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Discussion in 'Perisher' started by SMSkier, Jan 5, 2020.
What about staff day
Staff day? You obviously are not familiar with the Perisher HR department.
That kids mask isn’t fitted properly . Book Im
Looks like the lower portion of FV has been ploughed - hasten the melt or prevent tobogganing?
Gee your a numpty ,go back to the Deadbare thread already. It wouldnt be so bad if just once you wrote something positive but that seems beyond you.
Rain forecast for the next 36 hours on the westside.
I reckon to prevent snowplay.
They did the same on the slope on Mt Piper where they usually hang
Plenty of other places for snow play if that's the case tbh.
Things could be a little nasty today for anyone venturing out to the MR or even BC. Be aware and be carefull.
Good navigation skills required, pea soup
Yep skiing in the rain is better than looking at a screen.
Olympic still looks to have decent coverage from the cams, parts of Mt P too, might check that out if the weather is still rubbish come Friday. I thought the same thing about front valley, chopped it up to discourage snow play. I did ski a few runs when the resort was shut last year and there was only a handful of people there looking at the snow, so I don’t know why they even bothered with the ploughing this year?
Yes a bit rude of Vail or NPWS if they chopped it up to discourage snow play.
Season's over for skiers and non-skiers didn't get enjoyment out of nature this past season.
But perhaps an argument can be made that the virus can thrive in the snow as it's in the range of survivable temperature and could be a vector if people snowplay the same patch of snow. Maybe.
Perisher has always been extremely wary of litigation, in fact they spend a lot of time in court. They don't want some idiot flying down the hill on a toboggan and slamming into a bit of their stuff. I dont blame them.
This has been the debate all season but I was under the impression that snow play was simply prohibited in the KNP this season
Just saying I didn’t see it last season, so it has some intention. Unless someone took the machine for a joyride ha. As for litigation, same reason why they pack up all the park features long before closing and plough through the area so no one can hike the hill.
A final thought from me on the Covid season. Must be something in the distancing and hygiene thing. This is the first season I can remember that I have not had some sort of cold or respiratory issue. Think I will maintain the cautions next season whether a requirement or not.
Hey anyone seen this guys work??
Yeah........I've got the book.
Bill they said its way down. With Cv down to 248 cases nationwide. As long as we slow homeward folks from overseas we will be ok. They said flu cases in hospital last year were 3000 and in June they reached 20 odd . Social distancing works.
I have now doubt Perisher tossed the snow for Covid. NPWS will have had some wild idea. Plenty of other places to play.
@Normo where and how much?
Yes. There are even a couple of ski.com threads about him, eg
Unfortunately the flu will be back when things get back to normal as it comes from birds. Unless the human race stops eating chicken and duck and fowl and all manners of birds, there will always be a transmission route through butchers and farmers.
I read that just the simple migration of birds over the skies spreads the virus to humans and animals down below.
Look what happened to the Elephants!
I went to enjoy snow play on the Wednesday after the Oct long weekend with the kiddos in 2016. The season ended on the Monday. The toboggan area was set up on front valley! It snowed heavily, and led to the peak season snow depth. It was fenced off and they had built a long ridge/mound to slow riders, but I remember it because I was not expecting it - how many times has tobogganing been allowed on front valley? Well, it was that day. I didn't have chains with my 2WD Camry and there was snow and ice till Smiggs, but no real drama with the road.
The hills are leaking
Its 31degrees here admittedly nowhere near Perisher (SEQld). Its going to be a stinking hot Summer.
See what happens when they plough Front Valley?
There will come a day when it wont ever be back again.
I am with firmly of the opinion that face masks, proper sanitisation and not sharing a T-bar with strangers made a huge difference to my personal health this season. I have only had one flu this season (which suspiciously arrived when I went back to sydney), combined to previous years and trips to the snow where I have most definetly ended up with at least one cold.
Just to settle this debate now.
There is a reason that the Influenza virus has been with us since the beginning of time and will be with us until the end of time. It is incredibly good at mutating the machinery that gets it into human cells and staying there.
Zoonoses are great at transmitting viruses. That will never change. We just have to get smarter about what we eat and how we deal with these situations when the arise
This has been an area of interest and study at uni of mine, so if someone wants to fire up another thread somewhere, would love to have this discussion in somewhere that isnt the Perisher trip report.
Bit of a dump happening up the hill right now......
Re-open the lifts?
Another 50cms and i'll back your request.
Ground cooling... Never too early to start I reckon.
Still coming down.......
might have to cruise up there in the morning for a bit of a look!
Accumulation on the snow stake
If you do.... take a look at Guthrie’s around 9:00 a.m.....
Like the tradition?
Dusting, freshen things up a bit
Nah...... I’m on SNST now (Standard Normo Summer Time).
Found a spot!
Not much help from yesterdays dumpage
and I think the “No Snowplay” message is pretty clear!
Still looks good enough for a few snow people
A bit of moguls training might be in order.
You are still 6 hours closer than most of us!
Wow. Fastest meltage I’ve ever seen.
You’d get some decent air on a toboggan!
pretty rude really
Yes, hard to believe how difficult it was to walk around Eyre cafe with skis off, only two weeks ago.