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Re: PERISHER NSW , AUSTRALIA .JULY 3,4,5, 2018

Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:01 pm

The gum trees are rather unique in my ski experience. Japan has deciduous forests, some like western cottonwoods, some probably more like the US Northeast.

Re: PERISHER NSW , AUSTRALIA .JULY 3,4,5, 2018

Fri May 31, 2019 4:19 am

It's almost a year later and I finally clicked through a bunch of Patrick's Instagram links from this trip. Impressive photos of what looks like nice coverage. They seem to confirm Tony's perception that Patrick captured lightning in a bottle on a destination trip.

Re: PERISHER NSW , AUSTRALIA .JULY 3,4,5, 2018

Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:04 pm

jamesdeluxe wrote:It's almost a year later and I finally clicked through a bunch of Patrick's Instagram links from this trip. Impressive photos of what looks like nice coverage. They seem to confirm Tony's perception that Patrick captured lightning in a bottle on a destination trip.

I didn't book until 3 weeks prior to my departure for Australia. I knew that Australia was having a great season, best in two decades according to some locals. I managed my days around weather issues, but not as much as during my NZ like added an extra day off when I arrived in New South Wales and postponing my Thredbo day from Friday to Saturday even if I knew that weekends are a bit of a zoo.

Re: PERISHER NSW , AUSTRALIA .JULY 3,4,5, 2018

Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:55 pm

In terms of snow reliability, perhaps massive closures of previously open terrain from rain/freeze are less likely in Australia than in the Northeast. I think the Aussie temperatures might be more like the SoCal locals, sort of a perpetual spring with random episodes of true winter.

So similar to here, in a good Aussie snow year when a healthy base is established, perhaps you can expect full operation will last awhile even though surface conditions may change on short notice. Unfortunately the last season like that in SoCal was 2009-10.

In terms of terrain quality, IMHO Australia fits between James' second and third tier definitions in the Northeast.

Re: PERISHER NSW , AUSTRALIA .JULY 3,4,5, 2018

Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:28 am

Heading down under the last week of August for the 2019 NSW Freestyle Championships. Also going to hit Mt Buller. I was going to rent a car since there is quite a lot of distance between the resorts. Flying into Sydney and back from Melbourne. Any tips, tricks and hints would be great. This will get me my first 12 month season!

Re: PERISHER NSW , AUSTRALIA .JULY 3,4,5, 2018

Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:42 pm

sheahunter wrote:Heading down under the last week of August for the 2019 NSW Freestyle Championships. Also going to hit Mt Buller. I was going to rent a car since there is quite a lot of distance between the resorts. Flying into Sydney and back from Melbourne. Any tips, tricks and hints would be great. This will get me my first 12 month season!


Take plenty of money!
Seriously though you’ll have a good time. The scenery is a little unique and us Australians are usually welcoming.
If you get a chance check out Glenrowan which is a town that our most famous bush Ranger Ned Kelly was from. That area is known as Kelly country.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_Kelly

Re: PERISHER NSW , AUSTRALIA .JULY 3,4,5, 2018

Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:56 am

Thanks
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