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what is the minimum snow fall needed to be "adequate" at Falls

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by tr+h, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. tr+h

    tr+h One of Us

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    There is always talk about "best years ever", but can someone give me an idea on what is considered to be the minimum ammount of snow cover you need at falls ?

    Moving on, what is considered a good enough year and what is comnsidered the minimum to be considered a good year.

    I can't make it this year so I am hoping for everyone's sake you get enough, but not enough to be considered a great year. After 07 and 08, and planning on getting back to falls in 2010, I can't see 4 big years in a row so am hoping for a compromise !

    Snow cover is in the 60cm's at the moment and there is plenty of scope to make snow and keep it in that region for some time, but it is nothing like the 1metre plus region like it was this time last year(just).
     
  2. Ian D

    Ian D Pool Room Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Depends on your standard and your requirements.

    "Adequate" for an intermediate skier/boarder is probably most of Sun Valley open. That is about where were are at the moment - lower end of it.

    To get all of summit open looking at 1m and a fraction more to have the maze in good shape.

    So if your minimum is the summit we aren't yet at adequate but if you are happy on Sun Valley then we are probably there now or pretty much.
     
  3. Ulmerhutte

    Ulmerhutte One of Us

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    Also depends on how long since it last snowed and how much came down then.
     
  4. shadow1

    shadow1 Hard Yards

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    150 cm base means excellent conditions and no rocks.
     
  5. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    yep agree that it needs 1.5 metres for the maze to be good.

    intermediates should be pretty happy with 70cm