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Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Untele-whippet, Mar 1, 2016.
This arvo will be just as nice.
The sunset riding home last night was amazing.
A frosty +0.5c at 6am at Darebin flats ,Ivanhoe.
Always a couple of degrees cooler than Melbourne.
Pour that beer into a smaller glass and it'll be overflowing with opportunity.
IMO "King's Friday" was one the best days of 2015 season. Front Valley was open all the way across, the surface conditions were near perfect. It was -8 overnight making the last run at 4.59 as good as the first one at 8.25.
If later next week comes off - and the rain stays away now and in mid June - then both Perisher and Thredbo during the first 2 weeks will be just perfect for beginners - young and old. Accommodation prices will be low both in Jindy and onsnow. Workers will be happy and the slopes will be devoid of traffic.
It was the same last year - and with Mid station and BC open it was quiet easy to mix it up and not get bored. If it's cold - the man made in June is often better than the natural slush in a warming August.
However, Perisher can go a bit crazy the last week of June with busloads of Queensland kids pushing the place to capacity limits if still limited lifts open. And if still only man made by early July - then the NSW holidays might even suck more than they did last year. So if it's good mid June - go - otherwise it might be late July before you can avoid 30 min queues.
Warm again tonight.
Damnwell too old and cantancerous these days to put up with busloads of kids , been there done that , got the t-shirt that says I didnt like it . I usually go a few times for day trips in June ( fresh on the ground) , experience tells me that although there are some good June's , most arent. Mid July is my starting point for the more extended expiditions , I like to go up for 10 day trips then come home for a few days then go up again for another and so on. Living fairly local and being self employed , grown up kids allows me this luxury throughout my dotage. Grandkids gunna spoil that a little this year ( no , not really) but I will suffer it in stoic silence until they are decent enough to go wherever they want.
Point is...........its gunna snow , we all gunna have fun , we all gunna bitch about something or other and we all gunna do it again next year. Aint life grand ?
Glass half full ? My glass never seems to get to that point , there is always some bastard ( sorry , excuse please but necessary for context) filling it back up when ever I take a swig.
Finally autumn arrived in Brisbane this last week with some max temps under 25 degrees. Winter officially starts tomorrow, I wonder if we'll have to wait until August to actually get winter temps ?
there is no such thing as winter in Brisbane , not really anyway
meanwhile. yr.no has nothing but horror for the next 2 weeks - should flip back on the next run
Ain't it the truth.
Winters in Brisbane are great. Lots of blue sky cloudless days with max temps in the low 20's. Much better than those cold wet dreary days some of the southern capitals have to endure.
And for us poor folk further north it definitely does happen on a Wednesday, or was it Thursday last year.
My head says ignore the weather until mid June because early snow gets washed away by r**n, but like most on this site I just have to watch every front, and log in multiple times per day to see what the weather gurus here have to say. I'm a snow tragic and that will never change. Here's to a good season in the mountains.
Tomorrow June 1
IIRC, the first day of June last year brought widespread snowfalls. I'm thinking the Blue Mountains got a nice serve that day
It doesn't always get washed away. ie 2011 2012 2014 2015 - only in 2013 was there actual snow that got washed away.
June 2012 was pretty good too. Big dump late May. 800 guests at The Station over QBW with only a skeleton staff. I went mid week following, no queues, no crowds. It was excellent.
June 23 that year Mt P open top to bottom and silky smooth
Good riddance autumn
Can't really remember June 2012 to be honest, but I do remember August 2012 scoring epic fresh at Perisher.
By end of June 2014 we had well over 1m base thanks to those 2 big dumps toward the end of the month. Set the season up beautifully.
Always like a late starting season , gets rid of some city numpties who decide Aussie will be crap and go to NZ instead. I wish more would go to NZ instead , well at least this year , ............but not next year.
I hate a late starting season. Mid june before school holidays is a great time to get your legs back and pay cheap rates on accom before the place gets destroyed by the hordes and you have to stay away till mid July. I would love to get over to NZ for start season cause it looks epic there. The fact that the deposit is paid up for Japow makes it bearable though. It is what it is. I'll be down the first day you can ski FV on decent snow....
The punters book their dates no matter.
Many days with lifts spinning and empty corals.
And in news that will surprise no-one Australia just recorded its warmest Autumn on record