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solution to over snow problems

Discussion in 'Charlotte Pass' started by pow_pow, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. pow_pow

    pow_pow Hard Yards

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    CP should buy a couple of hovercrafts they can run on snow, ice and normal road surface without any damge.
     
  2. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    try this
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    HappyGirl One of Us

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    ....Richard Branson will not be interested in buying CP, he has far better options on his plate [​IMG]
     
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  4. Ultra

    Ultra One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    how about just keeping the road open.
     
  5. Bulldozer

    Bulldozer First Runs

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    Hover craft fans do not like ice, it builds up and self destructs due to centrifugal loads. great idea but!!!
     
  6. pow_pow

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    cheers,

    they can not be worst than that stupid truck thing.
     
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  7. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    nothing wrong with the truck, when it's maintained.
     
  8. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    From another thread, I really think this would be better...

     
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  9. Sago

    Sago Hard Yards

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    Happy girl has right idea.
    buy a truck with a blade and run current buses with chains.Have shuttles from tennis courts as to allow village to remain snow bound.
     
  10. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have thought about this too, but I think you would run into problems at the Perisher end of things, not cause you can't grade the road, but cause they wouldn't like it. <img src="https://www.ski.com.au/xf/styles/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="\:\/" title="smirk" height="15" width="15" />

    The reality is if they can keep the mountain roads in the USA open, they could surely keep the road to CP open (with our all of 2 metres per year), even if they only allowed company buses to run on it.
     
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    Sago Hard Yards

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    They would still have to leave one lane snow covered as to allow oversnow acces for lodge managers(or allow managers cars in to tennis court) and emergency service oversnow machines to access the main range in case of searches etc.
     
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  13. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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  14. Ian

    Ian Addicted Ski Pass: Gold

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    YEEE HAAAAA! ! ! ! ! !

    Watch out for the entry posts....

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    Virgin Snow Fields...
     
  16. Tree Breaker Bob

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    There is only one answer

    Small monorail, one carriage, 25 people, does the trip in 5 to 10 min

    Cost is probably an issue as with NPWS because of visual track (small footprint though) and do we really want hundreds more
    skiers and boarders wrecking our virgin snow. Not me [​IMG]

    Maybe 2 separate carriages so the uphill downhill power regeneration can be used

    How about an open chairlift, oh thats been tried before

    Crikies, they cannot even get a phone tower up there, even as a safety net (should be an OH&S requirement) did that poor young lad have a phone on him
    when he got lost
     
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  17. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    minimal mobile coverage is an advantage to going to CP. You can legitimately tell work that they will not under any circumstances be able to contact you [​IMG]
     
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  18. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    [​IMG] Shhhh the coverage isn't minimal, my work thinks it's non-existent...
     
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  19. Hobber

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    The plural of hovercraft is hovercraft. No 's'.

    Just saying...
     
  20. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    minimal meaning, maybe at the top of Guthries for a minute or two at most [​IMG]
     
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    Do you mean pedant? A pendant is something worn around the neck.

    Sorry, I was being just as pedantic as Hobber.
     
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  23. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wouldn't "I'm just saying" be a little better grammar? [​IMG]
     
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  24. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    You just don't know how hard I try to contact the office when I am down at CP [​IMG]
     
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  25. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    Duh.

    Your irony meter is faulty.
     
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  26. Troppo

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    I reckon we build cable cars from Thredbo and Perisher, call it the Australian Three Valleys and have a multi-resort pass.
     
  27. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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  28. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah.. keep them in Perisher I say!! [​IMG]
     
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    Dog sled teams would do the trick. Be so much fun too! [​IMG]
     
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  30. toxicfox

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    Unfortunately the simplest answer is often the best. From 'solmanic'
    https://www.ski.com.au/xf/posts/1094295&page=1&fpart=2
    if they keep the road in good shape, ie; prep and groomed, the trip takes 20-30 minutes with the added bonus that you don't throw tracks. but if you choose to groom a 38 hr week and not to conditions you get a poor result. Maybe 3 groomer staff and 3 groomers next year ? A better investment than renovating the bistro.
     
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  31. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Much as I have wondered / suggested that the road be graded, I personally like the "remote" feel that over snow gives you. Was interested to see that the Kiwi resorts use All Wheel Drive MAN buses, seem to work well for them, they don't drop too many off the mountains :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  32. Troppo

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    Thats a little harsh. The concept works well at Courchevel, Montaret and Val Thorens (ie The Three Valleys or is it Trois Vallee). I don't regard people of Courchevel as Bogans! Of course the concept was a flippant joke which would be completely non-viable financially besides the inherent distrust and dislike the various resorts seem to have for each other! But gee it would make for a fun ski-week and when you live in Qld that is about all you get.
     
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  33. CarveMan

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    For sure, but I never miss an opportunity to get a cheap shot in!

    I had some fun with the 4 Vallees, Mont Blanc Unlimited and Espace Killy passes this year [​IMG]
     
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  34. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Take it outside the square.



    Undersnow transport vehicles.
     
  35. wangster

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    Another Skitube?
     
  36. telecrag

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    Im thinking more a submarine conversion.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    [​IMG]
     
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  39. Nidecker

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    It was a little off colour humour. Sorry if I offended any Perisher skiers [​IMG]

    edit: Would be kinda cool to have them linked.
     
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  40. Troppo

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    No offence taken. No great allegiance to any one mountain either but can't say I'll rush back to CP.
     
  41. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    From Facebook

    Charlotte Pass Ski Resort
    got word today they're putting the finishing touches on our new Oversnow Transport before it gets shipped!!
    April 6 at 5:51am

    Anyone shed some light on this??
     
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    Refurbished the old sled?
     
  43. Hobber

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    Parachutes for people on QF405?
     
  44. VSG

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  45. Hobber

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    If only there was some sort of chairlift from the Alpine Way to Charlottes...
     
  46. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    There's an idea....

    CP aint much of a destination for wanchor skiers... small, flat, not much happening?
     
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    Of course there would be parking for Cayennes.

    And Magnas.

    [​IMG]
     
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    You guys are just a bit too irreverent for my liking!! You need to learn some respect!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  49. Donza

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    why don't they just clear the road?
     
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    half the fun of CP is getting there on the oversnow