Was Michael (from Thredbo run, Michael's mistake) a real person?

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  1. Hanz Onyawaif

    Hanz Onyawaif Active Member

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    I've always wondered if Michael (from Michael's mistake) is a real person and what was his mistake?

    Who was Lenny from Lenny's leap? Is another example.

    Does anyone here know who & how they choose the names of the runs at Thredbo?

    Many thanks
    Hanz
     
  2. incogski

    incogski Dedicated Member

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    I don't know about those blokes, but I reckon there will be a run named after me some day
     
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  3. Annabuzzy

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    Yes it was. I can't remember the full name but I'm pretty sure if you trawl Thredbo's website, or see what you can find on Thredbo historical society, you'll find the answer
     
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    cin Part of the Furniture
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    I wonder how bad the mistake was
     
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    benchives Part of the Furniture
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    It's pretty obvious that conrod didn't like turning
     
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    And Waimea apparently fell a lot
     
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    What IS the story behind Lovers Leap? I've never heard that one.
     
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    Telemark Phat Part of the Furniture
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    The story I grew up with was that Michael was a Ski Patroller doing a afternoon sweep who broke his Leg there. Since the hill was closed he had a bad time waiting to be found and rescued.
     
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  9. Kieran

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    My understanding was that Michael drove a groomer off a cornice at the top of what's now his mistake. Always wondered how he got it through the trees to get there, so it may well be what's technically known as a "lie".
     
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    I heard it as Michael going backwards off the drop on a skidoo. No evidence or witnesses to offer.
     
  11. Kieran

    Kieran Addicted Member

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    Skidoo sounds more likely than a groomer.
     
  12. dawooduck

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    Michael was Tommy Tomasi's uncles pet goat who escaped one night in a blizzard and headed off to join the Blue cow and calf out towards Mt Tate, so legend has it, after Michael the goat set out he wandered for a week or so between Ramshead and the Twin Valleys area before befriending an old wombat in the second creek to the north of the Antons T Bar. Michael, who was quite a randy goat, took quite a shine to the old wombat and that was ...... Michaels Mistake.
     
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    Glad i'm not the only one whose had something with a wombat out that way.