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Summit?? when will she open?

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by wrxbouy, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. wrxbouy

    wrxbouy Hard Yards

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    Ok those in the know, summit is looking good on the cams, is it close to being opened?? How much snow is usually needed for it to open.
     
  2. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thats fog not snow you can see on the cam. [​IMG]
     
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    Micky P One of Us

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    Enough to cover all the rocks and bare patch's. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Stratus

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    I reckon after this week/weekend it will be open on Monday!
     
  5. ausi ski bum

    ausi ski bum A Local

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    Another 20cm should do it, its pretty close now
     
  6. wrxbouy

    wrxbouy Hard Yards

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    That aint no fog!! Hopefully will be open for sunday!
     
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  7. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Its looking good on the cam today.
     
  8. Stratus

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    I've changed my mind, i reckon after the snow we should get on Thursday and some good grooming, it could open on Saturday...but weather permitting as it looks to be Reallly windy! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  9. K@os

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    It's looking damn fine this year [​IMG] ...I really hope it will be in good condition when I head up. I was very dissapointed not to be able to hit it last year [​IMG]
     
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  10. Insaneogram

    Insaneogram First Runs

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    Will the last three likely open at the same time?
     
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    i'd say lakeside will open about the same time as the summit (fingers crossed around saturday). But the international won't open till there's at least 1 metre, probly more though.
     
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    A report from friends already up on the mountain says they are grooming Summit as we speak. It can't be too far off . . .
     
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  13. Stratus

    Stratus A Local

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    Will Lakeside even open this year?
    It didn't open last year but there was enough snow...
     
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    main street Sun Peaks Resident

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    From the FC site....

    "but by the weekend we'll have all but Inter - which isn't a problem as Gully and Summit access the same area."

    Seems to indicate that Lakeside will be open. [​IMG]
     
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  15. Froggy

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    I remember in 05 when I went they were running international with around 81cm of snow depth avg and the whole bottom of it was bare except one little strip yet it was still open, so I guess once they open it they are reluctant to close it.
     
  16. ausi ski bum

    ausi ski bum A Local

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    It takes a bit of work to put the track in under inter as it does not naturally form wel in some spots. All but Inter on the weekend, Woo Hooo lets hope the Maze is open.
     
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    Will be open tomorrow.

    See the news section.
     
  18. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    "Iconic" is a bit strong [​IMG]
     
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  19. ausi ski bum

    ausi ski bum A Local

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    Not really Park Summit is a Falls Creek icon it was the first area lifted
     
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    An icon (from Greek εικων, eikon, "image") is an artistic visual representation or symbol of anything considered holy and divine, such as God, saints or deities. An icon could be a painting (including relief painting), sculpture, or mosaic.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iconic So I suppose a chairlift could represent symbol to those who consider skiing holy or divine.
     
  21. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Maybe inter poma [​IMG]
     
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  22. Froggy

    Froggy First Runs

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    the summit chairlift is hardly iconic.
     
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    the marketing crew up at falls really have themselves on, iconic pffft! what coz it hasn't operated in nearly 2 years...
     
  24. ausi ski bum

    ausi ski bum A Local

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    You lot should go skiing, I think I will tomorrow
     
  25. Insaneogram

    Insaneogram First Runs

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    So if you were skiing the maze is International a better choice than Gully then Summit?
     
  26. Scott No Mates

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    You have a bigger traverse from Summit to the Maze - you can pop straight off inter onto the Maze.
     
  27. ausi ski bum

    ausi ski bum A Local

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    Its faster yes however when my legs are tired I pike out and use the lifts
     
  28. Andrew N

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    Yeah it is a long way around to use the summit chair, but if the wind is going the correct direction you just get off the lift, make a sail out of your jacket, and cruise to the Wishing Well by wind power (baked beans for dinner aids this also). And like ASB said - your legs get BLOODY tired going up Inter Poma all day!!!!!! Luckily we stay at the Country Club, so can pop in 'home' for a mid-arvo rest and ski straight back out to the Inter Poma when we are ready [​IMG]
     
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  29. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I absolutely love the Inter Poma, it has to be the best ski lift in Australia!

    - It's damn fast (when they bother to crank it up to full bore).
    - It has truly great views.
    - It's fun, you can get a bit of air as it goes around the corner.
    - It has dozens of excellent runs, from The Summit, to The Village (a childhood favourite), to all the runs in The Maze to The International run next to the lower half of the lift. Not a dull one among the lot of them. [​IMG]
     
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  30. Insaneogram

    Insaneogram First Runs

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    Well, the Summit's open today [​IMG]
     
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  31. spargo

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    I hope one of the locals can report in with info on how it is around there now that it's all open.

    Photos would be great too if you've got nothing better to do [​IMG]


    I may as well as while I've got the floor - what is the best run in that Maze area??? I've only skied about half of it, so I don't think i've been down the runs furtherest away from International.. I'm taking a group down there in August and I'm the only one who's previously been to Falls.
     
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  32. Andrew N

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    Take the long Wishing Well run (just keep heading to the left as far as you can all the way) - whilst not the most challenging terrain overall, the views are exceptional and there is more than enough to keep you challenged in parts. Trouble is this is the run that need the most snow - over 2m is preferable otherwise the creek can open up (as I have experienced before).

    But at the bottom the most fun (in my opinion) are Black and Blue, Chainsaw and Widow Maker - all very aptly made.

    But when there is a lot of snow about my all time favourite run is the Y's - will scare the bejeezus out of you on a good day! Plus you get a crowd as people watch from the Summit Chair, so you can bust a move [​IMG]
     
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  33. spargo

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    thanks fella. that's a great start!!
     
  34. ausi ski bum

    ausi ski bum A Local

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    The steepest run in Falls Creek is under the Eagle lift and the Y's are pretty close behind that.
     
  35. spargo

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    that's my end of week goal for my August trip - under the Eagle lift.

    the worst thing about runs like that, is, if you eat it, there are way too many spectators to laugh and point like that kid on the Simpsons.

    ah-ha!
     
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    Just saw that Summit opened, yes i'm behind the proverbial 8 ball.

    But - WOOHOOOOOOOOOOO

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    1 very happy skier [​IMG]
     
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  37. CarveMan

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    God that press release was a load of tripe. The Jackson Hole tram is usually described with less hyperbole [​IMG]
     
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  38. currawong

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    I think it's good to use summit to get up to do a run on inter, then inter to do a run on summit, and so on. that way you get to rest your legs a bit, while avoiding the 2-lifts option. and you get more variety.
     
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  39. parkmonkey

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    Inter is the better choice, from gully top to summit bottom you probable have to skate about 200m each time, plus depending on where in the maze you are skiing there is a couple of different points you can bail off the poma.
     
  40. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thats not a bad option currawong.
     
  41. spargo

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    we might have to get a Maze map posted and everyone draw some routes on it, based on which lift used from the top, and which lift to connect to at the bottom - if i can be arsed I'll start a new thread in the next week or so, so that we're clued up before we go down in Aug.