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Snow Report Thredbo 2017 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by D-eye, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Townsend

    Townsend One of Us

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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.
     
  2. Untele-whippet

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    Thredbo is promoting going BC in October on FB
     
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    Great little vid
     
  4. kaegee

    kaegee One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Apparently Thredbo has employed two groomers for two weeks to clear MTB tracks . Otherwise may be Dec waiting for melt .
     
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  5. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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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.
     
  6. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    judgin by the cams you'll get to milk run before running out of snow.
     
  7. 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”
     
  8. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Understood.
     
  9. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    No idea where milk run is, may or maynot find out.:cool:
     
  10. nrcd

    nrcd Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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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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  11. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    One of them will be running.
     
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  12. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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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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  13. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    OK, I’ll stay at home.
    I will.
     
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  14. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    :(
     
  15. Untele-whippet

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    Actually I think I’ll go to Iceland instead :)
     
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  16. gareth_oau

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    Can someone please post some oics of what the BC currently looks like
     
  17. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Promise me you'll eat a puffin?
     
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  18. Untele-whippet

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    In a pie!
     
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  19. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ummmm try looking in the bc chatter thread. And not the thredbo thread.
     
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  20. Ramshead

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    Speaking of BC pics, at this time of year I used to most enjoy Richard's report. Dude was the king of Siggie Hill, which btw still looks super juicy on the Kossie track cam. Anyone heard from/of him lately?
     
  21. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    PS, the 1st lift on Slow Gun is 9.00AM, plus a bit ish.

    If you thought Thredbo was sleepy in Winter, check out Spring.
     
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    Had some issues and left Thredbo before the ski season.
     
  23. Piste Again

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  24. Townsend

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    Stunning, but very hot, day today for a walk up from Snowgums and a few Signature runs although we certainly were not lonely!

    There are some huge piles of snow in the resort where they have been clearing the snow from the mob trails...it is a shame that we cannot keep it until next year! The snow is disappearing quickly on the flat areas but the slopes are still fun albeit very soft.
     
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  25. nrcd

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    I've had my first spring ski at Thredbo. To be honest, much less snow than I expected.

    My plan was to ski into Leatherbarrell creek from Ramshead - the first 150m from the top are now rock. The only access is from the western side at the top of the drainage. Instead I skied down to Bogong Creek from Ramshead - good snow cover, but the dust has moved in and the snow was slow. Fantastic day out though - completely buggered now and having a beer at the bistro.

    Have to come up with a plan for tomorrow.
     
  26. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    No matter how much snow we get in a season the west facing slopes are always going to have thin cover due to wind scouring and melt in the afternoon sun. The positive being that all that scoured snow ends up on the east facing slopes.
     
  27. nrcd

    nrcd Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    I know, I just had high expectations, and may have believed just a little bit too much of the marketing hype. Still massive amounts of snow in the right areas for this time of year.
     
  28. Ramshead

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    No I know how he upped and left before the season. Just wondering if anyone knows where he's at these days. Anyway
     
  29. NewTurns

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    Perfect day in Thredbo this morning.
     
  30. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Golf course looking good bottom left of shot.
     
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  31. GlenH

    GlenH One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Does anybody know what the excavator is doing at the bottom of the Supertrail in the web cam today and yesterday?
     
  32. Principal Douglas

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    At a guess, prepping for MTB
     
  33. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, they build some berms, and big jumps.
     
  34. Townsend

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    They are working hard on the downhill and flow trails although today’s rain, and snow up high, might slow them down a little. It appears that the all mountain trail may take a little longer.
     
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  35. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Im planning on a ski on Sunday! Mtb in 2 weeks!
     
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  36. Townsend

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    Forecast is better tomorrow! I am thinking of a ski tomorrow.
     
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  37. jonathanc

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    Tomorrow looks like the day :)
     
  38. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Less wind on Sunday, I booked Sunday, so it will be better!
     
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  39. GlenH

    GlenH One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Ah! Thankyou all for the feedback. :)