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Question Wind direction and wind hold

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by fenrir, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. fenrir

    fenrir One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

    Jul 23, 2010
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    I'm not to familiar with the orientation of the various lifts at Falls so hoping someone can help me out.

    If there are strong winds from the SW, which lifts are likely to run and which are likely to be on hold?
  2. Chaeron

    Chaeron OutLiar Ski Pass: Gold

    Jun 24, 2014
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    Glen Iris, Melbourne
    For windhold generally Eagle, Scottys, Ruined Castle and Summit are frequently the first to go, and Halleys (Falls Express), Drovers and Towers the last.

    Height & exposure rather than orientation...

    Often at Falls for windhold it can be one and all.

    @BilbyBill , @currawong ?
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  3. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Sep 17, 2003
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    Kiewa Valley
    pretty much what @Chaeron said.

    Ruined is probably first to go, then summit. Basically too hard to get off the lift if facing into strong wind.
    Then scott, eagle, inter as well for cross winds (height & exposure as above)

    sometimes Halleys has to shut part way through the day but they can keep towers and maybe drovers going. Lakeside should be able to run in most conditions but I can't recall it staying open if halleys is shut. could be wrong

    when everything else is shut they will often run gully, but you'd have to be desperate

    my rule of thumb: nothing is likely to run if it's >= 30knots (55 kph)
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  4. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

    Aug 24, 2003
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    On one occasion it was windy and cold with heavy black lowering clouds and I was the only guy skiing Ruined, accumulating rime in the beard. Heh, the lifties were freezing with little to do. It surprised me that the lift hadn't been closed.
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