Snow Report Thredbo 2017 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

telecrag

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Lines on closing!
 

Telezacski

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What a cracking day with @telecrag, David and Carolyn to finish off an awesome season with a bang!

The weekend started on a sad note with Sean from avalanche announcing he is leaving town, But Telecrag and I mad sure he went out with a bang! Sean, will be missed!

telecrag and my devilish tactics not to go drink for drink with Sean the night before paid huge dividends, not only did out livers thank us they allowed us to hit first runs (or there about) on gunbarrel.

With the beautiful tones of metal edges on solid ice ringing through the valley we selected a few runs with sunny aspects to start the day. Let's just say, we had a few good runs, some unpredictable runs and some down right shit runs. So at a little after 10 it was time for breaky and then back country.

About an hour (maybe more) later we found our selves with friends at the top of vortex! The snow could not have been polar opposite from the resort and was a dream to ski!

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A few laps of vortex later and with telecrags mantra of "the hard works done now the boot packs in" ringing in our ears, we passed on one more ski and cruised back to the ridge above the cruiser chair!

To say there was a magic line in the snow was an understatement, and as we passed back into Thredbo the cream turned back into chopped up Gelato as if it knew!

We cruised on down to valley terminal to enjoy a beer in the sun and to listen to the guitar maestro himself "jock" jam the rest of the afternoon away.

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The day pretty well summed up my season, skiing with friends and new friends in areas I have not always skied before, and listening to Jock jam!

So I finished on a high!

In the immortal words of Warren Miller, until next time, thank you and good night!
 
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Townsend

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What a terrific ending to a fantastic season! The snow quality was remarkably good and the weather was superb. Thanks to everyone who helped make this season so special.

It seems a shame to shut when there is so much snow but the crowds seem to have left for warmer climes.

Have a good summer!
 

POW Hungry

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What a terrific ending to a fantastic season! The snow quality was remarkably good and the weather was superb. Thanks to everyone who helped make this season so special.

It seems a shame to shut when there is so much snow but the crowds seem to have left for warmer climes.

Have a good summer!
Such an errie image for inbounds of an Aus ski area. Immaculate sky, seemingly-windless, empty and snow-laden.
 
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DenSki

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Some pictures from my last run at Thredbo yesterday afternoon. I waited down the bottom to get the 4:29 chair ;-).

Waiting down the bottom
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The ride up
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Eagles Nest
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Looking towards the Basin
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Looking down the drop of Eagle Way
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Looking towards Central Spur
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Snowgums mid station
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Looking back up the Supertrail
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Top of the Rossi racecourse
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And finally, the lonely skis back in the rack, ready for the next season.
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Billy_Buttons

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Some pictures from my last run at Thredbo yesterday afternoon. I waited down the bottom to get the 4:29 chair ;-).

Waiting down the bottom
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The ride up
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Eagles Nest
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Looking towards the Basin
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Looking down the drop of Eagle Way
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Looking towards Central Spur
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Snowgums mid station
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Looking back up the Supertrail
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Top of the Rossi racecourse
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And finally, the lonely skis back in the rack, ready for the next season.
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Thank you so much for sharing! :thumbs:
 
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telecrag

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Great last photo. Proper carving.

Ken Spain is one sweet skier. Only works part time now, so hard to get a lesson with him. He made a rookie error this season however, and left his tele gear in Japow. He has promised not to do it again! He missed my alpine day, watching him makes it look like it might be almost as fun, if you know how.
 
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LaNeige

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Ken Spain is one sweet skier. Only works part time now, so hard to get a lesson with him. He made a rookie error this season however, and left his tele gear in Japow. He has promised not to do it again! He missed my alpine day, watching him makes it look like it might be almost as fun, if you know how.

You got Ken down in spring! Man that should go straight to the pool room.
 
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LaNeige

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Some pictures from my last run at Thredbo yesterday afternoon. I waited down the bottom to get the 4:29 chair ;-).

Waiting down the bottom
87C2D069-0421-45DE-BA62-AFE29C32F104_zpsglmpht97.jpg


The ride up
F12FF585-A54B-4656-8D30-F5806E8F7CEE_zpszs9cdwbi.jpg


Eagles Nest
4A275B18-9F29-4B18-8155-F004C9C094A4_zpszmpqwpue.jpg


Looking towards the Basin
629C10FA-6516-4BFF-9161-7F1249FFB919_zpsaaoxg0pt.jpg


Looking down the drop of Eagle Way
5EA1BDDD-1655-45D2-9FD0-8BB7FF336F58_zpspskvv23m.jpg


Looking towards Central Spur
CD822ABA-90D7-42A7-9AAD-D34885E92CA9_zpsyzb3gwu7.jpg


Snowgums mid station
AC18ECAF-B24D-486C-A6CF-3BEB7172FACA_zpse7lymqtl.jpg


Looking back up the Supertrail
96DC327F-DF16-4EF6-8945-D9C6A5F804FA_zpsozlytrgp.jpg


Top of the Rossi racecourse
BA47242A-0CAA-4A12-AFA7-6E8764DAF8F9_zpsltpcdwdo.jpg


And finally, the lonely skis back in the rack, ready for the next season.
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Thank you and goodnight 2017
 

Piste Again

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Ken Spain is one sweet skier. Only works part time now, so hard to get a lesson with him. He made a rookie error this season however, and left his tele gear in Japow. He has promised not to do it again! He missed my alpine day, watching him makes it look like it might be almost as fun, if you know how.

Ken was my instructor back in 2000 and he was brilliant with our group lesson of about 8 people. About 5 years ago I scored F18 a private lesson with him and he took her from intermediate to advanced in an hour.

I can't speak highly enough of him.
 

telecrag

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You got Ken down in spring! Man that should go straight to the pool room.

For some bizarre reason he likes to ski with me, especially when he doesnt make a rookie error and forget to bring his tele gear back. Have had some very memorable skis with him. He and @Telemark Phat are two people that are my all time favourites to ski with, its a bucket list to ski with both at the same time. And its a full list, so many fun people to ski with, many from here.
 

Kangaroo

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Anyone know what's happening here at the bottom of the ST? Seems to be some farming going on.

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Piste Again

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There is speculation that it may or may not have something to do with this

Even when we were down there 2 weeks ago people were saying that the resort was really worried about how they were going to clear the snow for the mountain bikers. The bonus they got from the good ski season offsets the late start for the bikes.
 

Townsend

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Joined MANY other people out the back of Thredbo. Lots of people on snowshoes, a couple on split-boards and quite a few on touring skis. The cold night meant that the snow was very firm starting off but the strong sun ensured that it didn’t remain firm for long. Signature Hill was very good and was definitely worth a few runs.
 

skifree

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Which chair is currently running for bc access?

And is there a ribbon to ski back down at the end of the day? Or do you ski 1/2 walk 1/2 or chair down?

Sorry fb does not work on my devices.
 

Untele-whippet

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In previous seasons they have “discouraged” “out of season, inbound descents” cos of no ski patrol, liability “concerns”.
Downloading “encouraged”
 

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So to be clear, will the Kosci chair (or Snowgums) be running this weekend, or do I need to access the goods via DHG?
 
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skifree

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So the Slow Gun is the chair running.

The Kozi is down for annual kick in the guts needed to haul up bikes and folks later in the year.

You could ski down but it is a real maze of what has snow and what has not. And every bit of snow has been churned up up. It is a real shit fight from the the top of Thredbo to the bottom with mud, smud, smood, mnow, allsorts, guts and garters on the runs down. So the chair down it is. This does put the pressure on to be back by last chair at 4.00PM.

And there is plenty of walking required to get away from Slow Gun and out Kozi way.

Don't go, it's horrible.;):thumbs:
 
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