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Poll Ski Season Opening Weekend

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by DidSurfNowSki, Mar 1, 2015.

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What will be open on the opening weekend ?

Poll closed Jun 9, 2015.
  1. Only the pub

    17 vote(s)
    19.3%
  2. The magic carpet on man-made snow

    15 vote(s)
    17.0%
  3. The V8 on man-made snow

    27 vote(s)
    30.7%
  4. The quad express up to mid-station

    19 vote(s)
    21.6%
  5. Half of the resort

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  6. All of the resort

    6 vote(s)
    6.8%
  1. Nowada

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    Perisher has not usually opened Blue cow first weekend, but it sure does look like early starter, terminal, Zalis and side saddle are all doable.
     
  2. Nowada

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    Looks as if Smiggins could be open as well.
     
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  3. Donza

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    agentBM Part of the Furniture

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    Music festival ticket or sliding ticket? At least the gig in Thredbo on Saturday night will be free. Hmm....come 12pm Friday it is time to head south.
     
  5. Adamski

    Adamski Hard Yards

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    OH WOW!

    I'll be in Canberra on the w/e...so tempted to drive up for a day trip at least!!
     
  6. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    There won't be enough staff.
     
  7. Donza

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    Yabby flat and Goats getting groomed at mo
     
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  8. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I smell an early opening.
     
  9. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I wonder though how much influence Vail will try to have 'no staff - FIND BLOODY STAFF'! "
     
  10. Donza

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  11. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    How many people will come down for three days of work? All of the seasonal staff are on casual contracts. It will go dead quiet again untill July.
     
  12. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    I wonder how many peeps are kicking themselves, that the day after the Epic Pass closes. 20+ cm are on the ground, 5 days before opening weekend.

    And a week of awesome snowmaking on the cards.

    Might even head down myself.

    Hope we get an announcement of which lifts will run.
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    FV and Quad to Midstation.
     
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  14. Nowada

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    If the lifts are open, people will come....SDS at its peak at the moment.
     
  15. Donza

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    IMO they will try for
    FV
    Quad to Mid.
    Jbar land at smiggs.
    Terminal, Summit and Early starter at Bc. For lower rollercoaster , Zalis and Boot hill loops.
     
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  16. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    If the Vail Group achieve. ^^^^

    I'm buying life membership to Perisher.
     
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  17. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    The marketing people would be eying the '1st Aus resort to open' prize pretty closely. Even if it's just FV and the quad to mid.
     
  18. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    I won't :p
     
  19. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'll be applauding the loudest, but I'll believe it when I see it. There was enough cover in 2003 and only FV and the Quad to mid were opened.
     
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    I think they have a different mentality now.
    I've seen them open lower RC with less natural snow and two nights of man made.
     
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  21. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    yr no has cold temps all the way through to the w/e. Lots of snow making potential and Perisher have already said they will make snow whenever they can.
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Later in the season though.
     
  23. Donza

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    well only by a couple of weeks , was 20 june .
     
  24. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I believe 2 or three season ago they open Blue Cow the weekend after the LWE.

    So i certainly wont be surprise if the make it happen this weekend.
     
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  25. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    You skiing Saturday ??
     
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    Yeah think we are talking the same time.

    I was prob a late LWE.

    But still the staffing issue would be very much the same!
     
  27. Ozgirl

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    He is - see previous post!

    I will be there and YK - try and convince @sara777 to come Astro!
     
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  28. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    Already PM'ed her. :thumbs:
     
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  29. sara777

    sara777 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Guys I would love to come, but I have to work. It is impossible to change it now. With Astro's plan I wouldn't even spend a cent except some food, which is great as I have just spent so much $$ and on budget.

    On a good note, this is the last weekend on call for this winter.

    Thank you for caring and wanting me to come :love: it is very nice :)
     
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    sara777 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ok so I am now trying my hardest to find someone who can do my weekend, or at least until Sunday @Astro66 & @Ozgirl Not very optimistic though :cry:
     
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  31. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    What time you and YK getting down roughly.

    Just trying to plan for a beer Friday night.
     
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    sara777 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    There is only one person who can swap with me as we are short staff this week. I am calling her now. Everyone at work is involved now, even my boss :D
     
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    I believe that based on the snow they have on the ground, Perisher could open FV and the Quad to mid today.
     
  34. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not til v late - sorry.

    New job no chance of escaping early.

    Will be midnight. But can do beers on Saturday night!
     
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    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not sure I'll be there Saturday Night.

    If you're at Perisher. Let's try to hook up Sat morning for some ski time. :thumbs:
     
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    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep Perisher for first lifts!
     
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  37. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm at Perisher right now. There is some serious mountain ops activity with pads and equipment being pulled out, guns going crazy, heaps of snow.
    I'd say an early open is almost a certainty, IMO.
    Some big piles of snow have been scraped up from the carpark so the snow banking has begun!
    I put a couple of pics in the obs thread.
    :D
     
  38. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    Saw them Normo. Great Stuff.

    I'm hoping they hold till Sat. Leave some POW for us, who must actually work for a living. :p

    Regardless. I'll be in the Perisher Centre early Sat morn. And out about 8am for first lifts. :thumbs:
     
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  39. WaitAwhile

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    3 or 4 years ago they had good snow falls for opening weekend but staffing issues were a problem only front valley open and no midstation massive queues,eventually on Sunday they opened mid station and happy valley.
     
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    I don't think it is staffing for the lifts.

    Its more not having the time between today and Saturday to get tower pads etc on the area they are needed beyond FV.
     
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    What caught them out a few years ago was the first year of freedom passes and a full car park on opening weekend.
     
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    Hope they open Friday, will head up for some early turns :D
     
  43. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    All the action is on front valley around the V8 and Quad.

    I couldn't see anything happening around Wentworth or across to Mt P.

    But Front Valley!
     
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    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    PS

    The road to Charlotte Pass is closed......and seriously snow covered!
     
  45. Donza

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    Got the guns on at Happy
     
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    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    Couldn't see Happy from where I was but I should have mentioned that the guns were fired up at Smiggs (though the grass was still showing through in places.)
     
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    Boom. Just got the email that Village 8 is opening Friday........Count me in. Then, the Quad to mid station opens Saturday. Should be a bit colder temps on Friday though.....
     
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    Friday opening just announced by email. Front Valley only.
     
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    Saturday --- Perisher quad to Midstation. :)

    Their email leaves it open for them to open more lifts too.
     
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    I figure it'll be a good chance to get the legs working again before things really start up later on. And, cure the SDS well and good.
     
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