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Wind direction and Thredbo

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Timbo2669, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Timbo2669

    Timbo2669 Hard Yards

    Feb 2, 2018
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    G’day. Just curious if anyone can help me out with what effect various wind directions have on the snow pack and accumulation at Thredbo. I know that the predominant NWsters often have a beneficial effect filling in areas like the bluff with fresh snow after and during a storm. What happens when it’s snowing and blowing hard from the south? Which wind direction is worst for turning nice fresh snow into that hardpacked crunchy stuff that seems to often plague Thredbo even after a solid dump of new snow?

    I’ve hopped in the car and driven 6 hours only to be bitterly disappointed as the wind has changed direction and blown all the fresh snow the wrong way. If anyone has any knowledge, speciafically in relation to
    This weekends forecast snow and wind switch from NW to W to S across Saturday Sunday, any thoughts appreciated.
  2. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

    Jul 24, 2000
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    the sunny illawarra
    Given the general precip forecasts, if i could I'd leave home yesterday and be there today LOL
    It'll be great, if you can get there, do.
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  3. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

    Jun 21, 2008
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    I couldn't find the Bom wind rose for Thredbo Top station, but Willy Weather has the functionality.

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  4. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

    Jul 18, 2014
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    Your request is a bit simplistic as there are too many other variables to consider.

    But generally speaking Thredbo handles the westerly half quite well. Not so good on the easterly half. The SE qtr can be OK or bad. SW qtr is the preferred direction with cold temps and snow.
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