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When and what lifts will open?

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by sbt99, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Horse goes before cart
    Why would most people go skiing in a resort with so few lifts open.
    BSL could have saved lots of money in wages by opening no lifts, and it would make even bigger saving on wages if it just didnt run lifts all winter and the CEO sold lemonade by the roadside instead to cover his wages.
     
  2. travelislife

    travelislife One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Too true, one of my biggest drivers for a day trip is Horse Hill, just makes the day so much more enjoyable avoiding Blue Bullet/ABOM.
     
  3. sjscicluna

    sjscicluna First Runs

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    i wait for horse hill too and won't go to buller unless lifts are running Hotham is only an extra hour for me so i will just go there now that orchard will be open in the next few days if buller don't lift there socks i won't go
     
  4. MickM

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    Burnt hut groomed so not far from opening Bonza & horse hill IMO
     
  5. djam

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    while you guys are waiting for horse hill to open, bull run runs, Sun Valley etc have been skied out :)
     
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  6. sjscicluna

    sjscicluna First Runs

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    well all i need to do is get down there need to organise a lift but will organise something
     
  7. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Waiting for the village bus is a minor annoyance and delays getting on the snow, the morning line at BB though is a fkr and then you have to ski down to another one at Holden.
    If you are going via the village dont waste time on the chairs, walk up the road behind Maloney flats to shakey knees (very short walk) and clip in there and go up shakey then skyline.
    I avoid Holden chair like the plague and use BB, skyline or bull run, sth side and have a few runs on the way to the summit.

    But nothing beats a day with HH open, straight on Nth side runs AM.
    Seeing BHS cam and all that snow going to waste and over a week later its all still shut, what a waste.
     
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  8. sjscicluna

    sjscicluna First Runs

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    i feel YA
     
  9. wolly

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    hopefully HH will be open for the weekend
     
  10. Dos

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    Yes, I understand that. I don't know for sure why. It was just my opinion for that particular day.

    Snow was good today, but VERY foggy. I tried going down the run along North Side, but since it was very foggy and run had lots of big bumps, I decided not to go down again for safety reason.

    For a few minutes that sky became clear, Summit looked very nice. Will post photos later.
     
  11. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wow. Talk about being spent before you have even started. Worst advice ever. If you are forced to take the bus then walk across the road to Chamois, strap in and ski the canyons across to Bull Run and you're done.
     
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    kimberlee81 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Agree. (Yet so many people don't even know the Canyons tows exist!)
     
  13. Dos

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    I really want to try Rope Tow. Never even seen one in action.
     
  14. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    And how often are those three open when HH is not yet running..
    And if you ski to Cham and its shut your fkd.
     
  15. rime noreason

    rime noreason One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, I had the feeling that might be the case with school holidays. Even with not all lifts turning, there is plenty to choose from. Very few people around which was great considering it was Uni day. The most was 1 or 2 chairs wait at Shakey Knees, otherwise straight on. Crossing Bourke St from north side to south, I think most people stuck there as that looked crowded. I didn't have to wait anywhere from Bull Run and all across to Howqua.
     
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    63% of lifts running and a sunny day. Almost tempting, but I think I'll hold out until after this next dump.
     
  17. DbSki

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    Its not that the rope tow or Cham is closed its Bull Run.
    If you go to the village at the start of the season and you dont know what lifts are running then dont do go down cham to get to bull run.
    Asking lift staff is Bull Run open gets 'Yeah Im pretty sure" that isnt always the case.

    Get to the top via Shakey and find out if its open or not with your own eyes, if not you can use Skyline.
    If its mid week anytime in the season there is a chance Bull run can be shut to "save it for the weekend" was the excuses I got last time.
    Shakey and Skyline always open before the others and stay open having snow making on them.

    Unless you have an excess of lard in your arse the walk to Shakey from the flats is a few minutes at most, its shorter than walking to Heli flat and you dont have to take a punt on lifts being open that are not always open..
     
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    They were repairing the first Canyons rope tow this afternoon, so a small ski up hill to the second one.
     
  19. absentskier

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    It's not particularly exciting!! Ski down the little hill as fast as you can, grab the rope, hold on, let go at the top!! Repeat!
     
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    Clearly I've only ever been to Buller when it's quiet... first two times were late September, and Monday was my first trip in the middle of winter... and barely had to wait for a lift anywhere. Even Blue Bullet wasn't that bad! I guess I'll have to see it on a weekend...
     
  21. Dos

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    It's just so I can say I've done it and tick the box :p
     
  22. MickM

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    Horse hill & Bonza open. Enough to get me up. Day trip locked in tomorrow :thumbs:
     
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    Apparently all lifts open for the weekend?
     
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    grimus open and beautiful but small queue. horsehill (now northside) open
    went down yurelda and mens downhill this morning, very icy, should be better this arvo.
     
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  25. Dos

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    Still very icy at the end of the day on the South side of the mountain. Summit Slide and SCV Hut Run were my picks today.
     
  26. DbSki

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    Nice sunny day.
    Lots of Pie consumed Im sure.
     
  27. Dos

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    Bull Run, Lydia, and Rope Tows also opened.

    Tried the rope tows and immediately why they invented nut cracker!
     
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    Careful - nut-crackers can be lethal! (Or at least very painful)
     
  29. DbSki

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    Yeah, theyre only a nut cracker rope tow if you straddled the rope to ride it.
     
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    You need to get some man hands and toughen up.
     
  31. Dos

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    Haha. I can't imagine how sore my arms would be if I rode a rope tow that goes hundreds of metres up.