And On The Seventh Day
Well, it's been quite a week. Starting with the long weekend we have had continuous sunshine and snow making until yesterday.
Since Tuesday morning the slopes have been deserted, leaving room to move around and travel at whatever desired speed one wished to travel. For me, yesterday's soft corduroy meant letting the old tourers have their first good run on a smooth & soft High Noon.
I finally made first chair on Wednesday morning but today after being out each morning for 6 consecutive mornings I decided to have a bit of a lie in. Of course the sound of precipitation on my roof top at dawn didn't have anything to do with that ;-)
The humidity and above zero temperature yesterday had the lower man-made snow getting a tad sticky by 9:30am and I pulled the pin after 7 runs on High Noon. Man does not live by skiing alone - well, not this man anyway.
Off piste can still do with another 30cm or so
Tuesday morning on the uncrowded slopes at Merritts
Alpine mist blowing over the range
Looking north up Thredbo Valley
Tommy, only weeks from turning 86, testing last November's open heart surgery
I'm so impressed
The rare Australian Alpine Jellyfish
Dark clouds rolling in yesterday - looking south from top of High Noon
Lower Sundance and High Noon in the background, after overnight precipitation
Crackenback this afternoon
As usual the forecasters are all over the place with varying predictions. The charts look good to me for reasonable snow but then the charts can vary from day to day to such an extent that you can't rely on them alone.
Instead of a "grump" today, something for a laugh. Ski bum Rosco forwarded me this fascinating insight into Thredbo, which possibly ties in with the bikini girl spotted on Sundance last Monday (no, I didn't get a photo of her).
On Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thredbo,_New_South_Wales there is a reference to the annual "Ski in the buff" event. And I thought I knew Thredbo ;-)