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thredbo needs more snowmaking 17-06-07

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by hongomania, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. hongomania

    hongomania One of Us

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    just take a look at this pic of central spur at thredbo at 11am....if they dont put in more snowmaking eventually they will have to move the village up the moutain 300m and just make the runs shorter.

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  2. choc

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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    The area at the bottom of that pic (Lover's Leap Bypass) has snowmaking, it's just not a priority for Thredbo to get snow there. They have been concentrating on other areas so far.

    They have the snowmaking, they just haven't had the conditions required to make snow... yet.
     
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  3. hongomania

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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    yeh thats true. however in all my infinite knowledge and wisdom (haha jk)...shouldnt they be trying to get as much snow on the lower parts of the resort to set it up for the rest of the season?? cause otherwise they wont be able to open it all up.
     
  4. choc

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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    They are on the two main runs to the bottom being High Noon (done) and Supertrail. When they're happy with the base there, they will start on LLB and other areas.
     
  5. Bato

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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    They have the snowmaking they just dont have the capacity to have 100% of it running at the same time. Maybe that will be in the next stage happening this summer.
     
  6. StUff_Is_gOOd

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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    Thredbo has the best snowmaking in the country.
    Last year they had supertrail top to bottom, high noon, merrits and friday flat open nearly all season only because of the massive snowmaking they have.
    If you look at the image you posted you can see that highnoon is nearly completly covered and opening tomorrow because of snowmaking.
     
  7. hongomania

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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    yeh thats what i was thinking they will have to do because they need to be pumping out more snow there, particulary on the lower, more high traffic areas such as friday flat and bottom of the supertrail
     
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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    You can add the treverse from bottom of sponars to supertrail, Rossignol Race Course and sundowner to that list also.
     
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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    i heard in a couple of years funnelweb is even going to have the snowguns on it!! might be a bit of a myth but [​IMG]
     
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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    It's in the plans
     
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  11. BlueHue

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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    I heard that True Blue and World Cup will as well, maybe as early as next year!

    If so in seasons like last year Thredbo will be way ahead of the rest in terms of snow cover and variety and amount of skiable terrain on offer.
     
  12. Snow Blowey

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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    lower funnel web already has snowmaking infrastructure in place. Has done for years.
     
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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    The snowmaking hydrants were put on lower FW as part of the plan for an FIS downhill course (Kurt's downhill) in the 1980s.
     
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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    Looks like four or five huge nights of snowmaking coming up. Prediction: top-to-bottom for the weekend.
     
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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    Good news. Merrits looks good.
     
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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    I think it will be top to bottom by the end of the weekend, it been odd this year there has been no temp inversion so far this year
     
  17. Wodonga Josh

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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    Tell me how the snowmaking is better at Thredbo than say Falls?
     
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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    Because they have a brand new, fully automated system. This allows them to take full advantage of windows in temperature as the guns can be turned on from the control room, instead of manually by snowmakers on skidoos. Additionally the mix can be adjusted from the room. This maximises the potential to make snow at every possible opportunity.

    It was universally accepted last season that Thredbo had far and away the best snowmaking in the country.
     
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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    plus they have about eleventy billion more snowguns than any other resort in the southern hemisphere (ok, so south america doesnt need snowguns :p)

    Its an accepted fact, snowmaking at thredbo = biggest, most advanced, and most effective...
     
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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    I think PB actually have more guns. But they are all concentrated in smaller areas, are not automatic, and I'm pretty sure they can't run as many as Thredbo can at the same time.
     
  21. crackson

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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    PB - More guns... Doubt it.

    I hear on the grapevine that Thredders have 270+ guns now with 400+ hydrant pairs.

    So far a max of 130 guns at once. Most nights 200+ are utilised at various times. Often, everything gets a run for a while.
     
  22. whatajoke

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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    The moguls would be even bigger if they made snow on Funnelweb.
     
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  23. AdrianM

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    Re: thredbo needs more snowmaking

    They need to put some guns at the bottom of Antons. That area always gets skied out, esspecially in spring