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Why isnt there any snow yet?

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Biggy, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Biggy

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    Come on all you weather guru's, explain why its looking so brown at the moment. [​IMG]

    and IF your going to blame it on climate change, you better justify it well.....
     
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  2. Hans

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    Or better still,Be a weather guru yourself,and you wont have to ask such a LAME question

    Justify?Why what did mummy tell you would happen?
     
  3. cold wombat

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    Because the season hasn't started due to climate change.
    Because Al Gore said so, and he knows more than you do.
     
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  4. rollyz

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    Because winter lift tickets cost so much, winter is being skipped his year to allow people to save up for next year. Summer activities are all go.
     
  5. Fishy

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    Ahhh, so that's why Thredbo is giving away free access to the leisure centre for anyone carrying a valid lift pass..... [​IMG]
     
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  6. kimberlee81

    kimberlee81 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Why?

    Because it's still so early in the "season".

    Ponder this...

    Australia is one of a very few countries that calculate the seasons from the start of the month. Everywhere else they use the solstaces and equinoxes. June 22 SHOULD be the first day of winter - NOT 3 weeks into "winter".

    This translates as: IF the seasons were calculated properly here, we'd still only be FOUR DAYS into winter, and nobody would expect the mountains to be covered in snow 4 days into winter. (And that's why serious snow people don't make bookings before mid-July)

    Another part of the problem is that the Queen's Birthday weekend marks the official "start" of the season - again, well before the rotation of the globe says winter is ready for us - and how often is there skiable snow, (or ANY snow), on the QBW? Not often, but then you wouldn't expect there to be anyway.

    What we need to do is somehow get the opening weekend shifted to the first weekend in July - then we'd have PLENTY of snow at the start of the ski season!
     
  7. sleddog

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    check out the dinner plain cam 5,50am ,looks like snow [​IMG]

    It's the right date and picture I hope.
     
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  8. Guest

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    Well it is snowing this morning [​IMG] up at Perisher Valley.
     
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  9. rollyz

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    I just looked at soem Northern Hemisphere Ski resorts, and there is still snow up there. Tats where the snow is! They are Hoarding it! [​IMG]
     
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  10. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Because my business partner had another baby. His first was 2006. I think its obvious.
     
  11. KL.

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    there is snow in uNZud ...
     
  12. timetoslide

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    this thread ( read: ie author ) could be the lamest thing/question/post ive ever seen on this forum

    but then i read ( authors ) profile .. explains a lot
     
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    drought and the massive uptake of AWDs in this country which all generate kinetic energy along with the driver side GPS and its' wirelessness thus interfering with transience of snowflakes through the atmosphere resulting in a substantial loss of preciptable water or snow as it is syphoned off into the ether by the high pressure formt he drought
     
  14. timetoslide

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    [​IMG]
     
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  15. K@os

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    Performance anxiety - Winter has gotten cold feet due to all of the speculation.....so STFU already and be patient. If not knowing is absolutely killing you, plan your next ski trip to somewhere where the snow is guaranteed to be up to your armpits!

    If you a QLDer....no its not going to snow, ever. Give up skiing, stay in QLD and hit the beach
     
  16. freddy

    freddy One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    you dorks havent sacrificed a virgin yet to the gods of the snow..

    derrr!!11!!
     
  17. Yardsale

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    Mother nature has gone on strike until scullee takes her off 'the list'
     
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    I heard it is Keven Rudd and Labor's fault
     
  19. Hacski

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    So that finally this year we can do that trip to the Flinders Ranges in the cooler months we wanted to do for years without feeling we are missing out on anything worthwhile on the slopes.
     
  20. Born2ski

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    I've found it !! I found where all our snow went. Now the question is how do we get it back ?


    [​IMG] Well this picture says it all. Matt Alcock in the base area this morning. Turoa has the biggest snow base at this time of year since 1992.
    Turoa currently has an average base of 151cm.
     
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  21. Nick P

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    Maybe we can get the snow to immigrate here?
     
  22. Bato

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    Its because BAD SEASON BATO is in town, team me up with my mate LOW TIDE LOWEY, and the season was doomed from the start LOL.
     
  23. Born2ski

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    Please tell me you're NOT going to the USA next year ??
     
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  24. CycloneSteve75

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    I am a little concerned about the state of Friday Flat at present. While the upper slopes are starting to get some snow and snowmaking is sticking, FF is looking more and more depressing. As this is likely to be the most popular area during the school holidays, one wonders what things are going to be like in a weeks time.
     
  25. shadow1

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    Last year it was dumping right now and I remember Mt Perisher opening. I wish I could get some of 2007's early snow.
     
  26. Bato

    Bato One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Canada [​IMG]
     
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    cin Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I did not want to hear that. Please don't go to Canada, go to Europe, Their predicting a really good season Bato.
     
  28. oreo

    oreo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm going to the USA, but I don't think they'll have a good season following the outstanding season they had this last season.

    It's a shame as I will have spent a season there in 2007 (bad season) and then again in 2009 (won't possibly rival this year). So both years I'll be meeting locals saying "you should have been here last year" :mad:
     
  29. Kangaroo

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    Snow is actually nature's form of masturbation and has reached a form of menopause/middle-age crisis. All will be resolved in time.

    Medication (i.e man-made snow) in the next few days will help the situation before the inevitable ejaculation from the sky in July/August.
     
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  30. Kony_Abbott

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    This lack of snow directly coincides with Australia earning the top place as the World's Fattest Nation...

    Now nothing will fall from the sky, cuz God has no reason to bat off.
     
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    I hope 4 your sake you do get some snow, season 07/08 was simply sensational in Colorado :) I counted 20+ days of 6 inches or more this season, so if you get that number then you have every right to be pleased :)
     
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  32. oreo

    oreo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm not really concerned. I've had plenty of powder days, both in the USA and elsewhere. I don't really mind what the season will throw at me. If you're somewhere for long enough you get good conditions. For instance, in 2006/07 I got plenty of powder days including a memorable 40+ inch day (and plenty of 20" days), despite it's rather forgetable seasonal summary.
     
  33. ausi ski bum

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    So many aussies skiing in Japan this year had so much snow, the snow gods figgured we had already had our share..

    It will come, July 15 looks like a season opener and enough to give us a great cover.

    Want snow, book in August.
     
  34. Kangaroo

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    Yep. We are planning 6 days in Thredbo around the 23rd+ August or so. Not booking until the start of that month.
     
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  35. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well, as my Old Man used to say, "Wish in one hand, and crap in the other, and see which hand gets full first"
     
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