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

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  1. Vermillion

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    There would need to be a kicker though. Like, you'd need to feed the slug machine with pigmy possums to keep the magic going. Sorry guys, sometimes sacrifices need to be made.
     
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    **And Thulkes, Cut 73, lower Chamois...
     
  3. DbSki

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    Have to be careful they don't split the Bullerverse.
     
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  4. DbSki

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    Or generate a white hole.
     
  5. djam

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    Went to see how the new Toll Gate installation was proceeding at LBS... Looks like it will be ready for 2017 Winter :out:


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    and a couple more pic's...

    new snow guns... oddly, the old guns are now back here... :S
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    The piles are growing..
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    Whitehorse..
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    Still making the Ice..
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    Factory running 24/7
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    New guns gone, old guns back, WTF
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    more photos added as requested by Members.
     
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  6. Vermillion

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    So forgive my ignorance, but how is a groomer going to spread the piles without any snow base? Or arent they going to do that? It is my understanding that if a groomer tried to push that pile around it would get full of dirt and mud from the surrounding non-snow ground adjacent to it. So if that's true, then these piles will just sit there until there is enough natural snow for the groomers to push them around, which is usually about a foot.
     
  7. jezzak

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    From how i understand it. The groomer will push the snow across the run (top to bottom), but i they wont be grooming it, until the base is thick enough or there is a satisfactory layer across the run. From the looks of the trial run they did a couple weeks back, it seems as though they managed pretty well to spread the snow from the pile, without the mud getting mixed in.
     
  8. hongomania

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    What is this building its on LBS?
     
  9. jezzak

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    race hut - I'm pretty sure
     
  10. kimberlee81

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    "To support a busy race and training program on Little Buller Spur a race hut has been built at the top of the run. It will be home to gates and timing equipment for the Victorian and National Interschools events as well as the many other race events held over the winter."
     
  11. CarveMan

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    Makes sense.
     
  12. Frodo

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    Does anyone know how much a lift ticket and board hire for the Saturday and Sunday of the June long weekend will be? Or when and where we can get that information?
     
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    They usually announce the price of lift tickets for opening weekend during the week before, it's dependent on how many lifts they can get open. Board hire would probably be the same standard price, I could be wrong though.
     
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    Took a walk around today
    Finished hut and the huge snow piles, cams don't do the size justice.
    I finally managed to get over the far side of the mountain (usually not enough snow), can someone explain what the blue lift below bull is or was?
     

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    Ol
    Old Sun Valley Poma structure.
     
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    I found this great shot of the SV poma...

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    (Image by justsayin)
     
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    Love stopping here on ride weekends - this was @ Easter.
     
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    Can't be effed starting a thread for a simple question in May...
    So, friends are looking at a weekender in peak season (late August). I'm after accom recommendations for a family of 6 comprising mum, dad, grandma, 3 young boys one of which will be in a porta cot.
    Budget isn't an issue, pretty swank apartment style accom would be the preferred option I think.

    Thanks in advance.

    And go!
     
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    here's my place https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/11299295?s=GDeZFhVd&sug=50

    sounds like it's perfect for your friends - 3 br and 2 living spaces right in the middle of the Village above George's Ski Hire and since we are in Vancouver its available all season. Check airbnb though as it's heavily booked already but I think there are a couple of weekends later in August.

    Swank is assured - mrs LTB did the interior design work ;)
     
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    Thanks mate, I'll flick it through to them!