Raining?!?!?! 3rd or 4th September

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  1. xhjsdaa

    xhjsdaa First Runs

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    Hi guys,

    I am newbie here. I am heading to perisher next weekend planning to spend one day at perisher.
    I will only be staying in Jindabyne on Saturday night (3rd sep), that means I can choose to ski on either Saturday or Sunday.
    Having checked the 14 days weather forecast at perisher, I got some bad news..... It seems like it will be raining over the weekend.
    I wish I could change my plan a bit, but for many reasons I can't :(
    My questions are:

    Which day should I go?
    Where should I go, Perisher, Thredbo or elsewhere?
    How soon should I book my tickets?
    What can I do on the day that I am not going to ski? Visiting national park?

    Thank you so much for you help!!
     
  2. kiter

    kiter One of Us

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    Check what movies are playing in JIndy ,maybe some while water rafting or canoeing the snowy below JIndy dam . do not book resort tickets . Wait and see on the day what the weather is like if it's nice and you can get some freshly waxed wide planks spend the extra . I wouldn't book ahead . The snow will be porridge and lots of bare patches
     
  3. Egbert

    Egbert One of Us

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    Are you a just newbie here, or also a newbie to skiing? If you are new to skiing then snow condition won't matter so much. And why not ski both days. Tickets are slightly cheaper if you buy online 7 days in advance.
     
  4. Egbert

    Egbert One of Us

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    Oh, and you used a swear word in your thread topic.
     
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    xhjsdaa First Runs

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    First time in my life. I don't want to spend money on two days. If I found myslef love ski, I'll plan a proper holiday next year. Since rain won't matter that much,should I just pick a day that is convenient to me
     
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    First time ever learning to ski in the rain? Good way to be discouraged for life.
     
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    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I am not convinced yet that sat/sun is all wet. Friday into saturday looks very damp. For a beginner I figure you are going to have more ski options at Perisher.
     
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    xhjsdaa First Runs

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    Thank you for your reply. I have checked weather again this morning at http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/perisher.shtml
    It says in Saturday, Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. Snow possible above 1700 metres. Light winds. I have check the elevation at preisher is 1800. Does that mean it will snow on Saturday?
     
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    Jellybeans not woke enough Ski Pass: Gold

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    Maybe. But Perisher Centre is about 1600m high, so I reckon a mixture of rain, sleet and hopefully some snow.
     
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    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sunday looks the better day.
    Also generally less peeps on the hill Sundays than on a Saturday ,
    tho the weather may change this trend on the weekend.
    Oh and as Egbert mentioned , don't use the R word .
    Try ..... clear powder or even wet stuff is better ;)
    Enjoy your weekend and time in the mountains.
     
  11. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Some people can rug up and ski in the r**n, but I am not one of them. You need really high quality gear on and even then it's not nice.

    If it's r**ning, I'd find somewhere else to be, IMO.
     
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    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    We have this date range covered in the prediction thread. Follow the action there.
     
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