Question Typical snow condition at end of September

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  1. PiggabeenBoarder

    PiggabeenBoarder Early Days

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    Guys ,
    I've never been to the snow late season Family and I may have a chance to do 3 or 4 days at Thredbo at the end of September (which I believe is the last week of the season ??). What is it typically like, worth it or not? I understand that it's probably much more risky with regards to rain and warmer weather but at the moment with the current systems coming through and the snow falls, could it hold up and still be fun?? ! Any ideas on the regular typical condition would be appreciated and help me make my decision. Thanks
     
  2. Legs Akimbo

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    Hard in the morning and softening as the day goes on (unless it doesn't freeze overnight when it will be slushy all day). Typically sunny. The snow will be brown in places and there will be less of it.
     
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  3. LaNeige

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    Provided there is snow, and there usually is, this is my favourite time of the season. Relaxed atmosphere, warm temps, no crowds, hero bumps and lots of fun. Sure some stuff will be closed or closing, but there is usually good skiing up high and if you really want a longer run High Noon and Super trail are often open. And passes can be cheaper - note I haven't check this year, but in the past they have been.
     
  4. Billy_Buttons

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    Rain jacket only. Dump the helmet and replace with sun visor. Bloody heavy going on anything ungroomed (don't bother). Nobody around.
     
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  5. telecrag

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    Its a bit of a gamble I guess, but I also really enjoy the late season skiing. I tend to go for a wander after an hour or two though. Sometimes the off piste corns up really well though, so even after the groomers are shagged, there can still be fun to be found inbounds.
     
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  6. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow
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    I'm going to Perisher last week of September but only because that's my preferred choice. Would other forumites agree that it's a better choice considering the date?
     
  7. PiggabeenBoarder

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    That's awesome guys, sounds fairly promising actually. I totally get it, keep your expectations in check and you can have fun with all but the worst of conditions. We've been at Charlotte Pass the last couple of holidays so we're ok with smaller limited runs but yeah would be really happy with no crowds. Might do it just to know for future
     
  8. PiggabeenBoarder

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    Yeah that sounds fun
     
  9. Snow Blowey

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    What others have said. Depends muchly on weather. But empty so no need to book ahead. Why not may a decision at the time based on forecast conditions. Last year had heaps of snow at this time. Skied in a busy resort sept 10. Was a ghost town on sept 25. Good skiing for a few hours in the morning and then slow mank afternoon. Depends how fussy you are.
     
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    This rings a bell. Get up early and enjoy the morning top to bottom. After 11:00 or so you'll be inclined to stay high on the hill 'cause the lower part will become increasingly heavy. The locals are out and enjoying the last of the season. Lunches are long and lots of fun. Kareela Hutte is likely to be closed by mid-September.

    If the rest of August kicks in some decent snow then mid-to-late September should be good. Last year was a standout, so don't rely on that as a guide.
     
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  11. cornice11

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    Only reason to ski late season in resort is if you've been skiing all season and want to wring the drops out of it.

    Also, snow depth doesn't matter much beyond a certain point, it's surface conditions which are weather dependent.
     
  12. Untele-whippet

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    Rockered skis love slush.
     
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    Why you would ski Thredbo at that time of year is beyond me.
    That's perisher time.
     
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    Perisher is better :)
    (It’s our marketing campaign)
     
  15. currawong

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    Why so? My knowledge of the nsw resorts is pretty sketchy. I thought perisher would have shut heaps of stuff, regardless of cover. Thredbo low down would be crap but up high could still be very good
     
  16. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo
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    Thredbo is awesome. You'll have a ball. Tell your friends ........ No really ......... Pleeeeeeease tell anyone.
     
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    Perisher is better!
     
  18. telecrag

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    Ski in the morning, tour, mtb or kayak in the afternoon. Its a great time IMO.

    If you want to ski all day, now is the time to be there. There is a reason early and late pricing exists.
     
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  19. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo
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    Pffffft .......... Don't be fooled by this Perisher lover.

    Thredbo rocks ..........





    ......... stones, twigs and leaves.
     
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    Perisher wins on proximity to toilets.
     
  21. PiggabeenBoarder

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    I'm seeing a theme here??
     
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  22. Legs Akimbo

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    You should have a look at the layout of the resort. The sun rises in the east, wanders across the north bit of the sky and sets in the west. For early runs find east facing slopes and migrate across the resort as runs are exposed to the sun and runs with early exposure slush up.
     
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  23. piolet

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    How does this logic apply to taking kids (3&5)? Never paid much attention to Friday flat but thinking of a few days in a week or so... Given the conditions thus far?
    Normally I'd go to perisher but staying close by in Thredbo would be handy. Not concerned about the rest of the mountain, I'll take anything!
     
  24. sastrugi

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    Merritts should be a lot of fun with the littlies!
     
  25. piolet

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    Yeah I reckon. Not sure I want to commit to taking the young one on the lift.
     
  26. sastrugi

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    I take they haven't done EDI yet?
     
  27. piolet

    piolet Found anything yet?
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    Well, probably not if I don’t know what that is LOL
     
  28. sastrugi

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    Easy does it chair at Friday flat :)
     
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  29. piolet

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    Nah the 3yo hasn't been on skis yet