Snow Report Perisher 2017 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Dace, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. supaluminal

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    Absolutely. Keep the bulk of the snow in a big pile, to keep the surface area to volume ratio low. Any stuff that falls up higher can reflect sunlight and cool down the ground so it is prepped for when it's time to spread it all out.

    I love watching people using physics to their advantage.
     
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    Big inversions most nights limiting opportunities for snowmaking higher up.
     
  3. DidSurfNowSki

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    I wonder if I can get this photo signed with me and the #1 and #2 skiers on the leaderboard from last year ;)

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    Gee, there's some rough heads on that hill...........Thank God for helmets! :D
     
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    and alcohol:)
     
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  6. DidSurfNowSki

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    Great faces for radio !
     
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    First V8 chair 2016. Who'll do it this year ?

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    Weirdos!
     
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  9. DidSurfNowSki

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    We'll probably be told off for going too fast on the magic carpet run again. :D
     
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  10. DidSurfNowSki

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    I spy with my little eye chairs on the Mt P double :woohoo:

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    Needs more snow though.
     
  12. DidSurfNowSki

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    Snow in May never stays...
     
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    Especially after Saturday... :emoji_cloud_rain::emoji_cloud_rain::emoji_cloud_rain:
     
  14. DidSurfNowSki

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    There's nothing to wash away.
     
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    I've skied it worse
     
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    True - Following you was such wet fun;)
     
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    I love emptying the grass out of the ski bag.
     
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  18. Xwing

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    Small alien seen on front valley

     
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  19. DidSurfNowSki

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    According to yeah/nah they should be able to make snow 8 out the next 9 nights.
     
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  20. skifree

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    Surprising given double digit temps in ADL day & night for the next week.
     
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    It's not called yeah/nah for nothing.o_O
     
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    Dont go to Bali:whistle:
     
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    Guns are a blazing...

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    chilly morning.
     
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    Is the heater on yet ? Going to be a frost tonight...
     
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    Cold and wet this weekend in Perth so counting the days....
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    Fire has been on just about 24/7 for few weeks now.
     
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  30. DidSurfNowSki

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    Even with an inch of rain last night, the magic carpet run is still looking good for the QBW :)

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  31. W0nkey D0nkey

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    That is one deep whale, the signs have been buried and put back up again countless times.
     
  32. supaluminal

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    Not sure if this is helping with the SDS or making it worse...

    Front valley at 8 am from 8/05 - 24/05 (all bar 1 day)
     
  33. DidSurfNowSki

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    Snow patrol getting some arm waving exercise in.

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    Eyre Cafe at 2pm today. And yes the Big Eyre was delicious. Caught glimpses of snow above 2000m the few times the clouds parted. But I do think we have the season's first permanent snows with more to come.

     
  35. the133448

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    Front Valley being groomed?
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    Getting the magic carpet ready for Perisher's number one punter. No need to mention any names,he knows who he is:skier:
     
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    But if theirs predicted 10cm of snow coming, wouldn't they wait for after the snow to groom out the magic carpet area?
     
  38. Seafm

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    Just a guess but spreading what they already have will probably help the ground cool and help further snowfall to stick. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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  39. SMSkier

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    Pretty much. No point having a deep section where they have been stockpiling and then thin cover off that. Spread what is there to form a bit of a base, hope for more natural across the spread and then fire up the guns! Gives a broader cover at least for part of FV.
     
  40. the133448

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    Looks great on the FV cam
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  41. nfip

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    the snow farming enters stage 1.5
     
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    Is that Normo's Subaru on the right of photo?
     
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    Looks like they're hoping to make a go of the V8 for opening.

     
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    Normo will be torn. First turns on the V8 or magic carpet?

    #Dilemma
     
  46. Ozgirl

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    Hmmm I would be very surprised... I would hazzard a guess that they will do Mitchell.

    They typically don't go straight for a t or chair. So Normo wont be too torn.

    It will be Magic Carpet for the first hour our two then progress to to other lifts. Usually starting with Mitchell. It takes a lot of snow to get a ramp up to the carpet on the V8.
     
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  47. Normo

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    V8 for sure.....but I'll slide across to the carpet for a sneaky run from time to time! :D

    I arrived in Jindy yesterday and am now here for the season. Hoping for an early start! :D
     
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    This afternoon, all guns blazing!

     
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    Perisher opening this Saturday, a week early. Good on them!
     
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    And I wouldn't be surprised if the V8 is open.