Question The Annual When Will the Charlotte Pass Road Open Thread 2021 edition

skifree

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I can't believe this has not started yet.

Or has it and I missed it?

The road is cleared to Perisher Gap, but the gates are closed.

There is machinery on the road between Perisher Gap and Spencers Creek. I haven't seen it moving but the road does look as if it is being cleared when I'm not watching.

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.Not my best picture of the CP road but it was taken today. I'll try and do better next time I'm out that way.

So possible the CP road will be open by 24/9/21 and to the turning circle by 5/10/21.
 
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I'm told the road is clear to Spencers Creek gate and even beyond. Which might be where the machinery is as I can't see any plant on the road visible from Mt P far out wide.

Ambos came up to Eyre on the road, ordered lunch then found a patient and disappeared with them. Hopefully they got back to hot Café lunch.
 
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Boutros

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Friday morning it is! Around 4am apparently?! Those Transport guys like to start work early.

A road closed sign will be at the top of Charlotte Pass driveway. They wont have anything open and would prefer no traffic in the Village.
 

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Out of interest (cos I’m in lockdown trapped elsewhere) what’s the story accessing KNP now Jindy is in lockdown with positive cases?
KNP still open so those that are able to can visit under the stay at home rules (ie. for "exercise and take outdoor recreation within your local government area"). Camp grounds and other on park accommodation closed. Plan is still to open road to CP in the morning.
 

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Patiently waiting for Buckwheat to report this mornings conditions on the MR
 

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Road signage indicates it’s still closed. But barrels have just been moved and a non parks guy confirmed it’s open. That Is what I’m being told….
 
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Update

Charlottes Ops has spat the dummy and wants road reclosed at Spencers until Tuesday. For which they have a legal contractual right to demand as they finish pack down. Stay tuned for an RMS confusion opportunity.
 

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Update

Charlottes Ops has spat the dummy and wants road reclosed at Spencers until Tuesday. For which they have a legal contractual right to demand as they finish pack down. Stay tuned for an RMS confusion opportunity.
Source? Strange news given agreement was reached by all parties this week to open it today.
 

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Source? Strange news given agreement was reached by all parties this week to open it today.

From the CP Ops Man at 10am this morning at the turning circle spitting his dummy at WTF are you doing here. Did you open the gate. Chill dude - It's on the LiveTraffic - what's Live Traffic - the RMS road app ... eventually got him to chill enough to explain you need to call Stadelmann and RMS and get it sorted - cause the gates are all open and the road says open to CP from Perisher and people from Jindy are going to drive up and wanna go skiing out the back.

If someone has a further update please post.
 

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From the CP Ops Man at 10am this morning at the turning circle spitting his dummy at WTF are you doing here. Did you open the gate. Chill dude - It's on the LiveTraffic - what's Live Traffic - the RMS road app ... eventually got him to chill enough to explain you need to call Stadelmann and RMS and get it sorted - cause the gates are all open and the road says open to CP from Perisher and people from Jindy are going to drive up and wanna go skiing out the back.

If someone has a further update please post.
Cheers @rocketboy. Yep - appears CP management may have not communicated to their on ground staff. Regardless, agreement was reached several days ago by those that have the final say and the road will remain open.
 

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From the CP Ops Man at 10am this morning at the turning circle spitting his dummy at WTF are you doing here. Did you open the gate. Chill dude - It's on the LiveTraffic - what's Live Traffic - the RMS road app ... eventually got him to chill enough to explain you need to call Stadelmann and RMS and get it sorted - cause the gates are all open and the road says open to CP from Perisher and people from Jindy are going to drive up and wanna go skiing out the back.

If someone has a further update please post.
Not the experience of a lifetime.
 

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A second picture of the Crossing and a person crossing (for some reason would not load earlier), it looks like they got close to having a cool bath.
 
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The refrozen water on the pavers just after the first snowdrift brought me unstuck yesterday. Went down like a bucket of shit.
 

Myazma

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Must have been out early!!?? I had a gentlemans start and was ok later on....
Where did you ski?
Went straight to Carruthers, but too sore to drop, waited for the snow to soften, watched groups come and go,bootpacking skiiers climbing straight up, mate dropped, I tried to board the SE shoulder, did a few turns and went back to split mode for limping return. Lots about. Purple is the colour of the day today.
 

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Went straight to Carruthers, but too sore to drop, waited for the snow to soften, watched groups come and go,bootpacking skiiers climbing straight up, mate dropped, I tried to board the SE shoulder, did a few turns and went back to split mode for limping return. Lots about. Purple is the colour of the day today.
Oh no! I did the elevator about 11:15, was still pretty crunchy then, could not have imagined doing it much earlier!
 
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Went straight to Carruthers, but too sore to drop, waited for the snow to soften, watched groups come and go,bootpacking skiiers climbing straight up, mate dropped, I tried to board the SE shoulder, did a few turns and went back to split mode for limping return. Lots about. Purple is the colour of the day today.
Enough snow to skin all the way out still?
 
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