Thredbo Snow Report Open

3:00pm - 05 Oct 2016       
Lifts Open 5 of 14
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 20 cm
Weather: Partly cloudy. Forecast Max 14°c

Surface Condition

NA

Skiing & Boarding

The mountain is now closed for skiing and boarding for season 2016.

Skiable Snow Cover

Weather Top

NA

Snowmaking

Grooming Summary

Road Condition (NPWS)

The Alpine Way is open to Thredbo.Beyond Thredbo slush on the road from Cascades to the Wattles

Snowfall History

05 Oct 201620cm
30 Sep 201635cm
29 Sep 20162cm

Snow Depth

Snowy Hydro Snowdepth
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 (updates each Fri)
114.7 cm
Spencer's Creek 1830m
0.0 cm
Deep Creek 1620m
0.0 cm
Three Mile Dam 1430m
Note: Snowy Hydro readings are measured every Thursday and are indicative snow depth only that are not influenced by snowmaking or grooming

Announcements

31 October - Kosciuszko Walking Season kicks offNovember 5th - Snowy Ride - This is a motorcycle event run annually in the Alpine Region of NSW and the ride is now in its eleventh year and has raised in excess of 3 million dollars for the Steven Walter Foundation. snowyride.org.au19 November - Thredbo Mountain Bike Park openCannonball MTB Festival - 8-11 December. Five events - three days - one mountain - over $50,000 in cash and prizes to be won. Thredbo is set to again showcase a feast of gravity fuelled mountain biking this December with the Cannonball MTB Festival taking place for four epic days of high flying adrenalin filled action and entertainment.

Antons T-Bar (T-bar)
Basin T-Bar (T-bar)
Cruiser Express Quad Chair (Quad)
Easy Does It Quad Chair (Quad)
Easy Rider T-Bar (T-bar)
Gunbarrel Express Quad Chair (Quad)
Karels T-Bar (T-bar)
Kosciuszko Express (Quad)
Merritts Double Chair (Double)
Snowgums Double Chair (Double)
Sponars T-Bar (T-bar)
Syds Snow Runner (Carpet)
The Burrow (Carpet)
Run Status Grooming Snowmaking

Access Trail

BunnyWalk

Antons

Advanced Antons
Alberts Amble
Waimea
Michaels Mistake
Lennys Leap
The Tunnel
The Traverse

Basin/Karels

Vista
Saschas
The Tors
Basin Run
Kareela Cross

Friday Flat

Friday Flat
Wombat World
Giddy Up
Easy Does It
Beginner Bowl

Golf Course

Golf Course Exit Run

Gunbarrel

High Noon
Pegasus
The Glades
Intermediate High Noon

Kosciuszko Express

Bushranger
Funnel Web
World Cup
Lovers Leap
Little Beauty
Lower True Blue
Upper True Blue
Supertrail
Upper Supertrail
Eagle Way
Sundance
Sundowner
Cannonball
Village Trail
Meadows
Bluff
Rossignol Race Course

Merritts

The Cruiser Traverse
Boundary Riders
The Bowl
Beginner The Cruiser
Squatters Run
Valley View
Ballroom
Cruiser Traverse
Walkabout
Playground
Boundary
The Schuss
Dream Run

Sponars

Exhibition
The Falls
Ego Alley
Conrod Straight

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Sun Dec 11
Max 14°c
Partly cloudy.
Mon Dec 12
5°c | 16°c
Sunny.
Tue Dec 13
9°c | 19°c
Shower or two. Becoming windy.
Wed Dec 14
9°c | 13°c
Shower or two. Windy.
Thu Dec 15
5°c | 12°c
Possible shower.
Fri Dec 16
7°c | 13°c
Possible shower.
Sat Dec 17
9°c | 15°c
Shower or two.

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tele-whippet
21/11/16 - 5:34pm
Majikthise: need to cover off all variants.. so the challenge is.. skis on the dirt skis on the water MTB on the water Kayak on dirt kayak on snow
That's just silly!
telecrag
21/11/16 - 3:33pm
Its doable atm!
Majikthise
21/11/16 - 3:32pm
need to cover off all variants.. so the challenge is.. skis on the dirt skis on the water MTB on the water Kayak on dirt kayak on snow
telecrag
21/11/16 - 3:28pm
Great first couple of days on the new pass, had a hoot on the mtb
But then, WTF? Had my first ski on the 16/17 pass too, a first for me!
That was two, so I made the trifecta again
Booyah!!!
tele-whippet
19/11/16 - 2:13pm
https://www.facebook.com/Thredbo.Resort/posts/10153809331336582:0
Kieran
19/11/16 - 11:31am
telecrag: Werner replied with Arnie accent, dont waste your time, if you cant already do it, just go home.
Proven leader Positive, solution oriented attitude Great communicator
GlenH
18/11/16 - 11:43pm
sbm: Kosci is what 26 years old now? I think this came up before and the word was that the lift does indeed need a bunch of parts replaced every year, and only has about 5 years left in it.
Interesting. It is the second newest chairlift in Thredbo, dating from 1990, only being older than Cruiser (1994), but of course does much more work than the others. https://www.australianmountains.com/australianskilifts/
telecrag
19/10/16 - 2:29pm
But he is just a lad! Never forget when K10 was practising for tele L1, Werner asked him what he was doing, he said practising for my L1. Werner replied with Arnie accent, dont waste your time, if you cant already do it, just go home.
Billy_Buttons
19/10/16 - 2:27pm
telecrag: I wonder who will get it. And who retired?
Werner is retiring.
telecrag
19/10/16 - 11:35am
I wonder who will get it. And who retired?
climberman
19/10/16 - 11:30am
Everyong who reckons they know how to run the mountain-side operations... here's your chance to shine: Reporting to the Resort Operations Manager, the Mountain Department Manager will be responsible for managing Thredbo’s Mountain Department comprising the Lifts, Snowmaking and Grooming and Ski Patrol Departments. The primary responsibility of the Mountain Department Manager is to manage the daily operations of all areas of mountain operations to provide a seamless and safe experience for our guests and staff. The Mountain Department Manager is pivotal in providing leadership and advice to staff and contractors and maintaining Thredbo’s on mountain operational capability. These operational areas include: lift operations, snow grooming, snowmaking, ski patrol, bobsled operations, maintenance of on mountain infrastructure such as MTB and walking trails, mountain roads, on mountain signage and summer project work. The successful candidate will be chartered with the administrative responsibility for management of the Mountain Department including budgeting and cost control. The Mountain department Manager will drive the continuous improvement of mountain operations optimising both infrastructure assets and staff resources. It would be preferable for the successful candidate to possess: Extensive knowledge , experience and understanding of the Alpine resorts industry and a proven track record of managing similar operations Previous Mountain Department managerial experience Extensive exposure to all facets of on mountain resort operations Ability to manage and lead a multi-disciplined team Excellent oral and written communication skills Proficient computer skills Good budgeting and cost control skills About you: Proven leader Positive, solution oriented attitude Great communicator A salary package will be negotiated with the successful candidate subject to qualifications and experience. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
benchives
12/10/16 - 8:18pm
Cuntrod straight
NewTurns
12/10/16 - 8:12pm
Ramshead: Well when they replace it they should DEFINITELY build a new Kareela station right near where the old one was on the old Crackenback chair. The current middle station is in a silly spot and never used, but one up high would allow bluff to be skiable late season when Soupertrail dies but more importantly, allow skiable access between Basin and Merritts sides of the mountain. We all know this makes sense
Soupertrail.... I will add this to my lexicon of alternative Thredbo run names... Hoon Nine eg
skinavy
12/10/16 - 5:55pm
sbm: Reading this article (ignoring the sensational headline and hilarious graphic) I got to this section and immediately thought of the Kosci express: "There are also myriad variables to consider when assessing the health of an aging lift. A lift in a mild climate may last longer than one that gets encrusted in ice every winter, and a part-time lift on the back of a mountain will see less wear than the workhorse on the front, according to slides from Mayo's Doppemayer presentation. But by the time a lift gets to be about 25 to 30 years old, the cost of replacing all the fatiguing components, including the chairs and grips, could be 85 to 90 percent of the cost of installing a modern lift. “It makes more sense to buy a new one,” says Jim Fletcher, a ropeway engineer with consulting firm SCJ Alliance." Kosci is what 26 years old now? I think this came up before and the word was that the lift does indeed need a bunch of parts replaced every year, and only has about 5 years left in it.
Nice sensationalist article. Operators fail to follow OEM maintenance and inspection requirements or modify it not in accordance with the OEM's design and things fail, well duh. Any mechanical object has things that wear and need to be replaced on a periodic basis or if can't be replaced then either it has to have an inspection regime, a safe life at which replaced or it has to fail safe. If the OEM stops making parts then either you need to find an alternate supplier or make a life time buy that will last until you retire it. As for the comment about being unable to identify fatigue or wear, suggest that he stop teaching anyone to do maintenance as that can be, and is, done everyday on things from bicycles through to airliners. For example If you've ever wondered what the white spray paint looking stuff is on grips and pylons is, it is developer for dye penetrant used in doing NDI inspections for fatigue cracks.Beside that can use eddy current or magnetic particle (or even x ray). At least the last few paragraphs make sense and sheet home that it is a lax regulatory environment allowing operators to get away with being cheap on safety and maintenance. In Australia there is an AS/NZS standard for the maintenance and operation of aerial ropeways that carry people (it actually is part of the Amusement Ride standard) that details operation and maintenance requirements of them (chairlift operators have to apply for a waiver as part of the standard is that rides must come to a stop to board or disembark). Also WHS Act would result in prosecutions if things mentioned in the article happened in Australia.
Ramshead
12/10/16 - 2:38pm
sbm: Reading this article (ignoring the sensational headline and hilarious graphic) I got to this section and immediately thought of the Kosci express: "There are also myriad variables to consider when assessing the health of an aging lift. A lift in a mild climate may last longer than one that gets encrusted in ice every winter, and a part-time lift on the back of a mountain will see less wear than the workhorse on the front, according to slides from Mayo's Doppemayer presentation. But by the time a lift gets to be about 25 to 30 years old, the cost of replacing all the fatiguing components, including the chairs and grips, could be 85 to 90 percent of the cost of installing a modern lift. “It makes more sense to buy a new one,” says Jim Fletcher, a ropeway engineer with consulting firm SCJ Alliance." Kosci is what 26 years old now? I think this came up before and the word was that the lift does indeed need a bunch of parts replaced every year, and only has about 5 years left in it.
Well when they replace it they should DEFINITELY build a new Kareela station right near where the old one was on the old Crackenback chair. The current middle station is in a silly spot and never used, but one up high would allow bluff to be skiable late season when Soupertrail dies but more importantly, allow skiable access between Basin and Merritts sides of the mountain. We all know this makes sense
Mister Tee on snow shoes
12/10/16 - 12:41pm
The weather looks like it will be good on Sat. for a snow shoe trek to Mt. Kozi via the snow gums chairlift. :-)
sbm
12/10/16 - 11:51am
Reading this article (ignoring the sensational headline and hilarious graphic) I got to this section and immediately thought of the Kosci express: "There are also myriad variables to consider when assessing the health of an aging lift. A lift in a mild climate may last longer than one that gets encrusted in ice every winter, and a part-time lift on the back of a mountain will see less wear than the workhorse on the front, according to slides from Mayo's Doppemayer presentation. But by the time a lift gets to be about 25 to 30 years old, the cost of replacing all the fatiguing components, including the chairs and grips, could be 85 to 90 percent of the cost of installing a modern lift. “It makes more sense to buy a new one,” says Jim Fletcher, a ropeway engineer with consulting firm SCJ Alliance." Kosci is what 26 years old now? I think this came up before and the word was that the lift does indeed need a bunch of parts replaced every year, and only has about 5 years left in it.
jonathanc
12/10/16 - 11:42am
telecrag: One year Kosi needed extra work, and was shut until Xmas (scheduled is usually until Nov some time before mtb season) and we had to ride SG with our bikes. You had to be very careful with your bike at the mid stations.
I wasn't careful and it hurt!
telecrag
12/10/16 - 9:52am
One year Kosi needed extra work, and was shut until Xmas (scheduled is usually until Nov some time before mtb season) and we had to ride SG with our bikes. You had to be very careful with your bike at the mid stations.
12/10/16 - 9:49am
It also closes in May for pre-winter maintenance. Snowgums is fine although you do have a 10 minute walk to get to Eagles Nest.

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