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Thredbo Today

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by wangster, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Seems you were skiing in the wrong places miffy. The snow quality today was awesome. Very fluffy light snow.

    Highlights for me were:

    Being about 5th person down dream run.
    Being first to ski schuss top to bottom.
    Being about 4th person to ski funnel web - even got one genuine face shot over there and a few chest shots - very deep snow.
    Being first person to ski Michaels Mistake.
    Several runs down an untracked mid to lower sponars during the afternoon.

    The cover lower down wasn't fantatstic but there was plenty to slide on and the snow in ungroomed areas was deep and nearly as good as it gets.
     
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  2. Miffy

    Miffy Addicted

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    Was talking about on trail/groomed areas, off piste looked great for more advanced than me!
    If i go back up to Thredbo tomorrow i may give Dream Run a burst, but Perishers 40 lifts look mighty enticeing!
     
  3. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, they do, might be the pick for tomorrow [​IMG]
     
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  4. wangster

    wangster A Local

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    What he said [​IMG]
     
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  5. jilimbilo

    jilimbilo Hard Yards

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    If I am going up to Thredbo tommorow, (I'm coming from Vic) will I need to carry chains.
    Got a 2 wheel drive car.
    Couldn't find anything on Thredbo site except for roads are open...
     
  6. wangster

    wangster A Local

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  7. Whiteman

    Whiteman A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    You may need chains to get over the last rise before Dead Horse and also, be very careful on the Alpine Way from Khancoban and watch the 60 zones, the cops are bound to be out there.
     
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  8. jilimbilo

    jilimbilo Hard Yards

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    Awesome thanks for the heads up, don't own chains n didn't know weather to hire them or not, looks like we'll have to pick sum up in albury.
     
  9. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    hire them. Once you enter the National Park in winter you are required to carry them in all 2wd vehicles.
     
  10. d15812

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    You are not required to carry chains if traveling from Jindy to Thredbo, only if you travel past Thredbo. You probably should carry them though.
     
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  11. wangster

    wangster A Local

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    Thredbo looking very nice this morning

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    [​IMG] 1 week to go [​IMG]
     
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  13. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    With jilimbilo coming from Victoria they would be travelling between Tom Groggin and Thredbo and be required to carry chains.
     
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  14. d15812

    d15812 Guest

    Sorry, I didn't notice that bit. Don't listen to me.
     
  15. Little Tiger

    Little Tiger A Local

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    pick them up in Khancoban servo - the guy there was very helpful teaching me to put them on
     
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  16. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    good work with the new camera wang.
     
  17. Hobber

    Hobber A Local

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    This was my view this morning as I had my coffee

    Sorry bout the link - too tired to work out how to embed it from there right now...

    There's a pic of the Village from the Alpine Way on Friday morning in there too..

    What a great weekend!
     
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  18. Little Tiger

    Little Tiger A Local

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    Nice one hobber
     
  19. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    nice photo hobber.
     
  20. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    PM's Wang.
     
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  21. wangster

    wangster A Local

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    Thanks [​IMG]

    Got any tips for getting the most out of an slr in the snow? You've taken some amazing photos.....
     
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  22. wangster

    wangster A Local

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    [​IMG]

    There was another accident on the Alpine Way today just east of Lake Crackenback. That's two in the past few weeks that I've personally seen in the exact same spot. Please be careful if you're driving through there - you may be doing the right thing but that doesn't mean everyone else is.

    Drove up to Dead Horse Gap - the place was packed! No car parks available, toboggans and snow balls flying everywhere....
     
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  23. Phalanx

    Phalanx Hard Yards

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    I never get tired of that view from that side of Thredbo.
     
  24. Hobber

    Hobber A Local

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    Wang - east of Crackenback? After Pender Lea?

    [​IMG]
     
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  25. wangster

    wangster A Local

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    Yep. On the downhill windy bit just before that big left hander.
     
  26. wangster

    wangster A Local

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    [​IMG]

    Looking quite nice up there
     
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  27. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Id prefer to see some more snow showers, Im heading up for Thur/Fri, probably hook up with Sastrugi and +1, they were having a ball yesterday up there.

    When are you going to get anothery Wang?
     
  28. wangster

    wangster A Local

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    Probably next year! [​IMG]

    No, might head up tomorrow morning for an hour or so. Trying for a full day on the weekend but regular life just keeps getting in the way [​IMG]
     
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  29. adminvb

    adminvb First Runs

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    It wasn't that great yesterday. Threatened to snow all day and didn't really deliver except for a shower around 2.30. The vis was also pretty poor in the aftenoon away from the trees.
     
  30. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    That will be my view - oh about this time next week
    Will have to catch up for that beer at some time wang.
     
  31. wangster

    wangster A Local

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    For sure [​IMG]
     
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  32. wangster

    wangster A Local

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    Bit of a grey morning first up. I was able to shoot up for a few quick blasts down the Supertrail before work

    [​IMG]

    Half the mountain seemed to be roped off for racing, or not roped off and full of man made moguls and a shitty, shitty boarder cross run. Except for in the boardercross the snow was quite good though [​IMG]
     
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  33. shadow1

    shadow1 Hard Yards

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    seems pretty good similar to the weekend
     
  34. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    why the long drought wang?
     
  35. wangster

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    There's no real simple answer to that one...

    I usually avoid the school holidays as much as possible because crowds just give me the shits these days, so there's that. Work has also been hectic the past month.

    But I think I may have lost the passion I once had.... I dunno, I just don't feel the overwhelming urge to ski all the time that I used to. I still enjoy it when I get up there, but yeah.... I don't know.. I think I need to get fit again (I'm not where I once was!) and start pushing myself. I've been cruising around, not really pushing, for a few seasons now and I think I'm getting bored with it. Unfortunately my fitness is holding me back from things like getting into the backcountry and the park.

    So I have a project now - get fit! I'm really looking forward to summer because there's lots of hikes I want to get into
     
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  36. Hobber

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    Hey Wang try High Noon first thing rather than the Stupor Trail - I reckon the snow quality has been consistently far better than Supertrail for the last couple of weeks...

    And the 'shallow' section parrallel to the park is the perfect pitch and snow quality for some epic carving - if hat doesn't keep the interest up I don't know what will [​IMG]

    Should have looked you up while I was there for a beer - too buggered after the HIP course [​IMG] Maybe when I go back later this season [​IMG]
     
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  37. Born2ski

    Born2ski Part of the Furniture

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    Looking forward to SUMMER ! [​IMG] Wash your mouth out with soap.
     
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  38. wangster

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    Let me know when you're down again and not buggered from HIP and we'll definitely catch up for a beer.

    This morning I was keen to hit the Supertrail. I've barely touched it this season!
     
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  39. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sounds like you need an AT rig - it it sounds like you're already aware of it. At the risk of sounding like a snow snob if conditions aren't perfect (that means untracked fresh snow) i don't enjoy it anymore and i usually go sight seeing or stay home instead.

    If you can afford it just buy a setup and get into it. Easiest way to get fit is to get fit having fun on the slopes. There's not much better motivation than another run down a virgin slope.
     
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  40. wangster

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    Sounds like a plan Snow Blowey [​IMG]

    I've been looking into AT rigs but can't afford this year due to wedding, honeymoon etc. Next year though, it's on!
     
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  41. Hobber

    Hobber A Local

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    What's an AT rig?
     
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  42. Donza

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    Add me to that beer list.
    I was on the "love run" mission .
    Next time...sans wife LOL.
     
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  43. wangster

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  44. wangster

    wangster A Local

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    [​IMG]

    Donza, we will definitely get to it one day!
     
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  45. Donza

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    Yeps. [​IMG]
    ..I did actually go up the valley for lunch one fog bound day.
    Hit wild brumby distillery...very nice..
     
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  46. wangster

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    Love the distillery - maybe a little too much!

    That new vodka is delish - and lethal!
     
  47. Donza

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    Yeah I liked that as well...quite smooth.

    Took home the chilli
    am going to have with oysters.
    Lunch there was nice as well.
     
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  48. wangster

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    I'm not a fan of the chilli but it is good for a laugh to do a taste with someone who has never had it before [​IMG]

    We've got the Rasberry at the moment, which is great after dinner. Very sweet
     
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  49. Hobber

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    I can't believe it took as long as it did for me to discover schnappy hour... I'm so ashamed.

    Re AT gear... yawn. [​IMG]
     
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  50. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Had a great ski yesterday, with a posse of teles, whoopa. Snow was real firm first up on the groomers. Snow was interesting off Karels into Cannonball, some nice little stashes, then, uh oh, crusty weird stuff. Sponars was good, Little Beauty was a ripper in the am, Highnoon skiers left was good in the pm. Mostly onpiste as off was variable, but did manage to nail the bumps under the top of Kosi somehow.

    As usual when I (W/E warrior so to speak) ski with the local mob I get destroyed, but I love it, and what a great bunch of people.

    Jammed my thumb in my van door, so not much sleep last night, and couldnt get my glove on this morning so headed home. It was pretty blowey, with the cloud waiting to pounce, and bloody four degrees up top, ouch. Heres hoping for some cold air....