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

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

  1. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    sadly those days are over. :(
    the gurl not doing state wanting to focus on year 12.
    works for me too all of a sudden with what is now up coming on my plate. :)
     
  2. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    he invited us in one night , when he had closed end of season, to help drain the kegs / lines.
    was pretty good then iirc ;):D
     
  3. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don't think their lunch was ever supposed to become a "fixture". It started as pretty much just Guthega people and a few in the know and, like everything in the mountains these days, the exponential growth has damaged the experience.
     
  4. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    as you know there is a commercial kitchen down at the ski centre sitting idle , ready for some-one to tee-off .
    depends on the co$t of the lea$e, will be the killer blow.
     
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  5. Lady Penelope

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

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    The view from the deck at the Burning Log in Guthega is pretty awesome, too. At least the coffee there is ok.
     
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  6. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Indeed. Need to cut in an easier access but the balcony is massive and the centre under utilised.

    Tweak up Burning log with a bigger balcony and craft beers on tap.
     
  7. cornice11

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    May also need snowmaking to cope with increased traffic it melts out pretty quickly down near the carpark load area.
     
  8. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh yes. I recall being start marshall at one state event and standing my ground against a Sydney private school mum whose little future Olympian missed her start. Made her wait until the end as per the rules.
     
  9. aazz

    aazz One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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  10. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    We were lucky with the timing last year, having Nats at P. And they kindly put all the div 1 events on the weekend to lessen the impact.
     
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  11. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I remember it well.
    one of your own if it was same incident.
    tho there are many similar.
    sport parents who forget it is meant to be fun.
     
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  12. Paperboy

    Paperboy One of Us

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    So true, my 15 year old does IS to get out of school and I have an excuse to ski. It helped to make him a better skier. He's had absolutely no training/lessons etc like most private school kids and he still gets in the top 20 for Alpine racing.
     
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  13. Marquise de Kappy

    Marquise de Kappy One of Us

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    Does the perisher discount apply at BL?
     
  14. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Jindy central has in the last couple of years brought in a snow sports policy. It only allows recognised elite athletes to do the season long programs and miss school. Kids need to be recognised by SSA or NSWIS. Sure did upset some POFOs who promptly moved their mediocre athletes to SMGS. There’s one particularly vocal one on PSR
     
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  15. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes
     
  16. aazz

    aazz One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Time to give the legs a rest. It's an awesome day.
     
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    dbc33 Hard Yards

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    Still very easy to get fresh lines.... If your happy to have a little wa lk to get there.
     
  18. Telestrom

    Telestrom A Local

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    Great day with virtually no lift lines. Longest was about 10 mins at the Ridge chair before lunch.

    Guthega was so cruisy after lunch with multiple laps off the Freedom Chair with hardly anyone in the queue.

     
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  19. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    There is someone ready to tee off...... keep an eye out for a 2020 reopening. ;). Discussions have taken place. Just might get a start although passing trade will be the challenge.

    I hope it does open again and is successful.
     
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  20. Snowfi

    Snowfi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Here is one from this morning
     
  21. Snowfi

    Snowfi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, this is us too. Today we skiied and made them go to school! Unlucky for them, was a stunning day.
    Cheers to friends made at IS @zac150
     
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  22. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Plates of chips ;)

    :out:
     
  23. Jonathan_P

    Jonathan_P Hard Yards

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    Nice morning on Mt Perisher, last lesson today on my own for next few days :eek: before my return home :( at least I have the September trip to look forward to.

    Today was generally a repeat of yesterday lots of runs on Mt P with addition of some Tower runs. We also navigate our way through the moguls that has formed in some areas of Mt P to add some additional skills as I am not a fan of the bumpy conditions. Alpine Eyre seemed less busy than yesterday but still plenty of customers. One day I will make my way back for a burger.

    Sun Valley was my favourite today. We finished the lesson with some laps of the T-Bar condition were very good.:thumbs:

    Afternoon was spent lapping The Cleft at the Leichhardt Quad pretty much had the run to myself, chair wasn’t that busy.

    Not sure what tomorrow will bring. Probably not Mt. P at least not this trip:)


     

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  24. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    kewl.
    All agree the place needs a bit more life in it.
    hope Vail go easy on them so they can get on their feet and make a reasonable crack at it.
    same goes with SMBC , I see them running banner on the cams
     
  25. Mitchell Pearce

    Mitchell Pearce One of Us

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    ITS NOT THE F’ing BURNING LOG!!


    Can’t find a emoji for tongue and cheek
     
  26. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Sounds like you’ve had a dream run, hope the good conditions continue and crowds stay away. Very envious.
     
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  27. Jonathan_P

    Jonathan_P Hard Yards

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    Living the dream at the moment, back to reality next week and work:cry:
     
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  28. Marquise de Kappy

    Marquise de Kappy One of Us

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    Enjoy. Was there 2 weeks ago and not likely to return this season due to partner illness. But to help us get over the vile hideousness of going back to work, we both have put in leave requests for next year which were approved and accomodation already booked. 12 months is nt that long is it? :(
     
  29. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Which begs the question, where was the invite today......
     
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  30. aazz

    aazz One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Never too early, start counting down the days. :)
     
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  31. Jonathan_P

    Jonathan_P Hard Yards

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    Time seems to be going faster, before you know it, it will be time to pack.
     
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  32. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hitting up the features off the North P t-bar :D Also I’ve heard on the rumour mill he might have cut through the trees before dropping down the wine glass chutes on the way over;)
     
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  33. Ted Harper

    Ted Harper One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Any truth to the rumour that the Front Valley Slopestyle Park has been rebuilt today because @Normo will be lapping Sturt T tomorrow and sending it on those big features?
     
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    TomGroggon One of Us

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    I worked at Guthega Inn in 94 95 and started the lunches.The first year was prior Perisher taking over.The reason why we did it it was because the new owner MO wanted more people coming to the Hotel to see how good it was after she renovated the Bar and Restauarant area.We started with 5 buck lunches pretty average chicken wings and hot dogs but we had an espresso coffee machine as well.We started with 10 covers in the 1st week 2 weeks later we did 100 in a day.People flocked there and all the staff from Blue Cow went there for lunch ie the dudes that worked at the snowmaking and Cat shed down the road near the Burning Log bookings for the next year went nuts.85% booked out accom for next season. Jamie Packer came over and was livid and banned his staff wearing Perisher uniforms in the Pub.
     
  35. TomGroggon

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    And Karl Gunther came in every night and had 1 and 1 1 Jaggy and 1 VB man is a legend in Aussie Ski History.
     
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  36. Lady Penelope

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

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    :( Sorry to hear about your partner’s illness.
     
  37. Jonathan_P

    Jonathan_P Hard Yards

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    Nice day, wind has picked up this morning
     
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  38. aazz

    aazz One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    A bit of cloud and wind at Guthega, very chilly in the breeze.
     
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  39. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Curious, bom says sunny, but they also say 45k of wind which is a soild zepher.
     
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  40. Ted Harper

    Ted Harper One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Has anyone seen Karl skiing - or at the GSC lodge - this season? I've only been over to Guthega a couple of days, but they were nice days, and I'd have normally (from experience of skiing the last 30 or so seasons there) expected to see him on the hill. I only saw and spoke to him briefly one day last year and he seemed to be doing ok, but he's not young anymore...
     
  41. TomGroggon

    TomGroggon One of Us

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    I have not been to Guthega for about 5 years but I bumped into him at Thredbo of all places he was picking up some new Rossi skis.Had a chat and yes is getting on but he said he still puts in a few turns.That was 2016 IIRC
     
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    Stayed at the inn 3 weeks ago and he was in for a drink and a chat - still skiing
     
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  43. W0nkey D0nkey

    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Seen him skiing a few weekends ago
     
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    brett gordon Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wind is our friend. Heaps of windblown into inter, Eyre and sun valley. Sun valley under Olympic skiing beautifully
     
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  45. Swede

    Swede One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Is it just me or do they push the Epic pass earlier and earlier every year? 2020 now available for $829.
     
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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Yes earlier each year
     
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    too early. aussie season basically hasnt started yet.
     
  48. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hi all,
    Further to my earlier questions re driving sMelbourne to Bullocks Flat this weekend and with the Alpine Way still closed I need some sage advice please. Our accom in Corryong have graciously refunded the fee and have been super upfront and helpful - kudos.

    I've got two options (I think):
    1. Drive to Tumut on Saturday and spend the night there, and on to Bullocks on Sunday morning
    2. Drive to Bombala via East Gippsland, spend the night there and then on to Bullocks

    In total both drives take about the same time so that evens out. I've never been to either Tumut or Bombala so happy to visit either, however i'm not sure about the road from Tumut (B72) across the mountains. I'd like to see that scenery if it's worthwhile.

    Any response greatly appreciated as I need to hustle and book accom.

    Thanks
     
  49. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tumut to bullocks is about
    2.5-3hr drive. It's a nice drive but not super speccy. It's relatively rolling plains type scenery up above the snow line. Good cover up there at the moment.
     
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  50. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Probably closer to 3hr.