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Trip Report Thredbo 2020 Trip Reports, Pics, Updates and Conditions.

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by skifree, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. sbm_

    sbm_ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yeah, I'd guess that the week of fire danger closure, is actually less of an impact that the several week's worth of rainy days you'd normally expect to lose in a non-drought summer.
     
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  2. climberman

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    The work crew probably had a Christmas close down.
     
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  3. Alleve

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    I've been checking the DA pages every now and again and not much is happening there. Presumably the Department is on holiday too.

    Have the rains come to Thredbo yet?
     
  4. dawooduck

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    No rains, thick smoke continues.
     
  5. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    if it’s like Canberra you’re not likely to see anything new till Feb.
     
  6. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Alpine DA's are 'major projects' and I *think* there's no advertising / comment period for major projects in the holiday/school holiday period.
     
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    The project manager would I mean should have programmed in time lost for rain.
     
  8. skifree

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

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    Maybe, it depends on the contract conditions.
     
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  9. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    They probably would have programmed in how busy the resort should have been at this time of year and limited the work during that time period, so maybe they haven't lost much in the way of time.
     
  10. Legs Akimbo

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    They may have programmed a shutdown over Xmas/New Year anyway. A couple of local road projects have just sprung back to life this week, and it is fairly common.
     
  11. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hey @ralphplough, contractually, what is a rain delay LOL

    The team will have had the break off.
    The program will be a dry program with a clause around rain delays I reckon.

    Rain delays aren’t equivalent to rain days.
     
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  12. ralphplough

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    Someone pays for the risk. Either KT by granting EOT for rain delays, usually has to be proven to be affecting critical path to affect end date. Or, contractor took the risk and charged accordingly. Or some combo of both (a number of days allowed before EOT can be claimed).

    Either way, unlikely to have been working through the two weeks of Xmas IMO.

    Should be great production now though with less people around. With how dry it’s been they will need a lot of rain to really hurt the program.
     
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  13. Alleve

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    The original DA for the Gondola came in February 2018
     
  14. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    yep, someone always pays for the risk; implicitly, explicitly, now, later, intentionally or otherwise.
     
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  15. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    Doppelmayr were on holiday break from 21/12/19 to 05/01/20. The resort closure extended that to the 13/01/20.
     
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    Staff and contractors were still working during the closure, only lost 2-3 days max.
     
  17. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not my contact. First hand on the job employee. Guess some people were working from behind their desk somewhere.
     
  18. Bato

    Bato One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thredbo staff were working and there were Doppelmayr guys there too.
     
  19. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    During the lockout? Don't think so.
     
  20. ralphplough

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    Probably the maintenance and construction arms operate quite separately. Lots of companies are setup this way.
     
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  21. Billy_Buttons

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    This person drives the machines and doing the drainage as well as working at Leesville. Not there, whatsoever.
     
  22. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  23. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    They missed two days I believe. They got special exception.
     
  24. Billy_Buttons

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    Well this employee was not called in for the duration. Lucky person got extra holidays staying with me then. :thumbs:
     
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  25. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Must'nt have been as important as my contact! LOL
     
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  26. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    Has worked in Thredbo through various positions since 1981! LOL
     
  27. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    That’s Thredbo not doppelmyer!
     
  28. Billy_Buttons

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  29. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    so my original comment is correct! Feb at best.
     
  30. Untele-whippet

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    Excavating the new FF car park
     
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    that's the one above the road by the look of it? Wonder if they will have a crack at the deck over the existing car park this summer, seems to late for that to me.
     
  32. Telemark Phat

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    Word is on the street that the second storey car park has been suspended indefinetly.
     
  33. zac150

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    Any reason as to why?
     
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  34. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think after gunbarrel went chair shaped again last season replacing it has gone up the priority list.
     
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  35. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    that would seem strange as I thought the DA went in after Gunbarrel went down but maybe the various engineer reports etc have pushed the gunbarrel replacement up the queue.

    would seem strange to throw money at a project then pull the pin, especially as the talk was that the event group had agreed to a significant spend, but maybe costs blew out on a few projects.
     
  36. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Interesting checking the DA’s there is the DA in for the parcel of land in Woodbridge that was sold, anyone with a spare $2mil May won’t to have a look.

    and Bernti’s have put a DA in for a major upgrade massively increasing the bar, covering the parking and providing a large deck.
     
  37. skifree

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

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    Deferral, not pull the pin.
     
  38. zac150

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    TP’s post suggested the talk is suspended indefinitely which would suggest pulling the pin, but deferral makes sense
     
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  39. Townsend

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    Costs were considerably higher than anticipated.
     
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  40. zac150

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    this kind of makes sense to me, build the smaller extensions first and review the impact, and I can’t imagine it would have been easy or cheap.
     
  41. dawooduck

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    The ugliness of multi storey concrete car parks will be hard to hide.

    Over development has a tendency to ruin once charming places.
     
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  42. zac150

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    agree, I wonder if they could multi-storey the far end past the pond where all the service area is, kind of behind the hill as you enter, You wouldn’t see it and just have to extend the bus run.
     
  43. Legs Akimbo

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    Have a look at the carpark at Taronga Zoo. It has vertical wooden slats. Not perfect but a heck of a lot better than brutal concrete.
     
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    So is the Gunbarrel or Snowgums higher up on the priority list? Or are they both equal?
     
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    Haven’t looked back through thread but at least 6 seaters ?
     
  46. Telemark Phat

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    I think they'll worry about it once they rebuild Thredboland, replace snowgums and replace gunbarrel.
     
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  47. Telemark Phat

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    My impression is Snowgums since Kosci is at end of life.
     
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  48. zac150

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    this is what I had been told as well.
     
  49. zac150

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    This also makes sense, I also wonder if it’s been put off until all the work is done as they don’t want to create issues for heavy machinery etc to move about or damage what’s been built.
     
  50. Telemark Phat

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    The impression I was given is its simply dropped right down the priority list.
     
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