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Thredbo Tips for Victorian

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by travelislife, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. travelislife

    travelislife One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    We are also locked in skiing Thredbo Sat/Mon and Perisher Sun.
     
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    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Make sure you bring some ice with you for the Eskimos. Plenty of wood Westside.
     
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    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    It’s not me, my kids however. They’re real menaces.
     
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    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    So? Teach them not to be. It's what parents (used to) do :)
     
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    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    They’re uncontrollable. Wild parties, loud music, leaving their empty cans everywhere, treating the campsite with zero respect.

    :)
     
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    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL:thumbs:
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  8. travelislife

    travelislife One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Apologies have been catching up on sleep since getting back late Monday night! Will give a bit of a trip report today!
     
  9. travelislife

    travelislife One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks to everyone's tips in here I had a cracking three days up at Thredbo and Perisher, will provide a couple of posts, this one on the logistics, then a couple of thoughts on the actual resorts/skiing.
    • Alpine way is a hell of a road coming in from Vic. Luckily the weather was pretty mild so no issues at all. Would be a fun drive in a sportier car.
    • Can see how it could become very sketchy with cold weather, ice and snow.
    • Road noticeably deteriorated once we crossed from VIC to NSW side.
    • 2 sets of traffic lights (landslide and roadworks) we sat at about 10pm for what seemed like forever at 10pm at night!
    • Got out of Melbourne at about 5pm from Brunswick. Stop at Glenrowan Maccas for dinner and got in to Geehi Flats at about 11pm on the Friday night.
    • One other vehicle in the camp ground, nice and toasty in the swag overnight, but a fair bit of ice on the outside!
    • Up at about 6:30am then about a 45 minute drive in to Thredbo.
    • Parked about 10 cars down on the main road so only a 2 minute walk to the lifts.
    • Was in the lift queue at 8am on Saturday morning.
    • Being nighttime when we went through obviously had no option to buy the parks pass.
    • Came back to the car with an envelope on the screen. Just a reminder notice and 14 days to pay. I just paid it when I went through the gate the next day. Nice and simple process really. They should actually state this information online to save the headache of the unknown.
    • Drove out of the Thredbo carpark at 3:30pm on the Monday afternoon and pulled in to Brunswick at 9:40pm with just a stop in Wodonga for some fuel and a quick bite to eat.
    Not sure how some people can do that trip pretty much every weekend (met one guy on the lifts who said he did it most weekends), a lot of driving and the last 3 hours on the hume is incredibly boring when very tired!
     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    How was the skiing!
     
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  11. travelislife

    travelislife One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    travelislife One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Saturday 31/08 - Thredbo.
    • True bluebird with not a whiff of wind about!
    • Fair lift queue at Gunbarrel by the time it opened at 8:30am. We had been in it since 8:00am, so on to the chair pretty quickly. There is obviously some 'unwritten rule' of people saving spots in the line with ski's left and people jumping the side fence, felt a bit odd really.
    • I was with a boarder who had skiied a couple of times at Thredbo previously so was following him around.
    • Headed straight over to Cruiser area.
      • Got down to the chair and still not open as wasn't 8:45am yet.
      • Couple of laps down the groomers was fun to warm the legs up.
      • With the sun out things weren't too icy and had already softened. Went out skiers left, was just ok, wanted to lean in to some nice lines but is mainly cross fall line skiing, wanted to keep skiing with the fall line but obviously had to cut across.
    • Did a few laps here with no queues then headed over Frostbite and grabbed an egg and bacon and coffee for $13. Great sitting out on the deck there in the sun enjoying that!
    • Very different set up to my reference points in Aus skiing (Buller/Hotham).
    • With the resort set up across one face rather than off a peak. Meant a lot of traversing/cross movement at the 'top'.
    • Had another 3 guys meet up with us at about 10:30am.
    • We then rode Antons and Sponars, though snow boarding mates complained of bruising on the thigh!
    • There has to be some accidents with the 2 T's through the middle, surely in their plans they should be looking at putting a chair in there up the guts?
    • Some nice easy skiing through there, but the lines quickly built so headed over to Kosi.
    • Really enjoyed the longer runs compared to Vic. Some nice pitch down High Noon, Supertrail and World Cup.
    • Beer up at Eagles Nest
    • Then headed up the Basin and Karels and then did a full lap down to the Kosi chair, good fun run that. Spent the afternoon lapping the Kosi chair.
    • Then finished up with a couple of High Noons.
    • Very very soft and slushy (and sticky where man made!) down at Kosi and Gunbarrel.
    • Fun day out!
     
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    travelislife One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    travelislife One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cracking dinner at The Austrian in Jindabyne on Saturday night. Best pork knuckle I have had (better than I have had in Germany!).

     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Noice, good sample!

    Very few incidents with the T’s. They cop an obscene amount of wind at the top - a chair would be shut even more often than the other chairs are!!! If it filters out some customers all the better.
     
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    You can grab the parks pass at Khancoban on the way through at the KNP office, though the automatic machine was out of order when we went at the end of August.
     
  17. travelislife

    travelislife One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh ok, didn’t know there was an auto machine (info on this anywhere on the parks site?) and wasn’t going to check at 9:30pm! Make it online and all problems are solved!
     
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    travelislife One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep will definitely be back, love the wide open fronts (Buller/Hotham usually narrower, tighter runs) where would be some great skiing with a little bit of fresh.
     
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    blowfin, just noticed you have the best avatar on the board :love::love::love:
     
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    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    You must be confused here, there is no traversing at Da Bo, apparently.