Richard's Report - Tuesday, 24 September 2002 2:17:49 PM

It's an ill wind ...

The temperature has remained above freezing for some time now and the snow hasn't had a chance to freeze in days. The wind continues to strip away the top layer of snow revealing the brown snow, which the sun continues to heat and melt.

High Noon has been closed, as have all runs below Kareela Cross. The Supertrail is still 'Top to Bottom' but requires a rebuild each night. Off piste is generally sticky whilst the groomed runs although slow and heavy are at least of consistent slowness.

As the following images show, there are no crowds to speak of.

Supertrail above Bunny Walk provided fresh groomed till about 11am
Supertrail above Bunny Walk provided fresh groomed till about 11am

Supertrail below Mid Station is narrowing
Supertrail below Mid Station is narrowing

The corner at Crackenback Ridge is the weakest link in the Supertrail
The corner at Crackenback Ridge is the weakest link in the Supertrail

Deep off piste trenches above the Basin - everywhere is soft
Deep off piste trenches above the Basin - everywhere is soft

Merritts Traverse still good although the resurrected brown is clearly seen here
Merritts Traverse still good although the resurrected brown is clearly seen here

Close up of how the white snow is being stripped away to reveal the brown
Close up of how the white snow is being stripped away to reveal the brown

So you think that Thredbo isn't worth skiing or boarding? What would you rather do: sit in an office writing a report or may be sit in front of the tele watching sit-com repeats?

The wettest, slowest snow still provides a wonderful gym work-out with great views and lots of fresh air.

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