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Where to find the snow?

By Kitchen Man - 17 August 2008 21

Hey guys…..want to go for a drive with the kids and get amongst some snow, but we don’t want to go all the way to Jindabyne and beyond.  ‘

We have 4WD. 

Where’s the closest place which is relatively accessible and will give us serious ground cover ?  Advice required.

What’s Your opinion?


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21 Responses to
Where to find the snow?
ant 11:51 pm 17 Aug 08

You acknowledged JohnBoy in public? That was your first mistake! No one does that.

Kitchen Man 10:31 pm 17 Aug 08

It’s surreal when that sort’ve stuff happens Ant. I saw Johnboy once on Northbourne Ave……I nodded at him, but he just looked straight through me

ant 10:09 pm 17 Aug 08

I saw Dave Mason in Civic once (walking past the Gelato place where Garema and Bunda meet). I gawped at him (I mean, he was famous! He was on Countdown!) and nodded, and he nodded back. Wow.

They were a brilliant band. Quasimodo’s Dream was my favourite.

rosebud 5:35 pm 17 Aug 08

Well, I don’t mind, I don’t mind at all
I’ve got my internet and Rioact
I don’t mind at all

My prefab heart just falls apart when you depart agaaaaaaiiin.

seekay 5:34 pm 17 Aug 08

There was the Reels talent quest around the same time as Reels by Request where lucky members of the audience took over vocal duties for different numbers.

A brilliant if misunderstood band.

peter@home 5:31 pm 17 Aug 08

Kitchen Man said :

And to think they were from Dubbo ?!

aha! something good from dubbo!
(apart from the zoo and a few pubs.

Kitchen Man 5:07 pm 17 Aug 08

And to think they were from Dubbo ?!

rosebud 4:43 pm 17 Aug 08

I was at The Club in Collingwood when the Reels performed Reels by Request in which they chucked laminated A4 pages featuring their songs and numbers next to them into the packed crowd. They then would ask what one to sing next and whatever number was yelled out the loudest, they sung! It was GREAT! I also think that they do the absolute best ever version of This Guys in Love (Burt Bacarrat). And the film clip, OMG, all that hair! mmmmmmmm!

Kitchen Man 4:37 pm 17 Aug 08

Thanks guys….after all that we sort’ve ran out of time and ended up taking a drive to Yass and having a countery at the Country Club Hotel. Would thoroughly recommend ‘Danama’s Kitchen’. Good cheap pub food in a really nice dining room so it wasn’t actually ‘in’ the pub.

Thank you Peter and Seekay. Dave Mason lives on hey ! Not that he’s actually dead.

peter@home 11:42 am 17 Aug 08

seekay said :

Kitchen Man. I like anyone whose nick is the same as a Reels’ song title.

I like the fact that it is a local (ex) radio personality – who feels that they are a part of the community, and they are.

seekay 11:21 am 17 Aug 08

Kitchen Man. I like anyone whose nick is the same as a Reels’ song title.

ant 9:27 am 17 Aug 08

I’d head up into the brindies (there’s a road from Belconnen, and another you turn off from the Cotter Road, they both link up), it’s very accessible. the Brindies had a decent cover the other day, and the south-facing bits of the hills should have good cover. There were some very cold clouds over the mountains last night, wouldn’t be suprised if they were dropping some more snow.

I heard that the snow is already gone from the lower parts of Thredbo, and it’s quite spring-like halfway up. Up top is still dry winter snow.

gun street girl 9:13 am 17 Aug 08

Mary Whitehouse said :

Drive down to Michelago then head east along the Tinderry Road into the Tinderry Nature Park. It’s a great 40 km long dirt track though some beautifully wild country that takes you towards Captains Flat. The Tinderry Park is at the top of some mountains. Thredbo it ain’t, but there was good snow up there when I went through mid-Saturday afternoon. Three minutes on Google Maps will give you all the info you need.

Just be sure to go into the Nature Park bit of the mountains. There’s areas up there that are private property – so be careful not to inadvertently stray into somebody’s backyard!

Headbonius 6:16 am 17 Aug 08

Take the Cotter Road, turn off towards Brindabella, about 15km of dirt road, easy in a 4wd will have you at Picadilly Circus with all the snow your children could hope for.

Mary Whitehouse 4:25 am 17 Aug 08

Drive down to Michelago then head east along the Tinderry Road into the Tinderry Nature Park. It’s a great 40 km long dirt track though some beautifully wild country that takes you towards Captains Flat. The Tinderry Park is at the top of some mountains. Thredbo it ain’t, but there was good snow up there when I went through mid-Saturday afternoon. Three minutes on Google Maps will give you all the info you need.

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