Road to Charlottes update 2017

telecrag

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Nah, next weekend, fingers crossed for a good one, taking some newbies, and I believe a slightly accident prone pro. Maybe a guy with one leg too.

Though I am tempted to skive off work Monday....
 
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jonathanc

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Nah, next weekend, fingers crossed for a good one, taking some newbies, and I believe a slightly accident prone pro. Maybe a guy with one leg too.

Though I am tempted to skive off work Monday....
Monday would be a great choice...
 
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VSG

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Only about 8kms from Perisher to the turntable... walk. :)

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Ubiquitous Steve

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OMG u dudes should have got the Mitta Mitta first attack dozer organised three weeks ago...then everybody would be doing doughnuts at C.Pass turning circle by now..I suppose it's just too much paperwork to get the professionals up there.No trees to push...kinda of job that is done in a lazy arvo....
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Ubiquitous Steve

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Perhaps in coming years we could have the D4 sitting in the back of this vehicle ready for despatch from Eskdale ....and the NSW guys could provide refuelling support to the crack snow clearing team.
 

shabu_shabu

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Not sure about all that but I did note a few folks bending the knee in the resort. I was almost tempted to bow back but figured they were too busy bowing to all the skiers LOLLOL
Yeh. I could never work out all that genuflecting business. I thought telefolk were the omnipotent ones and yet they're being all obsequious.
 

SMSkier

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Road was pretty clear @chicski. A lot of melt at lower elevations while we have been waiting for the gate to open. Easy riding as far as I could drive the car.
 
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skichic

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I'm skinning up that way tomorrow and will let you know. Surprised how little snow there was along the road and verges up to the gate. Perhaps there's more up past the base of Guthries.
I thought the same when I rode last weekend. Bit disappointed!
 
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robbo mcs

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I'm skinning up that way tomorrow and will let you know. Surprised how little snow there was along the road and verges up to the gate. Perhaps there's more up past the base of Guthries.

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spencers depth reading is almost exactly the same as last year this time, 10/10/17 150cm, 13/10/16 141cm. Looks like a lot of snow has gone since last weekend
 
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SMSkier

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spencers depth reading is almost exactly the same as last year this time, 10/10/17 150cm, 13/10/16 141cm. Looks like a lot of snow has gone since last weekend
Recall skiing on fresh snow last year post resort closure. It's nowhere near the same quality this year. Still enough up high just the same.
 

SMSkier

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Gate was still locked this morning. Road very clear. Parking limited.

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Skinned up Guthries. Along the ridge. Down to the turning circle then up to Stilwell.

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Edit: skied down to the village then decided to skin up Eyre on the way home....gate still locked!

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SMSkier

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Gate was still locked at 13:00.

A1 family snow play at the T down from Eyre. New Everest handled the 14 degree climb out with ease, big difference from the old Pathy.

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Were you there with your son on a toboggan?
 

Snow Blowey

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Gate was still locked at 13:00.

A1 family snow play at the T down from Eyre. New Everest handled the 14 degree climb out with ease, big difference from the old Pathy.

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I got my Isuzu two wheel drive truck down and up that track. Just saying. Although had to get a run up, nearly hit my head on the cabin roof and had plenty of wheel slip.

How is the Everest compared to the old pathy in other aspects? Engine, comfort on road etc..
 

Belly

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I got my Isuzu two wheel drive truck down and up that track. Just saying. Although had to get a run up, nearly hit my head on the cabin roof and had plenty of wheel slip.

How is the Everest compared to the old pathy in other aspects? Engine, comfort on road etc..
Cheese and chalk ;) circa 800km on the clock after today so first real run and taking it easy. Put it in 4L hill descent on way down, just had to steer. 4L rock mode way up and just trundled up with not a hit of slippage. Who new modern 4x4 autos were so much fun. #converted :)
 
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