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Victoria - Worst season ever?

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by JustCantStop, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. JustCantStop

    JustCantStop Addicted

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    Hi all,

    Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere. It didn't really matter due to Corona Virus, but it looks to me like the Victorian resorts had a terrible season snow wise. Apart from that final dump at the end of August, at no point was there a base. If there had been skiing this season, I don't remember a season ever being this poor. Any thoughts?

    Cheers.
     
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  2. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    2006 was really shit except for snowmaking. it snowed once, but at the very end of July. I gave up a week or so later.

    and yes it's been covered in other threads
     
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  3. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Look up 1988, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2006 for the shockers for the last 30 years or so.

    I don’t think this is worse than 2006 but I think it would give the rest of them a decent shake.
     
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    Luken One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snow making would have rescued the main runs at the majors.. but glad my tentative trip at end of July to Hotham was cancelled.. would have been my version of snow Hell!
     
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  5. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'd say you should go back to 1973 as well, but that was a great year for me. I got the chance to go skiing for the first time because it was so bad.
    1982 and 1983 were pretty crap too
     
  6. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah they’re getting a bit before my time, 1973 literally!

    But Buller has a run called Cut 73 cos it was cut by all the mountain workers that season.
     
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  7. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    A friend's parents had a flat at Buller. Bluff Lodge? A big group of us, nearly all beginners, stayed there because his parents were not interested in going up in such bad conditions. The only things open were bourke st/baldy and summit. you had to go by landrover to get to summit. I first put skis on near the top of shaky knees, just learning the very basics from our friend. then it was single ride tickets on the blue chair and orange poma. the track at the top of baldy was only wide enough to snow plough straight down. but i totally loved it and was addicted from that weekend onwards
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    for a long time i had a theory that all years ending in a 3 were crap. but then 2003 was probably the best year that I ever had. seemed like we always had fresh snow
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    After CG’s B’Day in late July it was epic.

    This year could have been the end of the good snow in Olympic years, but the Olympics weren’t held......
     
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