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The Skiing Thread

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by rugbyskier, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. boyo Paul McLean (56)

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  2. Pfitzy John Eales (66)

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    Yes. Plus traffic into the snowfields from the east is worse I believe.

    I'm not going to the fields for skiing, just showing snow to the kids
  3. I like to watch Simon Poidevin (60)

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    If you are at all worried about traffic on the way in,you are not emotionally equipped to actually ski where the traffic is headed!
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  4. Pfitzy John Eales (66)

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    I don't want to ski.
    I don't want my kids to ski.
    In fact, despite my outdoorsy nature, I don't wish to spend any more time freezing, wet, and surrounded by dickheads and their spawn than I absolutely have to.

    I'm going there to have a look at the high country in winter, throw the kids into the snow (so they can say they've done it), and help them build a snowman or some shit - whatever you do in the snow.

    Once that is complete, I shall hop into my warm car, with the seat warmer running, and drive off towards the nearest comfortable bed that isn't ridiculously overpriced, and have a rum.
  5. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    It would take you a bit under an hour from Jindy to Perisher or Thredbo at most points in the season unless there are major issues on the road.

    I can't imagine you'd save that time going the other way. Khancoban to Dead Horse Gap is a slow drive on windy roads with a massive hill to drive up (so you get caught behind slow vehicles).

    Anyway, it's a good drive.
  6. rugbyskier Ted Thorn (20)

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    I haven't recovered enough to make it to Thredbo this weekend [IMG]

    Hopefully "Snowzilla" (TM, Donza) delivers enough so that there's some fresh stuff next weekend.
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  7. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    We're not all dickheads, but the quotient is high.

    Don't shit in the snow. Build a snow-THP.

    Cheap bed and rum? Merchant Navy!


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  8. Pfitzy John Eales (66)

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    I didn't say "cheap". I was just after not over priced.

    You make an income from cutting people open. I just do it for fun.
  9. rugbyskier Ted Thorn (20)

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    Pfitzy, there's no such thing as 'cold', only inappropriate clothing. A recommendation for your trip - stop in at Aldi in Cooma and pick up some good quality ski clothing (gloves, thermals, jackets, etc) for very reasonable prices. The ski clothing sale at Aldi was last month and the company ships unsold gear to their Cooma store. Another recommendation would be to stay in Cooma before or after your trip to the snow. My father owned a motel there for a few years and room rates are a lot lower than Jindabyne or Thredbo.
  10. boyo Paul McLean (56)

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    Rum, sodomy, and the lash.
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    Everything you say looks good. Will give it some thought.


    In other news: SON OF MEGABLIZZARD!!!!

    http://www.news.com.au/travel/trave...cal-mirror-image/story-e6frfqdr-1226969271812
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  12. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    Anyone been / planning a trip across the ditch?

    Conditions over there look pretty decent this season.
  13. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    Where do you get this bullshit?

    People from all walks of life ski all over the world.

    It's the same as walking down the street: you avoid the dickheads. They are there but you can see them all the same and if it really bothers you just don't go to Thredbo where there is a larger concentration. I canlt see myself heading there again but it has more to do with being ripped off than the dickheads.

    Cold is so much of a non-issue.
  14. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Conditions in many fields have been ordinary - just spoke to people back from Queenstown / Wanaka area and they had some decent snow towards the end of the 2 weeks they were there.
    Someone at my club in Thredbo who trains in NZ at Cardrona usually (she's an Olympian) has been in Thredbo for a few weeks because the snow was crap over there.
    But they often get a late kick on.
    My gripe when I went there was the hour-long trip up and back each day.
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  15. boyo Paul McLean (56)

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  16. Pfitzy John Eales (66)

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    Good fucking gracious is there any legal argument that a pack of utter c**ts WON'T try these days?
  17. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    Go put your energy into two linking lifts and an integrated ticket you twats.
  18. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    I know that guy. He's a bloody handy lawyer ( in my unqualified opinion). Not surprised he beat 'em.
    They need to sort replacing Ramshead chair at least, and upgrade a few others to shift bodies up the hill faster, like the bulk carriage they have in Perisher.

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  19. rugbyskier Ted Thorn (20)

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    My wish list would be to replace the Kosci chair with a six seater detachable (or an eight seater if there's enough room at Eagles Nest) and move the current quad chair to Ramshead/Funnelweb, with the bottom station around the old Tower 10 on the Ramshead - lower World Cup, Little Beauty - and the top station in an area that can access both the Basin and Golf Course Bowl. The Basin would probably then need replacing with a duplex T-bar and the old T-bar could be relocated to Merritts Falls, so that you can move from Central Spur to the Basin without having to ski to the bottom.
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