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The heaviest snow Australia has ever seen

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by tomtankman, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. dibl0c

    dibl0c coolstorydibloc™ Ski Pass: Gold

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    A few decent seasons in the early 90's saw us skiing off the Arlberg Hotel roof at Mt Buller and then being chased down Bourke St by Ski Patrol.

    They were too slow.
     
  2. kimberlee81

    kimberlee81 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Believe it or not, the winter of 1978, that was happening at Baw Baw.

    You had to step 10 or 12 snow steps down into the poma shed for access!
     
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  3. BenLomond Iceman

    BenLomond Iceman One of Us

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    it was a very decent snowfall for us (benlomond ) but we have had much bigger ones for sure
     
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    A candidate for the biggest one day fall - Super Tuesday. Late July 1998. Rained all day Monday at Thredbo. Awoke to find there had been 70cm overnight. People were skiing down the streets in Jindabyne. Cars that were parked by the road on the hill before Bullocks Flat were covered by the snow ploughs and were still there a week later. That was a real snowfall! 70cm in 14 hours = 5cm per hour. The magic 2 inches per hour mentioned earlier.
     
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  5. Ian

    Ian One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Here's one from our club history book, apologies to the photographer, I don't know who they are. I believe Charlottes Pass 1964. You could ski to the top of the handrail on the verandah. The staff had to negotiate a tunnel to get to their accommodation.

    There's another one on the way to the next door's Chalet's Adam's Bar showing a couple of cables from the Kangaroo T Bar disappearing into a cornice about two feet down the face, I think that one is from the early 1980's.

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    This is what it probably looks like tonight.

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  6. Rush

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    Back the 1930's Sassafras in the Dandenongs would get two feet of snow.

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  8. tomtankman

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    Sorry here is the 1964 chart again. Unbelievable low pressure system!
     

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  9. Ian

    Ian One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    It would be good to have the moisture feed shown on that chart, must have been a lot.
    The pressure is very low too <1000 over the alps.