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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

We have a Eurozone, but no home for the members that are skiing today whilst we light the barbie and cool our heels waiting for the next ski season.  This thread is to our many members from Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and Chile, to find out if there is interest in creating a new forum area or group where you can let loose on the latest from the ski fields, 

 

We'd like to hear more about your skiing and activities surrounding it, and learn from you.  So the question is, do you want a forum on Epicski?   We'd set up a place for it and look for a "native" moderator to help out.   We know you have the goods this time of year...care to share?

 

And why are the best trip reports from "down under" by Spindrift? snowfight.gif

 

Spindrift in New Zealand 2007

 

 

Treble Cone 2009

 

post #2 of 17

Sounds like a good idea mate. 

 

Might just need some IT work eh bro.  Shouldn't cost more then one fiddy eh. 

 

 

<my best attempt at typing Aussie and Kiwi>

 

But seriously I think its a good idea, it would be good to get Epic to be less US centric.

post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 

The Kiwis and Aussies have been incognito here.  Really mate, it's okay....Y'all can come out now.

 

Please feel free to translate that so yinz can make some sense of it.  At least you are (finally) looking forward to some snow. 

 

Y'all are much better at merian slang, than we are at whatever it is you guys talk down there.   Sadly, we lost our main translator.

 

crikey.jpg

post #4 of 17

Que?

post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 

Bureno, me parece que todos estan eskiando, porque nadie esta aqui.

post #6 of 17

I'll leave that to PolePlanted...... he's from Victoria, from up here in New South Wales we refer to them as Mexicans as they come from south of the border.

post #7 of 17

I know we have a few members from Australia, as they've become Facebook friends via EpicSki. 

 

I've encouraged  SpAnna to pop in and see what this is about. 

http://www.epicski.com/u/31367/spanna

post #8 of 17

Great idea. I can see benefits for both Nthn and Sthn hemisphere bears. I would support it.

post #9 of 17

Would you say it was a cunning plan?

post #10 of 17
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Would you say it was a cunning plan?

I know you are waiting for this so will oblige

 

" A plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel"

post #11 of 17

Thanks for obliging.... ROTF.gif

 

Not really sure of the need for a seperate forum as there are a couple of pretty good antipodean forums already.  Though it might be useful for pointing those who have difficulty seeing past there own borders and enlightening them that winter can occur in June-August as well....

post #12 of 17
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Thanks for obliging.... ROTF.gif

 

Not really sure of the need for a seperate forum as there are a couple of pretty good antipodean forums already.  Though it might be useful for pointing those who have difficulty seeing past there own borders and enlightening them that winter can occur in June-August as well....

Big promises coming out of NZ Metservice right now for decent snowfalls right across NZ

 

Fingers crossed for someone to open early june - That would be great!

post #13 of 17

Yep.... Perisher opened FV a week early and a nice ECL sitting in the big ditch has put snow right up the east coast. You (Un Zud) will get hammered tomorrow,  Hopefully a good season ahead after an ordinary one last year....  though I'm hedging bets and will be skiing both sides of the Tasman.

post #14 of 17

Told you Un Zud was about to cop it..... Christchurch under a metre of snow (3' for those stuck in the dark ages).

post #15 of 17
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Told you Un Zud was about to cop it..... Christchurch under a metre of snow (3' for those stuck in the dark ages).

Not sure we could handle a metre here - might be too much weight for our dodgy ground. But I can report we have been sent home from work 'cos if this keeps up no-ones goin' nowhere tonight

 

I have 6 inches (of snow) on my back lawn here in the northeast so am guessing much of ChCh has 12" (300mm) by now and supposed to snow all day

 

Nice day to have fush n chups for lunch

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post #17 of 17
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Looks like New Zealand is getting it.

http://www.gadling.com/2012/06/08/video-new-zealand-train-plows-heavy-snow-from-tracks/

 

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That Video was taken between the Craigeburn Club fields and Temple basin. There are 4 club fields and 1 commercial field on the Craigeburn Range, which is in the "Foothills of the Sthn Alps, plus Temple another 30 Minutes west.

 

All within 2 Hours of Christchurch. Most should be up and running by late June. Praise be to Ullr!

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