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Whats the digger doing on Friday Flat??

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by crama, May 4, 2010.

  1. crama

    crama One of Us

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    Saw it on the cams. Any ideas??
     
  2. Hobber

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    Getting ready to dig out the facilities with the massive dumps this week?
     
  3. crama

    crama One of Us

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    hahahah i would have said digging...
     
  4. HappyGirl

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    Laying new wood chips.
     
  5. SCHUSS SKI TEAM

    SCHUSS SKI TEAM One of Us

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    Btw those wood chips I feel are an inperfect setup. They always turn to brown mud that you have to walk across. Would a man made product e better? I wish they lay down rubber on the walkway to the car park. Easier to walk on plus it won't grind down your ski boots
     
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    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    One has not really lived until they have had lunch amongst the woodchips on Friday Flat.

    The whole experience is amazing. Standing in multiple long queues, that are full of people with, invisible until you reach the front friends, to buy overpriced, under cooked, slapped together food, followed by a checkout experience served up by jaded inattentive second season cool local teens, and then a neck craning wander amongst tightly packed surly sweaty bodies looking for a table, only to be told by multiple lonely nervous table minders that "my friends are coming soon", then the sly spy though a foggy window of a seat outside and the bursting through the door into the fresh cold air to victoriously claim an end spot on a wooden bench shared with picnicking friendly new Australians with your boots floating shy in seething black puddle of tannin leaching rough cut wood chips.

    Love your wood chip. Be thankful for what we provide.

    Ski duck heaven. A puddle and food.

    The digger is mining lost woodchips from 1992 as part of the ASAA clean green energy policy.
     
  7. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Love the woodchip, it lets you ride to the lift, if you carry enough pace, from snows edge.

    They are probably removing the 4X course from summer.
     
  8. crama

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    Of cause a wood duck would love the wood chips.....lol
     
  9. rugbyskier

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    Ahh, the Friday Flat woodchips. I've carried a few of them to Austria and Japan, wedged between my ski boots and cat tracks.
     
  10. Donza

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    Bark mountain.
    Home to many a punter experience.
    partially responsible for me being able to construct the best snowball of all time...wanchor ski instrutor deserved it.
     
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    Ah, my very first experience with snow (I'm originally from Perth) was standing amongst the woodchips and mud carrying hire skis over my shoulder and looking up Friday Flats. The fresh, crisp air; the tang of wet woodchip; the squelch of mud under my hire boots.

    It looks like they're planning on digging up and replacing last season's woodchips with new ones for 2010. But it surprises me they've left it so late.
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    sorry DWD, I'm a cynic, but have to admit that the people have served me at FF have always been friendly and cheerful - a credit. [​IMG]

    then again, I like to be friendly and polite and recognise they are doing it for poor wages, just so they can experience what i already have
     
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    Its all part of the experience GO. Like paying your money at one of those children indoor play parks with ladders and tunnels and a huge ball pit to wallow in.
     
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    its not fair DWD, they wouldnt let me play in the ball pit!!!!!
     
  15. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    There comes a time when they tap us all on the shoulder and say ...... "the ball pit is for kids only"

    thank god for Hoptobottomsvilles unrestricted woodchip play pen

    I visit it annually just to stay in the moment and dream of the ball pit of yesteryear.
     
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    ta da!

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    Ooooo new chips!
     
  18. Donza

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    Just need fish.
     
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  19. crama

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    There goes my original thought that maybe they were laying piping or something interesting..seems not
     
  20. Donza

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    Umm what diff is new chips going to make anyways
    they'll get stinky and mushy after the first snowfall.
     
  21. wangster

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    Perhaps they needed a top up.
     
  22. Donza

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    Yeah near the concrete it used to get a bit manky...but if you go there in summer it ain't too bad
     
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    Oh my
    swoon
    new bark chips
    I think I just got a woody
     
  24. gareth_oau

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    I wonder have they ever contemplated some form of sub-soil drainage there?

    (would need to be heated so the pipes dont freeze!)
     
  25. Hobber

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    Quick way to add a few cm's to the first snowfall... [​IMG]
     
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    Snow Addict Part of the Furniture

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    They are great fun [​IMG]
     
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    Thats funny, I have always wondered why they don't run refrigeration pipes in the ground, and run friday flat year round. Assuming the heated pipes comment was tongue in cheek ie: it might make the snow melt [​IMG]
     
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  28. crama

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    Wonder what the wood chips add?? Marketing should get into gear. Snow report might say "1 - 2cm of fresh powdered wood with excellent coverage"