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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. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    You don't need to be precious just to get back down to the road!
     
  2. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Or dealing with a scared child.

    Thredbo eliminating Middle Station and Tower 10 was a triumph of marketing over reality.
     
  3. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah I get the shits with the hero skiers who want to be seen skiing hard for the last 200m
     
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  4. LaNeige

    LaNeige One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Sometimes,
    Thredbo's famous hot pow.
     
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  5. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bunny Walk, Snow Gums is a good child friendly option :)
     
  6. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    But...they keep putting race courses in the way!
     
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  7. Onlybackscratchers

    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Day 15 of the pass and unbelievably ahead of @telecrag. Beautiful day up here except for the $150 on a damaged brake. Giving Riverside cabins a try, nicely suited for current temperatures. Time for the BBQ
     
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  8. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Another awesome few days in the Bo reaffirming why I love the place, great people loving life and loving being outdoors.

    Awesome to meet @climberman albeit briefly due to poor introductions,;). As always it was great to slow @telecrag down on the mountain bike, but that’s what he gets for passing me on the days used on the pass tally.

    Much fun has been had helping @DidSurfNowSki get through the things to do in the bo, even if we did get a few weird looks carrying the boulder mats about. Mind you our proficiency at golf would have raised a few eyebrows. I think littlest Zac summed it up best when he ask me “why does @DidSurfNowSki zigzag so much”.
     
  9. Onlybackscratchers

    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    No gas in bottle and no frypan in cupboard. Off to the village green instead.
    A stubborn Copperhead keep Thredbo staff on their toes for quite a while today.
     

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  10. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks for the TVT run to end the trip @zac150.

    Day Thirteen of THE pass, did a lap solo, wondering if @climberman, or any of the crew were going to do any before leaving. @jonathanc turned up, so did some laps with his crew, lots of fun. Thredbo is so good for me like that, hardly ever ride alone, summer or winter. Don't mind it when I do though, but its like a nightclub I went to in the 80's, always someone to play with, and you meet so many cool people.




    In other news, for regulars, Dane is back!
     
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  11. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    And well done @Onlybackscratchers it takes dedication for us blow ins to rack them up! Its not easy!
     
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  12. Onlybackscratchers

    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Seeing I stole your "** days in the pass" why not steal one more, I'm "Happy to share" - apologies @Normo.
     
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  13. Onlybackscratchers

    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Slow start to the day, bit of soreness for daughter. Round of golf to loosen up. Last known sighting of that ball - slice. Nicest day up top I've had this year. Note the middle bike, nicknamed the "Dinosaur".
     
  14. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Probably Keeping a few of @DidSurfNowSki golf balls company,
     
  15. Snowfamily

    Snowfamily First Runs

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    Can anyone tell me if Thredbo Interschools Alpine GS is accessible for spectators on foot (we have never skied Thredbo and QLD Interschools is there this year) grandparents want to watch.
     
  16. kaegee

    kaegee One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hmm ... not really . Usually half way up or down the hill . If on skis then yes .. easily .
     
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  17. Onlybackscratchers

    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Small queue this morning for the racers.
     
  18. Onlybackscratchers

    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Busy day on the mountain. Half-Backscratchers first MTB race today. 16th out 20 with a few bike problems, not a bad effort on a $700 second hand bike and $15 Big W shoes.
    Last summer season day tomorrow - unless I want a divorce! Like @DidSurfNowSki, I better tick off a few bucket list items, so TVT here we come.
     
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  19. LaNeige

    LaNeige One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Stopped in on my home during the week for a quick walk and some bobsledding. Caught the chair and did Merritts Nature Walk, but saw some people doing this the wrong way ...

    Anyway, some pic's below as well as a summer winter compare and contrast.

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    Out the window Eagles Nest, looking towards the Jindabyne.

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    View of the Basin and the old Ramshead Chair.

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    Merritts Creek looking lovely

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    12th June 2017

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    6th April 2018
     
  20. Onlybackscratchers

    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Day 21 yesterday and final day for summer season. One last ride down the all-mountain trail. Heading down TVT for the first time Half-Backscratchers decided to get down to his jocks and have a dip at Diggings. Back to the village. Time for one more round. Goodbye Thredbo, see you in winter season, this Vic family have had a blast discovering all that this mult-talented, all-season resort can provide. Yes we love Dabo!
     

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  21. LaNeige

    LaNeige One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Good to see more Mexicans that have seen the light!
     
  22. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Day 14 of THE pass, was wondering if I would make it, after hitting a roo on the way up, and getting towed back to Jindy.
     
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  23. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Depending on division, it’s usually at Rossi and you can buy single foot passenger tix. Then they can go up to mid station on Slowgums and walk back down.
     
  24. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do you need any assistance ?
     
  25. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bugger, hope all ok
     
  26. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah thanks guys, check with insurance tomorrow and go from there
     
  27. Townsend

    Townsend One of Us

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    Sorry to hear that. Much damage? Glad you are ok
     
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  28. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bugger @telecrag

    Hope the towie left it on a good angle for sleeping in.

    Where was the damage? When i hit mine the bar saved all the crucial bits but the bar was a throw away and the plastic bumper had to be replaced.
     
  29. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bar would be good, radiator is pushed in
     
  30. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Driving isn't like skiing. You should be "ar gerly marn an de raad"!
     
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  31. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I am, it didn't help this time!
     
  32. Onlybackscratchers

    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Lovely day with still a few patches of snow up top. MTB tracks nice and tacky after 5mm overnight. Just rode the Cannonball the whole way for first time and survived.
     
  33. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Day fifteen on THE pass, great riding conditions. I think this might be taking it too far?
     
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  34. kylep

    kylep Cage rattler Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have they started flattening the track at the bottom?
     
  35. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Too soon ?
     
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  36. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Did they have skis set up at the lift already?
     
  37. Onlybackscratchers

    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Victory to the Cannonball today. Off to Sacred Ride to remove sheared bolt.
     
  38. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ouch!
     
  39. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Busted hanger most like?
     
  40. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Something derailed your derailer?
     
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    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    We passed you leaving town this morning
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Big shout out to Jindy Towing, and the managers (owners?) at Discovery Caravan Park, they were all so helpful, and just basically nice. Good people. Lots of them in Jindy IMO, a few more soon @dawooduck !
     
  43. Onlybackscratchers

    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Well had never broken a derailleur before, now 2 in two days. 25 MTB days for the season and much improved riding skills even if Cannonball punished me a bit today.

    Nice to meet @telecrag and @Untele-whippet on this trip.

    Bring on winter 2018, powder days, friends and injury free.
     
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    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    See you for first chairs bebe!
     
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  45. Piste Again

    Piste Again Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Especially injury-free. Any ski trip where you can walk away afterwards is a good one!

    Friends are a serious bonus. Powder is mostly down to sheer luck.
     
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    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    How did you manage the name change?
     
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    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tele-whipped may have been more appropriate :D
     
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