More May snow

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Some nice overnight falls to low levels, & expected to continue for a few days – not bad!

Mt Baw Baw – 10cm overnight

Thredbo – 5cm overnight

Forecast

From Snowatch

Thursday 27: moderate to strong SW-W winds, light showers – falling as snow above 1500-1600m, becomier a little heavier later in the day and overnight
Friday 28: moderate to strong W winds, cool day with light scattered snowshowers at times above 1400m easing later in the day
Saturday 29: moderate to strong W winds turning NW later, light scattered showers at times – falling as snow above 1650m
Sunday 30: strong WNW-W winds, overcast day with some light scattered showers at times
Monday 31: strong WNW-NW winds increasing later, overcast (mainly in the south) with the chance of a light shower, sunny periods in the NSW resorts
Tuesday 1: strong to very strong NW-NNW winds (gale force likely), mainly fine and overcast day early with cloud increasing later and showers developing overnight
Wednesday 2: strong WNW winds, showers developing with rain periods likely – falling as snow later in the day above 1700m
Thursday 3: moderate to strong WNW winds, light scattered showers – falling as snow above 1750m
Friday 4: moderate to strong W-WSW winds, showers continuing – falling as snow above 1650m
Saturday 5: moderate S winds early easing from the ENE during the day, light showers continuing early and clearing during the day
Sunday 6: strong NNE winds, scattered shower at times later in the day
Monday 7: moderate to strong N winds, showers (heavy at times) – fallling as snow above 1850m
Tuesday 8: very strong NNW-NW winds, mainly fine but overcast day with the chance of a light shower or two
Wednesday 9: strong N winds, mainly fine day with cloudy periods, cloud increasing overnight with possible light snowshowers on the peaks

(updated @ 12:30pm Thursday 27th May)

Light snowfalls should continue up high over the next few days.

Winds are likely to be strong for around the next 12 days so be careful if travelling backcountry.

Long Range Outlook:

The 1st-4th of June should see alot of moisture coming over the mountains and at this stage it looks as though snow will fall above 1700m from the 2nd to the 4th. Could be possible to get some significant snowfalls from this if the temps drop a degree or two lower that the charts are currently showing – should know more in a day or so.

We could see more light snowfalls up high mixed in with some showers from the 5th-7th.

Looking further ahead I really like the look of the 19th-22nd for possibly the first real dump of the season. After that keep an eye out for the 28th-1st July for possibly more snowfalls.

…..stay tuned to Snowatch for developments.

- The Frog

An LPL’er has a film in Snowyfest

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From LPL’er Nathan Stone:

Hooray!!! Tooth has been accepted into it’s first festival!! Thredbo Snowyfest!! It’s in the Best Film catagory. Congratulations to all those who worked on the film!

It’s only a small festival of course but it’s nice to finally get it in something and hopefullythings will start to ‘snowball’ from here!! (pun intended)

The details of the screening are as follows if anyone wants to make the trek down (and do a bit of boarding too!!)

check www.snowyfest.com for ticket information

June 19 (3-5pm) SNOWYfest Finalists Part 1
June 19 (7-9pm) SNOWYfest Finalists Part 2
June 19 (9pm+) Awards Presentation and After Party
The Tooth – Screening – Session 2, Saturday 19 June 3pm

Thanks once again for everyones efforts and keep your fingers crossed for the little green man!

Cheers,

Nate.

SNOWYfest International Film Festival

Thredbo Australia 18-19 June 2004

“The only film festival where it is legal to cut some powder during intermission”

Snow for next week

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From Snowatch

Thursday 13: moderate SW winds in the NSW resorts with only light winds in VIC, mainly fine and sunny day
Friday 14: moderate SW-WSW winds on the peaks, fine and sunny day
Saturday 15: moderate to strong WNW-NW winds, becoming cloudy in the south with the chance of some light snow falling in the Victorian resorts above 1700m later in the day, fine early with cloud increasing in the NSW resorts during the day
Sunday 16: strong WNW winds, overcast with some light showers – falling as snow above 1700-1800m (2-7cm)
Monday 17: moderate -strong WNW winds turning NW later as a cooler change arrives overnight, cloud increasing with possible light showers overnight with snow on the peaks
Tuesday 18: strong WSW-WNW winds, cooler day with showers falling as snow above 1600m at times (4-10cm)
Wednesday 19: strong W winds, light scattered showers falling as snow above 1800m
Thursday 20: strong W-NW winds, light scattered showers at times
Friday 21: strong N-NNW winds (gale force at times about the peaks), overcast but mainly fine day
Saturday 22: gale force N-NNW winds, mainly fine but cloudy day with cloud increasing from the south later in the day/night
Sunday 23: strong W-NW winds, cooler change arriving with some initial rain at first turning to snow later as the temp drops (possibly 10-15cm late in the day to overnight)
Monday 24: moderate W-SW winds, cool day with some light snowshowers at times
Tuesday 25: moderate SE-ESE winds, cold day with the chance of scattered snowshowers
Wednesday 26: moderate ESE winds, possible showers with some rain periods – but should fall as snow above 1700m

(updated @ 12:20pm Thursday 13th May)

We should see some relatively calm weather over the next couple of days followed by some light snow up high on the 15/16th and then some follow up likely down a bit lower on the 18th.

There looks to be a cold outbreak between the 23rd-26th with some good snowfalls very likely. It’s possible this could give us a light base that may last til season opening.

Long Range Outlook:
Further ahead I like the look of the first week of June which should see snow fall between the 1st/2nd-4th. After that a bit of a dry spell til some more snowfalls are likely on the 12-14th of June.

All in all it points to a good start to season 2004.

…..stay tuned to Snowatch for developments.

- The Frog

Big Friday

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It was erm… a bit big for me – had trouble catching anything… Those who were actually catching waves were having a ball though – especially some guy on a big mal – he was rippin.

Yesterday at Bronte was much better – a fair bit smaller but nice & pushy. Today was really just too big…

here’s some pics taken by Jimmy “Sponge-boy” Dodd

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Niseko on the telly

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This was on last night – if you missed it, you can see the segment on the Getaway website.

“Getaway” do a story this thursday night on this famous Japanese powder mecca…. gee, as if the place isnt chock-full of Aussies already!

Thursday 13 May 7:30 pm
Channel Nine Sydney
Getaway

This week Catriona visits the home town of Mary Donaldson in Tasmania, on the eve of her royal wedding. Jules goes snowboarding in Japan and Ben finishes his US road-trip in the party city of New Orleans.

New Snowboard Movie Clips

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Some awesome clips for from new snowboarding movies on the Methodmag site.

Snowyfest Film Festival

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SNOWYfest International Film Festival

Thredbo Australia 18-19 June 2004

“The only film festival where it is legal to cut some powder during intermission”

Entries have closed with over 80 shorts films entered.

The best six hours will be screened over 3 sessions. Supplemented by
screenings of two Hollywood Classics, THE THIRD MAN and NORTH BY
NORTHWEST, SNOWYfest promises to be a glorious weekend of snow and
cinema. Screenings start 4pm Friday 18 June.

Early snowfalls strengthen the promise of powder to cut during the film
festival.

The 4-star Thredbo Alpine Hotel is offering a special SNOWYfest rate of
$97.50 per person per night.

SNOWYfest is proudly supported by Tourism Thredbo.

Keep Winter Cool

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Thanks to Brett Mitchell for this link – a great environmental guide for the conscientious slider.

Keep Winter Cool

The snow is great, and we want to keep it that way.

The trouble is, things are heating up out there. That could mean shorter seasons and less snowfall. The reason is global warming, caused by heat-trapping pollution. We can fix the problem, as long as we start soon. That’s why the Natural Resources Defense Council and the National Ski Areas Association have teamed up to Keep Winter Cool.

Learn what global warming means for you, and how you can help stop it.

How they make icecream

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Perisher snowcams

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Perisher Blue have finally realised the other resorts are cashing in on the pre-season snow hype, & have put some of their snowcams online – Mt Perisher & Bluecow.

This photo of front valley taken on monday is also looking mighty nice. Here’s the high-resolution image & the low-res one is below.

PB front valley 03_05_04

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