Opinion Will there be snow?

Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by alisha., Sep 7, 2015.

  1. alisha.

    alisha. Hard Yards

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    Hey all,

    Will there be snow around 24th-27th SEP in VIC resorts, if so which resort will be best?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Bullerdonk

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    It's difficult to predict what weather will come our way between now and then. Buller being the lowest and least reliable for snow cover out of the big 3 vic resorts would probably offer the least at that stage. But that's not set in stone. If you don't mind travelling the extra Kms. Falls Creek would probably be the best bet. It normally closes in early October (snow permitting) will probably have the most to slide on during the week in question, it tends to be able to operate the most terrain in poorer conditions. Hope this helps
     
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    FatBoyDave One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Fingers crossed. was meant to go this weekend but change of plans has left the last weekend in Sep the only available time. Falls is looking good so far. ill keep an eye out
     
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    Snorkler Part of the Furniture

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    I'll check conditions at Hotham tomorrow and let you know
     
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    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Technically they haven't extended. The terms of the lease at falls are such that the season goes until the first weekend of October. They'll have snow so need to be open.
     
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    Hotham has still got 1.4m of base in snow making plus the little top up we just got .
    Even with the warm weather coming im pretty confident they will still have something running on the 24th
     
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    Thanks- i saw that falls still have 1.7m so hopeful that either falls or hotham should be ok on the 24th
     
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    Snorkler Part of the Furniture

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    It's only just over 2 weeks away. There should be plenty of skiing on Heavenly left. Gotcha not too sure, though there is a bit at the bottom still. Big D and Summit for sure.

    This system just now was a really good one, in fact so good that they reopened Orchard/Keoghs today,
     
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    i havent been to falls before, any advice on cheap and convenient accommodation. backpackers style is ok, the cheaper the better
     
  11. alisha.

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    ski in / ski out
     
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    Ski in ski out is not usually a late September thing
     
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    Les chalets and rocky valley have cheap and varied options and high plains . They are all close to wombats home trail and the express lift which takes you right up to ski school . Mountain multi service has some of these apartments as does falls reservations and ski accom
     
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