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Opinion Possible oversnow solution

Discussion in 'Charlotte Pass' started by Ian, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Ian

    Ian Addicted Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just run a couple of these up and down the road continuously until there's no one waiting at Perisher. The 9:00pm friday from Perisher would be packed. Handy for carting search parties around the main range too. Hate to think what they'd cost.
    The only downside would be huge crowds of snowboarders cutting divots in Guthries...
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  2. sixty_eight

    sixty_eight One of Us

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    Added bonus is they are polar bear proof.
     
  3. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sweet.... should also cope with mush which the current Mattrack vehicles don't like.
     
  4. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    quite essential around CP
     
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  5. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Might be polar bear proof but are they drop bear proof?
     
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  6. sixty_eight

    sixty_eight One of Us

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    Can't tell. Can't see if it has got an open roof or not.
     
  7. ojisan

    ojisan station master Ski Pass: Gold

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    Or blardy skiers causing moguls
     
  8. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Those glacier buses need hardpack.
     
  9. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not steep enough for moguls.
     
  10. Legs Akimbo

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    I don't think there are enough tall trees between Perisher and Charlottes for drop bears to be a problem. According to the Australian Museum drop bear habitat is closed canopy forest http://australianmuseum.net.au/drop-bear
     
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  11. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Team Bears have definitely encounted members of Thylarctos plummetus at Kittens during an evening of shots,shots shots..
    they swing from the poles and demand money for personal dances....
    Little Bears have been lucky to survive some encounters.....females of this species would appear to be the most aggressive...

    their observations seem to fly in the face of habitat stated in formal literature....possibly they have been befriended by bushwalkers and given snacks...then made their way to the big smoke for a look!!
    Team Bears are ready to try insect repellent and/or vegemite to protect themselves...
    When ever somebody says"hows your day been" they will be ready with above deterents...
     
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  12. SnowBergMan

    SnowBergMan Hard Yards

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    How come you all can paste pics and I cant...I want that privilege! crumbs!
    Does it need a URL to view in message box?
     
  13. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    alpine country drop bears have evolved into being able to build tall snow structures to allow dropping to continue in the absence of trees
     
  14. Ian

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    Should be OK if it kept to the sealed road?
    The real problem would be turning it around at either end!
     
  15. bomber

    bomber One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Better than the old red brown Bombardier that was used in 1981
     
  16. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Half way there with the URL bit. You need a photo sharing account like photobucket or simliar to post images. It must be web based, you can't just simply upload a photo straight from your PC like you would on Facebook. This applies to pretty well every internet forum and not just this one;)
     
  17. iagreewithhim

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  18. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    if they've got an open roof, then they'll be stuffed when they come across the Alpine Giraffes!
     
  19. iagreewithhim

    iagreewithhim One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I think I rode in that one last year, didn't I? They did say it was over 50 years old.
     
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    How about: just clear the damn road. Plough all the snow into one huge snowbank across the road at the Perisher end to keep out those deemed unsuitable by CP management and who can't pass a simple dictation test.
     
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  21. toxicfox

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    I've read this 5 times and can't understand what u r saying ?
     
  22. gettingtooold

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    The old, agricultural but efficient zoo bus at Hotham moved lots of people oversnow for years without issues. (Apart from being bloody cold and miserable at times) Back to basics maybe.
     
  23. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Another vote for the zoo train!
    :thumbs:
     
  24. kimberlee81

    kimberlee81 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Ahh, the Zoo Train. The memories come flooding back.

    It may have been cold, but quite often you'd be "forced" to snuggle up to someone warm and... well, warm. I think many lodge "invitations" occurred on the Zoo Train!
     
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    It did the job well.
     
  26. Ian

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    We could always go back to this:

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    Bring back the open towed sleds and the Bombardier "coaches". I think it's hilarious they used to cover the luggage!

    [​IMG]
     
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  28. Scott No Mates

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    I heard that the migratory Falls Creek glacial worm might be a problem with that form of bus too.
     
  29. gareth_oau

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    what sort of beast would we be faced with if alpine drop bears were infected or impregnated by the Falls Creek glacial worms?:eek:
     
  30. JoeKing

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    I'd be in like the proverbial.
     
  31. gareth_oau

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    this is the standard form of village transport at Sun Peaks!

    [​IMG]
     
  32. JoeKing

    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep. Kinda my point. :thumbs:
     
  33. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    How about if the drop bears teamed up with Alpine Giraffes, and dropped from their necks?
     
  34. JoeKing

    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    This is why I wonder if we should be feeding our dogs and cats genetically modified food scraps.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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