Question Ranking Blue Runs?

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  1. Adelaide Snow

    Adelaide Snow Active Member

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    Hi All, were up at Falls for 4 days and have 'mastered' the greens off of Drovers, plus Highway 83 and Main Street off of Towers.
    Looking towards seeing more of the hill and wondering if anyone could suggest the order of difficulty for say the runs off Scott and Ruined Castle?
    Cheers.
     
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    IMO the Scotts Chair runs to access Ruined Castle runs are more daunting than the RC runs for progressing skiers. Scotty's and Race Course are a significant step up in pitch from Towers runs and often firmer surface. Once over to Ruined Castle the relative challenge of the runs is visible and obvious.
     
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    Riuned Castle (the run proper) is the easier blue, then Big Dipper( has a steep middle pictch that can get bumped up) , both Scotts and Racecourse have a steep icy middle section which can be difficult to master ..
     
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    Bluebird Old And Crusty
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    Agree with the other posts here. When I was progressing to RC, I used to access it via Corkscrew Gully, which runs below the Monkey Bar. It was a good way to avoid Scotts. It's easy to access if you come off the Eagle chair or drop in from Lakeside - I don't think it's marked on the trail map, though.
     
  5. 2ESki

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    Just come back from falls 5 min ago, corkscrew is badly chopped up and incomplete cover , RC is the pick, nice and wide ;)
     
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    Don't know if the high path from Eagle across to Ruined is being groomed yet, but if the weather is good you may be able to see a gentle groomed path marked with blue poles that eventually meets the main RC run. It's best if you can find someone to show you the first time, but it is an easy way to get there.

    Is Lower Dennis being groomed yet? That's another easier way to get to RC, although you may need to walk/push from bottom of Scotts
     
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    The way from the top of Eagle hadn't been groomed but plenty of people had been using it

    The blue poles appeared late this week just gone

    This would be the simplest way to get to RC
     
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    Corkscrew gully is ungroomed and challenging, sundown is always fun, south face provides it's own challenges
     
  9. Hamburglar

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    A couple of questions regarding black runs...

    How much snow needs to fall to open the village bowl? What about International?

    Do they ever groom the runs over at International?
     
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    I reckon 20cm will see the Summit open.
    Yeah they groom the runs in the Maze.
     
  11. Adelaide Snow

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    Thanks all - took Eagle chair then followed the blue poles across to Ruined Castle, then returned via Scotts.
    8 year old managed RC with only a couple of tumbles mainly due not relaxing - I'm sure he'll be better next time. Either way, we are pleased to have made it over there.