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Thredbo Development - bang a gong and get it ON!

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by climberman, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    It was intended as a downhill course. It goes nowhere near current requirements so will never be used.
     
  2. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    It was meant to be a Super-G course for the 87 World Cup at Thredbo. FIS decided it was too dangerous on the day and the race didn't run.
     
  3. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    wasn't 89 the WC at Thredbo?
     
  4. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I wuz there. Icy.
     
  5. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Probably. I was close.
     
  6. benchives

    benchives Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    So they ended up using World Cup instead of funnel web, is that correct?
     
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  7. AJS

    AJS One of Us

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    I'd love to see some proper pics of FW to get an idea of what it's like. I skied Vic growing up and then didn't ski for 15yrs so after my return in '14 I wasn't hitting any black runs yet, and by the time I was confident enough to hit it on '15 it was bare. Is it the most technical/steepest run on TBo or is it just the patchy cover that gives it the reputation?
     
  8. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nearby.

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  9. coolair

    coolair One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Even then they where farming any snow they could, shaking it of the trees, still remember trying to match the speed of the guys racing, not a chance.
    The snow cover at that time was minimal.
     
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  10. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks flat*









    * I know it isn't
     
  11. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    There two pics give a better idea of the top part

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  12. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks better when its like this:

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  13. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  14. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    wangster A Local

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    More often than not this is my experience of Funnelweb :doh:

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  16. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    I just hate FW. I do love pitch, but the angles and curves on that run are just horrible and the subsequent vw bumps. It slopes to one side like bloody Lords!
     
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  17. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    The view from the lower exit last August
     
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  18. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Its Australias Rendl.
     
  19. benchives

    benchives Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    You really need to be at a certain level to enjoy it

    I wouldn't asvised even a stronger intermediate do it unless they are with a teacher as theyll end up doing
    More harm than good to your overall skiing habits
     
  20. Piste Again

    Piste Again Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you can ski supertrail you can ski 95% of funnelweb just as easily, so you're half right there. There are two steep bits (three if you come in from the very top from Karels rather than from Basin) which aren't overly difficult in good snow. Unfortunately in bad or icy snow they're a serious challenge.

    I've only been down twice and on one occasion I ended up doing a controlled slide on my stomach using my poles as brakes in order to get to both detached skis 50 metres down a serious icy slope. But I also jagged it the day after it was groomed on a good base, and it was just awesome.

    I believe back in the days before grooming when skis were 2.4 metres long you would get a patch to sew on your jacket if you completed Funnelweb. No good for the waterproofing but something to be proud of.
     
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  21. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    almost as big, too. Bar's not as fun but.
     
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  22. Piste Again

    Piste Again Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Having an instructor makes the world of difference. I've only been through golf course bowl once (about 12 years ago), but without instruction I would've been in trouble. From memory it's not well signposted and if you don't know your way it could end up badly. The lesson doubles as a guided tour, right down to which lines to take, and that makes it hugely easier to ski.

    On Funnelweb the instructors know the lines to take to make it a much easier run.
     
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  23. benchives

    benchives Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm pretty psyched to get s lesson this year
     
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  24. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    FW is easier on tele's.
    It's best to keep off it on alpine gear or boards.
    Funky is, as funky does!
     
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  25. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Its actually quite fun to do when there is 30 cm or more fresh on top of moguls. Groomed is just cheating.
     
  26. benchives

    benchives Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  27. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    You know you want to!
     
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  28. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    A bit of context. Steep in the middle quarter...

     
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  29. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    See them dog legs I hate!
     
  30. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Haha, compare FW to ST, maybe if it were groomed. @AJS it is certainly the hardest marked and cleared run at Thredbo, used to be harder, but was dumbed down a bit with some clearing sometime around 10-20 years ago (?anyone?). People struggle in the steep moguls in the steep section down basically. Ive been thigh deep in there, I like it when its on!
     
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  31. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don't you mean off camber S bends ?
     
  32. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Been thigh deep there as well and can honestly say best run have had in oz. Even when its not prime its got great character.
     
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  33. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    So Thredbo!! :)
     
  34. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, different way of saying same situ.
     
  35. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    High Noon was a mongrel back in those days too. About half as wide as it is now. And it emptied on to a dodgy halfway pickup on the download of the Merrits chair... :D
     
  36. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    pictures
     
  37. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    You can still download there at Merritts mid station - I do it all the time. That lift is an antique! LOL
     
  38. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeh, but instead of riding the chair down, used to sidestep up from the creek and ski down now known as sundance to bottom. Used to do the same with the schuss.
     
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  39. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rendered pigs phat of a run. It's garbage.
     
  40. Kletterer

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  41. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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  42. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I love FW. Its just a great sustained pitch with great options in the trees on either side when there's enough snow. When there isn't its still heaps of fun.

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  43. Untele-whippet

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    Fully sic bro
     
  44. AJS

    AJS One of Us

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    So many great pics and info cheers @VSG @Angus_McCrory @Snow Blowey @wangster @tele-whippet @benchives @Piste Again @telecrag @Kletterer @Telemark Phat :cheers: !! I haven't had a lesson in 17 odd yrs, so excited to get some this year- after reviewing the levels I would say I am closer to a level 7 than 6 but hoping to be a 7 proper after this season. Will definitely ask the instructor to take us there if they think I'm ready for it, pretty confident on the rest of the mt, so ready to give FW a try after seeing all of your pics! :woohoo:
     
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  45. Kieran

    Kieran A Local

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    Correct - for whatever reason the run cuts across the fall line at points, forcing you in odd directions, and making weird bloody off camber bumps.
     
  46. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not with 3+ metres of white powder.. :D
     
  47. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ambitious title.. Hardcore off piste, Thredbare. fast forward to around 5:40.

    Or go to 7:15 for some Funnelweb action.

     
  48. Adamski

    Adamski Hard Yards

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    I'll have to do FW next trip. :)
     
  49. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    start about 4:15 on this one. Go direct to 5:14 for "the Pinch" the steep dog leg.

    For some reason when I embed the link with a time stamp [ https://you .. tu.be/UCjQi6EWJXM?... t=4m16s] it does not work @Richard :D

     
  50. Adamski

    Adamski Hard Yards

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    How difficult is FW compared to the Bluff and Cannonball?