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Perisher 2020 Trip Reports, Pics, Updates and Conditions.

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by SMSkier, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    May as well get this off to a start given the worst of the fire threat seems to have passed.

    Being prepared.



    Main threat has passed and just on 5mm rain according to the BOM. Cams back on.



    Bring on the cooler weather I reckon!
     
  2. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us

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    As I have mentioned elsewhere, I am looking at flying solo with my son (turning 4 in March) this year, as my wife dislocated her arm snowboarding last year and so isn't inclined to join us.
    If anyone wants to join forces for a trip, I'd appreciate it - at the moment the Marritz Hotel is looking like the best option for us, but I'm keen to join up with others, whether that's another family with young kids (share the pain!) or someone with a room to fill.

    He and I are fine sharing a bed, and he'll be in the Discovery program, leaving my days relatively free. We're also flexible on dates, as long as we avoid the end of July (wife's birthday!).
     
  3. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks for kickstarting the new season......
    Snow guns firing, 4th Jan..........
    Gotta Love the Fountains! :D
     
  4. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Social Media Mod Ski Pass: Gold

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    Gotta love those snow guns. Earliest season prep ever!
     
  5. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL... in joke. I get it. Nice work!
     
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  6. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Interesting gathering.......

     
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  7. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    They're raking the undergrowth.
    Donald style.
     
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  8. Ted Harper

    Ted Harper One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Perisher now has a snow gun set up spraying water onto the wooden deck at the bottom of Mt P double chair, and I would guess covering the wooden side of the Kicking Horse cafe building too.

    Hopefully the fire over behind Mt Tate - over the other side of the dam from Guthega - won’t go silly if the weather gets going from the NW again but the more of the resort (or indeed of the entire park) that can be sopping wet the better!



    Edit: Looking on https://hotspots.dea.ga.gov.au/ just now it all looks very much better than the last few days for both Perisher and Thredbo but still...
     
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  9. robbo mcs

    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    They replaced all of that wooden deck last summer;)
     
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  10. hipo

    hipo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The boys and gals are in town

    THANK YOU!!

    Edit:
    Not implying that the RFS and Volunteers are just protecting our loved ski fields. If the forecasts for the next few days evenuate, they will be hard working to cover a lot of territory throughout the district.
     
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  11. Tweekin

    Tweekin One of Us

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    Thats actually a FRNSW strike team -good tobsee them there
     
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  12. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks like all the cams are purposely turned off again.
     
  13. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Distinct and apt 2 buildings in the background!
     
  14. Ted Harper

    Ted Harper One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    FYI, one of the big fire bombing aircraft just did a pass over Guthega, the back of Mt P, then back out over Blue Cow, presumably dropping retardant:

     
  15. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Posted on jindy notice board..

    Brumby killing
     
  16. teleroo

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    Looks more like a reconnaissance run to me.
     
  17. hipo

    hipo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Could be a positive if the fires drive the wild horses from the backcountry into areas where they are more visible along with their effect on the vegetation, waterways and the land.
     
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  18. Legs Akimbo

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    You don't understand. If they end up on the brumby lovers' land they will be pests and exterminated. They are only heritage if they are in a national park.
     
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  19. Kopite

    Kopite One of Us

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    From the Thredbo thread...



     
  20. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    From the thredbo thread, vision of a aircraft in Charlottes .. In perisher thread.
    Holy trinity
     
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  21. Kopite

    Kopite One of Us

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    Amen!
     
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  22. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    So it’s a girl then?
     
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  23. Ted Harper

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    Has anyone had any indication when the road up to Perisher-Charlottes will be open (and more to the point when Steve at Eyre will be able to re-open)?
     
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  24. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Up to parks and firies I expect.
     
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  25. robbo mcs

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    I saw somebody post on the Jindy facebook page that it is closed at least until 1st February. I don’t know where that came from or how accurate it is. Probably just the rumour mill
     
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  26. hipo

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    Closed parks: Kosciuszko National Park
    Applies from Mon 13 Jan 2020, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Jan 2020, 10.50am.

    • All walking tracks and cycling trails (including Thredbo Valley track) in Kosciuszko National Park are closed.
    • All backcountry areas in Kosciuszko National Park are closed.
    Road closures and re-openings

    • Visitors can now access Thredbo Village precinct via Alpine Way from Jindabyne. All visitors to Thredbo Village need to remain within the precinct boundaries.
    • The Alpine Way is now open between Jindabyne and Thredbo Village. The Alpine way is closed between Thredbo Village and Khancoban.
    • The Snowy Mountains Highway is now open between Tumut and Adaminaby.
    • There is a road closure on Kosciuszko Road at Thredbo River picnic area (toward Perisher Valley).
    • Visitors must remain within the road corridor of any open roads located within Kosciuszko National Park as there may be hazards like burnt trees and damaged buildings near roads.
    Beware changing conditions

    • All roads, resorts and other areas may close suddenly in response to changing bushfire risk.
    • You should monitor advice from NSW Rural Fire Service and other emergency services frequently, regardless of whether you are inside or outside of Kosciuszko National Park.
    Authorised access only

    • Access for employees and contractors of Perisher Blue and Charlotte Pass Snow Resort needs to be authorised by resort operators.
    • Access for employees and contractors of lease holders at Perisher, Smiggin Holes, Guthega, Charlotte Pass, Sawpit Creek, Diggers Creek and Wilsons Valley needs to be authorised by NPWS.
    • For access, email npws.southernrangesbranch@environment.nsw.gov.au between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
    • Anyone returning to these areas should be prepared to leave if conditions change.
     
  27. Rupert

    Rupert Hard Yards

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    Who put the spider on the camera?
     
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  28. Snowy Joey

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    ROFL