1. SPECIAL NOTE TO NEW REGISTRATIONS

    If you recently registered and have not received a confirmation email - please check your 'Spam or Junk' folders. Especially if your email is Hotmail. More help with confirmation issues

    NOTE: This notice may be closed.

    Dismiss Notice
  2. There's more to this forum than meets the eye!

    We have a vibrant community here conversing about all sorts of non-snow topics such as music, sport, politics and technology. Simply register to reveal all our Après topics or continue browsing and reading as a guest.

    NOTE: This notice may be closed.

    Dismiss Notice

Snow Report Thredbo 2018 Trip Report, Conditions & Pics

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,732
    Likes Received:
    3,735
  2. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    14,898
    Likes Received:
    22,674
    Location:
    Blue Mtns, 1100M.
    Moving along!

    The next season awaits!
     
  3. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    25,185
    Likes Received:
    27,723
    Another month and a half to opening!
     
    climberman likes this.
  4. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,732
    Likes Received:
    3,735
  5. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    25,185
    Likes Received:
    27,723
    I did the costings on me to catch one fish, turns out I can buy them for about a decade, for the same price!
     
    SMSkier, dawooduck, kaegee and 4 others like this.
  6. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    14,898
    Likes Received:
    22,674
    Location:
    Blue Mtns, 1100M.
    If you catch anything you’re doing it wrong apparently.
    It’s the dance not the catch!
    :fishing:
     
    SMSkier, Fozzie Bear, skifree and 2 others like this.
  7. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,732
    Likes Received:
    3,735
  8. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,732
    Likes Received:
    3,735
  9. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2000
    Messages:
    36,246
    Likes Received:
    20,955
    Location:
    the sunny illawarra
    Doing the numbers on fishing gear is like working out your per km value on a gravity bike for commuting!
     
    Fozzie Bear, db2567 and telecrag like this.
  10. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,732
    Likes Received:
    3,735
  11. GlenH

    GlenH Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    212
    Just curious, with the Kosi Express still running until 14/10 for Thredbo's organised back country tours, is there anything that physically stops you skiing the Supertrail back to the village on either downhill or telemark skis, subject to there being enough snow of course?
     
  12. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    14,898
    Likes Received:
    22,674
    Location:
    Blue Mtns, 1100M.
    In previous years, once the resort closed for winter, skiing or boarding wasn’t permitted on any trails due to insurance/liability issues.
    I presume unfortunately it’s probably the same this year.
     
  13. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    17,624
    Likes Received:
    11,888
    Location:
    Jindabyne
    The resort can't stop you travelling though your national park. They could call a ranger or a cop to direct you to not ski. What the resort can do is refuse to sell you another ticket.
     
  14. easty

    easty Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 1999
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    NSW Snowy Mountains
    There are sign at the top and bottom of Kosci Express indicating that the resort is closed. There is machinery(including winch cats) working to clear the service roads and bike tracks. The lower slopes are very patchy now. There is no continuous snow to the bottom.
     
  15. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    Messages:
    28,456
    Likes Received:
    22,447
    A lessee has the right to exclude anyone from a leased area (subject to what the lease says).
     
  16. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 1998
    Messages:
    20,638
    Likes Received:
    10,294
    Location:
    Middle Oz
    Ooo till the 14/10, did not know this, ta muchly. That will tie in nicely to tide me over till the CP road opens.:)
     
  17. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2000
    Messages:
    36,246
    Likes Received:
    20,955
    Location:
    the sunny illawarra
    Dunno about the rules, but this arvo there was a rope across the track below Kozzie. They have a lot of plant moving snow and staff around. I guess if you miss the last chair there isn’t much choice! Thankfully we made it, my young fella was beaten by the time we got back there!
     
  18. Townsend

    Townsend One of Us

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2014
    Messages:
    427
    Likes Received:
    906
    The groomers got really stuck into trying to find the mountain bike tracks today. I believe that they did map the gps coordinates before the winter which is probably just as well!
     
    zac150, easty, telecrag and 5 others like this.
  19. crackson

    crackson A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2006
    Messages:
    7,850
    Likes Received:
    5,031
    Location:
    Snowy Mountains
    Pissing in the wind with a groomer.

    Several of these would have the snow off the tracks in days.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,732
    Likes Received:
    3,735
    Resulting in....

    [​IMG]
     
  21. Townsend

    Townsend One of Us

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2014
    Messages:
    427
    Likes Received:
    906
    They are getting stuck into clearing the snow so that the mountain bike trails can be setup. It seems such a shame that there is still so much snow and the mountain is closed. They are currently working between Sponars and Anton’s and there is still so much snow! Oh well the slackcountry is skiing very well.
     

    Attached Files:

    sastrugi, db2567, skifree and 4 others like this.
  22. Arne

    Arne One of Us

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    656
    Likes Received:
    771
    Location:
    Northern Beaches
    Anyone around this weekend? Will be heading out 8.30ish saturday after I get my new 365 pass. Got 57 days on this years with maybe 70 nights staying in the valley. Looking towards similar for 2018/19.
     
    sastrugi, LaNeige and NewTurns like this.
  23. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 1998
    Messages:
    20,638
    Likes Received:
    10,294
    Location:
    Middle Oz
    I watched 2 skiers & a sut bash their way down thru this mess yesterday as i had my comfy chair ride down after a bc day. They musta missed the closed signs.
     
    SMSkier and Townsend like this.
  24. db2567

    db2567 One of Us

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2018
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    478
    That's what I call a death cookie!
     
  25. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,496
    Likes Received:
    9,815
    Ripped this off the web cam this morning...looked ok?

    Surprisingly, around at PV on the way to CP it was light drizzle on and off.

     
  26. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 1998
    Messages:
    20,638
    Likes Received:
    10,294
    Location:
    Middle Oz
    Was good earlier, see BC thread for pics.
     
    SMSkier likes this.
  27. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2001
    Messages:
    14,692
    Likes Received:
    6,431
    Location:
    Strathbogie Ranges, NE Vic.
    Really, why would they bother? You took the best route. That's not even bragging at the pub conditions!
     
    skifree likes this.
  28. Laska Goralska

    Laska Goralska One of Us

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2018
    Messages:
    668
    Likes Received:
    1,004
    Location:
    Here, or skiing
    i folks,

    First few posts across a few threads today. Won't bother with the boring intro as it's there on the BC threads.

    Probably pretty late to the stoke party but just some snaps from Thredbo this year. Just landscapes and coverage pics as I tend to ski alone. Some good ones in there though, showing the great cover we had this year. Enjoy.

     

    Attached Files:

    Gimp, whether, climberman and 8 others like this.
  29. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2001
    Messages:
    14,692
    Likes Received:
    6,431
    Location:
    Strathbogie Ranges, NE Vic.
  30. Laska Goralska

    Laska Goralska One of Us

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2018
    Messages:
    668
    Likes Received:
    1,004
    Location:
    Here, or skiing
    Thanks Sastrugi, looking forward to being able to chat about snow/skiing without having to bore my undoubtedly lovely but non-skiing wife!
     
    sastrugi likes this.
  31. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2001
    Messages:
    14,692
    Likes Received:
    6,431
    Location:
    Strathbogie Ranges, NE Vic.
    Yeah, a skiing partner can be a good thing. +1 and I ski together almost all the time, it's our thing. In resort, back country, overseas... we could both ski ok when we met but we've developed together over the past almost 30 years.

    Best friend's hubby died 5 years ago and I've said to her the most important thing in re-partnering is finding herself a skier as it's such a huge part of her life. She agrees :)

    I bet your wife is lovely enough to overcome the none skiing issue :D
     
    Laska Goralska and Sage Oya like this.
  32. Laska Goralska

    Laska Goralska One of Us

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2018
    Messages:
    668
    Likes Received:
    1,004
    Location:
    Here, or skiing
    Haha she's definitely made peace with it over the years, largely due to her loveliness!

    I tend to prefer skiing alone anyway so it's no problem to me, only ever becomes a minor issue when planning holidays!
     
  33. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    25,185
    Likes Received:
    27,723
    My partner is a winter widow. It can work.
     
  34. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Messages:
    7,553
    Likes Received:
    13,178
    Location:
    Canberra, ACT
    Snow play in the Basin :)

     
    Billy_Buttons likes this.
  35. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,732
    Likes Received:
    3,735
    There's also some treasure hunters going from top to bottom of High Noon! LOL
     
    climberman likes this.
  36. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2000
    Messages:
    36,246
    Likes Received:
    20,955
    Location:
    the sunny illawarra
    Desperate for a slew of odd gloves and canceled passes?
     
  37. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,732
    Likes Received:
    3,735
    Mobile phones, wallets, coins, watches, cameras....can find many things during the thaw! ;)
     
  38. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,732
    Likes Received:
    3,735
    Also posted this in the driving manual cars thread...good memories at Thredbo! :)

     
    Hanz Onyawaif, Scoober and skifree like this.
  39. Laska Goralska

    Laska Goralska One of Us

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2018
    Messages:
    668
    Likes Received:
    1,004
    Location:
    Here, or skiing
    Down the Schuss under the line of the Merritt's chair would be where I'd be starting any scavenging or fossicking, it rains gear off that thing
     
    Billy_Buttons likes this.
  40. kaegee

    kaegee One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2014
    Messages:
    2,537
    Likes Received:
    3,092
    Location:
    Freshwater
    I know there’s a ski under Snowgums before the Cattrack
     
  41. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2001
    Messages:
    14,692
    Likes Received:
    6,431
    Location:
    Strathbogie Ranges, NE Vic.
    Some mountain staff get a good annual haul of cash from under the lifts. One year +1 dropped a brand new mobile off Merrits chair. We looked for a few days in winter, and a few more days in spring. Never found it. Found plenty of keys and rubbish though.
     
  42. Townsend

    Townsend One of Us

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2014
    Messages:
    427
    Likes Received:
    906
    I usually find quite a lot of cash wandering around the hill in spring. Not this year...I have found a whole 25c! We thought that perhaps tap and go cards means that people are carrying less cash.

    Unsure if the all mountain track will open in November as there is still a lot of snow on Central Spur as is evident by this photos taken today. The tracks on the lower part of the mountain are coming along well.
     
  43. iagreewithhim

    iagreewithhim One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2001
    Messages:
    1,641
    Likes Received:
    1,911
    Location:
    A very long way from the snow
    Let me know if you find my Mastercard!
     
    sastrugi likes this.
  44. Townsend

    Townsend One of Us

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2014
    Messages:
    427
    Likes Received:
    906
    Shall do! Any idea where?
     
  45. iagreewithhim

    iagreewithhim One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2001
    Messages:
    1,641
    Likes Received:
    1,911
    Location:
    A very long way from the snow
    Not strictly under a chairlift. Just above the top of Funnelweb. See attached.


    No card around here...
     
    NewTurns likes this.
  46. Townsend

    Townsend One of Us

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2014
    Messages:
    427
    Likes Received:
    906
    I tried to walk down funnel web once...never again. Time for a new Mastercard I am afraid!
     
  47. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,732
    Likes Received:
    3,735
    Don't go hunting for your card...you may well find some of these instead!

     
  48. Ramshead

    Ramshead One of Us

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    Messages:
    989
    Likes Received:
    1,457
    Location:
    Sydney
    That’s the greatest Thredbo video of all time and possibly the greatest video full stop. The carts! The clothes! The music! The old Thredboness! LOVE IT
     
    Billy_Buttons likes this.
  49. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,732
    Likes Received:
    3,735
    Hell yeah! Those dayz were fully far out, grouse, sweet and cool! :thumbs:
     
    Ramshead likes this.
  50. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,732
    Likes Received:
    3,735
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.