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Trip Report Thredbo Side Country 2019

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by LaNeige, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. LaNeige

    LaNeige One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I think we did this a couple of years ago and it would be worth kicking off again. So here it goes.

    As reported in the main 2019 Thredbo thread, I went for a wander up to Signature Hill this morning. Snow was good up high, where it hadn't been blown away. Smooth and silky, and perhaps boot deep in places. Not great cover, but certainly some lines to choose from.

    Some wind scour and ice, but generally OK. Lots of greenery about mind you and getting back in bounds was some work. I aimed for the top of Sponars, but there was some hiking to do. Would have been better off aiming for Eagles Nest.

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  2. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice one. Never realised you could see Seamans Hut from up there. Far left of photo 3.
     
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  3. LaNeige

    LaNeige One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Nor did I! Benefits of using a decent camera.
     
  4. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Thanks. The Sig hill shot is particularly nice.

    We've talked about the skiing left in this country if the snowline lifted to 1900-2000m. I think you have shown us. :)
     
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  5. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Did you get more than 3 turns down The Hill?
     
  6. LaNeige

    LaNeige One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    3.5 in fact, if you count the ungraceful entrance the way it should be
     
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  7. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver A Local

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    Well done. Better than I expected. A mixed bag.

    I had my doubts when we spoke this morning. When we parted I said to my wife, I hope he's got his running shoes.:):):)
     
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  8. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    I can see Kosci Road at yellow arrow, but Seaman's?
    Purple?

     
  9. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yellow is the metal grate, above purple arrow for Seamans
     
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  10. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Aaaaaah. Thanks.

    Telephoto compression and unfamiliarity with the view from behind and north of Sig Hill threw me.

    Green is Seamans, blue: Kosci Rd.

     
  11. LaNeige

    LaNeige One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Bit of wander around Ramshead today with @skifree.

    A bit firm underfoot, but softening in places, blue skies and a gentle breeze.

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  12. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice pano, a lot of good detail.
     
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    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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  14. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wander with a whippet.

    Went out yesterday, took the proper camera, even though it weighs more than my tent.

    Leaving resort


    Doesn't take long, and its another world


    We though it might corn a little at least up high, so off we went upwardslyesque




    To a tippy top


    @Untele-whippet, after a check at the top, sending little ice slabs down, watching the disappear and reappear on the way down to see where the rollovers were, decided that it was altogether too crusty, and went a slightly easier incline to the skiers right of the peak.





    I was keen to drop straight off, but after various comments from @Untele-whippet, I went easier off to skiers left, planning on hitting either the ridge, or straight down the steep, but within two turns I knew I was in trouble, and hightailed out, high on adrenaline, it was edge grabby crust, I was on lighter touring skis which deflect a shitload easier than my resorts, it was king steep, and there were rocks about.
     
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  15. iagreewithhim

    iagreewithhim Blessed are the bignoses Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can't imagine how that could have been any fun at all. Everything ungroomed in the resort is basically unskiable at the moment.
     
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  16. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It was very fun, but definitions vary I find! My line was gnarly, in the way that Valley View is a black atm.
     
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  17. LaNeige

    LaNeige One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I went for a little tour with this crew yesterday

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    It was a bit spring like

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    But there was cool frost on the blades of the grass

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    Left some nice tracks thanks to the dirt

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    And dropped siggi on the way back in

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    All in all a pretty fun day with @Interruptedbyfireworks, @skifree and @telecrag.
     
  18. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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  19. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  20. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Why don't you use climbing skins? Much bettera.
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Photo makes it flat! Skinned to just below that.
     
  22. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    hhmmm, there's something wrong about carrying skis.
     
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    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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