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Snow Report Thredbo 2018 Trip Report, Conditions & Pics

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by Scoober, Jan 21, 2018.

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  1. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    This picture is missing a beer
     
  2. jonathanc

    jonathanc One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    New section riding well?
     
  3. Onlybackscratchers

    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    As a Thredbo newbie myself and Vic interloper, I have fallen in love with the place. 22 ski and 14 MTB days over the past 8 months and back on Monday! Thredbo now sits beside my big love for Hotham and Buller*. Hope you enjoy yourself Jellybeans like our family has.

    *when buller is on.
     
  4. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pretty fun, tight, they seem to have watered it, so a bit primo. We started doing DH/Flow combo laps. GB running tomorrow, with the wind that could be good.
     
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  5. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a cloud Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don't drink at the moment :). There was plenty of beer flowing to the rest of the family, and some crazy people drinking a whole jug of beer :eek:.
    I would love to try MTB, but only have one full day here, so I've gotta have to make Kosicuiszko. Where are you based in Vic? We drove from Melb, one hell of a drive, we couldn't do it very often.

    Thredbo seems to have a lot of vert, way out doing Buller. But of course you probably don't see a whole lot of snow at the bottom. Probably not ideal for beginners, except the Friday flat too. I'm tied to Buller (we have two properties, decades old parking passes, season passes, etc), but sometime in the next few year I should make time to ski this place. But I'd probably just stay here as a springboard to the Main Range, that's the thing Buller doesn't have. Everything else is pretty comparable all seasons wise, apart from the vert, and the steep village(not exactly the biggest fan of that).
     
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    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Coming from West Gippsland, approx 7hrs via Cann River. Easy drive just got to watch for animals. Definitely skis different to Buller, can't match it's steeps however the wind blown up top seems to be a advantage we don't get in Victoria. Just make sure you do Golf Course Bowl when it's on once in your life.
     
  7. jonathanc

    jonathanc One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Looked watered - mad jealous. Let me know how crowded it is tomorrow...
     
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  8. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a cloud Ski Pass: Gold

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    Near Leongatha? We drove via Tom Groggin, a bit hairy and sketchy, but mostly fine (except for the stupid people who thought driving their caravan along that road was a good idea)

    Windblown at Buller is easy to find if you know where to look. Give me a PM for tips(I'm definitely not allowed to tell the secret stashes though). When I give Thredbo a try, I will have a look in the Golf Course Bowl (hopefully when it's on). The pictures in winter on here will eventually get too hard to resist ;)
     
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  9. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oi Stay on topic.
     
  10. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a cloud Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mostly on topic off topic stuff.

    but OK
    more glam shots


    less terrible shots expected up at Kosiciuszko tomorrow :)
     
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  11. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Days 6 & 7 in DaBo coming up. The season pass will have paid for itself already :)
     
  12. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a cloud Ski Pass: Gold

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    Actually a quick question for Thredbo regulars - does anyone know a place that sells SD cards in the village? Thanks.
     
  13. Onlybackscratchers

    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    [QUOTE="Jellybeans1000, post: 3540824,

    Windblown at Buller is easy to find if you know where to look.

    I was more referring to the snow blowing off the main range, days after a dump as being different from the Victorian skiing experience. As for windblown secret pockets on a powder day, not talking either.
     
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  14. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ive never needed one but I’d try the newsagent / pharmacy, there is also the gift shop in the village and the ticket shop at the base of VT sells lots of weird stuff to cover things left behind.
     
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    jonathanc One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yup, I bought one at VT when I left mine at home. It was convenient but pricey...
     
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  16. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep it comes with a yfu tax
     
  17. Jellybeans

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    I'll have a look, thanks.
     
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    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice crisp start to the day looking out from the balcony. Decamped from the farm up to the lodge for a couple of nights with visitors from up North-too much beer was had. Plenty of people about this weekend.

     
  19. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Day eleven of THE pass, bit queue'y, thank you Gunbarrell!
     
  20. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a cloud Ski Pass: Gold

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    Saw that as we were going down the Kosi express. The walkers queue was very large. Glad we got basically first lifts.
     
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  21. Legs Akimbo

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    I think they run the lift a bit slower outside winter, but the queues on the Crackenback Chair on Easter mornings are longer than the queues in peak season.
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Day park is full
     
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    Making it as bit easier to get off the thing at the top?
     
  24. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm not sure. It's just an impression with no objective basis.
     
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  25. Pippenn_2K

    Pippenn_2K Hard Yards

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    We saw the queue for walkers trying to get lift passes and just decided to walk the Merritts Nature Walk instead. Only an hour extra to the trip. The good part was you just catch the lift back down free of charge.
     
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  26. Jellybeans

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    My dream was fulfilled today. All two thousand, two hundred, and twenty eight metres worth of it.
    The wifi is too crap here for photo upload, i guess that gives me more time for post.
     
  27. Untele-whippet

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    Nice.
    Next, a winter ascent!
     
  28. Jellybeans

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    The next dream.... probably won't be able to do that for a few years. by then, I might be doing it on teles.
     
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    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The ragamuffins you meet in the car park, if your around for dinner @telecrag let us know
     
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    Lazy day with the family around the village. Weather could not have been scripted better for the Easter break. So many people enjoying all on offer around the mountain. Thredbo must have smashed their financial targets for the weekend? Black Bear Inn for dinner tonight.


     
  31. zac150

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    Must be all the snow play people
     
  32. Legs Akimbo

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    Thredbo is always busy at Easter.
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Heading to Diggings with the crew
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Day twelve of THE pass be like
     
  35. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    egg hunt?
     
  36. SMSkier

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    It’s getting busier every year mate. So is Jindy. That’s a good thing.
     
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    Adventure weekend in Kosci, started with a hike up to horse camp hut with the kids, watched the full moon rise over the mountains which was nice.

    Then over to Thredbo for a days climbing, started with ropes then tried a few boulder problems but the wind got to us.



    Easter bunny still found the kids



    Climbing with the little man



    Chilling in base camp
     

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    Crew! Have you been sailing?
    Diggings..... pirate treasure!
     
  39. Billy_Buttons

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    No, but free egg hunting! LOL
     
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    Good to meet you today - didn’t twig on the handle until tc told me later! Hope
    It was fun up there cranking!!
     
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    Left Thredbo earlier today(for Canberra), looked very busy on Friday Flat with those easter egg hunters. The place grew on me over the course of my visit, the village actually feels like a village. I heard about the winter bus, that makes things make so much more sense. I liked the bike culture, and the fact that kids were let off the leash a fair bit riding around in the village. Can't imagine how nice it would look in winter. The only real issue I see is the lower half's altitude, but am guessing that can be overcome for a period over most winters. Next visit will definitely be in winter.

    Here are a few of my photos from Kosi, some edited and some not
     
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    Great pics! Has been a stunning few days , glad you enjoyed it :)
     
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    Cheers:thumbs:. I must have brought the good weather with me ;) I hope to get back soon.
     
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    To be honest if you think of the last 100m as access trails (not ski runs), the mentality shifts, from the machinery shed down, the snow can be a little “meh” and yeah if you treat it as a run it’s no fun, but, as you just skied a few km of steeps, treat it like an access trail and you enjoy.
     
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    Likewise, I thought I picked up a climbing reference when you rolled in, wasn’t sure. I blame TC
     
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    Mainrange is so dry and brown! :(
     
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    Personal family anecdote warning. We skied with the daughter at Thredbo when she was about 5. Those access trails scared her so much that she refused to return to Thredbo for years until forced by Interschools. So many out of control dickheads skiing too fast in not enough room. Mileage may vary.
     
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    That's the way they look at it with the lower runs at Buller. TBH I don't mind rockhopping that much. Just when you have lots of people narrowed into one little strip of snow, that would not be fun at all, a little dangerous.
     
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    Definitely need to rotate head many times going through the shit piles!
     
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    Snow making and rockered skis = fun.
    TBH, the lower slopes are good if you want them to be, if you’re precious then you’ll always be coming complaining.
    On on good day, Thredbo is as good as any (better than anything in Oz) on a bad day you can always find fun, unless you’re precious.
     
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