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4:00pm update: After 147 ski and ride days Panorama is now closed for winter. Thanks to our friends from near and far for making this one of the best seasons in recent years. Mother Nature delivered and now looks set to give us a warm and sunny summer. See you in December 2016.
Yesterday was perfect weather for the very well attended and participated Slush Showdown, as something like a hundred people sent it at the pond under a bluebird sky! Super heros of all ages and varieties graced the slushy afternoon slopes and brought much colour to proceedings. The upper mountain was slow to soften, waiting for mid afternoon to really hit it’s straps. This gave many the required excuse to sun worship on the Summit Hut deck, before taking it down to the base for the pumping tunes of apres ski!
Temperatures cooled down overnight, dropping below zero for all elevations. This should assist with the grooming, although we can expect firmness underfoot for the morning, softening later in the PM for a sunny, slushy send off. Heroic feats turn to the Dummy Downhill this afternoon over on Hoggs Flat and promises to have spectacular crashes!
Closing day kids, we’re shuttin’ ‘er down! Here’s a little ode to the Winter that was:
November snowed quite plentifully, the figures climbed up fast,
We opened one week early, and we really had a blast!
The slopes replenished often, regularly it fell,
The mounting snow would see us through, the grooming sure did tell.
Terrain opened up, glading apparent, as along the new ridge we strode,
Taynton seemed to get bigger, with all the new lines we rode.
Now to Spring, and it’s been hot, the record books rewritten.
We’ve dressed right down, the layers few, we’ve barely needed mittens!
The slush is fun, the sun beats down, and bluebird days suggest,
That the time is right to end with a bang with Super Hero Sun Fest!
Even though the season's done, no tears roll down my cheeks,
For I know the next one, months away, will soon be here in weeks.
The snow will creep on lower down, and turn the mountains white,
We’ll all be chomping at the bit to make the edges bite.
Mother Nature’s sure to bring the pow, the yips and hoots resounding,
We’ll take it out along the ridge, and get the planks a pounding!
Winter can’t come soon enough, you all do sure agree?
Now give the base some summer wax, and wait for the decree.
We’ll all be keen to hit the hill, as snow accumulates,
Get yourself up for first chair, and don’t forget your mates!
Current Weather Conditions (this data is updated every 10 minutes)
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Weather ForecastCurrent forecast issued Thursday August 25, 2016 at 03:13 PM UTC
High 18 °C.
Freezing level: 3500 metres.
Ridge wind light to 20 km/h.
Low 4 °C.
Freezing level: 3200 metres.
Ridge wind light to 20 km/h.
High 21 °C.
Freezing level: 3600 metres.
Mostly light ridge wind occasionally gusting to 30 km/h.
Low 11 °C, High 22 °C.
Precipitation: 4 mm.
Freezing level: 3900 metres.
Mostly light ridge wind occasionally gusting to 55 km/h.
Low 6 °C, High 22 °C.
Freezing level: 3400 metres.
Ridge wind light to 25 km/h.
|Champagne Express||Closed for the season||9 am - 4 pm|
|Mile 1 Express||Closed for the season||9 am - 4 pm|
|Summit Quad||Closed for the season||9:30 am - 3:30 pm|
|Silver Platter||Closed for the season||9 am - 4 pm|
|Toby Chair||Closed for the season||9 am - 4 pm|
|Sunbird Chair||Closed for the season||9 am - 4 pm|
|Village Gondola||Closed for the season||8:15 am - 10:15 pm|
|Red Carpet||Closed for the season||9 am - 4 pm|
|Discovery Quad||Closed for the season||9 am - 4 pm|
|Little Ripper Carpet||Closed for the season||9 am - 4 pm|
Groomed Runs Report Updated: Wed 20 July 2:36 PM
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Snow Reporter Biography - Evan Pacey
The wandering wordsmith is back for another season of masochistic 5:30 AM starts – he may have made his bed, but it seems he is unable to lie in it! Here is his bio:
A transplanted Aussie via the UK, he can still be heard lamenting that with his accent, he used to be special around here! Having been on the mountain more winter’s than not over the last decade and a half, he’s seen the constant evolution that is Panorama, and still finds plenty to turn his head amongst the massive variety of terrain.
Enjoying the easy option of chairlifts up and gravity feeding down on either one or two planks, Evan spends the majority of his winter on the mountain. Be it teaching with the Ski & Ride Centre, volunteering adaptive technique with PASS, or simply making tracks for the pure joy of it, he’s rarely off snow for any great length of time. (That said, he can often be found perking up on a Lusti’s coffee, or regaling in the T-Bar after the odd social lubricant – we all know what happens with all work and no play!)
Working in conjunction with the Panorama Avalanche Office, and with backup provided by the Countess of Accumulation, he intends to infotain you throughout the season, direct you to the well groomed and the rough diamonds alike, and provide the interpretations that are the stories behind the figures. Now buckle up, strap in and ride off into the sunset……..