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Snow Report Thredbo 2019 Trip Report, Conditions & Pics

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by D-eye, Jan 1, 2019.

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  1. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Small children.
     
  2. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yesterday broke the rider number record.
     
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    Queues?
     
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  4. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    One big one, but just went over to GB. You really would not have known, almost like a big skier, but full cover day. Over 600 bikes.
     
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  5. LaNeige

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    Somebody been using afterpay?
     
  6. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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  7. LaNeige

    LaNeige One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Twas busy on Friday too, there was a queue at Avalanche.

    It looked dry and dusty, like everywhere else in need of some rain not to mention the smoke.

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  8. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    On the back of the swan?
     
  9. Arne

    Arne One of Us

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    Yep. For the first time in 10 years I'm staying home for the holidays. It used to be a novelty. Ride in the morning, hang by the river all arvo. Maybe a couple day trips down or up over the valley.
    Now it's just too hectic. Every kind of summer tourist.
    Will be back Thredbo 17th Jan.
     
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  10. Townsend

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    It is interesting that yesterday was such a big day as the bike queues didn’t seem to be anything like the queues over Easter. Whilst there are quite a few walkers to Kosczi there doesn’t seem to be as many as usual. It was stunning up there today!
     
  11. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rode with s friend who works as an instructor (bike) so fairly consistently fast, but it's so dry you have to be a bit careful here and there. Had a mechanical issue, swapped bikes, had a mechanical issue... Good runs but.
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  13. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks flat. Someone had to say it ;)
     
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  14. Untele-whippet

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  15. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    How were the A lines?
    Hardcore?
     
  17. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    There are three real A lines. lots of features that I am keen to explore, after we get a 59mm rain event, to set it up. But many riders wont see them, (there a probably lines I don't see) it's great design.
     
  18. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Very different today, that ain't cloud
     
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  19. Untele-whippet

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  20. BlueHue

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    So numpties like me will still be able to ride Ricochet without falling off a rock :p
     
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  21. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    How long are you there for?
     
  22. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    And me :) Forget those Adult lines, I’m all for the Baby lines (courtesy of a small plough ;))
     
  23. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not sure now, parks has just closed everything down, no evac as yet. But if we get through today it should be OK tomorrow
     
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  24. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Alpine way is closed between Thredbo and Khancoban.
     
  25. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Park entry now. Grab those quiet laps while you can!
     
  26. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bike Park Update ⚠️ The NPWS have closed the Kosciuszko National Park and as a precaution which means all MTB operations are now closed. We understand that the NPWS team at the vehicle entry station are not letting any more guests up the Alpine Way as a precautionary measure. Watch this space for the latest updates, Sorry for any inconvenience caused
    For more info on alerts please see: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kosciuszko-national-park/local-alerts
     
  28. crackson

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    I was thinking of riding charlottes to kosi tonight and summit on sunset.

    Maybe not.
     
  29. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah nah.
     
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  30. BlueHue

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    People coming into Jindabyne having being told to evacuate Thredbo. Unconfirmed rumours of fire in Perisher/Charlottes areas.
     
  31. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Park is being evacuated.
     
  33. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    There was a fire at CP a few days ago due to lightning.
     
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    BlueHue One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    No, this is a different report. Still rumour though from what I can tell.
     
  35. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's the only one listed - thought I would have thought it should have been removed from the map by now.
     
  36. BlueHue

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    Yeh that fire was done and dusted pretty quickly. I'm not hearing anything more of the new report so becoming doubtful about it's integrity. Nothing new has popped up on the RFS website map, keep an eye on it I guess.
     
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    Park has been closed as a precaution as there are too many people in there and not enough resources if anything was to flare up. Thredbo hasnt been evacuated, people are free to stay if they are already there. If you leave they wont let you back in unless you are a resident.
     
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    I'd be watching https://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/# as well.
     
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    Extremely smoky on the cams. Anyone in or near Thredbo, does it look like things will calm down soon?
     
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    Not at the moment as it has got much smokier in the last hour. There is also thunder starting. Fingers crossed that there is no lightning as everything is so dry
     
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    Current conditions, wind has died down. Can just see top of Kosi chair. Few drops of rain and bit of thunder.
    Spoke to a reasonably important white haired KT boss couple of hrs ago, he seemed quietly confident MTB would be going again tomorrow. I have my doubts, loved to be proved wrong.

    Edit. Nice drop of rain currently
     
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    Well that was short lived, smoke back with intensity, worst it's been all day. Wind has lifted a bit.
     
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    Surely the quietest New Years here for a while. Except for the music.
     
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    Happy New Year.

    Can just see the top of the hill.

    Been here a few days, but time to leave early. Too many fires too close and the options for the road out get less every day.

     
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    All the RFS site doesn’t show Vico fires and Vico isn’t that far away and a shite load burning down in Tom Groggin etc.
     
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    Fires Near Me NSW only shows statewide.

    Fires Near Me shows Australia wide.


    They only update periodically so only a guide. Under threat, the apps are to slow to be a realtime tool.

    Set watchzones in the NSW app and listen to your local ABC Emergency Radio station.

    The apps have been a bit slow with information as has the abc.
     
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    Npws have listed the park as closed until friday morning.

    Thredbo is open to ride.

    If you read all the kosi park alerts, it's a mess of contradictions administered by halfwits.
     
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    Isn’t Saturday supposed to be the next big challenge of a day?
     
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    Glad I didn't stay, and get the Americans to talk their way in. Would not want to ride in that.

    Hopefully they can contain the TG fire before Saturday. Thinking about all my friends there. But confident of the crews ability to get through it if it does hit, they have a heap of very fit and capable people, a defensible position, with a heap of resources.
     
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