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Weekend report 23/6-24/6

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by SnowMoo, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. SnowMoo

    SnowMoo First Runs

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    Arrived Friday night to the sounds of the guns pumping away. Checked into snowman #1 which I must say I now adore. Stayed there last year and was impressed by the place, again this year and we loved it. Right in the village, fireplace, slab heating full kitchen, just perfect.

    Saturday morning headed with +1 and mini +1 to Friday flats for their lessons. I eventually got up the mountain at midday. Warmed up on the supertrail. Good cover right to the bottom. Headed across to high noon and no-one around. Was brilliant. Was able to fang it down without worrying about anyone. And it wasn't even chopped up by midday either.

    I noticed when going up Gunbarrel that Dream run also looked the goods. I've only been on dream run in good seasons as it is normally icy, grassy or both! I did dream run on Sunday afternoon and it was good. It is still closed but should open soon.

    Rode Antons t on both days and there are still some rocky bits up top. I smashed my board against some hidden rocks and have some nice hefty dints from the weekend.

    Only dissapointment from the weekend is the quality of the terrain parks. High noon terrain park has one down rail, a little roller and some weird looking barrel thing. It's not very exciting at present, I hope they add in some boxes, park benches and better kickers. I did see them setting up the boxes down in the FF car park.

    All up a great weekend. Cheap accommodation, not a lot of people and good conditions. I picked up my season pass over the weekend so am geared for many more days there for the year. So far so good.
     
  2. HeavyChevy

    HeavyChevy First Runs

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    [​IMG] sounds like a top weekend snowmoo.thanks for the repeort. wish i lived closer!
     
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  3. Piste Again

    Piste Again Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dream run is usually only open after a dump these days. It desperately needs snowmaking from about Gunbarrel down. One of my fave runs at Thredbo is from the top of Antons, across to Waimea, down Valley View and Dream Run. Nothing too difficult but a lovely cruise.

    I'm down there in 2 weeks and I'm lapping up reports like these. Cheers!
     
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  4. scottik187

    scottik187 Hard Yards

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    yeah i was down there on the wkend as well.

    Friday flat was hard - rock hard. The poor +1 has the bruises to proove it.

    Merrits was awesome, ballroom was fantastic to fang down, nice even cover of dry on top of a hard base.

    High noon was also good, except for the very bottom in the shade, but thats standard really.

    The supertrail side of the mountain was ok, still need more snow to make it worthwhile, especially up high to cover the rocks. Sundowner was a challenge, went from ice to slush to dirt depending on where the sun was.

    Very impressive for June though -
     
  5. agentBM

    agentBM Part of the Furniture

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    We drove past on saturday and headed Dead Horse Gap way.....where my mate was headed for the poo.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Mrstr_Chief

    Mrstr_Chief One of Us

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    I just got back now and was at Thredbo yesterday and today.

    I agree with the other post, but today was so much better, the supertrail was groomed so nicely top to bottom, using my GPS receiver I calculated that my top speed on the ST was 41.3km/hr. High noon was even better early off, probably the best I’ve ever boarded, as high noon can be a bit icy. Merits was better yesterday however, but still remained consistent all day on both days

    All in all it was a good weekend, no crowds, cheep acom, cheep lift. Ill gives it a 7 out of 10.
     
  7. SnowMoo

    SnowMoo First Runs

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    Mrstr_Chief what gps do you use? I'm looking for one where I can see what speed I do
     
  8. Mrstr_Chief

    Mrstr_Chief One of Us

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    I use a Magellan Explorist 500, not sure if there around any more. I got it off ebay for $400 inc postage, they retail in the shops for about $680. This is the store i bought it from Link , The guy is located in Tassy. To analyse the data you need to aquire a few skills and basic knowledge with map projections, spatial data formats, and software.

    I use a variety of software packages, GPS Trackmacker is good, along with Global Mapper v 8. I mainly use Esri ArcMap (specialist GIS software) because i know how to use it, but you could get away with using other GPS utilities, its just i couldnt be bothered learning how to use them.

    Basicully you need a GPS reciever that will 'track log" the reason why i chose the Magellan 500 is becasue the track log can be as large as you want (it records to an SD card). Other brands have restricions on the number of points in each track log.

    I plan to make GEarth file tonight that shows where i went on Sunday (my track log), also ill have a point file that contains 'placemarks' that are positioned where i took a photo, the placemark will have a link to the photo, thumbnail, description, and alttitude. But to further enhance all of this i need some base data (trail names, lifts, vegetation boundaries) which i plan to either create of try and aquire of the Spatial Co-ordinator guy at Thredbo.

    This help SnowMoo
     
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