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Thredbo t-bars - 20-06-07

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by snowboy1, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. snowboy1

    snowboy1 First Runs

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    Anyone know when the main t-bars are likely to make their debut for the season? Guessing maybe the school holidays (conditions permitting.)
     
  2. Principal Douglas

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    Re: Thredbo t-bars

    They might need a little more snow. It's fairly rocky terrain up top - especially in the Basin.
     
  3. SteepNDeep

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    PD is right. Check http://www.ciau.com.au/snow/rrr.asp to see just how rocky it is. Basin and Antons might be ready to go this weekend depending on tonight's snowfall.

    Sponars and Karels probably need another 30-50cm of snowfall.
     
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  4. foxpuppet

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    Re: Thredbo t-bars

    looks fun on the thredbo roving cam right now...i'd hit it
     
  5. Snow Blowey

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    Re: Thredbo t-bars

    sponars and antons (and most of thredbo for that matter) rely heavily on westerly drift. Most systems so far this year have come from the south.
     
  6. SteepNDeep

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    True SB. I can't imagine the bluff is anything like opening.
     
  7. Mrstr_Chief

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    Re: Thredbo t-bars

    Richards report was on the 17th, imagine how the top of threaders looks now.
     
  8. adminvb

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    Taken yesterday (20th). They were grooming up there and trying to get the t-bar track in. Supposedly another 10cm overnight, depending on how much they get up there today/tonight, this could be a possibility for the weekend.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. smokkinharry

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    Re: Thredbo t-bars

    Basin and Antons opening this Saturday.
     
  10. TC

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    Re: Thredbo t-bars

    fanbloodytastic
     
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  11. Mrstr_Chief

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    Re: Thredbo t-bars

    Really, can you provide a link please? Cause imma gonin this sat if thats the case
     
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    Re: Thredbo t-bars

    They're going for Antons, Basin and full supertrail saturday... from what I hear.
     
  13. Mattus

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    full supertrail opening today.

    antons by saturday

    from thredbo website
     
  14. SnowMoo

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    Re: Thredbo t-bars

    I am so peaking at this moment. Antons tomorrow will be very sweet.
     
  15. Mrstr_Chief

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    Re: Thredbo t-bars

    Might be going on sat and sun, what do you think the crowds will be like?
     
  16. Soft_Landings

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    Re: Thredbo t-bars

    I reckon it would probably be busy.
     
  17. sastrugi

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    Re: Thredbo t-bars

    He doesn't need to provide a link, he'll be the one firing up the T-bars. It's his job [​IMG]
     
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  18. foxpuppet

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    Re: Thredbo t-bars

    no really i saw antons but what about the basin
     
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    Re: Thredbo t-bars

    Booked next weekend- cannot wait
     
  20. Phalanx

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    Re: Thredbo t-bars

    They will hold off opening sponars and karels because of staffing.
     
  21. sastrugi

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    The real reason they will hold off Sponars is because there is an awful lot of creek to fill, 50cm will not do it and as far as I've heard, there have not been big winds to blow much in yet.

    As for staffing, yes, if there is enough snow they will open for school hols, it's not often they'll open the entire mountain before then.
     
  22. foxpuppet

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    Re: Thredbo t-bars

    i can work
     
  23. Phalanx

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    Well most of the staff don't get down till next week, so even if they had the snow, it still would not open till other areas have enough staff.
     
  24. sastrugi

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    LOL! The enthusiasm from staff at this time of the season is always WAY higher than the employer's keeness to start paying full wages across the board before the season fully kicks in.

    1991 was my first season and was a LONG time ago, but I still CLEARLY remember ringing my employer saying 'can I come up this week'? at least 3 times.... I was so keen I quit my job in May ready to go for June long weekend, and didn't start until July school hols. Oh the naivete of it all.... I was pathetic [​IMG]
     
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  25. Principal Douglas

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    I haven't been up there but a friend of mine said Antons was ok but nothing great over the weekend. The cover is still pretty thin and the grooming a little rough because of that
     
  26. SnowMoo

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    The creek is good enough to ride in. I cut across from Antons yesterday towards sponars and it was nice. I dropped across the creek and had no problems.

    I must have ridden Antons for a few hours over the weekend and now I'm paying for it with big bruises on my inner thighs. Surely they can put some padding in for us boarders. It's all about protecting my crown jewels!!!
     
  27. Principal Douglas

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    T-bars really are not designed for boarders are they?

    Time for a newly designed drag lift maybe?
     
  28. sastrugi

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    I think you're talking about a different creek. THE creek is not between Sponars and Antons.
     
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  29. SnowMoo

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    Is there a water causeway or something during the summer between antons and sponars? It's just because the land there goes into a v formation.
     
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    Re: Thredbo t-bars

    Antons was good for a nice change - but not really enough cover to make it very interesting for very long... better than nothing though.
     
  31. SteepNDeep

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    Maybe Sastrugi is talking about the large creek running between Sponars and Bushranger, heading down towards the catwalk??
     
  32. sastrugi

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    Yeah I was, Sponars Falls. And yes, Snomoo, there is a smaller creek where you're talking about but there is a BIG creek over low down skiiers right under Sponars Rock. Can be quite dangerous if not filled in or fenced off properly.

    Having said that, have even seen a patroller go into it while fixing the saftey fence [​IMG]
     
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