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Snow Report Perisher 2018. Trip Reports, Pics, Conditions

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by SMSkier, Jan 4, 2018.

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  1. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Plenty of recent activity at Steve’ Cafe. Lunched there with the family a few days back. Quite a few folks out and about including my granddaughter. PV’s newest skier.




     
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  2. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is it too soon to start speculating on how good the snow will be for season 2018?



    :)
     
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    Any left over that way still? The Bo’s got a little patch still.
     
  4. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    One little patch in PV up high. Main range has patches dotted here and there.
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    She might prefer snowboarding :D
     
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  6. Astro66

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

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    Thread is 4 days late. Do better next year. :D
     
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    Ski Carpet #3 is ready for you (photo from 10 minutes ago):

     
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  8. Ted Harper

    Ted Harper One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Couple of tiny patches below Olympic load and the dog leg. Also there is another little one (that I didn’t photograph) below the traverse between the top of the Quad and Blue Cow.
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    School holidays are late! This season.
    No spring skiing in the holidays... Too late
     
  10. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly What a plonker. Ski Pass: Gold

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    Reminds me that I need to organise to have opening weekend and SIC weekend off. :thumbs:
     
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  11. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    Season extension will fix that!
     
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  12. hipo

    hipo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I see the path worn in by Normo last season still hasn't grown over
     
  13. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    No, you are mistaken. @Normo doesn't put in that many shaped turns. Wasted energy and slows him down too much ;)
     
  14. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    To turn is to admit defeat !
     
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  15. oldgeezer

    oldgeezer One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I am very hopeful of introducing our grandsons to the slopes next season, at Smiggs. I'm just trying to figure out though what complications might be planned for on account of diapers perhaps still being an issue:eek::confused:.
     
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  16. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    iWell, thanks for whoever created the thread cause I wasn’t sure where I was gonna put these photos. It seemed really quite, not sure about you guys but last year seemed much busier particularly in Jindy.
    Also ther is a boat load more snow up high than last year,

    I’m not sure what is going on over at the double but there some photos there.
    Also got one of Leichhardt and the tow enjoying there final summer on the mountain.
    I have some more from around centre valley if anyone wants them
    Now let’s see if my phone can handle the upload
     

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  17. Astro66

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

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    What about Guthega, Jasper. And Smigs too.
     
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  18. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    The diapers for the Grandkids or you?


    :)
     
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  19. oldgeezer

    oldgeezer One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    By sticking to green slopes I won't need them. So for the grandson turning 3 in Aug.
     
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    oldgeezer One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Actually maybe Smiggs won't be the place seeing that getting the little guys started on a magic carpet will be better.
     
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  21. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    The magic carpets at Smiggs are perfect for the littl'uns.
    Carpet 3 on Front Valley is for the advanced/dedicated...............:D
     
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  22. Lady Penelope

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

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    Agree - we’re heading to Noosa this September school holidays.
     
  23. oldgeezer

    oldgeezer One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Great. I couldn't recall a magic carpet there but now you mention it, yes, below the chair loading area. No worries about changing the younger one either, in the back of the car.:thumbs:
     
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  24. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Didn’t get around to Guthega this time.....
    We were planning to go on the last day but my dad had a “little” accident so we had to leave in hurry....
     
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    It's snowing at Perisher . My photo files are too large to put on here not sure how to make them smaller . They're not that special thob
     

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  26. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Here’s a shot. You all know where this is!!



     
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    Telestrom A Local

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    Time to start waxing the skis
     
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    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Not quite enough coverage on eyre just yet.
     
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    oldgeezer One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Before phone-to-site I used to have the pics on a pocket camera and then copy them to the laptop, resize them in preview mode using the basic windows photo viewer, clip the relevant bit, saving as a JPEG taking about 50KB, then upload that. Can still that but if travelling with only a phone and maybe a tablet I also wonder how to do it.
     
  30. Astro66

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

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    Photo Editor App for phone. Has resize function.
     
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  32. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Walked out on the range today to Tate. Pic looking back to Guthega and Blue Cow.



    Then then dropped into Eyre Cafe on the way home (Drove from Guthega Dam to Perisher via the Link Rd) About 30 people (not all in shot) keeping Steve busy!

     
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    Great shot looking back at guthega btw how are the March flies out there this summer?
     
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    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Flies brutal today. Caught one of the suckers in flight. See below....

     
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    Nonetheless there is a 10MB file size limit on uploads.
     
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    Oh man they hurt when they get you! We did an experiment with rainbow coloured towel to see what colour they go for, they loved blue/green spectrum, not so much red/purple/orange. So get your old orange people shirt out when you 're up there ;)
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just bring someone along who is wearing jeans as a sacrifice.
     
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    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Appears to be major upgrades to snow making pipes or something going at Perisher Front Valley? - refer cams.
     
  39. Donzah

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    I guess they are putting in an extra line...?
     
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    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Replacement of existing mostly.
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    They don't usually have Lances on that line, just mobile TA fans under the V8
     
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    Leaky pipe fixing and an upgrade.
     
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    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wouldn't that line also feed the guns mounted on the lift towers?
     
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    Entirely new second line.
     
  46. SMSkier

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    Walked out to Porcupine Rocks today from Eyre then lunch at the cafe on the way out. Plenty of people turned up for lunch while we were there. Resort has applied a new coat of paint on the cafe ready for winter!!


     
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    Now if they could only install eftpos..............
     
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    and toilets.
     
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    And a gin bar - or vodka bar - and then definitely toilets!
     
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    They already sell thee sorts of things.
     
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