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Mega Thread The 2021 Ski Season Froth Thread

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Nightskywatcher, May 2, 2021.

  1. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yes, it is nice to get 60cm in early May, but if you don't don't get a follow up in late May or June, it all goes to waste (like last year).
     
  2. POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    It never goes to waste if you're on skins.
     
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  3. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I get your point and fair enough:thumbs:. Living close enough to make the most of it means it’s going to be leveraged;). The other facet is that it will generally hang about on the Alpine...So perhaps not fab for resort skiing but elsewhere it’s useful. All relative to individual interests I guess...
     
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  4. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Perisher most likely would have opened following this snow fall in 2020 - if not for Covid. The days following were primo for snowmaking before hitting a rut in mid May before a nice follow up dump at the end of May with more snow making after that - before it all went sideways for a late opening in the rain at the end of June.

    May and early June would have been perfect early season and given the rest of the glug that was the main feature of 2020 - an early opening would have been close to peak conditions in 2020 albeit at the Valley only. But nowadays that can easily include Quad, Happy and Leichhardt - so not a bad little mini resort if you get a reasonable natural event and primo snowmaking conditions early on.

    But alas I have little confidence the weather will deliver such now this May. Damp squib until winter breaks through in late June for hopefully an opportunistic July/August. At least schoolies is over early this year so if we get good snowfalls early July - we might get some perfect deep winter that's as uncrowded as it can get in 2021 before the August hordes arrive and the afternoon thaw begins.
     
  5. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    A place to post opinion and discussion about the 2021 Aus Ski Season.
     
  6. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I guess the BBQ started early this year.
     
  7. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes ! Rocketboy doom and gloom ! Winter is coming :)
     
  8. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Carpet on opening day for LWE. Though given it's the 12th they might have mitchell running by the Sunday.
     
  9. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    The quad to mid-station, goats, the bullwheel and the V8 ;)
     
  10. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I assume that would be a Monday Quad following a super effort by the machines to save opening weekend.
     
  11. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    If they get that open, I may be tempted to venture down for opening weekend.
     
  12. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cynics...... plenty will be open by the 12th. :thumbs:.
     
  13. ShavedBadger

    ShavedBadger Consumer of Eggs Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    Any of the usual suspects got their long term season forecasts out yet?
     
  14. rocketboy

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    Jacks. High country. Eyre with parking. Link road. Basils for beer and chips
     
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    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL.... In which case the gloomcaster will be restricted to those locations. No batcaves and no turns for you ;)
     
  16. scottski

    scottski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Only man made snow this year. The deity of your choice is mighty pissed off with Thredbo.
     
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  17. rocketboy

    rocketboy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thredbo new snowmaking should be all good by end of May. They apparently did the repair job properly and that’s taking a bit longer to finish. But chances are the glacier at friday flat will be operational by June 12
     
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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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  19. DidSurfNowSki

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    So, we are getting our snow forecasts from a frog and a grasshopper. Probably as reliable as anyone I suppose.
     
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  21. Jasper Schwarz

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    To add to the froth, Ill be getting all my gear out next weekend and checking its all ready to go. Making sure we have everything and the silverfish havent got to them
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'll give you mine in October.
     
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  23. Ted Harper

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    I am still trying to light a fire under my twins to get them to go to Rhythm and buy ski boots before the season - otherwise get rentals organised while they still have the pre-season discount.

    The froth isn’t quite strong enough in them yet - I have been sending them some of the photos from @SMSkier (and avoiding any mention of @rocketboy doomcasting or possible resort capacity limits and need for reservations) but it hasn’t kicked in yet. On the other hand I have done two one-day pre-season missions in the last couple of weeks :)
     
  24. Jasper Schwarz

    Jasper Schwarz One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Looking at getting new skis there year and @Nightskywatcher sending me his sweet new rides is forcing me to do some research and figure out where I want to go.
     
  25. chicski

    chicski Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have a love/dread relationship with winter. Love actually being there and skiing, dread the exhaustion that goes with busiest time of year work wise coupled with the general busyness of getting to go skiing. More so that there’s a now longer commute involved.
     
  26. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I don't get out of bed for anything less than 5 lifts LOL
     
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  27. DidSurfNowSki

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    Easily done :)
    • Magic Carpet #3
    • V8
    • Quad to midstation
    • Mitchell
    • Sturt
     
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    I'm kind of feeling the same thing this year, first winter with 2 kids as last year didn't happen, though the eldest will be old enough for ski school, and matching that with a winter that I am expecting to be very busy at work where we are slightly understaffed due to covid nerves.
     
  29. Jacko4650

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    What's with the "IF" they open?
     
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  30. chicski

    chicski Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Years of kids skiing, interschools, early mornings, lots of driving, lots of gear waxing. Dread the start, glad of the end, lots of fun in between. One day I’ll be a ski bum for a season and just enjoy.
     
  31. Donzah

    Donzah Formerly know as Aldi whorehouse. Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm not really into it this year hey...
    Expectation of the crowds and traffic issues has me a bit bummed.
     
  32. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Get yourself a splitboard and head out with the crew.
     
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  33. Donzah

    Donzah Formerly know as Aldi whorehouse. Ski Pass: Gold

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    Had , sold.

    Kinda more interested to go to NZ / Japan nowadays.
    I think my vibe is being effected by the dramas with caravan park in jindy.. Plus I really dislike Jindy in winter now.
     
  34. Jacko4650

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    What is the vibe at the caravan park these days? Missed staying there entirely last season.
     
  35. Donzah

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    Just dramas with council and NRMA re onsite vans .
    Its somewhere I go to switch off. Thats not possible at mo.
     
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  36. Nightskywatcher

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    I'd probably take that. If they had Leichhardt, it would be a definite.
     
  37. Nightskywatcher

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    The "if" is Quad to Mid and have goats covered.
     
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  38. DidSurfNowSki

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    Slave Child labour will fix that issue. ;)
     
  39. Nightskywatcher

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    Now you have all got me checking out accommodation for the long weekend. :D
     
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  40. chicski

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    I’m guessing the music festival isn’t on this year. So be interesting to see the effect on crowds.
     
  41. Donzah

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    Its on in Queenstown instead
     
  42. SMSkier

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    Pre winter froth is a thing!! ..... ok, might be several decades out but, what the heck LOL.

     
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    I'll be happy with 200cm+, make it 4 out of 5 years;)
     
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  44. SMSkier

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    Sorry mate... your skiing the other place LOL
     
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  45. robbo mcs

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    Nope ... never said that;)
     
  46. Nidecker

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    Plenty often is, just depends if you are looking through Thredbo coloured glasses or not :p:D
     
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    Heard an advt on SnowFM on the weekend saying it was postponed to next year
     
  48. Jacko4650

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    I read it that you were going to have a Bob each way?
     
  49. Nightskywatcher

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    Is he just being promiscuous?
     
  50. Kash

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    You know its out of control when you can hardly even get a camping spot within a short drive to the mountain.