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

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

  1. Ret-ro

    Ret-ro One of Us

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    Lets see re Leichardt, It had to close Sunday 30/6 with 70kmh wind.
     
  2. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    What was the wind direction that day?
     
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    ithilmar Hard Yards

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    We will be driving from Cooma to The Ski Tube Saturday morning. Are we likely to neeed chains? Have 2WD so thinking might be safer.
     
  4. rickau

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    What’s the threshold for windhold at Perisher? Looking at heading up this weekend however don’t want it to be like a fortnight ago where everyone was crammed on to three lifts in front valley. Bom are reporting upto 45km/h on Saturday and 75km/h on Sunday.
     
  5. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    There probably isn't a single threshhold. It'll depend on wind direction and whether the wind is steady or gusty, or likely to make big changes of direction.

    Having said that though, 45km/h is fairly moderate for Perisher. At 75km/h I'd expect that some lifts would be on hold. Which ones though would depend on the wind direction. And by Sunday there should be enough T bars running to keep people moving.
     
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  6. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    A sneeze in the carpark .....
     
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  7. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    It actually opened for the afternoon as the wind turned around to the west. It has been doing ok over the last few days so we will see
     
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  8. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    That’s the nature of the beast unfortunately. We already have more terrains and lifts open than then, and as said above it is more dependent on direction. A chairlift can turn at almost 80kmh if the wind is coming straight on (i.e head wind) but really start to struggle if it is perpendicular to the chair
     
  9. Lady Penelope

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

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    Just about to climb into the car to head up today from Canberra. Sounds breezy!! How’s Smiggins looking, @Jasper Schwarz ?
     
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  10. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Drive safe @Lady Penelope,
    The roads look instil as. As far as wind goes very very windy. -1 degree here, although it looks like it’s got above zero last night.


    As far as snow, 25cm seems right. All of the shrubbery has disappeared here and the cars looked well buried. Well report more when I get to Perisher.

    And BURKE IS BEING GROOMED. SMIGGINS HYPE!!
     
  11. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Hume T-Bar is turning too!!!
     
  12. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us

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    The is no legal requirement to have chains to the ski tube. Its altitude is only 1100m at terminal, and they manage the road well to there. Make the decision when you get to Jindabyne. If the road is covered there, then it will get worse up the valley.
     
  13. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Here in the carpark at smiggs watching all the action. Was quite nice yesterday, even better today. :D
     
  14. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    There is no legal requirement, but there are occasions when they have turned cars without chains around. It's the last hump between Penderlea and the Tube that causes the trouble.
     
  15. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us

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    Perisher website lists most chairs on hold, also lists Blue Calf T opening​
     
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  16. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us

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    Yeah, that's why I said to make the decision at Jindabyne.
     
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  17. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Also snowline hill can get icy.
     
  18. base615

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    Do you need to carry chains with an AWD or does it get classed like a 4WD?
     
  19. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not required. Sometimes needed.
     
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  20. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I still carry chains on bad days and i have a 4wd (nissan patrol).
    You never when you might need them.
     
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  21. SnowdOva

    SnowdOva Hard Yards

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    Yeah no thanks...

     
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  22. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have never owned chains. But I have snow tyres.
     
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  23. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    And also times when the chain hire have made a motza from people stuck at the tube after a big snowfall during the day without chains in the car.
     
  24. Lady Penelope

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

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    If you think that’s bad, wait until tomorrow!

    Blowing a gale at Bullock’s Flat. Heading straight to Blue Cow for Brumby laps.
     
  25. bywong_yuki

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    Today is just simply not that pleasant. New it would be mizzly. At least Brumby tbar had a shortish queue.
     
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  26. bywong_yuki

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    Not much doing. Blue Cow bistro not busy.
     
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  27. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Last day of interschools today. Last day of racer kids grouped around FV.
     
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  28. Me+3

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    i actually think tomorrow will be very similar.
    just swap out racer kids for w'end warriors and numpties.
    particularly if they don't open BC and MtP
    that's if they make it up there...
    roads will be sketchy as. novices etc.
     
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  29. snowtyres

    snowtyres Addicted Ski Pass: Gold

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    Four-wheel drive vehicles ............quote from
    https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/document...vsi-57-driving-in-ice-and-snow-conditions.pdf

    "Four-wheel drive vehicles have better road holding performance than two-wheel drive vehicles on slippery surfaces. Although the Regulation acknowledges this by excluding persons driving 4WD vehicles from the requirements to carry and fit snow chains, statistics show that these vehicles are not excluded from crashes. Indeed, data compiled by the RTA shows that 4WD vehicles are regularly overrepresented in crashes that have occurred in the Park in snow or ice conditions: for example, during the 2007 snow season, they were involved in 10 of the 20 crashes (ie 50 per cent) that occurred on the seven designated ‘snow chain days’. There are many reasons for this; one reason is that the 4WD mechanism does not translate to better braking performance. Instead, this is largely a function of the traction generated by the vehicle (ie the wheels) and the road surface.
    To control the risks of driving in snow and ice conditions, the RTA recommends that persons driving 4WD vehicles take measures to improve the vehicle’s performance capabilities by either: • Fitting winter tyres to the vehicle; or • Carrying snow chains or equivalent snow traction devices, and fitting them when recommended by the RTA. The Regulation does not define a ‘4WD vehicle’ nor is it defined in any vehicle-related legislation. The term ‘4WD’ originally applied to large vehicles designed to be driven on rough terrain and off-road, typified by the Land Rover. This distinction has become more and more blurred with the advent of sedans with 4WD capability (all-wheel drive or ‘AWD’ vehicles), smaller sports utility vehicles (SUVs), and so-called ‘soft roaders’.
    The RTA’s position is that the exclusion in the Regulation applies to all vehicles that possess the same enhanced performance capabilities to enable them drive safely on snow or ice affected roads. For these purposes, the RTA classifies ’4WD vehicles’ as those whose transmission can deliver torque to all four of its wheels either simultaneously or as required, including AWD vehicles. "
     
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  30. Lady Penelope

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

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    Drying out at Blue Cow. Rain affected snow, wet stuff falling from the sky. Cover here sketchy - worse than on June long w/end. Otherwise hunky dory!
     
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  31. D-eye

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    There are a couple of demo days for Epic pass holders on the weekend of 20/21 July
     
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  32. steeps

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    Me too. Wet. Gluggy. Brumby laps down.
     

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    I meant done.
     
  34. Lady Penelope

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

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    I think we’re about done too. Cold wet hands and gloves that are ringing wet = increasing complaints from the boys (understandably so).
     
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  35. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Devil is In The details
     
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  36. bywong_yuki

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    Well had a really fun arvo hucking wind lips rocks and bushes through Leichardt. No queues and quick turn around. Thanks to the red hot Tele guys who absolutely ripped for scoping all the features.
     
  37. cornice11

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    please everyone stop talking up brumby on a windy day. thanks.
     
  38. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Jeepers mate I think no one noticed until you said that.

    I certainly didn’t think “gee brumby seems the pick today cause it sheltered...”
     
  39. hipo

    hipo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you call this hunky dory, boy have you got some great spectacular days ahead:)
     
  40. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    attitude is everything!
     
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  41. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Altitude is better!
     
  42. Jasper Schwarz

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    I’ve retreated back to the lodge. Completely drenched and cold to the core. Brumby t-Bar was good but not where near as good as yesterday, bit disappointing, but take it with a pinch of salt.
    @Lady Penelope, must have juts missed you. Sitting here patiently at smiggins, for the temperature to drop. Currently 1.1 above.

    What is looking like over at centre valley??

    As you can see, patches definetly starting to form, fingers crossed they won’t be there for much longer.
     
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    Ooooh, I want to demo a "snowboardboard"!
     
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  44. Ted Harper

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    On @robbo mcs advice last year I bought a pair of the blue washing-up gloves from the ski shop in the Perisher centre for days just like today. He and I had a very good one day last year with the benefit of those gloves where I would have otherwise sulked off back to my lodge as soon as my normal gloves were drenched through. They weren’t expensive at all, and paid for themselves just from that one day I reckon.
     
  45. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    XTM loader gloves. They are about $28 in the perisher shop from memory. They are wool lined, but not overly warm. I wear them with another pair of liners or hand warmers. Keep your hands completely dry though.

    https://www.xtm.com.au/loader-adult-unisex-worker-glove.html?color=BLUE
     
  46. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Ladies and gentlemen it is snowing in smiggins
     
  47. W0nkey D0nkey

    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Hopefully not a pub day tommorow
     
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  50. Astro66

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

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    Throw them off "The Cliff of Death", and tell them to harden up. :D

    Sunday week I'm there for 7 days. Leave some for me, Jo. :thumbs: