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Perisher 19th of September 2010

Perisher was classic spring skiing this weekend, firm in the morning, softening by mid morning, heavy by lunch time and firming back up in the afternoon. On Saturday I skied with Tom Gellie, who was running a telemark Clinic for Spring Sessions (APSI instructor training event) to get some footage of the current APSI Telemark Demos. I didn’t see a patch anywhere in Perisher and we skied straight onto almost every lift. A huge landing hill had appeared in Sun Valley, reportedly for Bobby Brown to send on Sunday. The idiot seemed very broken at 4:15 on our way back and we were treated to an empty Front Valley!

Update 27/09/2010: I've put together the footage tom took of me into a video

Update 28/09/2010: Tom sent me a video including footage I took of him on Saturday and footage of the APSI Demo Team practicing for interski in Austria next year. video

  The Double chuggin away  
The Double chuggin away
  Wylie's was brilliant  
Wylie's was brilliant
  Boomerang was great too  
Boomerang was great too
  Tom and the landing hill  
Tom and the landing hill
  Look at the groomer for a sense of scale  
Look at the groomer for a sense of scale
  A near empty Front Valley  
A near empty Front Valley

Sunday was the last day of skiing at Blue Cow and Guthega despite an excellent cover. As a further sign of Perisher’s money grubbing their parking attendants failed to guide cars into a whole row of the parking lot. I skied with Dan and Libby in the afternoon at Guthega. Once again it was perfect spring skiing, made even better by a lunch out the front of the Guthega Alpine Hotel.

  Perisher is tight. They can't even pay enough attendants to make sure every row is filled.  
Perisher is tight. They can't even pay enough attendants to make sure every row is filled.
Pretty Valley The only patch I saw all day
Pretty Valley The only patch I saw all day
  Interceptor  
Interceptor
  Wonderfull corn by Interceptor  
Wonderfull corn by Interceptor
  Even Link 1 had no patches  
Even Link 1 had no patches
  Mt Twynam in all her glory  
Mt Twynam in all her glory
  Dan carving up Karl's  
Dan carving up Karl's
  The bottom of Karl's was great  
The bottom of Karl's was great

My Video

Toms Video

If your not down here enjoying such great spring skiing you don’t know what you’re missing out on. (Even with Perisher's tight arse behaviour closing Guthega and Blue Cow).

Richard Hocking