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Snow Report Perisher 2019 Trip Reports. Pics, Updates, Conditions.

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by SMSkier, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. hipo

    hipo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Prefer it cappacino style
     
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    Looks like the "Brick Wall" with a little help from a couple of cyclones put that passing MJO in it's place. Will be interesting to see if next go around has a bit more bark. Though with a warm ENSO bias now in play it's doubtful.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Olgreg One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I’ll just miss you @hipo going home at the end of Easter
     
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    Read somewhere it had one but you have to ask at ticket office.
     
  5. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Towers on Leichhardt installed this morning. Early start and done by 9:30. As the heli was heading off the rain started to fall heavily... plenty of pics on FB from others....






    Snow making looks completed half way between HV and Leichhardt base. First snow gun in position. Machine restoring the surface back to HV.

     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Very cool

    S-70 - rare heli
     
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  8. hipo

    hipo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bummer!
     
  9. hipo

    hipo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is that a bit of grooming going on over towards the top of Lawson..?
     
  10. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    11 weeks to go.
     
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  11. hipo

    hipo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Must dig out those exercise books - they look good on the coffee table.
     
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    modifying the trail map - maybe



     
  13. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still shows a little hut between the bottom of lawson and blaxland, which for unknown reasons they dismantled last year
     
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  15. Marquise de Kappy

    Marquise de Kappy One of Us

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    Question for the brains trust please given new leichardt lift. as an older (as in not as nimble as once was) snowboarder, a. can you get across from mid station to Mt P lifts with out walking? b. get back from Mt P to new Leichardt lift without walking out? c. Get off Leichardt and get back across to quad express? Any advice appreciated.
     
  16. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    a. Yes, straight down to Mt P triple, or stay high and take Sun Valley T
    b. Yes, either through Sun Valley, below Happy Valley T to Leichardt, or down Towers, hang a left halfway down and come out below Happy T, proceed to Leichardt
    c. Yes, down Goats Gully
     
  17. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    BTW all of this was also possible with the t-bar.
     
  18. Ted Harper

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    I don’t like that it doesn’t show Lawson. I must have missed the memo that it was being removed, along with Leichhardt and the rope tow. Is it going/gone?

    Also I used to like that little centre valley hut for a quick food stop back in the day when it operated (it used to have the Japanese fish flags in the snow around it).
     
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  19. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    Was that your edit, cause the Lawson removal is a crappy photoshop clone out :)
     
  20. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Whoops, lawson must have been a victim of overenthusiastic photochop :eek:
     
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  21. Marquise de Kappy

    Marquise de Kappy One of Us

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    Thanks Chicski. Really appreciate it. Have been hesitant to go over that side for a few years of late, mostly last 10 years since I swapped skis for a board. No judgement re the swap please forumites. My knees cant sustain 2 x independant limbs anymore lol.
     
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  22. Marquise de Kappy

    Marquise de Kappy One of Us

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    Yeah nah. T Bars on a board at my age......., trying to get that skill back but....... if I lived down there and had more time to get it back...maybe.
     
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  23. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    You'll be stuck on Towers then, everything else over there is a t-bar. You should meet up with some of us this season, I'll ride a t-bar with a snowboarder, I've been told it's easier with a skier.
     
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  24. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don't have any problem sharing with a boarder either.

    He could also do Vista or spear off through Sun Valley then back down past Happy Valley load.
     
  25. Marquise de Kappy

    Marquise de Kappy One of Us

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    Wow thanks Chicski, really appreciate the offer and will be sure to take you up if there at same time. Plan to be there last week of July and first week August. I dont have anyone with me that is keen to go over that side for exactly that reason.
     
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  26. Marquise de Kappy

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    Hey Marty_McSly, thanks for the offer also. Happy to meet up with as many of you as possible! Oh and BTW, he is a she. Hence why a couple of months ago I was thinking of changing my handle as could see it was throwing confusion re gender lol.
     

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  27. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Always nice to have some more lady snow tragics around. Not sure how much I’ll get there now that I’m a weekend warrior. But throw a post up when you’re down and I’m sure there will be someone about.
     
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  28. Marquise de Kappy

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    Yay, will do Chicski. Cheers!
     
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    Assumptions, @Marty_McSly! :nono:

    @Kappy - nothing wrong with a gender-neutral name. However, if you wanted you could try @kaprina, or perhaps even @lady kappy :p

    I’m also more than happy to share t bars with snowboarders (easier sometimes!) ;)
     
  31. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Suitably chastened! :oops:
     
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  32. hipo

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    so many ladies in the valley - now I have to wax and polish my skis AND my P's & Q's:)
     
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  33. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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  34. Marquise de Kappy

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    Ha ha, Lady P thank you. Great idea re the Lady Kappy. I can feel a handle edit coming on!
     
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    I couldn’t convince anyone to surf with me today so I drove down to check on my caravan in Berridale (which I like to think of as the Palm Beach of the Snowy Mountains), get my National Parks sticker from the office in Jindy and have a look at the Leichhardt chairlift construction.

    Unexpected Eyre Burger (unexpected because of it being Wednesday today!) - no carrot cake however:



    New lift from the road and as near as I could get at the top:



    And of course a day trip to Perisher wouldn’t be complete without checking on Ski Carpet #3:
     
  36. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    Any lights on the gate? :D
     
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    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Control your excitement;)
     
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  38. hipo

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    A bit off skunk skiing maybe

     
  39. Ted Harper

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    They were well-covered so I couldn’t see, and I didn’t have my season pass with me for a test swipe either.

    Here is another photo I took today (which I just got a chance to look at while I am sitting in Heatherbrae Pies on the way home) - amongst other big boy Mecchano in the compound in the carpark you can see the loading carpet (like the Freedom Quad one) and the two bullwheels in halves. Sorry it is a bit distant - I didn’t post it before because I didn’t think it was good enough but if you zoom it up you can see the things well enough I hope.

     
  40. Jacko4650

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    Has the car park at Smiggins been extended? Images from the new webcam show what appears to be a new surface on the high side of the building - it looks bigger or have they just resurfaced that area ?
     
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    Lucky for hill workers it’s on the weekend.
     
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    Reading through the description, I noticed new snow making from the bottom of Happy Valley to the base of the new Leichhardt Quad, which makes sense. With the increasing popularity of the Leichhardt Park over these past 2 seasons I had noticed a lot more traffic on that trail which is quite narrow in places. I expect the new chair will encourage a lot of beginners to venture past the T-Bar of Happy Valley in preference for a chair so I'm wondering if they will need to widen the trail to make it safer, or will the snow making allow this accordingly (ie: a wider base made from snow)?
     
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    just a new surface.
    the carparak has always ended a few metres past the turn into Plum Pine Road - at least 50 metres beyond the right hand edge of that pic.

    https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-36...zZQEioAm-tCwnWed-GrA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
     
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    A few pics from today. Hill was whitening up late this afternoon. Posted a few pics and video of Eyre in the observation thread. Steve was doing ok at the Alpine Eyre. @rocketboy was there. Quite a few people out and about.

    These pics taken before 1:00 pm. A lot more snow settling post 4:00 pm.




    Charlottes was doing well.

     
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    It looks like it may be bigger ... hard to tell from that angle. Good news if that’s the case!
     
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    A few shots from this morning. Nice and crisp early on........





     
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    Where can I find this new webcam?
     
  49. Jacko4650

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    Cool and a shower or two today. Some small pools of cold air and a little bit of moisture but generally mild at around 4-5 degrees in the valley. Some light hail up at CP circa 1:00 pm.



    The cafe in the tube terminal will be open Mon to Fri between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm till opening weekend. Note the buckets under water leaks....