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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. kylep

    kylep One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice to have done the full AM now. 2 years ago it opened after our trip. Nice warm up morning with +1. Now to hit up the flow. After not much riding this year I’m doubtful of hitting cannonball this trip

    Plenty of moisture in the ground
     
  2. snowgum

    snowgum One of Us

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    Howdy,
    Happy Christmas everyone.

    Fwiw, I'm heading up to Thredbo shortly and was wondering whether there's long enough drifts up high to get a little slide - say 10-15 turns?

    Or is it really, 1-2 turn stuff?

    Thanks in advance if anyone can advise and if affirmative, the location.

    Take care,
    SG.
     
  3. skifree

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

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    How small can you turn?
     
  4. Gimp

    Gimp One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Depends telemarketter or boarder?
     
  5. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Way up high 2 nights ago



    Given the temps that night, might be a bit of freeze/thaw going on.
     
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  6. skifree

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

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    Dunno what @snowgum rides.

    Can’t say I’ve thought it makes a difference. But then I’ve never not been on Telemark kit.
     
  7. Arne

    Arne One of Us

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    Maybe 3 or 4 turns on Summer drift. Ego Alley 2 turns. There's still a lump from one of the jumps on Antons and above Cruiser. Oh, maybe 4 or 5 turns on the drift in The Falls. I've had a look to see any ski tracks. None.
     
  8. snowgum

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    Happy 'Myer & DJ Sale Day'!

    Thanks for the heads up. I use Tele gear btw, but increasingly ski parallel turns on lifts as the body complains. BC, I Tele where & when possible - Otherwise I could spend another $2.5K & go AT.

    But that's way OT for Stirling & Baw Baw & most of the BHPs. And the BC runs at Hotham are not that long so Tele still works for me!

    Thanx for the pics people, I don't think I'll bother with skis - Looks more like remnant cornices. Our Gang hope to take the sprigs to Kosi for a nice chilled day. It will be much more sociable if I keep on the path with the walkers, rather than veer miles off track for my 2-4 turns.

    Anyway, another 6-7 months I'll be sliding again somewhere. <SIGH!>

    Cheers all - enjoy your adventures over the Globally heated New Year!
     
  9. LaNeige

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    Perfect summers day. The view was accompanied by the grumble of Gunbarrel warming up.

    First crack at TVT today. Mix reviews from one and two, might be due to a couple of stacks, actually having to exercise or the ridiculous heat. But as a bonus plus 1 loved it.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Winning!
     
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  11. skifree

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

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    That green stuff looks so carvable.

    Do the train tracks you leave get groomed out over night?
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Great trip, caught up with some local friends, always makes me want to stay longer, and want to come back.

    New track is great, looking forward to the next section. Its a beginner trail, but I still find it fun (not that I am expert or anything)/ So good to have GB running, it may take a while for people to cotton onto it, more option on windy days.

    Fun fun!

    The new trail
     
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  13. climberman

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    missing you buggers
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    You too buddy! I was not riding at capacity, although it seemed to help the torn hammy, so got better as the days went by. Had a hoot of a last run, late today, solo, no one behind, no one in front that got in my way, T2B. My previous attempt was thwarted by people crashing in front of me (not crew). One a truly impressive OTB, if it was me it would have been chopper time, young bendy thing, got up, all OK!
     
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    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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