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Thredbo and WNW winds

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by sydney_kings, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. sydney_kings

    sydney_kings First Runs

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    I'll be down at Thredbo this weekend, how do strong WNW winds affect Thredbo?
    Are the lifts likely to go on windhold or will these be protected by the face of the mountain?

    What are the best runs to do during these winds?
     
  2. cin

    cin Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    mate it is warm down here and the snow is suffering in a big way. I've seen some warm August days before (I was here around the same time in 2006) but never as bad as this for such a long strech in what is meant to be one of the coldest times of the year. The NW winds generally bring in the warm air from central NSW and it just turns everything to slush.

    The only way to get a few ok turns in is to be out there early while it is still groomed. By 10am today it was top to bottom slush.

    Don't worry so much about lifts on windhold, its usually only the kozsci that gets put on hold. Head to Merrits as it is higher and tends to be the best area at the moment, athough even there it was slush city today.
     
  3. Kuragari

    Kuragari Hard Yards

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    And I leave for Thredbo tonight... [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. cin

    cin Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    atleast you won't have to worry about putting chains on!!!
     
  5. wangster

    wangster A Local

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    Don't give up hope just yet. System arriving Sun/Mon could change things majorly for the better [​IMG]
     
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    Hobber A Local

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    [​IMG]

    Eternal optimist you [​IMG]

    PS tell them to make the schnappy "hour" signs bigger as I missed them the first few days and went without schnappy!
     
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  7. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Umm.. you want the good news, or the bad news...

    Winds will blow snow into powder bowls at top of Merritts and Basin, and upper Crackenback/Supertrail. Too warm, and everything turns to slush.
     
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  8. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    RayC A Local

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    This is really bad news as I have still got two weeks before I get back there.
    After the superb conditions we had at the start of the month and the dumps since I was hanging out. Not happy Jan!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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  10. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's going to dump it mammary glands off in the next few weeks. Just chill.
     
  11. cin

    cin Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    hey pigface here cin is banging on about global warming and climate change and yeh soupertrail is the biggest lemon slurpee I have ever tasted but up high its unreal. Stay around Merritts, Anton and Sponars and Basin and Karels. As VSG alludes to, Thredbo has an uncanny knack of holding good stashes of windblown. Last year nature decided to colour the snow all red from these winds!
     
  12. Kuragari

    Kuragari Hard Yards

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    Is that an attempt to cheer me up? You're doing a terrible job. [​IMG]

    Thanks for driving the nail home, I'll be gone Monday. [​IMG]



    I'll be fine, even bad snow is still snow, sure beats being in Sydney [​IMG]
     
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  13. cin

    cin Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    good point that last one kuragari, I was thinking today as I waterskied down the souptrail that imagine this was the only type of snow that existed, I would still do it and enjoy it, sure beats most other sports.