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wind shelter next week

Discussion in 'Falls Creek' started by Shiraz, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Shiraz

    Shiraz Hard Yards

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    given the strong winds forecast for next week, which parts of falls would provide some protection from a SW wind?

    any thoughts appreciated [​IMG]
     
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  2. carl-jay

    carl-jay First Runs

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    probably either the wombats/last hoot area or the maze would be your best bet for getting out of the wind, although the top sections of either areexposed.
     
  3. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    what carl-jay said, basically
    It depends a bit on what lifts they can run. Towers and Lakeside can sometimes also be ok, if they can run FC Express to get you there.

    If they can run summit or inter, then any of the runs there would be ok, once you brave the top section and get down down a bit.

    But also consider that the fewer lifts are running, the longer the queues on the available lifts. If they only running a couple of lifts and the weather is not that unpleasant, it may be too croweded to make it worth buying a day ticket.
     
  4. snowoli

    snowoli First Runs

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    im hedden up there tommorow for a week and there is gales force winds expected all week!
    what lifts do they usually run on lift hold?
     
  5. cej

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    In gale force winds the last lift to close is gully. If the snow is great they may still run International, and direct you to get off early.

    Falls express will usually be run in strong winds, but you may need to wait for 3 or 4 people before loading. Eagle may be loading too, but it will be run at a dead slow speed which will be very cold at the top at the top. One lift you will want to AVOID in strong winds is Scotts. This runs right up a ridge, and is probably the coldest lift in Australia.
     
  6. Micky P

    Micky P One of Us

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    I would just find the closest bar and have a few rums.