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The chutes

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by Gototakahashi, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Gototakahashi

    Gototakahashi Hard Yards

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    Hi Guys. Warning for those skiing the chutes. This happened last year. They are very hard. Apparently they were closed but I thought the “run closed” rope was just a resort boundary rope. This mountain was quite new to me as my friend and I are from Adelaide. We wanted to try the chutes in the morning but it was so hard to see due to cloud. We had to walk up from the summit chair in pretty much a whiteout to the hut at the summit and then think we found them. Couldn't see a thing and neither of us knew where we were. Started skiing down it and didn't realise that it was so steep! The snow was very icey too. I hit a rock and fell down a long way. My friend fell over on the ice and now has a possible arm fracture and leg injury after hitting a rock while sliding down. He was out for the rest of the season! I was told the chutes were no harder than men’s downhill but I think they are.
     
  2. Seth

    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you go to the chutes and have absolutely NFI what you are doing, you’re gonna have a bad time.
     
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    Jellybeans Walking on a cloud Ski Pass: Gold

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    Men's Downhill compared to the Chutes?
    :doh:
    Who the hell told you that?
    Did you not see the big giant signs?
     
  4. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    emkae One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    lol snap
     
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  8. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  9. emkae

    emkae One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I guess it was such a good story that it was worth retelling this year...
     
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  10. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    The best way to handle The Chutes is to progress by sensible stages. Once you are confident that you can handle any steep Black runs, you should try:
    • Fast One (in bounds), then
    • Fanny's Finish (still in bounds), then
    • Main Street, the furthest out of the chutes, so traverse along top of West Ridge. Very steep, but a fall may not kill you
    • Chutes 1, 2 and 3. Similar to Main Street, but even steeper, so a fall probably will kill you.
    I have to add the standard (and sensible) disclaimer. Don't do anything more than Fast One unless you are with someone who knows The Chutes. If you ignore that advice, at least go with a friend, so there is someone to alert authorities when you are horribly injured.

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  11. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  12. willsnow

    willsnow Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Ahhh pretty sure you've confused Chute run (steep-ish blue run near Koflers T-Bar) with 'The Chutes'. That run is definitely no steeper than Men's Downhill. Common mistake for people new to the mountain :nono::nono:

    < a troll is a troll is a troll > :out:
     
  13. dibl0c

    dibl0c coolstorydibloc™

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    Bit different to Mt. Thebarton eh?

    :out:
     
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    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    dibl0c coolstorydibloc™

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    I'm enjoying your new meme mate. :thumbs:

    Almost as much as I enjoyed the one and only time I went to Mt. Thebarton to watch @Mufts and his mates play the most entertaining game of ice hockey I've ever seen which included a referee sanctioned punch on that threatened to spill over into the carpark after the game. LOL
     
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  16. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ah, Mt Thebarton, the first place in the world to have indoor skiing on man made snow.

    Dozens of places across the world copied the concept and indoor ski locations in cities are now very big business, so it's a bit sad the place that invented the idea doesn't do indoor skiing any more. :(

     
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    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Used to be my favourite show - The Curiosity Show
     
  18. Mufts

    Mufts Potato Ski Pass: Gold

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    [QUOTE="dibl0c”]
    Almost as much as I enjoyed the one and only time I went to Mt. Thebarton to watch @Mufts and his mates play the most entertaining game of ice hockey I've ever seen which included a referee sanctioned punch on that threatened to spill over into the carpark after the game. LOL[/QUOTE]
    And that’s how a final should be played, with the match being abandoned and the whole team ejected! we’ve never been invited back.
     
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