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When will CP access road open up this year?

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Mils, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m heading out somewhere tomorrow..... gate or no gate! Pics will ensue post. Worst case I’ll skin the resort then head over the back! That will suffice while they play with their toys on the road.
     
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  2. PiedPiper

    PiedPiper One of Us

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    Been there done that,
    access via CP is unique, and thats why i'm interested.
    I've done so many daytrips from Kosi and DHG, and Guthega, The appeal of the road to CP is the ability to daytrip unique terrain. If i want a massive slog that I've done before i'll just hike bogong or ride lines on the razorback.

    I mean sure the ease of access is great, but for some/ a lot of us,
    it's about accessing new terrain, just as much as ease of getting there.

    club lake is a loooong way from perisher car park or kozi chair....
     
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  3. skifree

    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was told a firm rumor by a bloke wearing hi-viz late this arvo the road was open to Spencers, will check it out tomoroz.
     
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  4. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    See you out there. 8:30 start
     
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  5. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cycling club confident that road will be open to CP by Sunday :confused:
     
  6. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sleep in ;)
     
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  7. skifree

    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Might be a whisker later, I'll be heading to Para North Trig I think if the road is open.
     
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  8. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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  9. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Either there or Guthrie’s I’m thinking. Either way it should be good turns..
     
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  10. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Get some touring kit @chicski
     
  11. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Keep an eye out for a sled of kids!
     
  12. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Need to sort out my future first!
     
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  13. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Updates this morning. Not looking good for opening this weekend.

     
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  14. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    You'll just need to ride up instead ;)
     
  15. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ummmm... all good.

    I’m on Guthrie’s at the trig!! Pics later....reception poor.
     
  16. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm considering that tomorrow, but only if I can get all the way. Otherwise I'll wait a week.
     
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  17. jonathanc

    jonathanc One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    So is it open? THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME!
     
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  18. SMSkier

    SMSkier One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    We drove in. Gate was open... strangely there are folks walking from Spencer’s now....a Machine still grading the road.
     
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  19. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rideable to the top then?
     
  20. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was everyone on machinery you passed waving enthusiastically?
     
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  21. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    With round red signs?
     
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  22. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    :emoji_dolls:Omg.....get the road open the Warriors are restless!Panic attacks seem to have broken out all round?

    Viccos find it somewhat, amusing tbqh!
     
  23. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Drove up to Charlotte's turning circle this morning, npws opened the spencers gate for us and said it was open, but when we came back to the car, RMS told us the road was closed until tomorrow... Confused?

    Nice out there today.
     
  24. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Awesome, know what I'm doing tomorrow. @DidSurfNowSki coming? There's only only one pesky bird that I know of.
     
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  25. DidSurfNowSki

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    You now have no excuses ;)

    Unfortunately stuck in Canberra tomorrow :(
     
  26. skifree

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    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still working on turning circle now.
     
  28. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Totally off topic but interesting no sunnies on the little one @ecowain. I've taken mine up at 0.5 and 1.5 and we haven't used sunnies. If we go next weekend he'll be 2.5 and I was thinking it's nearly time for some eye protection.
     
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  29. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Viccos have nothing to compare it to, so not sure what you are laughing about. And given that there are Viccos in this thread who are eagerly anticipating the opening as well, have you considered that it's only you who seems to be obsessed with things?
     
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  30. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Had sunnies on most of the time, they came off just before the photo.

     
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  31. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rewinding this a bit, would this be a morning or afternoon ride ? Might be able to do something in the afternoon.

     
  32. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Undies!
    Lol.

    Team Bears always have lots to laugh at when colourful posts abound like your own!
     
  33. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Road update from RMS:

    Kosciuszko Road from Perisher to Charlottes Pass (turning circle) will be opened to public at 2pm Friday 12 October.
     
  35. Undies

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    Woot! Have a ball, y'all. And keep the photos flowing for those of us who can't make it this year!
     
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  36. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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  37. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Now the bigger question...is Eyre cafe still open for lunch?
     
  38. DidSurfNowSki

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    If not, I'm sure Tracies is open :)
     
  39. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Actually she is closed on the weekend I think.
     
  40. DidSurfNowSki

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  41. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes. Taking a post winter break.
     
  42. SMSkier

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  43. ecowain

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    Yep, we were up at the turning circle first, then parked next to you at the creek.
     
  44. Swede

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    Crap, better start packing the car then :)
     
  45. SAsurfa

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    Yes!
     
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  46. skifree

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    It is done & open.
     
  47. Paperboy

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    Will be busy tomorrow, get up there early, parking will be fun.:D
     
  48. skifree

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    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    There is parking for 6 cars, PLAN to drop off & park well down road or in CP.
     
  50. SAsurfa

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    Still soo much snow!!