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Winter's Snowed-In BBQ Forum

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by POW_hungry, May 31, 2017.

  1. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    And of course one or two hero's will go off the edge trying to sneak through early in their 4wd urban I have no idea how to drive, cars.
     
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  2. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL only the VIC drivers ... NSW are waaayyy too skilled LOL:p

    Am I seeing a sneaky follow up on monday at this stage?
     
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    PMG One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    15/16th is still there on GFS.
     
  4. Chowder11

    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Heading up to falls Friday morning. Going to be an interesting drive to say the least.
     
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    Hermon One of Us

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    I noticed that too. There's a good chance August will be colder than July this year. That doesn't happen very often.
     
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  6. squanchy

    squanchy Hard Yards

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    Thoughts how bad Jindy to Perisher will be Friday?
     
  7. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's going to snow to waste point
     
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  8. squanchy

    squanchy Hard Yards

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    Tube day then - got 4x4 but want to avoid punters - usual Sydney people in their 3 series without chains or common sense
     
  9. Chowder11

    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Time to fess up.
    Which regular in troll mode are you?
     
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  10. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It was a colour in past life
     
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  11. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I am seeing a number of WA peakers through the 14-18th period as a result of diving LWT in the bight.
    I think we may see a change through the SE around the 19th, but looks a bit all over the shop until models settle this weekend IMO.
    EC ensembles signalling a change around the 19th but it currently progging a NW'ly moisture feed which wouldn't be favourable.
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Fast Eddie

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    Think Gunbarrel will be running?
     
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  13. Nidecker

    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    #toosoon
     
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  14. Neslot

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    I was gonna get a 3 day lift pass for perisher starting Saturday. Reckon it'll be too windy for the bulk of the good lifts?
     
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    Swiss Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Heading up Thursday AM, hopefully incident free.
     
  16. faceshotss

    faceshotss Hard Yards

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    Also wondering about wind? Wanting to do a Sat-Sun strike mission to Thredbo...but if lifts are on hold will be a big waste!
     
  17. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    30-40knots easing into Saturday/Sunday to 25-30. Moderating again into Sunday PM.
     
  18. Zimbooo

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    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Absolutely chaos

    Friday Sat will be windhold, road chaos and general mayhem.
     
  20. faceshotss

    faceshotss Hard Yards

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    Yep but do those winds equal lift hold for Sat?
     
  21. bywong_yuki

    bywong_yuki One of Us

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    Looking at the Thredbo forecast I would expect all lifts to run except Karels on Saturday due to visibility. But you never know for sure. I'll let you know from Perisher on Sunday.
     
  22. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    EC showing a 15th/16th 10cm type of system.

    GFS shows a 21st/22nd system, which EPS Control has some degree of agreement upon
     
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  23. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    And it looks like the AAO might be staying in the negatives for a little while longer.
     
  24. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    With due respect, the only people who know that are your lift operators (Thredbo & Perisher). The call is made case by case. Chairlifts hitting towers is a full shutdown. It only takes a gust or bad direction to achieve that.
    Anything over 30 knots sustained wind is getting up there.

    Every system we get asked the same thing - No one here should be telling you no, when it could be yes... & Vise versa
    Make your own call.
     
  25. squanchy

    squanchy Hard Yards

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    How crook reckon Monaro hwy will be Friday morn?
     
  26. Ret-ro

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    Refer to the State authority on the day
     
  27. faceshotss

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    I can sense your frustration with the question..tnx for replying anyway. Will monitor.
     
  28. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    If I were in your shoes, go anyway. You may find Kosci on hold but dunno they’d shut GB and Kosciusko, on the weekend. They’ll crawler mode it before they close it.

    ‘I wish I never went for a weekend strike mission to the snow’ said no one ever...
     
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  29. AussieWhite

    AussieWhite Early Days

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    Looks like it wants to stay negative?
     
  30. powderhound123

    powderhound123 Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    What's it looking like for Hotham on the 23rd-26th?
     
  31. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rainbows and lollipops!
    Raining beer at night.
     
  32. nfip

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  33. Zimbooo

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  34. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well, well, well.
    Never seen the b word in reference to The CTs/Blueys.
    Sounds like someone had to dig up the Blizzard warnings from the 20th century, at NSW BoM.
     
  35. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I asked the question on BOM FB when they posted the vid last night .
    Linked me straight thru to messenger and they got back to me mid- day ish.
    Really good work from the BOM to respond to a punter.
    Great to feel an element of some small degree of inclusiveness i.e they are listening.
     
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  36. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    And I'll bet you there's a number who read (probably even contribute) to these forums.
    Not sure what their motive was earlier in the week though.
     
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  37. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    yeah.
    Had me puzzled a tad.
    Thinking their default was always side of caution. Not this time tho….
    I mentioned the bc and other peeps " not so up to speed " with the models in my feedback.
     
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  38. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I saw someone asking on Sunday via FB Splitboarders Group for comrades to travel BC this weekend. I suggested within minutes of him posting he ortta cancel plans and his call out.
    Some people don't even think WX until they've planned their trip, then they go cause they've already committed in their head. Not even with 6 days notice!?
     
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  39. nfip

    nfip Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    It is a scary part of the evolution of the sport and lifestyle.
    Into the side-country = backcountry.
    I fear ambition / insta froth etc may lead to misadventure , lets just say.
    Many of us here have done all the necessary background yards.
    Plenty of others tho may not realise the consequence of their choices / decisions.
    Any one reading this that may be even a tad unsure about conditions and their preparation , ability & most important their resources when it goes to shit...
    If you are not sure , don't go.
    Please.
     
  40. teleroo

    teleroo Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    The Toll rescue chopper has FB posted at least two rescue/retrieval trips from Blue Lake this winter. Dunno whether sliders or climbers. So there's always a chopper on hand an hour away to bail you out...until there ain't.
     
  41. Donzah

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    You have tradies in Canberra?
    I thought the buildings were built by meetings?
     
  42. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I could answer that eloquently but i would have to delete my own post.
     
  43. Snowy Joey

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    I predict SES is going to be extremely busy up here in the Dandenongs the next few days. Snow would be nice but could be trouble. Last time we played in the snow on Olinda footy oval was over 10 years ago.
     
  44. Jellybeans

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    Keep me updated, cause might head up there Saturday AM to see some snow.
     
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  45. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The conga line on mountain hwy!
     
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    Train for the win.
     
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    Ok team- any snow in a reasonably accessible place from Wollongong over the weekend that I can show the kiddos that we can predict to a relatively accurate time?
     
  50. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The new Olinda common/play space (old golf course) would be a great spot if snow settles.
    I’m more interested in the logistics of getting to Jindabyne Sunday morning LOL. Supposed to work until 9:30 Saturday eve, might have to have a sickie. Looks like thunder storms and crazy weather for eastern suburbs sat late arvo and into the evening.