Snow Report Mt Buller 2017 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by D-eye, Jan 30, 2017.

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    Slalom

    Slalom Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Never mind. France this week FTW.
     
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    Kenziepettit

    Kenziepettit New Member 30 Day Pass

    Is there any future possibility for a Mt. Hood / WBC / Copper type post season setup on Bourke, that patch on summit or skyline area?
     
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    Jellybeans1000

    Jellybeans1000 Dedicated Member

    Few people come post season.
     
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    jezzak

    jezzak Active Member

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    wolly

    wolly Dedicated Member

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    jezzak

    jezzak Active Member

    Why does that need a planning permit?
     
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    Timmossy

    Timmossy Active Member

    It ticks the boxes somehow to necessitate a permit. I'm guessing based on its dimensions it's considered a structure.

    I remember for a construction job near Morwell, we were setting up our lay down and couldn't bring in any containers until we got a planning permit from the Latrobe City Council. It was meant to take 3 months to get through but there's more than one way to skin a cat.....
     
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    wolly

    wolly Dedicated Member

    The container is where they store the moguls for summer. great care and planning has to be done to move them in preparation for winter!
     
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    Madski

    Madski Active Member

    A new snow cam for the factory.


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    jezzak

    jezzak Active Member

    this coming season seems promising, with the new snow-factory. Will be exciting to see Bourke Street covered from top tot bottom for opening weekend!
     
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    NewTurns

    NewTurns Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    My first run too some 38 years ago. I can remember the thrill of the 'steep bit' on the left just outside/down from the Arlberg.... woooh! ⛷
     
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    jezzak

    jezzak Active Member

    Does anyone know if the dam is still scheduled to be installed? or have they scrapped the idea?
     
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    Jellybeans1000

    Jellybeans1000 Dedicated Member

    They said to me ask us in May
     
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    Madski

    Madski Active Member

    Still waiting on permit and funding.

    Although the confidence is building on getting it to happen.
     
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    SMSkier

    SMSkier Active Member

    Here's a rumour......Bourke St has snow for Easter.
     
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    CarveMan

    CarveMan aussieskier.com Moderator Season Pass Gold

    Some family members of mine are up there ATM getting their gear before an OS trip & posted on FB, the snow piles are pretty impressive already, almost 2m high.



    Another person posted that the snow seems pretty durable over the last few warm days.
     
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    Jellybeans1000

    Jellybeans1000 Dedicated Member

    You can also see the piles on the snow factory cam
     
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    Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Season Pass Gold

    It looks like the machine is having a chunder as it spits it out.
     
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    Tanuki

    Tanuki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

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    Timmossy

    Timmossy Active Member

    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
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    almontyrat

    almontyrat Well-Known Member Season Pass Silver

    I appreciate that the report uses a photograph of a telemarker on Mt Stirling.
     
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    atlas shrugged

    atlas shrugged Active Member

    Pic is a Buller Patroller on day off. Taken top of Slalom Gully, not on Stirling.
     
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    Timmossy

    Timmossy Active Member

    Went for a ride up the mountain after work and checked it out, still pumping out the stuff. The material looks something like this -
     
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    Jellybeans1000

    Jellybeans1000 Dedicated Member

    Quite icey at the look of it?
     
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    Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Season Pass Gold

    I thought it was more like Maclaughins. I didnt think you could see the bluff like that from the south side faces.