Snow Report Perisher 2017 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

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  1. Lady Penelope

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    I looked at that bit, then decided to follow the tracks through the trees to the T bar instead. More like the Guthega Adventure Trail (GAT). Yes, please snow ....
     
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  2. Lady Penelope

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    .

    I had a German instructor at Blue Cow a few years ago who sniggered at the naming of "Schnaxl" - apparently an Austrian idiom for something a little naughty but nice :p
     
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    My mate took great delight in saying he had ridden the MIL last season. I always found it a bit icy......;)
     
  4. person s

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    I worked with an Austrian woman who was too embarrassed to tell me what it means
     
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    A moderator is going to cane us shortly.... following on from a screw, then a MIL.. "schnell" plus Axl(e) could mean they had a fast ride of the MIL
     
  6. Ted Harper

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    Theme/progression going around towards skiers left from the top of the Cow T (noting for readers relatively new to Guthega that Fun Run is now Karl's and Hanky Panky has I think dropped off the trail map)...

    Bloody Mary
    Hanky Panky
    Hot Dog
    Fun Run
    Schnaxl
    Screw
    Mother-in-Law
     
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  7. D-eye

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    Hot Dog used to be in there as well.
     
  8. Ted Harper

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    You're right. I had forgotten, thanks. I can picture the trail sign (is it still there?). I have amended the list in my post above accordingly.
     
  9. W0nkey D0nkey

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    I fanged it from the terminal and had only had to lightly push along the way. I didn't go up the big hill and still made it to cow t easily. No skating or side stepping...
     
  10. D-eye

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    No, it disappeared in the very early 2000's.

    I was shown around the place by an long time Guthega skier in 98/99. Lots of fun to be had over there if there is enough snow in the trees.
     
  11. SMSkier

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    This Is Schnaxl taken recently from that mystery trail. It was groomed as an access only track to get back to the village at Guthega.

     
  12. W0nkey D0nkey

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    Guthega saddle traverse
     
  13. hipo

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    So first day of the season for me and had a request for no crowds and blue bird powder. Certainly was no crowds but no blue bird. So got 50% ... now when you're on snow, not working this fella is sure going to be happy with that.
    Caught up with Mr Normo and crew for a chair ride but they are sure quick off the unload:)
    Enough wind to put some of the chairs on hold, including Mt P triple for a while ( the double didn't get a start), conditions up top of Mt P were a bit scratchy but still some nice spots but visibility was poor so debunked back to Center Valley and played around Lawson, Liechardt and Powder Ridge which were in surprising good shape once some lines were sussed out with vis remaining quite acceptable.
    Mid afternoon, some dry flakes started to accumulate so hoping for more overnight.
    Good skiing, hot shower, cold beer - Happy Hipo:D
     
  14. SMSkier

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    So it started snowing around 2:30. And the snow was sticking. Was having late lunch at Eyre Cafe with some regulars. Had to pick a line to get there but all good fun!


    Hoping the incoming storms deposits enough to get Eyre up and running plus a bit of side country.

    Looking down to the cafe from the road.
     
  15. Billy Jack

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    Didn't fall on me. As I recall it was sunshine yesterday.
     
  16. Lady Penelope

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    Yes. I was there fighting off sunburn. Perhaps some snow melted into the gauge?
     
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    Windy and not much snow overnight.Chains from Wilson valley
     
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    look a little further..
    Hanky Panky , The Screw ......
     
  19. Normo

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    A bit of flag movement this morning. Playing surface feels slightly r**n affected.
    Slush on the road but not at all slippery.

     
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    9.00am and I observe instrument controlled snow flakes practising the art of of rapid horizontal flight:(
    Hopefully there will be some playing fields when they have crash landed:)
     
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    Lots of wind hold. FV very crowded. Short day for me!
     
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    thanks for the motivation. will focus on fixing my database instead today.
     
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    Beating my 45min record?
     
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    Soft. ;)
     
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    Smart :p
     
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    Misread the status board and ended up at a mainly closed blue cow
     
  28. Drewboy

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    And ridge turning with nobody around
     
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    Masterstroke right there @Drewboy hows it skiing?
     
  30. Billy Jack

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    Thought about driving up. Glad I didn't.
     
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  31. Drewboy

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    Very nice on the sides of the runs
     
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    Top section was good. Bottom was wet slop. Did three runs and then followed the goat track back to early starter and then around to BrumbyT. Missed the train by 30 seconds so did a lap around unPleasent and went back up the Tbar and left the building.
     
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  33. Billy Jack

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    Enjoyed a lay day today. Looks like it was the right call. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.
     
  34. Jacko4650

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    It wa
    It was much better than it looked on the cams. Wait times were never too long (good chance to dust snow from unwanted places in queues anyway!) and the surface was very forgiving. I was knackered by lunch after a 2 week layoff, but a couple of schooners of leg medicine fixed that nicely - well for 6 or 7 runs anyway! After so many weeks of nothingness, I was enjoying the conditions - windy, snowing but not too cold as temps never got below -1c.
     
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    Took the morning off but the body got the better of the brain mid afternoon. surface is definetly filling in and improving. Wind was bearable but vis was the challenge with the clouds lowering late afternoon. Still settling with more to come....
    might set the alarm for the morning:)
     
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  36. Lady Penelope

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    I see that the Piper T bar and Smiggins Home run are open tomorrow. An escape route for those wishing to flee Front Valley ....
     
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    Bairisch dialect actually ( Bayern , Bavaria , southern Germany , Northern Austria)

    Schnaxl = Geschlechtsverkehr Ausueben or in English ..............................................sex drive or intercourse ;);) say no more.
     
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    Night skiing was good!
     
  39. hipo

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    Not much need of these today
     
  40. Alexski

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    Perisher only reporting 10cm overnight and sun coming out , not much more moisture to come. Looks like it will be a 15cm event at best (hopefully the report is wrong). Nice enough but not epic, Thredbo reporting 32 cm and Charlottes 30cm, someones not reporting properly.
    8am edit by perisher have now upped the 24hr snowfall to 20cm, must have read the other resorts reports. Interested to here from people on the hill.
     
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    someone also told me once that it also applied to people with the drive ie 'superstud' or 'wanker'
     
  42. Normo

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    Got up nice and early today. Road OK. Chains from Wilsons for some. AWD with snowtyres exempt:)
    A bright golden haze on the meadow!

    .... and evidence that some snow fell overnight

     
  43. Drewboy

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    What can I say.Looking good
     
  44. Alexski

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    With the strong winds and snowfalls the wind loading for Olympic , Back perisher and through Sun Valley should be excellent. Eyre and International will be very nice to. A big off piste day.
     
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    Is the AWD with snowtyres exempt something new this year? There's been no requirement previously for snow tyres if you had AWD.
     
  46. SMSkier

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    Guess what!!



    Guess who!!

     
  47. Alexski

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    AND !!! Whats it like ? Dont keep us in suspence.
     
  48. chicski

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    Sshh! App still has it closed.
     
  49. SMSkier

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    Untracked. No groomers!!
     
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  50. rocketboy

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    Worst day of the season. Too much choice.