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

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

  1. Billy Jack

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    Me too now and loving them.
     
  2. Billy Jack

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    So I wonder how RTA defines "equivalent snow traction devices".
     
  3. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    They don't. That's the point. They don't compel them but they recommend something. I had snow socks for my Forester. Never used. In fact, does anyone want to buy some?
     
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  4. Adelaidometer

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    Too slushy at smiggins this morning(decided to avoid front Valley at all costs).

    So went to brumby T-bar for ski(board) straight on all day. Had the secret spot (as far skiers right as possible !without going past pleasant valley chair) all to myself with free wintry mix refills.
    Had an awesome, yet very wet time
     
  5. Lady Penelope

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    Hopefully the snow starting to fall as we left this afternoon will fill in some gaps :)
     
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  6. Lady Penelope

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

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    Yes, we had a fun time at Smiggs this afternoon - an area that never fails to deliver, despite the sketchy snow. Heavy wet snow was falling when we left around 3.30. Still “ringing out gloves” time, though. This photo preceded the snow:

     
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  7. Jasper Schwarz

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    It’s trying really really hard to snow here at smiggins. It looks like it is coming and going. Anyone up at Perisher? Is it snowing or otherwise?
     
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    Saw Snow Socks on Highway Thru Hell the other night. Never heard of them before. What are they and how do you fit them and how do they work? And would they satisfy the requirement to fit chains in the park on a bad day?
     
  9. Donzah

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    That's another thread
     
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  10. Adelaidometer

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    Not much precipitation at the moment. Mawabu
     
  11. Legs Akimbo

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    They are fabric that wrap around the tyre. You just push them on and they self centre. Very easy. They work like a dream. I have used them in France - much smoother than chains and really good traction. Europcar in Bourg St Maurice provided them. They do not count as chains for Australian regs.
     
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  12. JeremyG

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    Looks like snow on the South Perisher Cam
     
  13. SnowRabbit

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    Thanks for that.
     
  14. Normo

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    Off Topic, I know..........but.....
    Greetings from Darwin!
     
  15. Jacko4650

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    Not missing much Normo. Who gave you the hot tip?
     
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    Pics of the boat.
     
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  17. MarkGC

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    wait? what?

    It's like I've just been told there is no Santa. I always suspected there were days off, but I had always just imagined that such days were spent in service of the mountain (massages, medical procedures etc).

    I don't know what to think or believe in now. :eek:

    Oh and have fun...
     
  18. Normo

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    The vibe! :D
     
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    Definitely back at Smiggins tomorrow (and anywhere we can dodge crowds ....). I’m low profile: pink pants and neckwarmer, with two tearaway boys. Let’s hope we can all relish some fresh powder on the weekend!
     
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  22. Jasper Schwarz

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    Smashing down snow here at smiggins now, but not very cold still above zero. Interesting to see the temperature history tomorrow morning
     
  23. Jasper Schwarz

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    My temperature gauge here at smiggs says it has dropped below zero, not sure how accurate it is though....
     
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    Thanks for the updates :)
     
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    #snowxiety
     
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    Yeah the beard would slow you down on inter?
    In Perisher its going below zero, so the show whould start.
    A Timothy Dean photographer on FB has a nice video of Perisher live about 40 minutes ago. Wet lumpy snow. But looking better.
     
  27. Jacko4650

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    Icey snow down low folks so the drive up will be slow. Take care and dont rush or tailgate.
     
  28. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Good morning Everyone!!!!!!

    My thermometer is saying -5.6 here at smiggins and it isn’t tooo windy. Not much going out on the hill in terms of grooming action but there’s lots of snowplows on the roads.
    As said above, take it easy on the roads.


    Oh and by the way, I think we’ve had 30-40cm of light fluffy snow
     

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    RMS saying chains from Wild Brumby dist to Bullocks Flat. Anyone driven in yet ?

    Disregard, it's now just a snow and ice on road caution.
     
  30. Adelaidometer

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    Blanchys is shown as groomed on the app, but bourke and will's T-bar still shown as closed
     
  31. Jasper Schwarz

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    Cleaned the Balcony Below last night, Groomers going up and down Burke. Gonna be a good day.
     
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  32. SMSkier

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    25 to 30 cms is the call here at PV. Snow makers estimate at least that much. Snow guns blazing as well. Drifts will hold much more, snow is good quality.

    Drive up was a challenge but leaving very, very early helped! Very shiny road surface.

    Going to be great as more lifts and runs are progressively opened!!!

    Some of these pics are on the obs thread so duplicated.





     

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    Looks great- thanks for the photos
     
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  34. SMSkier

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    A few extra shots...

    @Normo for you mate. Digging out the carpets!!



    Walked out into FV... fresh 10 cents on top of the new snow packed down by the groomer!!

    Random pics....



     
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    Sirens on Kosciusko rd.
    Someone's had a off
     
  36. chicski

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    Saw there’s been an incident between equestrian centre and Kalkite cnr *coughtoldyouso*
     
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    Always there.
    These sirens were heading perisher way
     
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    Oh you should have been here yesterday! Said no one today. Enjoy.
    Judging by the traffic coming down last night on the Monaro I am thankful for all folk up there that more lifts are on the go. Again enjoy.
     
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  39. Jasper Schwarz

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    And Burke is open. I’ll be there, black pants with navy Parker and red zippers. I’ll be there, come and say gday.
     
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    Mates that are driving up reporting carnage.
    Busy.
     
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    Drove in to island bend last night while it was pissing down with rain. Woke up to tones of snow. Road very icy driving into front valley. Drive in low range or chains. Plenty of work for the tow truck today
     
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  42. Marty_McSly

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    Chains from Waste Point :eek:
     
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    Any queue at ridge chair now?
     
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    Can someone do a lap of place and clean off all the cameras please.
     
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    Cold, windy and snowy. It’s in great shape. Crowded though and Leichhardt had a little 15 min rest so folks walking out all directions. Back up now.




    One of the favourite parts of the hill are being prepared. Early to mid afternoon my guess..

    Elsewhere, chairs being deiced but not sure if it’s too breezy.



     
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    How can the rope tow be "on hold"??

    Also those that know me. Is it worth a day trip or will I be pissed off after 1/2 hour?
     
  47. chicski

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    Ignore this. Joined the dreaded PSR to get reports and I'll stay home. Next Sunday perhaps :)
     
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    Midday and you just gotta love it.....
     
  49. chicski

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    Why would you even bother heading up that late?
     
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    Perisher site says eyre t bar open
     
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