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Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by salibap15, Feb 9, 2020.
If you can't T-bar... you shouldn't be allowed to ski
Make t bars great again.
I really enjoyed those wind hold days at both Tbo (as long as you can get up to the t bars before wind hold) and Perisher. A lot of the t bar boons would pack up and leave. Empty runs and just great times.
I wasn't criticising t-bars just warning that they are more prevalent in nsw than a vic skier might expect. At thredbo you could survive without skiing them, although that would be a great pity. I think avoiding t-bars at perisher would be even more limiting
I can only think of a couple of integral Tbars at Perisher now (Eyre/Inter/Link/Burke). I think Thredbo's Sponars, Antons and Karels are pretty similar in riding experience.
ok. my limited knowledge of perisher is fairly old. it used to be t-bar city.
Was for sure. So many are redundant really. With some better rock removal and grooming and new chairs.. Most could be removed IMO.
Still is a few . But most now have Chairlift alternatives.
Can we petition for Thredbo to become part of the ACT?
You just want to get stoned!! (Either that or you really love Canberra )
I'd only like to get stoned if it was legal.
I wouldn't like feeling like a criminal for the rough equivalent of having a beer.
I think it would improve the village and cafes at thredbo. And the skiing. And the views.
Everyone would eat twice as much.
I do love Canberra. It's beautiful.
this is a reasonably good analysis albeit I would disagree on traversing at Thredbo, I’d say I traverse more at Perisher between resorts. And village and Perisher should t be used in the same sentence as it’s really a collection of shops.
That said I agree Perisher is probably the best option for intermediate.
I think some people don't understand what traversing is.
I find I spend more time traversing or travelling on cat tracks at Perisher, but more time skating or poling at Thredbo.
Traverses at thredbo are fast and fun.
High traverse off sponars to merritts is crazy fast. Using the same traverse to ski michaels from sponars delivers you to the top of antons at mach12.
biggest issue with the traverses at thredbo is where they cut through the antons and sponars runs.
that, and the karels uphill pole.
Stay in Jindy, ski both, next time go back to what you liked best.
Takes years to work out which way is down!
Put your skis across the slope. No, no, across. ACROSS THE FK*&$#$NG SLOPE!!
They should put in a proper traverse line across the top of the Falls, and leave the fall line for skiing. Its like a traverse that is 50 metres wide.
BOT, definitely do both, then do both next time too. If I had season passes at both, I would ski Perisher more than the one day a year that I do now, I quite enjoy it.
you have been skiing with my kids
NZ it is then.
I just read this thread. The poor originator must be curled up in the foetal position in the corner, rocking themselves gently while sucking their thumb. No sign of them since.
I particularly liked the off-shoot into traversing, closely followed by Astro's obvious struggle with copping one in the chops for moving someones skis.
Same for me at Thredders.
At least Perisher only has one car park, that way @Astro66 can find a park
One if you're early...
Must admit I'm a Thredbo fan.
I'm not one to rubbish other resorts, they all have their own charm and feel. I get to ski most each season and anywhere you can click in and slide on snow must be a good place. I still find it hard to beat Thredbo.
The closest would be Buller on a pow day with heaps of top to bottom cover. I'd never had the opportunity to have a day at Buller with good cover on the whole mountain previous to 2018. It was boot deep and had a local guiding me around. Buller with full cover certainly rates.
now just to teach him how to park
This. Uphill from top of Basin and then uphill again from top of Karels is punishing. At least it's a good way to keep us snowboarders away
now just to work out how to get rid of those un skiers and @telecrag and I will have our dream tele only resort.
You huys have to go to Murren this May.
Commonly called a Thredbo Love Tap.
Faaark I love Thredbo.
Wasn't that when you banged into that twig at Smiggins last year?
nah isn’t that after you punched Astro for putting the picture of your stack at Sunpeaks online.....
Now you're giving me ideas! < because I’m such a violent person >
The Penguin Belly Side down Tighten Yer Boots, was more photogenic.
Twig ??? ........ Please ....... First Aid ran out of A positive trying to put the blood back.
Shoulda worn a helmet.
* on your face
Good to see they weren't serious and it was only a slap.
Here's a movie made at thredbo to give you an idea of the place,
Good thing you didn’t have a camera handy then.
Back to the OP .... both resorts have lots to offer. I enjoy both. However, for an intermediate daughter who skis I think Perisher may have a little more variety, with something to offer at every part of the resort. Or do as others have suggested and stay in Jindabyne and try a day at each. The only problem I found at Thredbo last year was the wind - once the main chairs go on wind hold, you simply can’t get up the mountain (that happened on two separate occasions for me last year). At least you can rely on the T bars at Perisher (if you can ride them ).
Pure gold wonder how much styrofoam was lost in the making of this cinematic masterpiece?
Script writers budget was on par with the special effects budget.
There is only one way to recover from a movie like that...
That was terrible.
Wow thanks everyone, I'm originally from Melbourne but now live in Sydney I generally ski at Mt Hotham, but wanting to go somewhere closer to home, prefer to stay on mountain but I sometimes stay in Dinner Plain when I go to Hotham, so comfortable either way.
I worked at Big White back in the day and did the T Bar (or was that a poma) up the Cliff so I'm fine with that, my daughter can learn like everyone else.
If you are used to hotham, perisher shares the lack of a cohesive village
More seriously, if you usually stay on mountain at hotham then staying in jindy would be a PITA by comparison. (Or much easier if you usually stay off mountain). Thredbo is a lovely place to stay.
This year you might end up deciding based on covid. Perisher will announce what they are doing by 15 June. It may be better than Thredbo's setup where the only lift tickets available will be day tickets, and no guarantee that you can get them to match your accommodation. Also you should check what village transport or other services might be curtailed because of covid
Thanks yes covid-19 has certainly made things trickier
Neither.. . I spent thirty years fighting the conditions at Australian ski resorts and skied at most. In 2007 I skied in the Colorado Rockies for the first time and then every year since. I'll never ski in Australia again.