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

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

  1. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Just watering the grass.
     
  2. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Muscle flexing...
     
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  3. POW_hungry

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    It's interesting the whole network is being tested ahead of a series of winter systems, 4 weeks from opening.
    Snowmaking for kicks, this week perhaps?
     
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    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    They have installed new capacity over summer, and some of the piping has also been redone. So understandable they are doing a bit of thorough testing.

    Wouldn’t surprise me if they fired it up in anger soon, but it will be front valley.
     
  5. hipo

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    Me thinks many discussions are happening on how to get Leichhardt running for the opening day
     
  6. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    But when is opening day?

    Let the speculation begin! :D
     
  7. POW_hungry

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    No doubt you've eagerly got your ears to the tracks so your don't miss a day on the lifts.;)
     
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  8. Ted Harper

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    On the basis of past seasons, it will be when Peter B calls @Normo and checks that he is ready for the resort to open, right ;)
     
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  9. nfip

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    no guessing that one.
    there will be lifts spinning on fv come the long w/e.
    guaranteed.
     
  10. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a cloud Ski Pass: Gold

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    But maybe before then?
     
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  11. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    yes true . maybe.
    doubtful tho as it would come down to staffing , not just lifties but Patrol.
    tho stranger things have happened and the magic carpet may be in fact ... magic !
     
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  12. Mr. Mook

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    They test the systems early every year.
    that way they have a few weeks up their sleeve before snowmaking starts in earnest to repair any problems that show up
     
  13. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, fully aware of the resort's seasonal coming/goings. We go through this every year, but stirring the pot so to speak.
     
  14. hipo

    hipo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'll defer answer till after 18th (election) when I know which entrails are in the ascendancy
     
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  15. Pau1

    Pau1 First Runs

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    Testing for real now! -3 and guns blazing at the bottom of V8

     
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  16. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    That has never been an issue. They have enough year round staff to run a lift a day 'early'
     
  17. nfip

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    yes I know. hence the carpet comment.
    as they do every year tho they seem to manage to get the v8 turning .
    we all know it's pure marketing and bragging rights stuff.
    otherwise I was thinking on a slightly larger scale.
    edit and the guns are still blazing (on fv cam for us insomniacs :zzz:)
     
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  18. SMSkier

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    It’s not insomnia.... just resuming normal operations as the Winter stoke starts to build..:love::skier::emoji_cloud_snow::emoji_cloud_snow:....LOL.

    It does seem out of the ordinary to run those guns overnight (still running as I write) without having a planned intent.

    Guns running, snow on the way.....oh, Winter and the speculation!

    Let the games begin!!

    Edit: On their Instagram post Perisher says that snow making is under way.... not sure what that means....but can’t be a bad thing!!

     
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  19. POW_hungry

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    Just as they did on 1st May last year: HERE
     
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  20. Arsas

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    Getting a start on the huge amount of snow they need for around the V8.


     
  21. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Before Mt Buller....
     
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  22. SMSkier

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    Official inspection conducted before coffee and eats at JJ’s.....

    Inspector (granddaughter) in pink beanie declared it to be wet snow that’s melting quick.

    Work/ adjustments being made to V8 RFID and some snow guns....

    Bumped into a friend who works for the resort year round..... tells me that snow making has commenced so it’s a bit more than just testing...





     
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  23. Arsas

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    Buller, Baw Baw and Lake Mountain are currently beating Perisher in the snow making race. They all have pretty decent piles of snow. Buller has two huge stock piles (check snow cams)
     
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  24. Telemark Phat

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    The Perisher snowmaking budget for from May to late August. If they can make snow during that period they will.
     
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  25. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Power is pre-paid for this period. If you don't use it you lose it.
     
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  26. Marquise de Kappy

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    Anyone know why Perisher FV cam locked off at 17:56pm today, when they were live last night at 23:01 last night? Was looking forward to checking cams later tonight to watch some man made ahead of the natural stuff tomorrow.
     
  27. Mr. Mook

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    usually indicative that nothing is happening on FV over night.
     
  28. Jacko4650

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    The pic with grandpicininy in the foreground shows Normo's magic carpets in the background. Is that the height of snow they need to build to make those carpets practical? They look to be a very long way off the ground!
     
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  29. bomber

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    Suppose Normo will be lining up tomorrow :cool:
     
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  30. Billy_Buttons

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    Must not disappoint the tourist dollar.
     
  31. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's why they build whales...to shove around such things.
     
  32. Ozgirl

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    You should’ve seen the height of the V8 load before they fixed it!
     
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    Here you go..... a few cents about this morning!
    Quite a few folks sightseeing as well.



     
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  35. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    June Daily Watching may be able to start watching a little early. ;)
     
  36. hipo

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    More snow makers from Happy Valley to the Leichhardt load but none on PR or TC....
     
  37. Astro66

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

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    They have covers on them, that increases height.
     
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  39. Richard

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    Pic from Perisher Media today.

     
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  40. SMSkier

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    Looking at the back of Mt P and Paralyser today......



     
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  41. SMSkier

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    A little more snow overnight...... slowly it builds on the peaks! Meantime there is a little to scrape off on the tables.....






     
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    Breakfast there today would have been nice.
     
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    Are they a bit behind schedule with the Leichhardt chair? Seemed to be a fair bit of work going on still at 4:30 today.
     
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  44. SMSkier

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    I think they are on track..... key infrastructure is in place. Let’s see when they do the load testing. Should be soon.
     
  45. Legs Akimbo

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    It looks like the cable is on and stretched and the chairs are in the carpark. Assuming that top and bottom stations are functional getting the chairs on the cable is a day or two's work. They pull them off the other chairs every summer.
     
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  46. DidSurfNowSki

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    @Normo


    FV Magic Carpet #3 is calling !!!

    :D
     
  47. Normo

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    Patience, Grasshopper! :D
     
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  48. DidSurfNowSki

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    No sneaking in early turns ! ;)
     
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  49. Astro66

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

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    Why is this concerning you ?

    Don't you have a six pack to build ? Or is it bitcoin to mine ? Or Soy Lattes to sip ?

    I can't keep up with all your frivolity. <shakes head> :D
     
  50. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looking forward in sharing a soy latte with you at Eyre Cafe

    And the Perisher Centre

    And Mid Station

    And Blue Cow

    Maybe at Guthega Pub too

    Bring on the season :D
     
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