Snow Report Thredbo 2017 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

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  1. telecrag

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    One of the runs is quite steep, and there are small sort of runs (unnamed) between. They sometimes make a bit of a skier x thing.
     
  2. Billy_Buttons

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    Good olde Lovers Leap! :thumbs:
     
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  3. iagreewithhim

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    ... is lovely in fresh snow, hideous on refrozen crud. It's a thin line...
     
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    When they used to run downhills down that side of the mountain the lunatics touched down about 2/3 of the way down Lovers Leap.
     
  5. shabu_shabu

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    Given the conversation, what was the name of Sundance before it was called Sundance? The clues are contained in the earlier contributions.
     
  6. Legs Akimbo

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    Snow gums?
     
  7. iagreewithhim

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    Lunatic. Crud. Hideous. Downhill.
     
  8. climberman

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    Light rain a few times at Ngarigo overnight
    Above 0 in the valley carpark
    Breeze up already
     
  10. climberman

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    Occasional wet snow flurries at carpark lwvel
     
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  11. Gimp

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    80km/hr up top, all yours
     
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  12. rugbyskier

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    Lovers Leap By-Pass
     
  13. Annabuzzy

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    There won't be many lifts running today
     
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  14. climberman

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    Yeah gunna be interesting!!
    Boy is in training so we'll just do whatever we do.

    You around today @Annabuzzy ? I'm solo after 8:30.
     
  15. shabu_shabu

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    Give that forumite a cupi-doll. How creative were they in the old days in naming runs.

    BTW with full cover I think it is one of the best piste runs on the mountain. Around the last corner onto the bottom section flat chat and plenty of room to pull up. Happy days.
     
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  16. NewTurns

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    Injury Report:
    Inaugural RAN Lodge Dads vs Kids 5 a side convened at the Leisure Centre last night.
    2x15 min halves.
    Briefly brought back flashes of the glory days. Drove a left footer from 20 out into the back of the net. Poor 10 year old goalie never saw it...
    Ended up as a triumph of experience and wiles over youthful fitness and aerobic superiority.
    However, the sweet victory came with a heavy price. Totally blew the calf.
    Thing has swollen up and is totally r@@ted. Can't walk let alone ski.
    MrsTurns not that impressed that I am RICEing like crazy and doing bugger all. "Who will pack the car?" "And you can stop making that ringing bell noise on your phone!"
    During and Aftermath pics attached. JuniorTurns in the green tshirt fyi.
     
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  17. Arne

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    A lot more sledders at the bottom of Sundance. Over flow from the toboggan slope. I guess they are looking for a black diamond toboggan. There is a fence and a sign to stop them, but that doesn't work does it.
     
  18. NewTurns

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    Black Diamond Toboggan. Classic
     
  19. NewTurns

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    View from the central RICE position...wind is howling!
     
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  20. Legs Akimbo

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    It didn't cut through to Friday Flat (because there was no Friday Flat or Gunbarrel)
     
  21. climberman

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    Kozzie shut
    Queue to snowgums back to kozzie

    I left Antons with no queue for this :(
     
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  22. climberman

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    Snow is ok though!
     
  23. climberman

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    Fkn queues
    God help me
     
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  24. climberman

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    An hour from the bottom of the village to the bottom of GB.....
     
  25. Snow Blowey

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    Now i'm glad Blowette had a meltdown on Wednesday morning - resulting in us leaving.
     
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  26. Annabuzzy

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    Sorry mate I didn't see this until now (we've come in for an early lunch).

    its not too bad out there today though
     
  27. Annabuzzy

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    Wow. I didn't find it quite that long, but I wasn't watching the time either.
     
  28. Olgreg

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    Nice little bit of windblown up high
    Antons a while ago
     
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  29. climberman

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    All back on now

    Kozzie open

    Antons happening

    Wind blown fun

    Lunch at Black Sallees with @timbat 's bro.
     
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  30. climberman

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    No worries mate
    :)
     
  31. NewTurns

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    Snowing down to Village on and off. Looks solid up higher from this vantage point.
     
  32. kaegee

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    The snow coming from the sky is a little damp at the bottom during lunch . Otherwise snow ok .
    No line at GB .
     
  33. Me+3

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    School Holidays = don't go to the snow. Period.
     
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  34. telecrag

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    I like it!

    Didnt see anything crazy enough to make my all time list of WTF was going on there, but still very entertaining!
     
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  35. Me+3

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    If building contractors can build multi-storey towers and bore tunnels for roads and train lines under our capital cities, a new chairlift or general resort upgrades would be a walk in the park with minimal disruption to resort activities (summer or winter).
     
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  36. ojisan

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    yep... but being a national park, there are different set of rules and a sh!tload of govt red tape
     
  37. climberman

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    If you think major infra doesn't have a shitload of red tape you're kidding yourself!!
     
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    Now very wet all over and very misty
     
  39. Arne

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    Weather=Good!
    Tomorrow is going to go off!!
    Bluff is going to rock!!!
     
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  40. NewTurns

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    Anyone else seen the bloke at Thredbo wearing a white plastic colander on his head? Origin night in the pub...Just thought it was funny hat night. Tonight on the way to dinner on the public phone in the Village Square... muttering conspiracies on the blower with the same unique melon protector....each to his own...just sayin' ....
    Maybe someone knows the joke/story...?
     
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  41. Ramshead

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    I observe that after the superhuman effort of getting my kids to Kossie express by 845am, we did four Basins and totally owned the strange mix of icy crud and delightful powdery (wind blown) pockets and are now DESTROYING THE WORLD'S BEST WAFFLES at Eagles Nest. I further observe I am glad it was my monthly pay day overnight #phew. Happy Saturday all!
     
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    Back from 2 weeks of school holidays. Pleasantly surprised - queues were way down on previous years. I don't know about hour long queues - the longest wait I had was 15 mins on Gunbarrel around the 9.30am ski school rush. Most other times it was no more than 10 mins, even Kosi mid-morning.

    Even on IS days it was ok, if you avoided Snowgums.

    Windhold yesterday was interesting, but Antons was worth trekking back over the other side..
     

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  43. Olgreg

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    The cover is definitely improving despite not much snow st all overnight. Still dry enough up high, the bottom half showing the effects of moisture and freezing. Did a couple of hikes up Waimea just for the the hell of it. It's all filing in nicely, as is the bottom half of Michaels
     
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    The Pastafarian is back? LOL
     
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    Merritts --> mid-station --> GB?

    10 mins.
     
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    The final look before heading home.
     
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    Not as busy as it might have been for Sat .
    Powder Bowl filling Waimea ready
     
  48. climberman

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    Stuck in snowgums lift
    ST-sundowner-GB

    Was fine when stuff opened up again.

    Much nicer crowds today
    Main runs solid sheets below mid
    Antons no crowds and great snow, pick of the bunch.
    Lovely day with the young fella
     
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    CM.. I'm working, you're winning! o_O
     
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  50. Gimp

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    Coming back thru FF to carpark and there is a couple with their dogs (all rugged up) (Sharpes). Informed them that this is a NP and dogs weren't allowed only to be schooled that 'this park did'. Privileged.
    Snow was pretty decent.