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Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by D-eye, Jan 30, 2017.
Oh and it's not Wood Run, it's Fermelis' Finish!!
Word must have got out that's its dangerous. Had it to ourselves for a good hour this afternoon. Love them big mushy bumps.
The waterproofing certainly got a workout - and passed with flying colours. The new planks did well. They got me down the hill so all credit to them.
When we went up last Thursday we experienced a lot of wind hold. What had us confused is why some lifts closed and not others as well as why some lifts closed even though the wind seemed to be no worse.
For example they closed Fox even though it seemed to be less impacted than Bonza where it was much more noticeable on the chair. They also seemed to be closing lifts when gusts were only in the low 70s
Do different lifts have different wind rating? Are there rules around how long a lift has to close if they record a gust of a certain speed?
I don't doubt they had good reason - this is not a complaint - just trying to understand out of interest and for future reference.
Different angles and exposure. Crosswinds are more worrying than headwinds etc.
Fermellis finish ,
Started brilliantly , smooth and excellent carve turns , angulation etc ...
Stopped for a Fermellis coffee break half way down . Dropped thermos on knee and did ACL ,
season over .
I thought it was the run where you never get out of 1st gear.
Bunch of kents! Bring coffee.
I saw what appeared to be an 8 year old girl go down there without a problem.
You must have gone full tard bro.
It's a pity they moved the Tirol T-Bar mid-load. Northside was still running, and Tirol effectively servicing the same runs, but that left Shakey Knees not being available because Fox was shut.
Don't knock Buller!
It's the only resort with decent runs three hours from Melbourne - Sydney siders have to travel six hours to reach a resort (Perisher or Thredbo)
When it has its good days it's brilliant and the best place to be, I've experienced sunny days, blue skies and no wind, a few people on the runs and it's the place to be. I've also experienced high winds, pelting snow, rain, slushy snow, thick pea soup fog so you couldn't see more than a few feet in front of you, cloud, dead mosquitoes all over the snow when spring starts, the artificial crap from snowmaking machines 15 years ago that was like skiing on sugar, and being stuck on a lift for about an hour and a half when the power broke down at about 4pm that afternoon. And I still go back to Buller.
It's expensive, however isn't skiing expensive anywhere? Okay, it costs a bit more, but for a day trip, it's going to be a lot less time than driving to Falls or Hotham or flying to New Zealand! If time = money, then you get more ski time and less travel time going to Buller than Falls or Hotham.
The season's short so the people on the mountain have to earn what they earn
Some of the staff on the day car park bus can be rude and grumpy but you learn to ignore them as the only power they have is to yell and be impolite at people on the bus and it's sad that they get pleasure from being that way. If they were more customer service orientated and polite then it would go a long way to making the mountain have a great reputation.
Been going for over 25 years now and good or bad your outlook should be to be that it's there and you're there to have a good time so do what you can to have a good time.
The mountain's never the problem, it's the management - Buller has been around long before you or I and will be around long after you or I!
That said, this Sunday just past was the most ridiculous thing - the resort management let people come in even when the day car park was full and was loading people in buses from Mirimbah.
That's not ecologically sound - overloading the mountain. There were drink bottles from skiiers/snowboarders on runs - some empty and some full making the runs less than safe. Too many tourists wandering around ski runs thinking they were back in their own country and expecting that skiiers or boarders coming down Bourke street would simply avoid them as they walked across the run. Smokers throwing their cigarettes into the snow. Come on! I reckon last night the wombats and the black cockatoos were hyper on all the half empty gatorade bottles left on the mountain!
I realise the resort has to make money, but it should not be at the expense of the environment.
Then there's the $25 fee for a one way taxi ride if you're staying overnight. Come on, where's Uber when you need them??!! Really, a taxi ride that distance isn't $25 after 10pm on a Friday night in the city!
Then I remember, it is what it is...
The taxi is the biggest pile of shit ripoff in what is already a pretty big pile.
I saved the $23 and got a ride back to my vehicle in a beautiful new VW Touareg R. Only cost me 1x shagged knee. Way ahead.
You are connected to people at the pointy end of society. I am just a true Aussie battler and could never move in such elite circles.
Well you do ski in jeans.
My footy shorts were in the wash.
Personally I would have paid the $23.
Jeans and thongs. Required attire for wandering around like a lost mong on the athletes walk/on to B Street.
and a Chicago Bulls singlet
Lakers singlet and bandana for the park, yo.
you guys are so old. Kids be wearin' Cavs and Warriors colours now..........
In other news... the 'Cloudy' forecast for today looks abysmal on the cams. Hopefully we don't lose too much base
We had a base?
85mm of rain from yesterday. Not as bad as perisher who got 145mm!!
Pfttt 85mm - passing shower.
People joke about Buller and rain, but in tropical downpours like this one, we get a lot less for the same reason as we get less snow.
Hotham and NSW people don't like it being pointed out that it rains more there than Buller though
Hotham and NSW people dont have Bull Run bowl to play in like we did last weekend.
Perisher peeps right now be like
Buller peeps be like
Well well, if it isn't Queen B.
Seriously, you lot! I can't believe you're all so heartless to be making fun of mx's banged up knee! Especially when he, well. . . hasn't got a leg to stand on.
A fracture and ACL - damn, that's a serious injury.
You should all be ashamed of yourselves for teasing him! What he could do with right now - apart from coffee and ice-cream - is some kind and thoughtful words, and even some gestures of sympathy and understanding.
I'm sure he'd appreciate the support from his friends right about now.
Rather than be laughing at his expense, offer him words of comfort that would make him feel better about the miserable situation he's in.
Lawdy mx, I'm really sorry to hear about your fractured knee and ACL, that's awful news. I hope you're not in too much pain, and are back on skis again very soon.
And just remember, it could have been worse - you could have been a horse.
Could well be a far easier (and more popular) solution.
We could all ski to koflers and eat pie and discuss his knee issue!!
But seriously, that injury is not good, @mx_boarder.
At least the weather is co-operating - you'd rather be in the office today anyway.
Here is some Mend Quickly nourishment for you.
I believe he has nurse Snorkler providing medical assistance and sponge baths on request.
We could - all except for mx.
Damn, that means I won't get to have all the pie and cream to myself after all!
Can be arranged.
I don't wanna be skiing down Wood run and get hit by a Karma Bus.
I arranged it myself last time - your approach may be easier.
the steps have gone