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robbo mcs

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Went for a walk after lunch, when the weather had cleared up a bit. Reasonable amount of snow, lots of sago, and more sago falling intermittently. Interestingly the ridge area and roller coaster seem to be holding up unusually well, given the recent conditions. They usually suffer pretty early in the melt, as they are low down and north facing. I wonder if the lack of ski traffic and relative lack of grooming is a factor? Even parts of Smiggs were looking good after a bit of fresh.

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robbo mcs

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Just had an interesting call with Vails IT team. At the end of the meeting, I posed the question, "if snow is not a problem, what's the chance of opening beyond the long weekend if LGAs arent in lockdown" and the answer was, "there is a definite appetite within the organisation to do something".
The seasons when they have extended by a week have been interesting. They have been good snow seasons, but they struggled to hold the runs together. When you looked at the cams the few days after they closed, it all disappeared quickly. You just reach a point where it is warmer, sun higher in the sky, longer days, and the melt is happening, water flowing. Hard to work against that. This year the base is not so good. Of course anything could happen between now and then, and there could be a dump. However, hard to see them extending significantly.
 

Billy Jack

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Went out for looks with @hillyb this morning. No higher than the slope above escapade due to visibility that at times, was zero. Occasionally it cleared for a few minutes and the skiing, for Spring, was fabulous. Noted several people about while completing several laps including some regular forumites … @Billy Jack @rocketboy @Goanna @SalleeGirl.

Some pics up to the top of 8.

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First run.

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That’s @Goanna and @SalleeGirl spotted in the distance.

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Down Escapade. Skied great. Someone else (unknown) had the same idea.

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Just some location pics.



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On a day when there is fresh snow and you look up at the peaks, but can’t see them …. nothing wrong with some exercise at lower elevations. 5 laps :)

I suspect half these lines were left by forumites. Should be able to get a lot further out tomorrow.

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Skied surprisingly well. As good as I have had this season down low.
 

NightSky

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The seasons when they have extended by a week have been interesting. They have been good snow seasons, but they struggled to hold the runs together. When you looked at the cams the few days after they closed, it all disappeared quickly. You just reach a point where it is warmer, sun higher in the sky, longer days, and the melt is happening, water flowing. Hard to work against that. This year the base is not so good. Of course anything could happen between now and then, and there could be a dump. However, hard to see them extending significantly.
Yeah, I think they would struggle, but they may be able to push snow around a bit to get one last weekend in and make it a real PR stunt.
 

Jacko4650

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Went for a walk after lunch, when the weather had cleared up a bit. Reasonable amount of snow, lots of sago, and more sago falling intermittently. Interestingly the ridge area and roller coaster seem to be holding up unusually well, given the recent conditions. They usually suffer pretty early in the melt, as they are low down and north facing. I wonder if the lack of ski traffic and relative lack of grooming is a factor? Even parts of Smiggs were looking good after a bit of fresh.

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I looked out my bedroom window last night (during the lovely snowfall) and noticed Ridge was lit up as though they were snowmaking. I quietly congratulated Perisher on their commitment to the Australian Winter Olympic teams currently training and preparing for the upcoming games. Sub zero nightly temperatures have been far and few between lately. Clap, clap, well done Vail!
 
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Chookfooter

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I looked out my bedroom window last night (during the lovely snowfall) and noticed Ridge was lit up as though they were snowmaking. I quietly congratulated Perisher on their commitment to the Australian Winter Olympic teams currently training and preparing for the upcoming games. Sub zero nightly temperatures have been far and few between lately. Clap, clap, well done Vail!
I don't think they would be doing it for free.
 
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GlenH

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Just had an interesting call with Vails IT team. At the end of the meeting, I posed the question, "if snow is not a problem, what's the chance of opening beyond the long weekend if LGAs arent in lockdown" and the answer was, "there is a definite appetite within the organisation to do something".
That's the best news we've had for a while.

I don't suppose late October is a possibility? :out:
 

Lady Penelope

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Went for a walk after lunch, when the weather had cleared up a bit. Reasonable amount of snow, lots of sago, and more sago falling intermittently. Interestingly the ridge area and roller coaster seem to be holding up unusually well, given the recent conditions. They usually suffer pretty early in the melt, as they are low down and north facing. I wonder if the lack of ski traffic and relative lack of grooming is a factor? Even parts of Smiggs were looking good after a bit of fresh.

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That top photo really accentuates the steep pitch of Toppa’s Dream (the mogul run - I think that’s its name?) and to a certain extent Excelerator. Makes me feel better for those occasions when I’ve struggled with my form there :D
 

GlenH

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Rollercoaster does have a steepish, gnarlier part. This perspective is rarely seen. Throw together: a tightly bunched pack of punters who've lost their way from the nursery slopes around BC terminal
Do you mean the ones going too fast to see the sign saying no beginners runs past this point?
 

SMSkier

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Couple more pics from today….... I understand that the snow depth is below historical averages. And apparently by about 30 cm or so for this time of year. That said, without the pressure(s) of multiple people and machines, there’s plenty to like out there. Sorry to those unable to make it.

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