main range looks ok, but still guesttimating only 10cm or so.

    Opening weekend? I'll be there for sure!

    I have some photos, but having trouble linking them, will try again later
     
  4. robbo mcs

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    Front valley, still a way to go Normo!

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  5. robbo mcs

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    Eyre t-bar

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    Main range from Charlottes turning circle

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  7. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo
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    Great report Robbo. Normo will have some photo posting competition. ;)
     
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    If the magic carpet is spinning, I'll be there.
     
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  9. Normo

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    I could get a nosebleed with the carpet that far off the ground! :)
     
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    Yellow snow.
     
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    what,too much vertical for ya;)
     
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    Gee you guys are hard core. I thought I was pretty cool cos I could see snow from the 4 mile outside Cooma.
     
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    Sorry @Astro66 i won't make it, must prune the apricot and manure the apples & pears.

    Do not scratch up those rocks too much with your skis.
     
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  14. D-eye

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    I should be there for an hour or two on either Sunday or Monday.
     
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    Finally, a stoke thread. :whistle:

    Won't be there opening weekend but will be watching the trip reports with great interest. Currently working on being able to get there for mini-SIC weekend.
     
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  16. gareth_oau

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    great pic. Can i steal it? thanks!!
     
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  17. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo
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    LOL

    I'll be bringing the Mellow Yellows, as well as the MASSIVE new 160cm skis.

    I will own the Rocks. Such is the nature of "The Stoke". :p
     
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    Toboggans out on front valley today. Busy, Busy, Busy. The Stoke is building. :thumbs:

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  19. hipo

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    But, but, but, will the GS course be open:D
     
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  20. rocketboy

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    Looks like another impressive night for the snowmakers. Weather seems okay until at least Friday for the machines to go at it, before some light pre frontal then maybe another light dump...
     
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    Late July and late August for us this year. Hoping for better snow on the blacks than last year
     
  22. DidSurfNowSki

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    If you're right about the light pre-frontal, then perhaps they'll open the V8 early on Friday and the quad to mid-station over the QBW ?
     
  23. rocketboy

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    Yes that's what I'm hoping for. The Friday will be fun - the rest of the weekend will suck in the queues like it did last year.

    Last year did they open HV Tbar on QB as well - on the Sunday?
     
  24. Ozgirl

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    ^^

    Yep they did - I was the first person on it!

    Fingers crossed they get it open again.

    Re snow making they had the guns at blue cow running.
     
  25. rocketboy

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    If snow making is good and or they get some natural - I expect they'll do the same as last year and get BC open the 2nd weekend. It takes so much pressure off FV if some of the lesson groups can operate out of BC.

    Blue Cow - Jun 12 , 2015

     
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  26. DidSurfNowSki

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    I wonder if I can beat Normo to 10,000 vms in a day this year :p

    That's going to be a lot of magic capet rides.
     
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    Here's a closeup of Zali - they really did an amazing job in 2015 - all be it helped along with 30cms of fresh at the start of June.

     
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    Ventured to Smiggins Friday night to then see the main range on Saturday, with a coffee at Steve's located at the base of Eyre T Bar - Mount Perisher after going to the lookout. Here are some main range mood shots and a sunrise one from the bedroom....

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    Guns are on at FV and BC (including Excelerator). Nothing on Mt P as far as I can see.
     
  30. skichic

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    If it's open Friday I'll pop up for some first turns :D And maybe take the kid up Sunday arvo once everyone has gone home.
     
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    Yep i know - i was more mentioning it as the listing above didn't have Blue Cow in it and I know people will want to know if they were trying to open it soon or not...

    And it is very interesting that they don't have Happy on but they do Ridge...


    Case in point....
     
  32. Lady Penelope

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    If there is snow (of any description) I will be there!
     
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    Careful, the police are watching.
     
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    I prefer the cold variety that blankets the ground, thank you!
     
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    Snowy River crossing Saturday...

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  36. DidSurfNowSki

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    Guns were on at Mt P tonight :)
     
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    They were going full blast on Front Valley earlier tonight, now stopped. Technical glitch maybe?
     
  38. Astro66

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    Temps have risen.

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  39. skichic

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    Balmy 4c in town this morning.
     
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    If the snow lasts I'll be there on Thursday Week.
     
  41. robbo mcs

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    For those interested in the dashboard and keen to get some days and vert up for the season, here is some motivation:)

    The Whistler season wound up today after a mammoth 194 days. Three people managed to ski all 194 days. Makes my legs feel sore just thinking about it! Not sure whether to admire these people, or feel sorry for them . Hardy or Foolhardy??o_O

    Leaderboard filtered by days

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    For the vert the leader got over 2 million metres, which is a pretty superhuman effort:eek:

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    Only 11 more days until we can start racking up vert by lapping the magic carpet. Hopefully we'll have some decent snow by then, because lapping the V8 is so much easier ;)
     
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    Makes Normo look like an amateur.
     
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    How do you know one of those isn't Normo ?
     
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    They should get jobs, clearly fit for work.
     
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    Just shows how much of an amazing feat it is for @Normo to do 1 million at Perisher during our short season. He'd most likely be in the top 10 on that list, but much fewer days and a lot more lift rides needed.
     
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    I'm not going to take on Whistler........Perisher will do me nicely! :thumbs:
     
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    Lol

    Vertbag

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    It's a whole different ball game. Much easier to get vertical at Whistler with faster lifts, hardly any t-bars, generally better snow conditions.

    The conditions in Australia are pretty unpredictable. There will be doom and gloom in the forecasts, there will be rain, there will be crowds and long lift lines etc. However, I'll put out a couple of predictions that I think are pretty safe. By mid August, despite the doom and gloom, we will be skiing on great snow on Mt P, and Normo will be on top of the leaderboard :)
     
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    I look forward to sharing with you! :thumbs::)
     
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    This is what is wrong with young people these days. No ambition. ;)