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Suggestion Traffic to and from the Snow

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Kletterer, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    A place for traffic observations to and from our Resorts.
     
  2. Jarryboy

    Jarryboy Early Days

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    Need to add a part b - Mt bullers new oversnow tranport provider
     
  3. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Or place it in the Mt Buller thread.
     
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    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Saw a fb post of 4.45 to the Cbr round-a-bout.
     
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  5. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    We left Jindy at 9.50am.
    Lunch at cbr at 12-1 (so far so good)
    Arrived Wollongong 4.45pm
     
  6. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    On the way toFalls Creek/ Hotham - watch for the speedcam cars on the Snow Road - frequently near the Whoroully turn-off, also coming into Milawa and Myrleford just past the 60km/h signs, also in Tawonga on the ridge near the Bogong look-out.

    Police have been also doing breath-testing just out of the Falls creek resort just after the turn-off to McKay creek.
     
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  7. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I also saw 16 cop cars from Jindy to Marulan.
    That's a record.
    7 in cbr alone.
     
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  8. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    My folks took 4.5 hrs Euc to Canberra
    I normall do Euc to Wollongong in that time!
     
  9. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can also recommend the tempura zucchini with Parmesan and lemon at Public Manuka
     
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  10. Arsas

    Arsas One of Us

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    From a Jindy FB page
     
  11. Arsas

    Arsas One of Us

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    There a great video on the FB Jindabyne Notice board page (cant post cause of privacy setting). Cars bumper to bumber for as far as you can see
     
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    So glad I left for Canberra yesterday, had no traffic.
     
  13. W0nkey D0nkey

    W0nkey D0nkey One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Seen around that many yesterday afternoon
     
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  14. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    From a another thread.
    Jindy 10.45 departure.
    Sydney (Ish) 7.45 arrival
     
  15. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pretty much TBC journey today with the added value of some dick in a ute backing into her at Sutton Forest

    she be raging .....
     
  16. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I bet.
    It's a shitshow out there
     
  17. climberman

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    Ughh
     
  18. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Noooo! That sucks. She’s ok though?
     
  19. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    She made it home, picked up a niece from Sutton Forest and some idiot backed into her and proceeded to argue and refuse to give details ... she got the details

    shit show
     
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  20. climberman

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    People be weird.
     
  21. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Should've turned left at Berridale!
     
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  22. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Theres only one road to the snow. ;)
     
  23. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    We left jindy around 730am. Had breaky for 45min in Cooma. Hardly any traffic at that time.

    Nearly saw one head on. guy in a white Isuzu Dmax with number plate:

    SK 14ME

    Overtaking on Numeralla River bridge around the left hander got in with about 20m to spare. WTF??
     
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  24. kiter

    kiter One of Us

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    I hope you reported it to the police particularly if there were other witnesses . We left Jindy 10.30 am . Got home to Newcastle 1145 pm , great run after Sydney with the least traffic i have ever seen . wierd . Cops at williamsdtown just south of Royalla were packing up some kind of big operation(rbt perhaps ) that created a 10 km/h conga line that stretched for kms . Accident near marulan . Just before it i saw a cow grazing on the side of the road and bumper to bumper doing 105 kmh with people going around me tailgating as if it were Sydney traffic doing 20 kmh , thought to my self if shit happens its really gonna happn and about 1 km later traffic stops due to 5 car rear enders . Apart from that not much lunacy except for two ford rangers that nearly ran up my arse when we got the the line up going into Bredbo . Anyway that the last lw drive for us
     
  25. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ahh that explains the 7 AFP cop cars heading past Royalla as well drove into Canberra.
    They were setting up for a RBT.
     
  26. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    That snake was heading to Cooma from Berridale.
     
  27. ARitchie

    ARitchie Early Days

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    Needs laws put it place to protect drives who pit maneveur other cars off the road who don't pull out into the slow vehicle bays and let everyone else pass.
     
  28. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Kinda traffic related, as there's usually a Costco reference in every Sydney to the Snow thread.

    So, what's the go with Costco petrol? Do you have to be a member to buy it?

    Looking at Fuelwatch this morning, E10 163.9 on Pennant Hills Road, 117.9 at Costco Casula. Might be different of course by 6 tomorrow morning, but if the Costco is still way cheaper, I might as well go there.
     
  29. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    other places traditionally loved by the boys in blue and their outsourced henchmen
    • near the school in Tawonga
    • just over the rise as you come into Tawonga South from the north
    • near the bridge over the west kiewa in Tawonga South, either side
    • howmans gap (40kph but looks like a rare overtaking opportunity)
     
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    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes you have to swipe a membership card to use the bowser
     
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    Discounting support from oil companies was withdrawn in Sydney on Friday 14/6 it seemed to be 7/11 who blinked first but was followed by Shell then Caltex - usually everyone has fallen into line within 24 hours so I would not expect Costco to be cheap tomorrow unless they are an independent and even then it will likely be 149.9
     
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  32. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Metro at fyshwick is 138
    That's my usual goto.

    I paid 116 in the gong today.
     
  33. skull

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    yeah saw someone mention a 9.5hr drive to Sydney's Northern Beaches.
     
  34. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can appreciate that.
    If I were them. I would have bailed at Marulan. Then Illawarra hwy.
    We were equal with some people who got to Picton rd at 7.45pm.
    We got home to gong at 4.45pm
     
  35. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I had a 7hr journey home.

    Gonna offer free rides to people who can navigate around this crap from the passenger seat! I hate when i am driving and can't check or search for solutions!

    Google maps kept updating home time between 8.30 and 9pm. 9pm was my cut to go via Appin to home. before that it was worth staying on the freeway.

    Not sure bruch at Wildbrumby was worth it though (what delayed our departure from Jindy)
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I enjoy the drive from Canberra to Thredbo and Cooma is a nice little highlight.

    A bustling little country town and stop for a coffee on the way through, followed by a big grocery stock up at Woolies.

    And then as you pop over the hill as you are leaving Cooma and the only thing you see in the distance is the breathtaking, magnificent snow-capped Snowy Mountains calling out my name...
     
  37. snowgum

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    I dont know how anyone lives in NSW?

    It sounds ‘full’ most of the time?
    ...Or Just an issue on Snowy QBs??
     
  38. Snow Blowey

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    Unless you head west on the Alpine Way or Snowy Mountains Highway.
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Monday was my worst trip back. The weather didn't help as everyone left in the morning.
     
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    Last weekend was a one-off. Well advertised snowfalls, bookings up, then rain on the Monday, EVERYONE leaving in the same one or two-hour block after accomodation checkout time.

    Normally on a ski day the leaving is spread out; some leave after checkout, some squeeze out some skiing, some ski into the arvo, some stay until close.

    I’ve literally never had it in 40 years of long weekends.
     
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    Hotham was the same. Everyone went home at 10am
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    The RBT at williamsdale didn't help either.

    When will they learn!
     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    I actually thought they had after the Jindy debacle.

    Must have been a turnover of staff.
     
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    when people learn to stop drink-driving?
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It was early. Obviously pre-planned.
    Usually it would be light traffic at that time.
     
  46. piolet

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    I know, it's surely not that ****ing hard
     
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    I've only been RBT'd a few times in total.

    I snigger a bit when they ask me when was the last time I had a drink, and I grin and say "oh about 40 years ago" :D
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I 100% agree. And i am completely in agreement with NSW new one strike, immediately lose your licence even for low range drink driving.

    However - I would love to know how many people they booked at the Williamsdale set up.
     
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    Yep. I took it 2 winters back and was clocked at 68 kmh.
    Did a mea culpa and they let me off.
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Between nil and zero
     
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