Mt Buffalo Snow Report

10:00am - 2018       
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Updated: : //2018

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Beginners LoopClosedNone
Bogong PlainClosedNone
Horn RdClosedNone
Reservoir RdClosedNone
Lake Catani TrackClosedNone

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Comments

Ubiquitous Steve
29/3/18 - 7:45pm
We are doing our best at ParksHead Office.. Look check out our new idea for reducing the "foot print" in National Parks.....we are full of great ideas!
Mister Tee on snow shoes
29/3/18 - 6:09pm
Parks Victoria's whole M.O. is flawed rather than "floored". Nobody really owns our Nat. Parks. We the people are merely ephemeral custodians of these remaining pieces of heaven on Earth, the only planet we call home.
29/3/18 - 3:05pm
Having said that, they also stated (Parks Victoria) in meetings that I attended that Buffalo is lower in altitude (BS) than any resort in Australia, that there would be no more snow from 2020 and there wouldn't be any snowmaking conditions as they relied on a floored CSIRO model. And their commercial manager had never visited Buffalo at the time of our meeting. The most neglected place in Victoria run by pen pushers and tree huggers with no concern to the people of Victoria whom own this through their taxes.
29/3/18 - 3:02pm
These lifts are in good working order and the quote I received to get them up to operational standard was around $500k. This was new grips, chairs and haul ropes. No one in their right mind would remove them at their own cost then to transport them and install them elswhere as it would cost almost the same for a new lift to be installed. It would be cheaper to revieve them than to put them somewhere else. Parks Victoria have always wanted to do away with Buffalo and the way they are going about the chalet is proof of their incompetence.
Ubiquitous Steve
29/3/18 - 10:22am
So they are asking for tenders to remove some metal junk but approving a proposal to stick an all mighty massive piece of junk somewhere else ! Parks Management is a marvel!!. Maybe the Rovers will upgrade there tow capacity at the Rover Lodge using some of this second hand stuff!!
Ubiquitous Steve
29/3/18 - 10:19am
Mister Tee on snow shoes: I just spent two half days at Mt. Buffalo. On Sat. we hiked up "The Big Walk".We did a car shuttle so we did not have to walk back down :) . Today I drove up again from Myrtleford for a visit to summit of The Horn. There is not enough snow to ski anywhere up there. It is slushy, icy and soft in the drifts that are left under the trees higher up the sides of Lyrebird plain, The Horn road and Cresta Valley. I will look forward to skiing the learner XC trails next white season up there.
MHzMe
29/3/18 - 9:32am
From https://www.tenders.vic.gov.au/tenders//tender/display/tender-details.do?id=20899&action=display-tender-details Used and derelict ski lifts on offer, come and collect only... Ski Lift Removal; Cresta & Dingo Dell, Mount Buffalo National Park
Issued by Parks Victoria
Status: Current Number: ITS2-00053 UNSPSC: 30000000 - Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies - (60%) UNSPSC 2: 77000000 - Environmental Services - (40%) Parks Victoria wishes to procure the removal of the ski lifts and associated infrastructure at Cresta and Dingo Dell including rehabilitation of all disturbance arising from the removal works. This will be in accord with the specifications contained in this tender. The Great Divide fire of 2006/07 destroyed the Cresta Valley visitor facility which included a visitor centre, restaurant, lodge and motel, along with all essential services including the sewerage treatment plant and power plant. The five associated ski lifts at Cresta were largely not affected by the fires. However, their operation was dependant on the supporting infrastructure that was destroyed. There is also some remaining lifting infrastructure at Dingo Dell. The Greater Alpine National Parks Management Plan (Parks Victoria, 2016) has determined that the existing ski lift infrastructure will be removed. This project entails removing the ski lifts remaining at Cresta Valley and Dingo Dell and restoring the natural values that are impacted during the removal works. This will enhance the site’s appeal for high quality snow play, cross country skiing and green season bush walking. Purpose The purpose of this project is to remove all the remaining ski lifting infrastructure and all ancillary infrastructure as described in this document from the Cresta and Dingo Dell former skiing areas at Mt Buffalo National Park. The removal of the lifts and ancillary infrastructure will be conducted with minimal impact to the amenity of the site, all natural values and any other assets in the vicinity that are not part of this project. The lifts may have a resale value based on their current function and condition. This value will be realised through this project and in the first instance will be used by the contractor to make good the impacts arising from the removal of the lifts to the amenity, natural and built values of the site. It is expected the contractor will conduct all remedial rehabilitation work as specified in this document and the attached SEMP and Rehabilitation Plan arising from disturbance and damage resulting from the works the contractor undertook in relation to the removal of the ski lifts. The cost of this will be offset by the salvage value of the ski lifts and ancillary equipment. A focus on avoiding and minimising the impacts to the site during the removal process will alleviate the costs associated with remedial rehabilitation. A key element that will be considered when selecting the winning proposal for the contract will be the quality and completeness of information provided by the tenderer regarding avoiding and minimising impacts to the sites during removal. Selection of the successful submission will also include the methods used to rehabilitate any disturbance arising from the removal work and the detail and extent of the documentation. A demonstrated capacity and desire by the contractor to successfully remove all the specified equipment with a genuine desire and capacity to protect and necessary conduct environmental repairs is the overarching theme for the selection process. Removal during winter when there is a snow pack present that would protect the ground underneath using over snow transport may be a viable option. It is Parks Victoria’s preference there be only one contract to remove all of the lifts and ancillary equipment including subsequent remedial rehabilitation works. However, Parks Victoria recognises that each lift is a separate asset and it may not suit potential tenderers to make a submission for all of the lifts. Hence, this request for submissions is divided into six separable portions: one for each lift and its ancillary infrastructure and the rehabilitation of the site of that lift. Should more than one contractor be awarded portions in this contract it may be necessary set up a roster for site access and works. The six portions are as follows. Removal of the Novice Poma, ancillary equipment and remedial rehabilitation works. Removal of the Valley Chairlift, ancillary equipment and remedial rehabilitation works. Removal of the Cresta Chairlift, ancillary equipment and remedial rehabilitation works. Removal of the Gully Poma, ancillary equipment and remedial rehabilitation works. Removal of the Cresta Poma, ancillary equipment and remedial rehabilitation works. Removal of the remaining lifting infrastructure, ancillary equipment and remedial rehabilitation works at Dingo Dell. The infrastructure becomes the property of the contractor when the certificate of practical completion has been issued. written approval for the removal from the works put down site and National Park is provided. Ownership of the infrastructure can only transfer to the contractor who is the signatory to this contract The contractor is free to use, sell or otherwise dispose of the infrastructure after the certificate of practical completion is provided, subject to the following conditions: Parks Victoria makes no representations or warranties regarding the quality, potential uses, safety or suitability of the Infrastructure for any use whatsoever; and The Contractor must not make representations to other parties as to the previous ownership of the Infrastructure or associate the Infrastructure with Parks Victoria in any way. Depending on how the portions are contracted, there may be more than one contractor requiring site access and a staging area. Site constraints may prevent more than one contractor from operating at a time. If this is the case, the portions will be worked on in the following order and a roster will be developed. Valley Chairlift Cresta Chairlift Novice Poma Gully Poma Cresta Poma Dingo Dell is at a separate location and can remain subject to the practical completion date for the whole project.
Mister Tee on snow shoes
1/10/17 - 8:30pm
I just spent two half days at Mt. Buffalo. On Sat. we hiked up "The Big Walk".We did a car shuttle so we did not have to walk back down :-) . Today I drove up again from Myrtleford for a visit to summit of The Horn. There is not enough snow to ski anywhere up there. It is slushy, icy and soft in the drifts that are left under the trees higher up the sides of Lyrebird plain, The Horn road and Cresta Valley. I will look forward to skiing the learner XC trails next white season up there.
22/9/17 - 9:20pm
Do not forget the power of the Dark Side Darth Tee....you know you want it.
Mister Tee on snow shoes
19/9/17 - 7:36pm
Great Photos.Spring snow at Mt. Buffalo . You cannot beat it. I will be up there to ski some of the easier terrain next season,2018, now that I have made the move and left the dark side( snow shoes) started to embrace the force( XC skis).
mr
19/9/17 - 12:09pm
a few pix from xc tour
weekend before last. trip up long plain to drill hole rocks etc, trip out to the gorge, then out to the falls, then to the giants playground etc. plenty of fun dell-hopping
12/8/17 - 8:35am
5 cars when we got there at about 1000 15 cars tops probably all day 1 car there when we left at about 1530 (thats when the sun got blacked out by the cloud and fog moving in. But there were a few people still at Dingo Dell
10/8/17 - 9:09pm
Buchan electrical:
Mt. Buffalo Wednesday 10 August 2017 Lovely deep snow at Mt. Buffalo with a view of Cresta Valley in the background. I think he needs to get some snow shoes too!
Excellent photos.....what a great day! :thumbs:. 'Course thoroughly p*ssed off that I was in the office.:rolleyes:
Mister Tee on snow shoes
10/8/17 - 7:03pm
Buchan electrical:
Mt. Buffalo Wednesday 10 August 2017 Lovely deep snow at Mt. Buffalo with a view of Cresta Valley in the background. I think he needs to get some snow shoes too!
Get him some sunglasses or goggles too or he will go snow blind very soon.
Tanuki
10/8/17 - 6:08pm
Buchan electrical:
Mt. Buffalo Wednesday 10 August 2017
Buchan electrical:
Mt. Buffalo Wednesday 10 August 2017 Lovely deep snow at Mt. Buffalo with a view of Cresta Valley in the background. I think he needs to get some snow shoes too!
Nice work, many people up there?
10/8/17 - 6:03pm
Mt. Buffalo Wednesday 10 August 2017 Great tobogganing at Tatra, Cresta Valley
10/8/17 - 5:56pm
Mt. Buffalo Wednesday 10 August 2017 Lovely deep snow at Mt. Buffalo with a view of Cresta Valley in the background. I think he needs to get some snow shoes too!
10/8/17 - 5:52pm
Mt. Buffalo Wednesday 10 August 2017
Ubiquitous Steve
9/8/17 - 5:08pm
BillyKidd: Very neat. Maybe Team Bears can design a Pygmy Possum hut?!
You would have to have a honeycomb of rocks as part of the foundation...cos the little critters apparently like those rock gullies.... But no doubt some little critters have found the firewood stash in Blairs and have moved in for the winter!!
Mister Tee on snow shoes
9/8/17 - 1:54pm
Mt.Buffalo is looking AMAZING today.

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