Snow Report Perisher 2017 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Dace, Jan 30, 2017.

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    Dace

    Dace New Member

    Had too :)
     
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    skichic

    skichic Addicted Member

    *to :p
     
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    skichic

    skichic Addicted Member

    Had to ^^ :)
     
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    Normo

    Normo Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    I had two too. :)
     
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    Balsta

    Balsta Well-Known Member

    I'd be pretty stoked if it was the 22c it currently is at Perisher.
    37.6c in Canberra at the moment :(
     
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    Dace

    Dace New Member

    on the roast first thing
     
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    D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

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    Dace

    Dace New Member

    Walked up Guthega over the weekend.
    Top of Calf t looking towards Guthega Peak

    Halfway up Calf t looking towards Burning log and Main range
     
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    nfip

    nfip Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Looks a bit like opening weekend .;)

    40 plus temps last few weeks.
    Mates are in Japow or about to depart.
    SDS alive and well for mine.
    Counting down patiently.......
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2017
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    tr+h

    tr+h Dedicated Member

    Booked Aug 16-20.

    When's the latest I can buy my epic pass, as also heading to park city and Tahoe in Jan 18?
     
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    aazz

    aazz Active Member Season Pass Gold

    @Dace or anyone else. What was the Guthega village and area like, does anyone stay there over the summer or is it a bit of a ghost town. Just curious, cheers.
     
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    Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    I think it's something like 31st of May. The Perisher website should say. Best to check it out & be safe rather than sorry.
     
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    Dace

    Dace New Member

    Quite a few people staying in lodges on Australia day weekend, also a lot of people camping at Island bend. The pub is closed however.
     
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    snowduck

    snowduck Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Wonderful to see a few patches of snow up on the Main Range

    There's still skiing to be had !
     
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    Kletterer

    Kletterer Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

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    Normo

    Normo Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    ROFLROFLROFL
     
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    tr+h

    tr+h Dedicated Member

    We are booked for 5 days Perisher, 10 days park city and 5 days Tahoe. I am thinking that +1 and a m15 boy are fully grown enough that they should pick up their own skis when we visit in August.

    We spend a day in Canberra before heading to Perisher. Where should we try in Canberra, or should we shop in Cooma or Perisher?
     
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    WaitAwhile

    WaitAwhile Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    I've never bothered with Canberra and have no idea where the ski shops are, but Rhythm in Cooma is huge , I have always bought in Jindabyne and just do the rounds at all the ski shops to see who has the best deals(specials and last years graphics, skis) , I generally dont go chasing a particular ski or brand and just see whats out there then go home and do the homework on the best ski and what I want to do with it, and in the next few days make a decision . Its normally a replacement for my current ski, so there is no hurry to grab the first one that comes along.
    I have usually ended up at Jindabyne Sports (Now called Gravity ) at the old shoping centre and they give a very good service.
    We had a pretty good look in Rhythm towards the end of last season when i was chasing a replacement for my very old pair of Reusch gloves and was blown away by the large number of skis available.
     
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    D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator

    In Canberra there is Straightline Ski and Scuba in Fyshwick, Adrenalin Boardstore in a different part of Fyshwick, and Belconnen Ski and Board in Belconnen (surprise)
     
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    skichic

    skichic Addicted Member

    I'd just shop in Jindy, or Rhythm. So much choice in Jindy.
     
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    shabu_shabu

    shabu_shabu Active Member Season Pass Gold

    The general theory is the closer you get to the resorts the more you will pay for gear. Straightline is good and as with most ski stores the staff are experienced and really helpful. As previously mentioned, Rhythm in Cooma is huge and again good staff. There is a separate floor each for skiing and snowboarding and so the choice is amazing. It looks kind of innocuous from the street as it is attached to a service station. Jindy has multiple choices and if you are rich go straight to Larry Adler. ;) Goes without saying that, being mid-season, you will find it hard to strike a bargain. Pretty envious of your trip plans.
     
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    rocketboy

    rocketboy Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Boots buy local - ski and board buy online.

    Though there have been some very good prices at ESS the last couple of years.

    And Jindy Sports has had some beautiful Nordica all mountain skis that come in under 1K including top quality bindings.

    Level Nine has had these on special the past year
    https://www.levelninesports.com/fischer-ranger-96-ti-skis
     
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    rocketboy

    rocketboy Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Looks like Perisher min temp for Feb got smacked out of the ballpark in the 24hrs to 9am today.

    18C was the previous record on Feb 8 2010 -

    New record is now 19.7C Feb 11, 2017 - ironically set between 9am and 9:30 at the start of the 24 hour period through to 9am today. Most of last night was well above 20C .

    Current AWS data is here:http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDN60801/IDN60801.94915.shtml

    and climate stats for Persisher AWS are here:
    http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/…/cw_071072_All.shtml

    BOM Weather definitions are here
    http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/IDCJDW0000.shtml
     
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    robbo mcs

    robbo mcs Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Been in Canada the last 2 weeks. While everyone back home has been complaining about record high temperatures there have record setting cold temperatures and record snowfalls for many regions in BC the last week.
     
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    rocketboy

    rocketboy Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

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    SnowRabbit

    SnowRabbit Just Registered

    I had a pair of Reusch gloves that I wore until they literally disintegrated. The best gloves I ever had by far. Did you buy a new pair or go to another brand?. Where did you get them
     
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    W0nkey D0nkey

    W0nkey D0nkey Active Member

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    Boutros

    Boutros Well-Known Member

    Lovely morning here today...




     
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    Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Ground cooling starting early this year?
     
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    Hemsley

    Hemsley Well-Known Member

    How cool.
     
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    SMSkier

    SMSkier Active Member

    Don't forget North Perisher
     

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    Olgreg

    Olgreg Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    I've skied worse
    ;)
     
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    nfip

    nfip Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    *opening weekend
     
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    Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Season Pass Gold

    Fire up the guns..
     
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    hipo

    hipo Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Well that stuffs up any predictions for the first dump this season....
     
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    SMSkier

    SMSkier Active Member

    maybe shoot for the first skiable dump of snow !!
     
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    sixty_eight

    sixty_eight Dedicated Member

    Technically, the "season" hasn't started.
     
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    hipo

    hipo Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    No skiing for you then till QBLW;)
     
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    nfip

    nfip Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Possibly had my doty after the "season " ended last year.
    at least in strict terms of bang for buck it was a winner
     
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    Kelpieboy

    Kelpieboy Dedicated Member

    I have definitely had a go on less snow than that...................lets get at it.
     
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    WaitAwhile

    WaitAwhile Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    I spent weeks looking around the ski shops in Jindy for a replacement pair and was getting a little frustrated by what was on offer,no one does lambswool inside anymore. ended up checking out Rythym in Cooma and it came down to a nice pair of Japanese gloves(oyuki ?) or another pair of Reusch gloves , both were reasonably priced and definitely not the most expensive.
    Talk about being indestructible,The original pair were bought in France(1990) , pretty cheaply right at the end of the season, and would do about 100 days each year up to 1996 ,then another 250 days from 2009 .
    The new pair(Reusch) are pretty good ,still goretex with leather palms , but struggled to stay dry when skiing in wet snow mixed with rain and dont seem to be as warm as the old ones.
    Probably should waterproof them.
     
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    SMSkier

    SMSkier Active Member

    Drainage works completed at base of Eyre.



    Made it easier to enjoy an Alpine burger and beer. Balmy 12 degrees. And quite a few folks up there today!!

     
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    W0nkey D0nkey

    W0nkey D0nkey Active Member

    What going on over here mate
     
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    Mr. Mook

    Mr. Mook Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    looks like smoko time to me
     
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    robbo mcs

    robbo mcs Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Hopefully that will stop all the water flowing through the eyre t-bar loading area at the end of the season :)
     
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    Normo

    Normo Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    The Princess of Perisher, Lynne Burke, making sure my pre-season laps are legit! :)

     
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    chicski

    chicski New Member

    Didn't see that one on FB ;)
     
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    chicski

    chicski New Member

    Found it! You're not famous until you're in an LB FB selfie ;)
     
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    Normo

    Normo Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    I am happy to be seen in the outer aura of LB's awesomeness! :thumbs:
     
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    Egbert

    Egbert Dedicated Member

    Is that the new Perisher Pool?