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Thredbo in the rain....

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by JustinH, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. JustinH

    JustinH Hard Yards

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    So we are heading down to Thredbo tomorrow at some point (a few weeks back it was going to be early in the morn, but clearly with the rain I don't give a truck anymore).

    Any hot tips on what to do in Thredbo with such awesome conditions forecast for the next week??

    Hopefully we can get a few days of water skiing in where we don't get too wet from the rain, but I've got 2 kids who will go stir crazy no doubt if we are stuck inside for too long... (7 adults and 2 kids)

    I know of a pool?
    and rock climbing inside?
    are they any good?
    anything else I'm missing? Other than snow...
     
  2. incogski

    incogski One of Us

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    Last year in July I was there during a few days of rain. Sorry, but there's no good news. Worst. Skiing. Ever. Just bulk up in the gym.
     
  3. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    The parents can hit the bar...
    The kids will still jump in slushy puddles.
    Just make the most of it.
     
  4. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rain is why Australians invented Queenstown
     
  5. Tree Breaker Bob

    Tree Breaker Bob Addicted

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    Big green garbage bags are good, cut a hole for your (or kids) head and another two either side for arms, rubber washing up gloves

    Worked in the 70's, 80's, better than gortex and cheaper [​IMG]

    Bob
     
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  6. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    Or if your kids really whinge, don't cut holes in the plastic bags.... usually shuts them up... [​IMG]
     
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  7. JustinH

    JustinH Hard Yards

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    Sorry .. .. drinking was a given...

    Well we're here and tis quite wet... few people braving it on the slopes
     
  8. sourmash

    sourmash One of Us

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    Yeah, ugly rain fest right now. Did a couple of hours on the slopes this morning (don't discount getting out there in the rain!).
    Did The Basin, Village Trail, Super Trail, Merritts and High Noon - snow fine on a board, heavy on skis. Hopefully Merritts will maintain reasonable cover with this washout.

    The pool is very good. As well as a 50m lane pool, there is a waterslide that you can tell the kids goes OUTSIDE! It does, but it's covered. There is also a floating obstacle course for those that can pass the 25m swim test (or whatever the gate is these days).

    The gym is huge with workout equipment at one end, likely adults only.
    There are basketball hoops, badminton hire and a climbing wall that is great for young kids as it goes along ===>>, rather than up.
    There is also one squash/racquet ball court.

    If you have a season or 5 of 7 day lesson pass, the basics above are included.

    Personally, I've opted for drinking. A couple of beers before lunch, bottle of red at Alfresco Pizza and now back in the lodge having more beer while watching r@in :-(
     
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  9. Mr. Mook

    Mr. Mook One of Us

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    The last time I visited Thredbo it was raining top to bottom and was the most miserable 1 hour I have ever had on a mountain.
    Went up to the Cruiser area, rode the cruiser lift once and decided that was more than enough.
    We headed straight back down the mountain, drove back to jindy and spent the rest of the day watching dvds in our nice warm apartment.
     
  10. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I had an awesome day in the rain once.

    Was wet through to the skin, laughing my head off lapping slowgums (was pretty chilly by the time we got off let me tell ya) with a friend. It was like a ghost town - everyone inside, yes slushy...but rode better than sheet ice!
     
  11. rugbyskier

    rugbyskier One of Us

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    It actually wasn't too bad this morning - and this is from a person who usually says "I only ski in the rain if I'm getting paid for it [​IMG] "

    The rain was light and there were breaks. My gear was only wet on the surface.

    I managed to get 4 runs in Ballroom and 2 runs on High Noon in just over an hour. The snow was quite reasonable and easy to carve through. It's not often that you can do medium carve turns on the Fiveways but my ski club mate and I were the only ones on it for two runs.

    I'm glad I got changed and went out.
     
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  12. ssar

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    Yea, def check out the pool/sports centre. Go for some good walks around the village, around creeks etc in wet weather gear, incl the outdoor kids' playground toward the bottom of the golf course. Make a snowman along the edge of the supertrail right near the bottom/ski-in-ski-out, saw one today, loved it. Snowballs I guess, incl throw some @ random skiiers.. Personally I'd love that, but some won't.
    Other than that kiddies' games in the bar/bistro/lodge.
     
  13. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    go for a drive to Khancoban
     
  14. Tobey

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    Go the schnapps distillery on Alpine way.

    If the rain lets up for a bit there is a giant outdoor maze as well...
     
  15. chunky

    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    The cams don't look very good at all. [​IMG]
     
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