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Retro2

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A question ( I am sure we worked this out a couple of years back ) in the Smiggs carpark the snow only settled where the cars were parked during the day . So everyone leaves , it snows lightly , where they drive is tar and where they parked the day before is settled snows? And is white the next day ( per attached photos )
How come

I dont think they salt or grit the rows ?

Any ideas .. just an observation from us FOG people !!

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A question ( I am sure we worked this out a couple of years back ) in the Smiggs carpark the snow only settled where the cars were parked during the day . So everyone leaves , it snows lightly , where they drive is tar and where they parked the day before is settled snows? And is white the next day ( per attached photos )
How come

I dont think they salt or grit the rows ?

Any ideas .. just an observation from us FOG people !!

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Car spots are shaded during the day so stay colder, get colder still overnight, so snow that settles doesn't melt.
 

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A question ( I am sure we worked this out a couple of years back ) in the Smiggs carpark the snow only settled where the cars were parked during the day . So everyone leaves , it snows lightly , where they drive is tar and where they parked the day before is settled snows? And is white the next day ( per attached photos )
How come

I dont think they salt or grit the rows ?

Any ideas .. just an observation from us FOG people !!

CDAFED7A-B0C8-475C-A960-95A31C7C9A09.jpeg


DDC5DE2E-F035-4C3D-B99E-0EC7DBB0189D.jpeg
They do have a little spreader on the back of a ute that goes around rows in the carpark. So the areas where no cars are parked get more salt.

Also, the parking spots effectively don't get driven on duringn the day, whereas the rows do get driven in as cars come and go. That breaks up the ice on the rows.

When you arrive super early at the perisher carpark, you can often tell where the rows are because the actual spots are covered with ice, whereas the lanes are more clear.
 

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Further to the cafe thing is there a cafe in that building in Smiggs carpark ? what is it called , is it open for coffee in the morning, is there a better alternative in Smiggens ?
 
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Most folks know that I don’t mind a morning hike. Generally just to Leichhardt. Sometimes, on a really nice morning like today, it can be a bit further. So off to Eyre it was. @Lachlan skellet hiked as well. Does not always pan out as anticipated LOL.

FV to Leichhardt - plenty of time so off to HV. Still a heap of time so hike up onto Towers, ski a few hundred metres then hike the cat track to Eyre.

All of Mt P being deiced with no chance of Eyre opening. Chat to Steve at the cafe (he walked up as well because his skidoo was frozen solid back in the valley - Damo rode it up) then ski back to Leichhardt then over to SV.

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SV on hold so ski to the double just as it opened. First chair there and down to Eyre just as it opened. Only 2 hours to this point LOL

Skied around Inter and Eyre for a while then headed out via Towers which was pretty much a vertical ice rink. Down to the rope tow - it was on hold so walk up the tow line down to the TBar and off home.

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Living the dream. Enjoyed every bit of it - understanding that most folks wouldn’t. Sure do get a feel for the morning life of the mountain though :thumbs:

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Retro2

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They do have a little spreader on the back of a ute that goes around rows in the carpark. So the areas where no cars are parked get more salt.

Also, the parking spots effectively don't get driven on duringn the day, whereas the rows do get driven in as cars come and go. That breaks up the ice on the rows.

When you arrive super early at the perisher carpark, you can often tell where the rows are because the actual spots are covered with ice, whereas the lanes are more clear.
That's what we figured , even seen the truck working , just never seen it in the rows, I suppose we are off skiing
 

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Day 9: Daddy daughter day.

With no lesson on for me, took up Miss 5 myself to give it a try. For those wondering with the ski school time change from all day to 3 hour buy the add on daycare otherwise individually you won’t be able to get far. The other frustration is the lack of unisex toilets for parents the one toilet in the centre doesn’t cut it especially when other people use it to apparently contemplate the meaning of life:)

The drop off was delayed as parents argued over which group they thought the child should be in (feel sorry for the people who have to deal with that on a daily basis). By the time that was sorted it was 10:20 I departed and joined the line for the 8.

Saw her group at the top of front valley getting organised to go down to the quad. Should of scooted to the Leichhardt instead went to the quad which was a mistake, waited so long my daughter ski school group passed me. They really need some one sorting out people into groups, lots of empty seats going up.

Goats was quite nice, centre valley pretty good, the cleft very scratchy and fast. The morning I felt like I lost of bit of technique though had some great runs at the end.

Pick up is at 12:50 at that point I didn’t feel like battling for food so head back to our accommodation.

Miss 5 had a great lesson, the instructor is amazing, they did laps of Happy Valley and towards the end did a blue run which I assume was goats gully before a final lap of front valley.

Short day for me but Miss 5 had fun and that’s all that matters.
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Fog came back at lunch.
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I agree with him. I've never seen them salting the car park.
Interestingly when they salt the car park it is a Perisher vehicle with the spreader, not Stadelmans, like the road. The vehicle they use is often parked near the bridge in the Perisher car park. It is a normal tray type ute, with a small spreader hanging off the back. I have seen it in action a few times
 

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Stadelmans works for the RMS which is responsible for the roads, the car park is Perishers responsibility. Salting the car park is new to me, thanks for the update.
 
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I agree with him. I've never seen them salting the car park.
Yep was done last week around the time of these piccies. Pity they don't treat the whole road before storms. We would not have a ice problem at all then , and no damaged cars.
 

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Yep was done last week around the time of these piccies. Pity they don't treat the whole road before storms. We would not have a ice problem at all then , and no damaged cars.
Doesn't work that way. The TfNSW spreads rock salt as a crystal which lasts a while but acts very slowly because salt does very little to melt snow, what it does, like any other solute is depress the freezing point of water. The pressure from vehicles will melt a little bit of snow and ice which the rock salt can act upon, and then melt a little bit more snow and ice.

To act quicker TfNSW also spreads CaCl2 in solution. It acts quickly since it's in solution and can actively melt snow and ice, but it doesn't last long because it quickly drains of the road.

You'll never keep up with drifting snow by only spreading some slay before a storm.
 

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So much salt..


I've done few thousand kms driving around Japan on snow . I've not really witnessed such a devotion to salt
 
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There is a reason most of the staff drive old clunkers. When I worked up there every time I went to get my car passed for rego I had to replace something that had rusted out.
 

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There is a reason most of the staff drive old clunkers. When I worked up there every time I went to get my car passed for rego I had to replace something that had rusted out.
My Geography teacher in yr 8 was from Buffalo.

That lesson was interesting.
 

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Ever driven that road early season back in the day before Stadelman was organised for the winter. Such chaos.

Prolly the snow tyres and colder temps.
I guess if they scrape they salt.

Japanese road crew seem to leave a bit on the top.

Saying that. I can take the subie up the Guthega road pass the power station. Solid as .

Back on Kosciuszko Rd
Basically a nightmare
 
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I guess if they scrape they salt.

Japanese road crew seem to leave a bit on the top.

Saying that. I can take the subie up the Guthega road pass the power station. Solid as .

Back on Kosciuszko Rd
Basically a nightmare
Mild temps and the pressure and friction from car tyres briefly melting the snow makes ice very quickly. Less traffic means the snow stays grippy longer.
 
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