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Question Thredbo conditions around mid way September

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by ccastell88, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. ccastell88

    ccastell88 Hard Yards

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    Hi looking to possibly head to Thredbo around mid September.

    Does anyone care to predict from experience what the conditions will be like during that period, specifically for skiing.

    I haven't been near the end of the snow season, so i'm not sure what to expect.

    Any ideas?

    Also looking to drive up there and stay in Jindabyne. Do you need snow trains to drive to Thredbo from Jindabyne.

    King Regards,
    Chris
     
  2. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hi Chris, welcome,
    Unless there is a significant rain event, mid September should offer great spring skiing at Thredbo this year.
    The T-bars up top and Merrits should have great cover, Super Trail and High Noon will be good for the upper half and then fairly ordinary and probably slushy in the lower half.
    Friday Flat will hopefully be skiable but may be patchy or closed as it is so low (but has a good base of man made at the moment)
    They don't allow snow trains on the road (no tracks ;) ) but it's very unlikely you'll need snow chains at that time of the year. Just check the weather / road report each morning and hire if you need them.
    It'd be great if you did need chains as it would mean a good end of season dump.
    Happy skiing :)
     
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  4. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Flower pot or Mary Jane?
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Even though you probably wont need the snow chains, it is a regulation that you must carry them anyway, unless you are in a 4WD
     
  6. Untele-whippet

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    That's what I used to believe Gareth but they are only compulsory past Thredbo over Dead Horse Gap, they are recommended from Jindy to Thredbo. Compulsory to Perisher / Guthega on 2WD.
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ah ok. Fair enough

    If you are commuting up for the day from Jindy, just decide the day before based on weather forecast
     
  8. Adamski

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    We've booked in a trip short trip starting Friday week, so the prognostications given here are good news for me too!
     
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    That's not what the RMS website says, compulsary for 2wd inside KNP, which last I checked went from the pass gates at Bullock's Flat.
     
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    No, cumpolsory for 2WD vehicles in designated snow and ice risk sections, reccomended elsewhere. There is no snow and ice risk section between Jindabyne and Thredbo.

    RMS website:
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    The current designated ‘snow and ice’ risk sections are:
    • Alpine Way – Thredbo to Tom Grogin [sic]
    • Kosciuszko Road within the National Park boundary
    • Guthega Road within the National Park boundary"
     
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    Another part of the RMS website says entire park.... Given RMS are responsible for roads and the Alpine Way was handed to RTA post the landslide, I would personally be going with taking chains, except for the fact I own a 4wd...(open can of worms)
     
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    I have a 2WD. I just keep chains in there all winter. BUT... unless there's an event and I get directed to wear chains, I don't legally have to carry them to Thredbo from Jindabyne.
     
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    Hey mate did you end up going. If so how was the cover, me and my mates are considering going this weekend if it is still ok. Last time we went there was less than a 40cm base so surely it wouldent be any worse?
     
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    I just came back from a week. There's still a good base particularly up high but it's definitely spring conditions. If you have rock hoppers it's probably that pair I'd bring. If not no worries the base is still pretty good. The snow is getting patchier though mid mountain down.
     
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    Does anybody know of any coaches leaving Sydney late Friday night for the overnight run to the Snow this weekend?

    I have checked around and most companies seem to have finished for the season.

    Thanks.