Snow Report Thredbo 2018 Trip Report, Conditions & Pics

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  1. Scoober

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    Hi Guys,

    Well its 2018 and its pretty quite here, thought I'd start the 2018 thread after spending the week down at Thredders.

    The week started with a nice chill in the air so we hiked Kossie again on Wednesday, beautiful day, big blue skies and a little southerly blowing. Compared to our last summer visit the massive horse flies/ march flies were a little less prominent. Had our 4 kids in tow and smashed out the return hike in a few hours, the walk was busier then last time but I just love being up on the main range. The beers went down well at the bull wheel on return!!

    Thursday we did the Dead Horse Gap hike. Loved it but the decent was a bit tougher on the knees, specially backpacking a 4 year old on the steeper decent down to the DHG car park

    Once done we got the lift to the top again and smashed some beverages


    All in all was great to get away and get to Thredbo early in the new year. Kids loved the bobsledding and with all the walking they did loved the pool at the Leisure Centre every arvo!

    Next visit will be when the mountains all white, although wouldn't mind giving the mountain biking a crack as it looks great fun.

    Have a great 2018 everyone
     
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    Was up on Sunday for my first 2018 visit. 5 days on the pass!

    James Downing popped his Thredbo cherry, but he rode up and met us at the top….


    If a girl with one leg can do it, maybe you should give it a go?
     
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  3. Funky

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    Trip overseas has meant no visit to Thredbo yet... but have used the 365... five days off at Hakuba... so can't complain. Hopefully at MTB trip down before it turns white.
     
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    She's a legend. Did a clinic with her and she left me for dead.
     
  5. telecrag

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    I first met her, on a crazy ski trip with Muzz a sit skier, and a few others. Have mtb'd with her more.

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    Just booked for late August, early September in Woodridge. Can’t wait!
     
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    Day six of 'the pass' and tele-whippet has been resurrected!

     

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  9. zac150

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    So is this going to be a thing this year - day six of the pass...... I think I will become very very jealous!

    P.S It was great to catch up with @tele-whippet on the way to the mountains for weekend biking, made better by the fact he brought me presents in the form of tele bindings.
     
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  10. Principal Douglas

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    I've heard a rumour that the snowplay area is no more :party:
     
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    That might help with the parking problem if true.
     
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  12. Dos

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    Hi guys! It's been a looooonggggg time since I was active on the forum.

    Early this week I had a chance to visit Thredbo and did some walks:
    Village - Merritts Nature Track - Eagles Nest - Mt Kosciuszko - Return via Dead Horse and Thredbo River Tracks. 25km in total.

    It felt so good. It's like returning home.

    I wish I could do a season at Thredbo again.

    Here's me from the top of Australia.

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  13. climberman

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    Welcome back!
     
  14. Dos

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    Thank you, climberman.
     
  15. Funky

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    Have we reached peak Thredbo? Very quiet this year...
     
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    From FB :(
    All good things must come to an end & It is with mixed emotions that we say goodbye!

    We have sold Eagles Nest to Kosciuszko Thredbo (KT) our last day is Sunday 4th March 2018!

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank each & everyone of you who have worked, dined, drank, partied or just come in for a chat with us!
    You have all made the past 8 years so enjoyable & fun times to remember!

    It’s time for us start the next chapter of our lives with new adventures & we wish KT great success in running Australia’s Highest Restaurant!

    First up for us is plenty of ski time as those who know us know we haven’t had any in the past 8 years, so we hope to see you all on the slopes or catch up for a drink or 2!

    From the bottom of our hearts thankyou all again! Sara & Steve ❤️
     
  17. Billy_Buttons

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    Steve's daughter has Black Sallees! Do you know if that has been sold to KT as well?
     
  18. Untele-whippet

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    Don’t know.
    Hopefully not, my fav on hill eatery.
     
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  19. Principal Douglas

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    I'm torn about that. Overall I think KT has done a good job with Merritts and Kareela but losing some individuality across the mountain is a shame.
     
  20. climberman

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    Does this include the Bullwheel?
     
  21. Scoober

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    I was speaking with the bullwheel guys when I was there in January and they were pretty sure but not 100% that they would be out.
     
  22. climberman

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    Wow
    Whole building.

    I’ll be interested to see if they do anything to improve the building for MTB season.
     
  23. Billy_Buttons

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    Steve and Sara owned Bullwheel as well. So yeah. Gonski to the big company too.
     
  24. Billy_Buttons

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    I think it's under heritage rules.
     
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    Pffffttt
    Heritage allows for interpretation, adaptation and even removal. Trust me!
    You do need to do the work and spend the money though.
     
  26. Billy_Buttons

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    [​IMG]
     
  27. climberman

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    They could certainly do something there if it’s well done.
    But it’s all easy with someone else’s money from behind a keyboard :)
     
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  28. Snow Blowey

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    Had some very ordinary customer service at Eagles Nest last week of 2017 season. The old chook looked over it and was fairly rude to us and the adjoining table. Perhaps they had been told.
     
  29. BlueHue

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    Is that the old joint just near Michelago? Went for a bit of a wonder through it at about 2am one morning thinking it might be haunted. Of our group the one who ended up shitting themselves was the one who decided to stay alone in the car for fear of ghosts in the house. The biggest hazard in the house was falling through the second storey floor boards.
     
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    Yep. That's the one.
     
  31. Billy_Buttons

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    Old chook?
     
  32. Principal Douglas

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    Total thread derailment here, but there's a belief around the area that that place is haunted. I wouldn't be brave enough to go in there, not because of ghosts, but because of the floor boards!

    Back to Thredbo....
     
  33. telecrag

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    Day seven of THE pass

    Fair few new bits and Sections, great day!
     
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    Day 8 of THE pass, it's like a private resort today!
     
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  35. Annabuzzy

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    I heard it was in the offing and I agree that’s disappointing
     
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    Not sure I heard someone mention an application was in for valley terminal, but this was a passing comment from a friend who lives and works up there (not for KT) i.e used as an explanation for lack of maintenance on the buildings. Top station would make sense.

    Hahaha i'm not sure if i'm game to show this comment to the wife, she may kill you if she caught you on the hill, but your right.

    I have no issue with KT taking over stuff, on the weekend the shops that were open were predominantly company owned and the privately owned shops 50 / 50. Also as we all want development / redevelopment in Thredbo the fact KT are taking over the leases of the key sites would make this a whole lot easier.
     
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  37. Untele-whippet

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    No, not going to KT according to v reliable goss today.

    Espionage!
     
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  38. Annabuzzy

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    I’m VERY happy. I’m salivating about the burgers as I type. Yuuuummmm.
     
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    LOL
    Is she a heritage specialist or a lover of top stations!
    Either way, we’ll done stuff is well done.
     
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    Heritage specialist, And yeah I agree when it’s done well it looks great
     
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    Tell her I worked for RMS and it’ll all make sense LOL
     
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    There was a fair bit going on. Kareela getting a facelift, its now grey. Power being upgraded up the hill. A lot of pipe at Gunbarrel, but I couldnt find out what its for. Work looks to be going on the traverse. Did break the flow having to stop and chat to people all over the hill! A hive of activity!
     
  43. Lady Penelope

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    En route to Thredbo now for a long weekend with the family. I may be spotted hiking, on the bobsled, or having a splash at the leisure centre. Just not mountain biking ...
     
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    Im here just mountain biking
     
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    Im heading up to ride tomorrow
     
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    Day 9 of THE pass, skiing has started!

     
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    Just to whet your appetite....





     
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    It's brown...and why are people walking on it?
     
  49. telecrag

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    Day ten of THE pass, nice Friday! Good even!
     
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    Absolutely beautiful day in Thredbo for my arrival as a newbie. Lots of biking people about, mountain views are stunning from the deck of the village centre place. Kosiciuszko tomorrow.
     
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